Robert Rodriguez is renowned as an experimental filmmaker who has pushed the boundaries over the years to combine traditional techniques with his own methods, to create original and unique pieces of work.
Some of the classic films he has directed include El Mariachi, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, The Faculty, Grindhouse. He also directed a number of successful TV series, including From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and Spy Kids: Mission Critical.
He enjoys working as a director and a director of photography on productions because he is able to get the lighting for the movie right on the spot instead of having to go back later after the filming has been made to make adjustments to the lighting to suit what he needed.
Watch the Robert Rodriguez: 10 minute film school filmed for Moving Pictures, where he shares his thought processes on filmmaking, which has led to him leading a long and successful career: