"I felt that if there wasn't going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep working with great directors, keep learning and knowing that the opportunity would come when the time was right."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."David R. Ellis on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."David R. Ellis on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."David R. Ellis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."David R. Ellis on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."David R. Ellis on Earl Nightingale
"You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it's supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone stuff, but you have to really understand the tone of what you're doing and make the action work for that and for the character."
"I mean, you have a general tone of it but it's pretty much you get to come in and you're going to flip this car and it's going to blow up and you're going to come out on fire and you go oh, that's cool, and then you get paid a lot of money."
"No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi. Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences."
"So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV, just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever."
"They had some really cool rigged cars and things that were different that they would tow behind the camera car that were actually on these trailers that manipulated side to side and stuff like they were getting hit, and actually put the actor right in the middle of the chase."