Creative Inspiration tm Emmy r Cannes Film Festival Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, David Hoffman
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In what is arguably the most in-depth interview on his distinguished 40-year career, Emmy(R) and Cannes Film Festival award-winning documentary filmmaker David Hoffman shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in this fascinating 90-minute documentary. Hoffman shares his insight on many creative processes such as storyline and character development, explains how he achieved multiple #1 prime time television ratings, showcases some of his most lucrative multi award-winning film fest projects, gives our viewers solid advice on how to get their projects on television, and much more.
Tragically, a fire destroyed Mr. Hoffman's home and the majority of his irreplaceable film masters and personal collections, including his interviews with Ronald Reagan, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, and some of LIFE Magazine's greatest photographers. For the first time ever, Hoffman invites cameras into the room where he now keeps the items that survived the fire. He gives our viewers a personal tour while he talks candidly about loss, recovery, rebuilding, and his plans for future endeavors. A 30-minute, special edition extended tour, "A fire can put a man out but it did not put him under" is also available as a separate purchase here: https://www.createspace.com/275202.
Life-long fans of Hoffman's work will enjoy his recollections of a career spanning more than four decades and how it is still going strong. Aspiring filmmakers will find Hoffman's candid advice and thoughtful approaches to his craft inspirational and invaluable for guiding their own creative endeavors.
About David Hoffman: Emmy(R) award-winning documentary filmmaker, David Hoffman has been capturing reality for approximately four decades. His national and international awards include: the Cannes Film Festival Critics Prize, the George Foster Peabody Award, and blue ribbons at the American Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and Houston International Film Festival.
Mr. Hoffman has produced hundreds of network television commercials, five documentary-style features and eighty-eight prime time PBS(R) specials and series, including specials for Nova(R) and The American Experience(TM). His 125 reality films have appeared on The History Channel(R), PBS(R), TBS(R), HBO(R), and The Discovery(TM) Channel. Mr. Hoffman's official Websites are www.TheHoffmanCollection.com and www.youtube.com/allinaday.
LENGTH: APPROX. 90 MINUTES / NTSC / WIDESCREEN / NOT RATED
Creative Inspiration(R) is a program designed to inspire creative minds through documentary-style content. Our in-depth interviews and stories tap into the exciting works and experiences of musicians, writers, film directors and producers, cinematographers, still photographers, graphic artists, painters, product design teams and others.
Our guests explain how they take the creative process from initial stages of design to final production, reveal their influences, share what they have learned from their failures and accomplishments, and give our viewers valuable insight and proven advice on how to become successful at their craft. Creative Inspiration(tm) is for those who love to create ... and to be inspired.
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As a creative professional myself, I was able to appreciate Mr. Hoffman's stories and insights into the TV and film industries. He offers worthwhile advice to others as he explains his history and accomplishments as a filmmaker. Both young professionals and veterans in the media industry will be able to relate to Mr. Hoffman's struggles and achievements since he talks about them on such a personal level.
I was engaged throughout most of the film, especially when Mr. Hoffman took the camera crew into a room where he keeps his personal belongings that survived a fire. This is where he really opens up and gives the viewers a sense of who he is and his appreciation for history.
I would recommend this film to any creative person, especially aspiring and veteran filmmakers.
What Bruce Bennett has done in about 90 minutes is capture what's best about David's approach to 'the creative'... what it is that moves him, how he learns, how he addresses the challenges, and why he's a continuing source of great ideas and good feeling.
As I told both Bruce and David, the best thing about the film is that I found out a number of (important) things regarding David's view on his craft and his life that I'd not known. And, at the same time, I came away with the same feeling of satisfaction, pleasure, irritation and enjoyment I have after spending a pleasant Saturday evening with David talking about ... pretty much anything.