Photos, Film stuff, my life as I try to figure out what to do after four years of film school.
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When I reached a certain level of achievement in scriptwriting, Yama-san (Kajiro Yamamoto) told me to start editing. I already knew that you can’t be a film director if you can’t edit. Film editing involves putting on the finishing touches. More than this, it is a process of breathing life into the work…
I learned a mountain of things about editing from Yama-san, but I think the most vital among them is the fact that when you are editing you must have the intelligence to look at your own work objectively… no matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lighting technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess. When you are shooting, of course, you film only what you believe is necessary. But very often you realize only after having shot it that you didn’t need it after all. You don’t need what you don’t need. Yet human nature wants to place value on things in direct proportion to the amount of labor that went into making them. In film editing, this natural inclination is the most dangerous of all attitudes. The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. Among all the teachings of Yama-san on film editing, this was the greatest lesson.
— Akira Kurosawa | Something Like an Autobiography

When I reached a certain level of achievement in scriptwriting, Yama-san (Kajiro Yamamoto) told me to start editing. I already knew that you can’t be a film director if you can’t edit. Film editing involves putting on the finishing touches. More than this, it is a process of breathing life into the work…

I learned a mountain of things about editing from Yama-san, but I think the most vital among them is the fact that when you are editing you must have the intelligence to look at your own work objectively… no matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lighting technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess. When you are shooting, of course, you film only what you believe is necessary. But very often you realize only after having shot it that you didn’t need it after all. You don’t need what you don’t need. Yet human nature wants to place value on things in direct proportion to the amount of labor that went into making them. In film editing, this natural inclination is the most dangerous of all attitudes. The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. Among all the teachings of Yama-san on film editing, this was the greatest lesson.

Akira Kurosawa | Something Like an Autobiography

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notforthetoweringdead:

"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"

*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY DESPITE THERE BEING NO CORRELATION BETWEEN GENDER AND ACADEMIC ABILITY thank you for your time

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buildingthevision:

Oh coffee, glorious coffee. You keep me awake. However, you also make me slightly hyperactive and don’t have anything to do at work at this moment except spin on my spiny chair.

For some reason my phone posted the picture sideways. I also spelled coffee wrong in the tags

buildingthevision:

Oh coffee, glorious coffee. You keep me awake. However, you also make me slightly hyperactive and don’t have anything to do at work at this moment except spin on my spiny chair.

For some reason my phone posted the picture sideways. I also spelled coffee wrong in the tags

I’m fairly certain almost half of the gvrd is under construction. Between road work, bridge work, and a new rapid transit rail line, you can’t get anywhere without running into construction signs