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Martin Scorsese on His First Jobs and a Camera Skill He Never Mastered | The Job Interview

Martin Scorsese on His First Jobs and a Camera Skill He Never Mastered | The Job Interview

Martin Scorsese on His First Jobs and a Camera Skill He Never Mastered | The Job Interview

Before he became a legendary director, Martin Scorsese had his share of first jobs—and first mistakes. In this interview for WSJ. Magazine’s Innovators issue, Scorsese discusses his first experience on the set of “Smiles,” directed by John G. Avildsen of “Rocky,” and working with Albert and David Maysles. He also looks back on his job responsibilities at the edit desks in broadcast news and shares the storytelling drive that got him to where he is today.

0:00 First jobs
1:03 Camera troubles
2:09 Other early jobs
2:43 Sense of purpose and drive
3:05 Advice to younger self

In The Job Interview, visionaries and innovators reflect on their very first jobs, and share lessons learned that have helped them reach the heights of their careers.

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