I’m not looking to start any arguments but I would like to start a conversation. I’m continually hearing newbie filmmakers refer to themselves as artists and based upon what I’ve watched – that just sort of rubs me the wrong way. The neophytes seem stingy in giving credit where credit is due. In filmmaking, I think a writer who initiates and shows a compelling story in a script is an artist. The Director who brings vision to that story is an artist. The actors who breathe life into the characters are artists. The cinematographer and editor certainly bring artistic talents to the project but I view the overall assembly as a complex craft overall What say?