Inspirational Quotes from Robert Drew

Richard Leacock and I ran into a guy who knew how to carve up a camera, and we had him carve one up for us. We had him chop it down and change the gears from metal to plastic, which would cut down on the sound it made when it was running.

Robert Drew

Nonfiction filmmakers were afflicted by two problems: one technical, the other spiritual. Technically, they did not have the equipment to do the sort of work I had in mind. Spiritually, they didn’t care about the work because they’d been mistrained.

Robert Drew

I made four films on John F. Kennedy, filmed when he was running for office, in office, and after his death.

Robert Drew

All my films are shot on hand-held cameras. These cameras took five years to build and had to be light enough to be carried.

Robert Drew

There’s a wide range today of documentaries on politics. The central mass of it is made by networks, and nothing’s changed.

Robert Drew

When we made ‘Primary,’ it was just one camera. We were trying to make ourselves inconspicuous.

Robert Drew