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October 29, 2011

Five Dreams from the Attic Diaries


more on this to follow...

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October 26, 2011

The New Short Version

expand to full screen for a more satisfying viewing experience

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October 25, 2011

Babbling Fools Revisited

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Steve Evets

I'm currently re-cutting Babbling Fools.
Reducing its original 28 minutes down to 10.

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October 24, 2011

sometimes it can get complicated


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October 23, 2011

print media lead-times

The end of October is when I start designing christmas cards for people. Though my particular brand of celebratory notice is not one of the normal festive bent, I try and look beyond christmas.


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October 18, 2011

Lilith am Roten Meer


Anselm Kiefer, 1990, lead, clothes, steel wire and ash on canvas, 2800mm x 4980mm
here for a larger version.


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October 15, 2011


a tree.jpg

via Instagram

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October 14, 2011

Portrait of Dick S - 2nd state


portrait commission, charcoal on paper, 520mm x 720mm

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October 12, 2011

some tomatoes in the tomato house


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October 10, 2011

The Future

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man wil be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to stop the man touching the equipment."
Warren Bennis

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October 07, 2011

the whisper


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October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

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October 05, 2011

Sticky Storytape

What works and what doesn’t work? Well what seems to work while shooting, doesn’t always work in the edit. Just as what works in the script doesn’t always work on the shoot.

You make three films. The first is the film you conceive and write, the second is the film you shoot and the third is the one you put together in the edit. This third film is, clearly, the only one people get to see.


The trouble with putting a film together in the edit is that sometimes there are bits you need, to make sense of a plot-line, and they are missing – scenes that weren’t in the original script, lines that didn’t get recorded. So you have to get everyone together and go out and shoot some more. Pick-ups they are called by some [including me] and they are the little bits of sticky storytape that will hold this third film together.

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