Yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald article on the rise of eDemocracy — a...– ] GetUp’s SMH Article subtracts the transparency from eDemocracy ( via Dr Matt )
You can pause your newspaper delivery, and the newspaper never complains....– ] Merlin Mann on Fake Friend Following
Look, I ask random punters down the street. I know people say stuff like,...– ] Nash Edgerton (director of the Square) @ The Age Poor Nash. P.S.: Thanks for sending me this Damo.
C-47 (plural C-47s) (filmmaking jargon) A standard wooden clothespin with a metal spring, used to hold gels to the barn doors of cinema lights. ] via Wiktionary Heh. When i was at uni, we called wooden pegs C47s but thought it was some obscure joke. Guess not.
Honestly, if you proposed the film work-flow today, you’d be taken to the...– ] Bengt Jan Jönsson, DoP on Bones, quoted in Wired’s article on RED (via CinemaTech)
1. Opening Image 2. Catalyst 3. Break into Two 4. Midpoint 5. All Is...– ] Blake Snyder, Fast Pitching
The whole frakking TV industry may still come to a crashing stop. People will...– […] Ultimately I think we’ll need to move to a pay-per-view streaming model, I think, which will be a game-changer not only in terms of financing, but creatively. I bet you we’ll see fewer 22 ep seasons, more serialized shows, more minis, more experiments” ] Alex Epstein,...
(Most) directors have no idea about space; no idea about the actor’s body;...– ] Barrie Kosky in ‘The Alchemist’ via Esoteric Rabbit
The result, Kant says, is that we continue to quarrel about taste, even though...– ] via Steve Shaviro on the Problem of Taste
If you are trying to decide between a few people to fill a position, always hire...– ] 37signals, Getting Real
When people complain about street photography, they complain about its obviousness (which is often a reaction to the success and ubiquity of street photography’s early champions, and the styles they promulgated). Naysayers complain about its inelegant description of plain-as-day facts; its telegraphed jokes, funny as a laugh track; its ethical pegleg - the conceit of hobbling around taking...
Vast unbroken time
“Writing novels is hard, and requires vast, unbroken slabs of time. Four quiet hours is a resource that I can put to good use. Two slabs of time, each two hours long, might add up to the same four hours, but are not nearly as productive as an unbroken four. If I know that I am going to be interrupted, I can’t concentrate, and if I suspect that I might be interrupted, I can’t do...