Welcome to The Filmmaker Lifestyle! I’m Bob Gillen, an author and interviewer. Are you ready to learn filmmaking and storytelling from working professionals in all aspects of the media industry? You’ve come to the right place!

  • You’ll find inspiration  to help you think and work like a digital filmmaker/storyteller every step of the way in telling the story burning inside you.
  • You’ll enjoy conversations shared by more than 60 cinematographers, authors, costumers, makeup pros, camera operators, Steadicam operators, production pros, screenwriters, music composers, actors.

I hope the magic of storytelling excites you. All of these interviews were conducted over four to five years by me, Bob Gillen. Click the interview page in the menu to see all the interviews.

And check out my other site for my fiction, ebooks, and over 70 free short stories. (www.bobgillen.net).

Lars Schwetje

Lars Schwetje, Combat Journalist

Nick Brennan Shooting in Maine

Nick Brennan Shooting in Maine

Lopez on location

Jessica Lopez on location with Steadicam rig

Writer/Director Tina Mabry

Writer/Director Tina Mabry

Downhill skateboarding

Shooting Downhill Skateboarding in Brazil

Pony Gayle

Pony Gayle on her Web Series

Rappelling shoot

Lawrence Ribeiro onRappelling Shoot

Storyboards by Jean Claude de la Ronde

Cover Photo: camera operator Georgia Packard