I produce, write, and direct. These are the movies, ads, music vids and other motion-sound storytelling that inspire me.

  1. Graphic Quote #3 - The Big Lebowski. A weekly post I do for Visual News.
Here’s the movie clip of the quote:

    Graphic Quote #3 - The Big Lebowski. A weekly post I do for Visual News.

    Here’s the movie clip of the quote:


  2. Berlin’s Film Scene

    Via  teases my upcoming trip to Berlin. I was already planning on shooting a music video or two while there. Now I’m excited for some film tourism too:

    World-class filmmaking has returned to the famed Studio Babelsberg; soundstages where Fritz Lang and Josef von Sternberg worked are now being used by notable subversives like the Wachowskis and Quentin Tarantino. […] Retro movie festivals featuring Weimar directing stars like Lang and Ernst Lubitsch, and actors like Peter Lorre, Louise Brooks and Emil Jannings, happen regularly at the Babylon (Rosa Luxemburg-Strasse 30, babylonberlin.de) and the Arsenal (Potsdamer Strasse 2, arsenal-berlin.de) movie houses. […] For even more authentically Weimar

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    (Source: The Wall Street Journal)


  3. Via @michellelegro @brainpicker #robots replacing #writers?

Plotto, reissued last month by Tin House, was a manual that aimed to mechanize the entire narrative trade.

I previously posted on how robots are trying to take-over filmmaking as well! In all seriousness, scientific approaches to storytelling can be illuminating, but @michellelegro sums it up best in her review of Plotto:

while the handbook might take a mechanical approach to its subject, Cook recognized in the introduction that what he was providing was still a skeleton of a story, and it was the writer who must provide the art

    Via   #robots replacing #writers?

    Plotto, reissued last month by Tin House, was a manual that aimed to mechanize the entire narrative trade.

    I previously posted on how robots are trying to take-over filmmaking as well! In all seriousness, scientific approaches to storytelling can be illuminating, but  sums it up best in her review of Plotto:

    while the handbook might take a mechanical approach to its subject, Cook recognized in the introduction that what he was providing was still a skeleton of a story, and it was the writer who must provide the art


  4. #moonrisekingdom tent shot referencing #royaltenenbaums? We already noticed a line in the Moonrise Kingdom trailer from Bottle Rocket. I wonder if Anderson has a reference to each of his movies in Moonrise…?

    #moonrisekingdom tent shot referencing #royaltenenbaums? We already noticed a line in the Moonrise Kingdom trailer from Bottle Rocket. I wonder if Anderson has a reference to each of his movies in Moonrise…?


  5. #moonrisekingdom homage to #shawshankredemption: the ol’ poster-covering-up-the-escape-hole trick

    #moonrisekingdom homage to #shawshankredemption: the ol’ poster-covering-up-the-escape-hole trick


  6. I caught Bottle Rocket reference in #MoonriseKingdom trailer - bet  has some thoughts. Some might remember Seitz’s excellent Substance of Style video essay series on Wes Anderson, which discusses in detail the director’s inspirations and references to other great filmmakers before him. Well, I wonder if Anderson is referencing his own movies now. We hear the line “flew the coop” in the Moonrise Kingdom trailer (0:46), which some of us might remember from Bottle Rocket (0:23 below).

    I’m sure it’s just coincidence, but this is the funny thing about memorable dialogue —like the folksy idiosyncratic lines that pepper Anderson’s films: you notice it when it you hear it again.


  7. Via  /   a nifty DSLR lighting tutorial by 

    (Source: holykaw.alltop.com)