memo to self 09
i’ve got things to say, i’ve just lost the words. i’ve got words to use, i’ve just lost things to say. not sure which.
I’ve got nothing to say & I’m saying it.– ] John Cage.
[Fellow playwright George S.] Kaufman did not hold with the theory or the...– ] Moss Hart, Act One: An Autobiography
All the manuals insist on a three-act structure. I think this is a useless...– ] Frank Cottrell Boyce on How to Write a Screenplay
No one leaves the cinema saying: I loved that character arc. They come out...– ] Frank Cottrell Boyce on How to Write a Screenplay
The Other Person - The Dreaded Gap →
if two people are walking towards camera and one of them has to leave shot, then arrange it that the exit is behind (or in front of) the other character, thus (again) allowing the camera to naturally settle into the single shot.’ WRONG RIGHT (apparently)
How Ikea games you: the real Gruen Transfer →
The Gruen Transfer is a theory that contemplates how to manipulate people into purchase through disorientation. It’s the sort of stuff that casinos do (no clocks, no natural light, maze-like table layout, patterned carpet, etc). Shopping malls and supermarkets too - with their aisles, queues, ambient music, scents, lighting, use of colour. […] Well, having worshiped at the alter of the...
If you make something good and fresh, what everyone else is doing becomes...– ] Matt from 37signals
Transform :: A short film for ScottKelby.com
The cute-hoor party →
It wasn’t too long ago that pundits like Thomas Friedman were depicting Ireland as a poster-boy for liberalized deregulation and economic success. Now, the country is better seen as an advertisement of all the things that can go wrong when swift liberalization, lax regulation and cosy relationships between business and politics come together.
Scriptwriting in the UK: Joss Whedon's Top 10... →
oren lavie - her morning elegance
KANYE WEST “Welcome To Heartbreak” Directed by Nabil
Darwin on a Godless Creation: "It's like... →
Fraser Speirs – OmniFocus: My Approach →
EP Resources - Doug Menuez ON CHAOS, FEAR,... →
Just saw the removalists. http://twitpic.com/1ja8a
EP Resources - Doug Menuez ON CHAOS, FEAR,... →
…If you create a book [portfolio] that you think will get you work based...– ] Doug Menuez via Chase Jarvis
PocketWizard Lights It Up →
Hmm. Need a name for a company. Previz.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Missed my train again. Oh well cheaper tickets, more reading time.
The Virgins - Teen Lovers
I Love Sarah Jane
DN EP 122: Spider - Nash Edgerton →
Given the amount of time I spend watching films on my laptop or iPhone it’s easy to forget role of cinema as a shared experience. Director/Writer/Stuntman Nash Edgerton and his short Spider provide a welcome reminder of why films are often improved when watched in groups and how a believable representation of relationships and the world sometimes has a far greater emotional impact than the most...
I don’t understand the cultural fascination with failure being the source of...– ] Jason from 37signals, Learning from Failure is Overrated
Rudeness is for the Rich: Wealthy People Make Poor... →
“In other words, the rich can afford to be relatively aloof in their conversational exchanges. However, those of us whose net worth is in negative equity tend to be more attentive communicative partners, since we have more to gain by being liked. With resources aplenty, powerful people are less dependent on others, and this translates to their being more disengaged in everyday social...
The Cobra: Inside a movie marketeer's playbook →
“Studios now are pimples on the ass of giant conglomerates,” one studio’s president of production says. “So at green-light meetings it’s a bunch of marketing and sales guys giving you educated guesses about what a property might gross. No one is saying, ‘This director was born to make this movie.’ ”
ST. NICK trailer
In Defense of Christian Bale →
To me, that’s like tickling Michael Phelps while he’s swimming a race. If you touched Michael Phelps while he was in a race, he would probably break your nose. The rest of the time he might be a nice, quiet, stoned kinda guy. But during a race, he’s pumped. ] Alex Expstein
…A lot of people sit around and go, “How can I get this made?”...– ] Joss Whedon on Dr Horrible via CinemaTech
MY MASH-UP TECH RADAR LIST '09 →
The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema →
How do movies carry us from scene to scene? The question is simple, but not many people have explored it. I’m especially interested in how transitions are managed in mainstream, mass-audience movies, but I’ll have some things to say about other traditions too.
Transcript of the Guardian interview with David... →
MS: And in terms of takes, you are renown for doing a few. DF: This is bullshit. Look, you’re spending $150m, unbelievable amounts of money to ship period vehicles from Illinois down to Louisiana and get them working. There are teams of people making these cars work, all this stuff. So you get there and you’re going to shoot three takes and then go home? Why? This is the whole...
Alex Fry - Film Compositing Reel - June 2008