FILE - This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows director Ron Howard attends the global premiere of Canon's "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The 60-year-old Oscar winner stars in “Leading By Example,” a digital short released in conjunction with the New York’s Tribeca Film Festival's call for submissions Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows director Ron Howard attends the global premiere of Canon's "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The 60-year-old Oscar winner stars in “Leading By Example,” a digital short released in conjunction with the New York’s Tribeca Film Festival's call for submissions Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard is letting aspiring filmmakers in on his secrets — and into his hotel room — in a video released by New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

The 60-year-old Oscar winner stars in "Leading by Example," a digital short released in conjunction with the festival's call for submissions Wednesday.

Howard first appears in pajamas in the four-minute video, inviting the camera into his hotel suite. His first tip? "Salt baths keep your skin baby-soft for decades."



While wearing a robe, Howard sketches out a mathematical formula for directing that he developed during "A Beautiful Mind." Finally dressed, he prepares for the challenge of filmmaking by intentionally putting rocks in his shoes to "maintain a steady baseline of discomfort."

The Tribeca Film Festival is set for April 15-26, 2015.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SymeXZx8vvw&feature=youtu.be