In the long and winding road towards getting a film made you face all kinds of tests, trials, and tribulations. I know for me, I stay pretty focused and intent on pushing through whatever thing might be in the way of getting the film made today, this week, month, or year might be. I have even just started referring to this resolve as epic stubbornness. That’s what it takes, an absolute resolve to get it done no matter what.
Even still, sometimes I find I need a little inspiration to remind me why I am losing sleep, stress eating, spending time and money and energy on things that most likely will never pay me back just so I can get this film made. I started thinking if I need the inspiration, perhaps many of you might need it too. That’s why we’re starting this weekly blog. Every week we will post the stuff we came across recently that reminded us why we want to make movies in the first place.
The coolest thing I found this week is this short, eight-minute video about the filmmaking Grandmaster Akira Kurosawa’s amazing use of movement within his frame. If you have never heard of or seen a Kurosawa film, you have definitely been missing out. His stories are epic and every single shot is the most beautiful, amazing, powerful thing you have ever seen. This video is a nice essay breaking down the different kinds of movement Kurosawa had going on in his films. This video made me re-think my own approach to cinematography and reminded me that it’s been far too long since I’ve had a Kurosawa marathon!
Next, we have a link to a post on the difference between good acting and bad acting. There’s some pretty interesting thoughts in here. Check out this link over at BusinessInsider.com
Lastly. We promise not to make this cool thing of the week blog be about us all the time but Bekemeyer recently released an old short film of his online. This film is called GUSH and it’s a few years old but we are happy to tell you about it now. Check it out!
If you come across anything you think we should share in this blog, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll give you a shout out in the blog. We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy the links. Until next time, be well and have fun!
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