INTERVIEW WITH HECTOR SALGADO - DIRECTOR

Hector Salgado is a Wildlife Documentary Director and Cinematographer.

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Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become a  filmmaker?  


When i was 14-15 i start to have a felling , but at 23 years  old was when i decide to film 

Films that inspired you to become a filmmaker? 


Titanic all the way. 

Who is your biggest influence?


My Family 

What  were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films?


Don't  see my Family , Wife and daughter , for trying to follow my dreams ,  she always understand my life and support me all the way.

Do you  have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite? 


YES  Documentary, wildlife and environmental films, social anthropology   films , be in touch with the nature and be the voice with your camera  and feelings and connection with you heart is the best felling. the  community people is the best. 

What’s your all-time favorite movie and why?


the series of BBC EARTH AND OCEANS . 

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If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?  


Werner  herzog 

Tell  us something most people don't know about you: 


Im super organized and  the people mmm, maybe think im very very a disaster , hahahaha  

The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career.


My Wife and my dad and mom 

What  was the most important lesson you had to learn as filmmaker? 


Be a  leadership with your crew and everybody wins to wins , respect and have  fun 

Is it harder to get started or to keep going? 


What was the particular thing  that you had to conquer to do either? Nothing is easy , i think the key  is make a good team with respect and values and creative , and the word  trust has a big play role , leadership with your team. 

What keeps you motivated? 


My Family 

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How has your style evolved? 


Watching a lot of documentaries and  observing the way of thinking of the directors and the ways they express  , because im in the two position one time , and taking the risk to  always believe in me and my team.  

On set, the most important thing is: 


Respect and focus 

The project(s) you’re most proud of: 


African Drivers and Franky in NY a  beautiful story about a homeless in Brooklyn ,NY and shark week for  discovery channel 

The most challenging project you worked on.  And why? 


Africa always is hard, but Tiburones sharks of cuba for shark  week discovery channel, was really hard and traveling and filming and  diving , i was U/W camera role, amazing experience.

What are your  short term and long term career goals? 


For now African drivers  promotion and festivals, and film some shorts projects, but my career  goals is to build a Wildlife Film School in Africa and make workshops  with the top wildlife cinematographers fro the world and the industrie, and live the experience, Im really working on that really hard. 

Your  next projects? 


Amazonas, and Africa , and im still filming one in  México since 3 years to the present, maybe that took me 2 years more. 

Social media:


IG: Madafaker 

Facebook: Hector Salgado 

IG: African drivers 

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