> “It was a combination between programming a knitting machine.. and morse code…” – the history of Blue Monday (love the part @17.20 about it ‘making sense’)
> wow – 4,057 feature films and 8,161 short films submitted to Sundance this year!
> A bluetooth bathtub/speaker? Can’t but help think even if I was filthy rich there would be quite a few things in the queue before this.. But first thing I’d be doing would be hooking up an oscillator & trying to find the resonant frequency!
“But with all the attention paid to the machinery of making movies and to the advances in technology that have led to this revolution in moviemaking, there is one important thing to remember: the tools don’t make the movie, you make the movie. It’s freeing to pick up a camera and start shooting and then put it together with Final Cut Pro. Making a movie – the one you need to make – is something else. There are no shortcuts…. If John Cassavetes, my friend and mentor, were alive today, he would certainly be using all the equipment that’s available. But he would be saying the same things he always said – you have to be absolutely dedicated to the work, you have to give everything of yourself, and you have to protect the spark of connection that drove you to make the picture in the first place. You have to protect it with your life. In the past, because making movies was so expensive, we had to protect against exhaustion and compromise. In the future, you’ll have to steel yourself against something else: the temptation to go with the flow, and allow the movie to drift and float away….” – Scorsese, from a letter to his daughter
> And in contrast; an open letter to the film industry
> Shhhh your TV? I wish that technology could be applied to many things… eg nose-breathers in film screenings, annoying kids, crying babies on planes, muzac-on-hold, stupid compensatory-fat-exhaust-pipes, imbeciles tooting in tunnels, (insert more grumpy old fck lists here) etc etc…
> re photos, amen!
> incase you haven’t seen them, a great series of portraits where the photographer digitally & seamlessly adds herself to her childhood photos…
> Hmmm PCMD100 – handheld 192k
> some heavy, but vital, reading about 2013
its the ‘fro that makes it (thanks ignatius@m)