This blog will chronicle my adventures in my favorite medium of art as I try to make my way in this world. You may also find posts about photography, writing, environmental conservation, and other subjects that I find interesting.
Something I have discovered while doing these type of little projects is that you can’t always articulate your visioncompletely to everyone involved. What I mean by that is that you explain it differently to each person involved. To the DP it is how the image makes you feel, and to the actor it is how the character feels in the scene.
I played with the color in this video more than with previous projects because I wanted to to make the viewer feel like they were in a different world. Also, when I think of Anime, I think of vibrant colors both within the character’s dress and the background.
As of Friday, I will no longer be a teenager. I’m not really a sentimental person, but I see an opportunity to re-access and reflect.
There is a pervasive idea that circumstances force you to become an “adult” (culturally speaking) and to become an “adult” is a pitiful thing. I have always found those ideas to be very strange. I believe that you become an “adult” when you decide to take on the responsibility. I didn’t especially like being a child and I wouldn’t want to return to that state again.
When I was growing up, an adult was the most admirable thing you could be in my mind. My parents had interesting careers and interesting life experiences. Adulthood seemed more of an adventure than the monotony of schoolwork. I realize this might not be the case in everyone’s experience, but my parents made carrying responsibility look noble.
Adults have options. Children do not. You can change careers when you are 35, but if you are tired of 5th Grade, it sucks to be you.
In my 19 years I have come to conclusion that childhood is no risk and no reward, while adulthood is all risk and all reward.
“The blacklist was a time of evil…no one on either side who survived it came through untouched by evil…[Looking] back on this time…it will do no good to search for villains or heroes or saints or devils because there were none; there were only victims.”
The Academy Awards have been viewed for many years as a sham by many people, but this year I feel insulted as a lover of cinema. I love Film, I hope by now that has been made clear, but I think Hollywood has out lived its usefulness.
I don’t think you should make a film to win awards. You should make a film because you have a story to tell. If you do win an award, it should be because you earned it. It shouldn’t matter who you are, what you look like, or what set of genitals you have.
Art is about appealing to the human soul. It transcends the flesh., crosses barriers, and brings us together. Art does not pander.
Out of the 20+ films I saw in 2017, it irritates me that Get Out is nominated for Best Picture, a genre film with forced social commentary over something like A Ghost Story, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, or even Blade Runner 2049 (though I didn’t care for it). Those films were something slightly different than the exciting, annual racism-is-bad romp that we are accustomed to seeing.
It is pretty obvious that Get Out was put there to meet some sort of of quota and that’s really sad. It shouldn’t matter who you are, it should matter what film you made. Enforcing this distorted “diversity” will turn the Academy Awards into the Not White Male Awards.
Isn’t this forced inclusion of “diverse” films simply shifting the prejudice to another group of people rather than giving more people exposure?
I find the idea of the censorship and maligning of the art of any artist based solely on what group they belong to alarming and disgusting. I firmly believe that everyone deserves a voice in art, even if popular opinion is that they have too much privilege. It has only been 50(ish) years since the infamous days of the Blacklist. Are we really going to repeat this petty political game this quickly?
“I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived – and dying I will tend to later.”
I want to understand why people do things. I think that’s why I was drawn to the arts. Through film or writing, I can explore the thoughts of people that I have never met that live on another continent and sometimes they aren’t even real.
I think the central conflict that every person faces is the fact that one day we will die and there is nothing we can do to stop it. We spend life trying to cope with that reality in different ways. Death stands in the corner of our eye each passing second and we either ignore it or accept it.
Up until relatively recently I was obsessed with death. Rather than standing in the corner of my eye, Death stood in the center blocking the view of everything else. I spent every moment of the day terrified, and every dream was a nightmare. There were so many things I wanted to do before I died.
It occurred to me, after much thought and study, that I had to live. If you spend each second ruminating on death, then you are already dead.
I have found that the most courageous thing you can do as a human being is to live, not simply being alive. You need to experience everything you can. The world is as beautiful as it is ugly. To live you need to seek out new adventures.
A fun exercise is to take something familiar and create something new out of it. There are endless possibilities and you should try to explore as many as you can.
If you were to die right now, would you be satisfied with what you would leave behind?
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