"If you feel like you’re some sort of a wage slave, that’s not a good place for a creative person to be."
"If you feel like you’re some sort of a wage slave, that’s not a good place for a creative person to be.”
" … no matter what the current fad may be, connecting with people and helping build communities are what make the experience valuable and enduring.” Jonny Leahan, GMD Studios
“If you feel like you’re some sort of a wage slave, that’s not a good place for a creative person to be. “
A selection of the year’s best film performers in 11 micro-shrot films directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.
Hey, fellow tumblr adventurers. I just launched my new website today wehaveembarked.com and kicked things off with my most recent creative venture— the ongoing Criterion Vine Of Living Art.
This project aims to recreate Criterion Collection cover art as six-second, in-motion Vine pieces.
Had a very kind response to the first volume Vines this past summer and am very excited to share this next one. These Vines honor the cinema of David Cronenberg, who currently has a career-retrospective exhibition running at TIFF in Toronto.
I write in the posting, “Cronenberg’s cinema was such a treat to explore, dissect, and incorporate. Cronenberg is unsettling, beautiful (often a grotesque beauty, but beauty nonetheless), and transformative. His cinema is one of transformation, obsessed with the idea of individual man as a kind of social construct, our identity shaped and molded by external forces in ways we may not even be conscience of. His films appears to exist in an illusory state, yet remain so tangible that we can’t help but be affected by them long after the theater lights go up.”
Watch, enjoy, then get out there and create!
Happy Adventures, everyone.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase— they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
― Ira Glass
Thanks to Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Caleb Wojcik of The Fizzle Show for directing me to this. Do the work.