Here's a cheerful little piece to start the week..
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Wherein I add absolutely nothing to the debate and ultimately fail to pick a side.
I'm not usually a fan of the open letter, as it just feels kind of performative to me, but this one is very good. I left Facebook a few months ago and, as this whole political ad thing plays out, I'm happy to file that as one of my better decisions.
Robert Richardson's work on Oliver Stone's movies and on Scorsese's films represents the pinnacle of the cinematographer's art. Latterly he's been doing amazing things with Tarantino and here he is talking to Deadline about "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood".
I'd completely forgotten being interviewed for this piece and so I didn't think to look for it until today.
This is a really interesting piece, from Deadline, with some insights into the studio process and showrunner politics.
This, from the peerless Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/01/10/kenneth-grahame-the-fellow-that-goes-alone/
Although I've worked plenty for British broadcasters in the past, I haven't done anything for a UK company (with the exception of a podcast series we make for BBC Sounds) since around 2015.
This has been the soundtrack to all my writing this year. Now Ludovico Einaudi's SEVEN DAYS WALKING project is complete (it was originally released over seven months). The download is
Saw this today and it seems like a throughly good idea. Tired of Jet Lag? This App Will Help Reset Your ClockTimeshifter cribs NASA-backed science to help you recalibrate your
I'm writing a couple of movies right now that are both one-step deals, which means that I'm being paid to deliver one draft with no re-writes. Writing in my journal this morning, I stumbled across the following thought:
Monocle made this 5-minute film about the Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The whole thing is a wonder of 60s Japanese design. https://monocle.com/film/design/end-of-an-era/
Here's fun, via Colossal: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/08/gerry-font/
That's a stupidly broad question, to which the answer is very obviously "no". But I can't be the only person who has grown to loathe the circular conversations and pointless
Sharing this from Colossal: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/07/raikoke-eruption/
Some research material for the second season of the podcast...
Suzanne Moxhay is an artist working with photographs, which is to say that she has an incredibly intricate process, inspired by the matte painting technique movies used to use.
Try as I might with colour, I'm never as happy with the results as I am with a good monochrome image.
I really loved this book and I've excited for the TV show. Joe Hill has some interesting stuff to say here about the nature of horror and of adaptations. http:
At the end of last week, I spent a couple of days up on the Suffolk coast, on a research/inspiration trip for the second series of our Mystery Machine podcast. I also found some time to experiment with some landscape photography.
An impromptu evening visit to the NDSM wharf; an old dockyard being transformed into a cultural enclave and artists' colony. Pictures taken last year on a Fuji X-E3 with a
Not only has INFODUMP changed its look, it's also moved location. And these two things are part and parcel...
This is an addendum to a previous post from 2018 “A Working Guide To Screenwriting Software”. Much of what was written there still stands but experience and various updates and changes have affected how much I use these apps and what I use them for.
Tennis Balls and Swim Caps Crowd the Frame in New Time-Lapse Compositions by Pelle Cass More to be seen at COLOSSAL
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