Zen is just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling in the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If you are truly aware of five minutes a day, then you are doing pretty well. We are beset by both the future and the past, and there is no reality apart from the here and now.
Greetings from India, wish you were here! I’ll continue to be here for another week with extremely limited internet and then you’ll have to tolerate the modern travel slide show. #indiadventure (at Backwater Ripples)
DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon “Turn Down for What”
DIR by DANIELS
Wang bang thank you, mang. I dance for you.
Starring Sunita Mani, Aixa Maldonano, Paul Hatter, Allie Lemelle, and Daniel Kwan.
Shot by Larkin Seiple, Production Designed by Jason Kisvarday and Kesli Ephraim and the gang, VFX by Zak Stoltz, Produced by Jon Wang, Candice Ouaknine, Judy Craig, Styist Corban Poorboy, Makeup Eleanor Marks, Catering from the incomparable Stef Lynch, Colored by Ricky Gausis @ MPC, commissioned by Mr. Bryan Younce, and so many other awesome people helped so thank you to everyone. Here’s the new video.
Best gaffer cameo ever.
There is nothing like The Beatles. Listen to 16 of the most exquiste raw beautiful melodic vocals you have ever heard.
The #Beatles – Abbey Road (Medley) 16 minutes in a capella
And listen to Paul McCartney rip this one from his heart.
“Oh! Darling” Isolated Vocals (The Beatles)
A heartfelt message to you from Comcast regarding their upcoming merger with Time Warner.
Aaaand I wrote this sketch also. Starring Greg Tuculescu, produced by Jason Carden, directed by Ian Pfaff. Still on strike from a Comcast owned show - going on 11 months now.
watch DANIELS describe how they are going to make a Tenacious D music video.
PHOOT CAMP 2014
Oh that? That’s my new house. (at Glassell Park)
Could be useful for commissions.
THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO DEMONSTRATE CINEMATOGRAPHY ALSO.
And it has Mr. Incredible.
I would also call the full a “wide”. I shall give this to all of my directors.
"One of a kind mirror with a handmade bristlecone pine frame"
From wikipedia: “The bristlecone pines are the oldest single living organisms known (though some plants form clonal colonies which may be many times older). The oldest bristlecone pines are single plants that have been alive for a little more than 5,000 years.”
It’s finally here! You can now download the full, feature length documentary on Improv Everywhere, “We Cause Scenes.” The filmmakers have released the movie on iTunes and digital download directly from their website. The brand new, official trailer is embedded above.
(via We Cause Scenes)
Can’t wait to finally see this.
Buy This Film!*
Watch This Trailer!* - Music by: Future People
*I helped make it
francis ford coppola plots out the intensity of the scene in his notebook.
What do you do when you grow up in a world you hate? Sometimes, you do a 360-degree pivot turn on your heel and run right back into its arms. I thought absolutely none of this at the time, I’m pretty sure, but looking back, PKD’s was a science fiction that made my life seem OK. Granted, the crazy of PKD’s work and my dad’s crazy weren’t the same. My dad’s crazy was sad, boring, degraded, and degrading, and as I’ve hopefully established, the crazy in PKD’s work is incredibly the greatest, as well as heartbreaking and dignified in the most unexpected of ways. But all throughout PKD’s stories and novels I found loserness and crazy and I found trying one’s best and having it all be futile, swept into the trash with the leavings of a discarded world. I found both the things I did not want to think about and the opposite of those things, aka space shit. I think it helped.
Bummed Out And Ugly by Alice Sola Kim
can’t imagine why this is on BuzzFeed but I loved it
This is my favorite of his books and knew it would be an amazing miniseries, but Michel Gondry is making it into a movie, which could be pretty good.
Jack Nicholson preparing for the famous ax scene.
The Shining (1980)
LIstening to the audio book / reading this now.
I wanted Claire to be the last one to die because Claire is the artist, Claire is the one who sees story. She sees the bigger picture. And because the series started with somebody in a car ending their life, I wanted to do somebody in a car driving off into their new life, into their new horizon.
The follow up question to the inevitable “What do you do?” that always gets asked by indie directors and editors who were promoted to director by the agency. And to them, after the explanation, it boils down to two things: I’m there to watch over your shoulder and tell you no.
Now a good AD…
All the voice acting was recorded on sets while the actors were in simple costumes.