Noteworthy 10.25.19

Happy Friday folks!

A few good links to help inspire and get the creative process started:

All of us David Bowie fans, rejoice! A new graphic novel chronicles the rise of Ziggy Stardust. It’s on I’m definitely looking forward to…

I’m a sucker for behind the scenes footage. One of my favorite past times growing up was watching the “second disc” of my favorite badass movies and watch how filmmakers worked as one to bring these magical set pieces to life. Watching the collective problem solving is one of the most inspiring things to me. Here’s a fascinating one about the Dark Knight epic truck flip!

This useful article about the 7 types of rest we need to recharge was a good one I found for self care. I’m always on the lookout for something that will work for me. So we’ll see if some of these can make a difference to us!

Christopher McQuarrie really nails this answer on Twitter when asked how to break into the film industry. All of us creatives, no matter the medium/form, can benefit from his poignant response.

Be well this weekend and hope you find time to make art.

j

My sister’s on Netflix! (and Noteworthy 10.19.19)

Hi folks, here we go!

First and foremost, let me begin by sharing some amazing news this week: My little sister made her film debut this weekend! Brenda, you’ve been working tirelessly and sacrificing so much over the years that it brings me so much joy to see your work pay off. I am so incredibly proud of you not just today, but every single day. You are born to make art and you are a tremendously bold, inspiring, and kind human being. I love you so much and again, congratulations! I know what I’ll be watching on Netflix tonight, check out The Laundromat!

  • The 2009 sci-fi wonder Moon turns ten this week. Here’s a neat behind the scenes look from NoFilmSchool about one of the most inventive films in recent memory.
  • This one from the New York Times covers the fascinating use of aspect ratio as another tool in the playful arsenal of film-making tools. Fun stuff!
  • Let’s leave on a good note and check out this video of a musical bear, who is also fond of breaking and entering.

Much love to you all, let keep putting the pieces together.

j