One of my favorite things to do is watch "the makings of" featurettes. I have always had a love for learning how a film or a TV show was brought to life and hearing about the filmmaking process from the cast and crew. So, naturally, I gravitated towards BAFTA's Guru series. Guru features conversations about every aspect of filmmaking, from directing to costume design to sound and screenwriting. If you have an ounce of interest or respect for how films are made, you will be able to find something compelling in the Guru series.
My personal favorite Guru talks are from the actors. I love actors. I think they are some of the most interesting specimens on Earth. Acting is such a weird, crazy, and beautiful form of expression. I love hearing about an actors motivation and inspiration for a role, how they find the characters within themselves, how they can create a living soul for the characters they play. I could honestly listen to actors talk about acting for hours (and I often do). To me, actors are magnificent creatures and I want to understand how their minds work, and Guru gives me the opportunity.
BAFTA is truly dedicated to showcasing the greatest of the art of film and television. Through Guru, every player in the filmmaking process is given the opportunity to speak about their passion for film and to spread the love for this incredible art form. That's why I love BAFTA because BAFTA unashamedly loves film and the community around it.
I've included only four of my favorite Guru conversations here, but there are so much more. I actually have quite a love for the '60 Seconds With...' series. (It is actually one of my secret dreams to be in this series one day.) I would highly recommend checking out BAFTA Guru's youtube channel, so you too can fall in love this community's passion.
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