May 15, 2013
Question: “Is there a big gap between the movie you make in your head and the movie that gets made?”
Answer by David Fincher, Film Director: “Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. Then 90 people are offering up solutions to the problems those pages create. You’re trying to make something very clear in this maelstrom of activity with all this anxiety about how much money is being spent. I don’t think you can ever make it the way you have it in your head.”
Source: “10 Questions for David Fincher” by Belinda Luscombe for TIME
February 15, 2013
There’s a therapeutic aspect to all making, but the nature of working is to compress, condense, and shape stuff, not to just expunge it. It’s not just an exorcism.
Comics Artist and Advocate
November 14, 2012
Trumpeter and A&M Co-Founder Herb Alpert: “Jerry and I were in sync, not wanting to find the beat of the week. We wanted to find something that was unique, find artists that had something to say in a unique way. We weren’t thinking of how much money we could make on each artist. We were just thinking about, ‘How can we put out great records? How can we put out records that we would buy ourselves?’”
Source: “A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal” by NPR
November 13, 2012
The pleasure of making things beautiful or useful involves your feelings as well as your thinking. When your original sketch evolves into a tangible, three-dimensional object, your heart is anxiously following the process of your work. And the love involved in making it is conveyed to those for whom you made it.
Source: “on love _ a farewell to eva zeisel” by Agnes Szucs
May 19, 2012
There is no creation without tradition; the ‘new’ is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past.
December 12, 2011
Film Director David Fincher: “Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. Then 90 people are offering up solutions to the problems those pages create. You’re trying to make something very clear in this maelstrom of activity with all this anxiety about how much money is being spent. I don’t think you can ever make it the way you have it in your head.”
Source: “10 Questions for David Fincher” By Belinda Luscombe
May 2, 2010
The A.V. Club: “There are a lot of little details in your comics that aren’t necessarily meant to be noticed the first or even second time through.”
Daniel Clowes: “I just try to make it for myself, try to give it some kind of unity throughout. That often involves tiny details. I’m never sure what’s going to be obvious or what nobody will ever notice. I put stuff in my comics that I thought was blatantly obvious, and nobody noticed. And things that I think are buried in the background, everybody gets it. So I try to be consistently aware of every part of the frame.”
Source: Interview with Daniel Clowes by The A.V. Club
April 21, 2010
As a content creator, albeit a small-time one, I feel constantly on the hook for finding interesting things to share with all of you. I scour the internet daily, looking for tidbits and ideas that are worth of your time and attention. It shapes what I read and, maybe more importantly, how I read it, as I am constantly reading with a critical eye towards insights.
I guess the point is that too little attention is paid to the effects of so many of us being content creators, since the consumption part is the topic-du-jour. Just think about how it …
Source: One Billion Creators