film maker

anonymous asked:

Talented film maker doesn't cut it. Youve made better movie than then three actual bionicle films using nothing but your own immediate supplies. I've felt more emotion from your films than some actual Hollywood productions dude. "Talented" isn't the HALF of it. Sorry to gush so much but I'm very passionate over how good you are at this stuff <.<

wow, thank you. i should have you writing my resumes lol



At Chris and Mystery Man's wedding
  • Viktor, the best man: I have a vibe that that guy over there, Yuuri Katsuki, it think, likes me
  • Chris: Viktor, this is my wedding, can we please focus on me
  • Viktor: Yes...
  • Viktor: ...
  • Viktor: Do you think he likes me?

24 maxims by Werner Herzog:

1. Always take the initiative.
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
12. Take your fate into your own hands.
13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
18. Develop your own voice.
19. Day one is the point of no return.
20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
23. Take revenge if need be.
24. Get used to the bear behind you.

Werner HerzogA Guide for the Perplexed” by Paul Cronin

On this day in 1910, Karel Zeman was born in Ostroměř, in what was formerly known as Austria-Hungary.  Zeman was an early pioneer of directing fantasy films using techniques such as forced perspective, stop motion, and other live action animation tricks to create otherwise impossible to film sequences, earning him the monicker “The Czech Méliès” (after the French film maker and illusionist who pioneered most of the special effects technique that early cinema relied on).   
Zeman’s career began in advertising, with his first endeavor in the medium taking place on the set of an advertisement for French soap.  Shortly after, he began working as a special effects hand in collectives and various productions before making a short animated film with his brother.  His subsequent short animated films gained recognition through the Czech Republic, and earned him enough notoriety that in 1952, Zeman made his first feature length film The Treasure of Bird Island, procuring enough accolades to establish the film maker in a career making feature films until the 1980’s. 

So influential was Zeman’s craft, that film makers and animators like Jan Švankmajer, Tim Burton, Ray Harryhausen, Wes Anderson, and Terry Gilliam have all claimed to be heavily inspired by his work, with Gilliam once stating “He did what I’m still trying to do, which is to try and combine live action with animation."  In order to fully appreciate Zeman’s work, we’ve enclosed a link to part one of a video about the techniques he used, from a special behind the scenes documentary vantage point.  The clip shows some very simple techniques which when applied properly can give fantastic results, even for independent film makers.
[ The Magic World of Karel Zeman ]

Quentin Tarantino portrait drawn on an aged and yellowed dictionary page for the terms “vision” and “visionary,” 8.5x11-ish, black ink

Frank Hurley, photographer and adventurer, on skis in Antarctica. I’m not sure if this is from the Shackleton expedition or the Mawson expedition.