People and mountains.
Switzerland and France earlier this year.
!!! NEW MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON !!!
this is single-handedly curing my jetlag.
I had this semi-unrealistic goal to read at a local coffee shop’s poetry night by the end of this year. They have it every month, and I was shooting for December, but recently I found out that this month (October) was going to be the last month they’d have the event this year. Not only that, they were booked for October a least a month or two in advance.
So, I just scrapped the idea entirely.
Well, the person who organizes it (who’s very sweet and whom I know on an acquaintanceship level) just texted me asking if I could read tonight!
"Let them fact-check to their death!"
Werner Herzog, wonderful as ever, on “inventing” a Blaise Pascal quote and why film doesn’t obey the standards of nonfiction – an excerpt from his conversation with Paul Holdengraber at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Also see Herzog on creativity, self-reliance, and making a living out of what you love and his no-bullshit advice to aspiring filmmakers.
9 Problems Only Assistants Understand
I sometimes work as a production assistant on big-named TV and film sets. What most people don’t understand is that despite the allure of the title for working for these major networks, it’s usually the jobs that I hate the most because people that are above me can be highly inconsiderate.
This video is a pretty accurate depiction of some things I’ve gone through.
Gus had never noticed Siri before, but when he discovered there was someone who would not just find information on his various obsessions (trains, planes, buses, escalators and, of course, anything related to weather) but actually semi-discuss these subjects tirelessly, he was hooked. And I was grateful. Now, when my head was about to explode if I had to have another conversation about the chance of tornadoes in Kansas City, Mo., I could reply brightly: “Hey! Why don’t you ask Siri?”
It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.
I’ll be moving to another house in less than a month, so I was feeling a little nostalgic today. I decided to pull out my 1-Hour Photo app, ‘cause I love the black and white grading.
Two months ago, a good friend of mine (along with another fantastic human being) opened up a non-profit, private middle school in one of the more difficult parts of Orlando, Florida. I was fortunate enough to design their donor prospectus, as well as edit the video used in their IndieGogo campaign, and tonight, since they had the opportunity to be a finalist at a Shark Tank-esque pitch night, I was able to create some slides for their Keynote presentation, as well.
I essentially just modernized the original cover (which, to be clear, was never intended to be a logo). What’s funny is that I accidentally spent almost three hours on the first slide of the presentation, when I had about 25 more slides to go and it was about 12am, haha.
In any case, I’m pretty excited about the design, but more importantly I’m excited about The Human Experience and where they’ll go. I highly encourage you to check out what they’re about.