Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Galaxy Bird

'Sbeen a long time since my last post, thanks to low internet access. For those of you who do have internet access, I encourage you to visit galaxybird.com and enjoy the fruits of my friend Robbie's labors.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

More like 22 Hours

24 Hour Film Competitions are fun.
This is the lesson I learned from yesterday's 24 hour film competition.

Other things I learned: Getting up early is not as hard when you care about what you're getting up for. Snakes are deadly. I am not a makeup artist. Larry David is a lazy genius.

For me, I suppose the last lesson there is a pretty important one. Here's the reason:

When you write a book, story, or even a poem or song lyrics, the characters may only exhibit traits that you as the writer have noticed in yourself or other people. Early on, we decided to do our movie in an improvised style, similar to an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Office. This really freed up the constraints on characters, because the actors know what they are doing and what they need to do, but who they are is pretty much up to them. How they react, how they think, how they decide to act, it is all a little more surprising than anything I could write.

Oh! Here's one more lesson to throw in the pile:
All art is editing.

Deep, right?