Quoting the folksinger Arlo Guthrie here, “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.”
Figuring out where you’re going matters profoundly if you’re serious about reaching somewhere interesting. The more interesting your intended destination, the less precisely you can account for how you’re going to get there, and the less likely it is that the arrival will reveal something extraordinarily special and sublime.
A close up is the ultimate special effect, the trope that asks our complicity in telling a story so that it matters.
To be clear, multi-tasking in the great fallacy of the age. Nonetheless, people continue to talk themselves into believing that it works, that they can do it.
What if that seemingly irrelevant shot, blurry and showing no discernible subject, is the downstream neurological spark of some elegant surrealistic moment?
The reason something looks real is because a production team has gone to pains to present visuals and words and other narrative elements that suggest realism to the viewer.
An intentional screen is often an active screen, but that doesn't make it a good example of active voice.
Improvisation is all about noticing things you couldn’t possibly have seen until you got started, and realizing that your evolving insight is the compass needle you should be following.
All media jobs are about live performance.
How much are you worth? If you’re trying to project a sentiment designed to entice someone to open his or her wallet for your services, it’s essential that you’re honest with yourself first.