Steven Spielberg prefers old techniques of filmmaking

London : When technological advances are making the process of filmmaking easier, Academy Award winner director Steven Spielberg prefers the "old-fashioned craft" with which he grew up.

The 64-year-old `E T` director began making movies as a child and believes many people can now make films by even using a mobile phone to shoot something, reported Contactmusic.

"All kids have to do these days is take their cellphone, flip it open and make a movie, but I like the way it started," said he.

"It wasn`t a point-and-click art form, it was a craft. It involved solvents, photo-chemistry, cutting out poster board with industrial scissors and getting your fingers fused with Elmer`s glue."It was all homemade stuff. If I was a chef, a microwave would be my worst enemy. I would want to do it the old-fashioned way." he added.

His love of cinema started when his father used to take a camera on holiday and used to capture their trips.

"My dad used to film our camping trips. He`d put the camera outside the window as we were driving along, and all you`d see was a blurring, brown motion of the Arizona desert streaking past. It got to the point where I begged him to be the videographer," said Spielberg.


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