Some stills from my shoot earlier this week with magicians Jordi Magomero and Noah Schaffer. The gorgeous video is soon to follow.
Because you do not have to imitate, like painters, sculptors, novelists, the appearance of persons and objects (machines do that for you), your creation or invention confines itself to the ties that you knot between the various bits of reality caught. There is also the choice of the bits. Your flair decides.
~ Robert Bresson
Burning Up!, one of my recent directorial projects, will be screened publicly for the first time at The Katra Film Series event on May 10, 2014! Come and check it out, and for the alcoholics, get drunk! They’ve got drink specials! www.katrafilmseries.com
And that’s the last of the orchids I photographed at the NYBG Orchid Show. Go next year. It’s wonderful.
I’m over the moon right now, about a project that’s now well underway. I’m about to direct a web series, tentatively titled Game On and my collaborators are wonderful. There are my writing collaborators Keisha Zollar and Zoe Samuel, who are each enormously talented, but together they come at the story with such wonderfully different ideas, which are then honed. Working with them creatively is a relaxed and productive experience. Laura Swisher is our resourceful and talented producer, who is managing to make sense of paperwork I couldn’t understand with a translator. Honestly, this is the most fun I’ve had on a project in a long time, not that my past work wasn’t fun. Burning Up! is at the submitting-to-festivals-phase, and I’m proud of that film, but there’s something about being in the thick of it that just gets my heart pounding. Excelsior!