SWEET THIS GIF OF A VIDEO I DIRECTED IS VERY POPULAR ON THE INTERNET
5:14 pm • 17 December 2013 • 2,530 notes
“People who are making films today are too concerned with mechanics- technical things instead of feeling. Execution is about eighty per cent to me. The technical quality of a film doesn’t have much to do with whether it’s a good film. I feel like vomiting when some director says to me, “I got the most gorgeous shot today.” That is not what’s important. We have to move beyond the current obsession with technique or angles. It’s a waste of time. A movie is a lot more than a series of shots. You’re doing a bad job if all you’re paying attention to is camera angles: “All right, how can we photograph it? We’ll get the lab to do some special effects there. Say, let’s use a hand-held camera for this shot.” You end up making a film that is all tricks, with no people in it, no knowledge of life. There is nothing left for the actor to bring to it, since there is no sense, meaning or understanding of people. How you shoot a film is a diversion. I think anybody can shoot a film. Look at the most commercial things in the world- television commercials. They’re magnificently photographed. What are we wasting our time doing that for? It has nothing to do with life. Now we’re making that a value. Pretty photography is part of our culture.”
— John Cassavetes - taken from Cassavetes on Cassavetes by Ray Carney (via bprost)
10:10 pm • 27 November 2013 • 22 notes
i don’t know i moved to chicago and got sad instead of happy. dedicated the last few months to working on a side project called scallops hotel and this is the first single from it.
there’s a hotline, call it. leave a message. it’d be great to hear from you.
xergiok’s chagrin (a song for jib)
artwork done by the unequivocally kindest man dexter gilbert bush.
12:07 pm • 14 November 2013 • 42 notes
If you live in Austin, you should go to this.
5:09 pm • 4 November 2013 • 3 notes