I'm inching towards a feature but I've come to discover that in that little world, which is quite disconnected from the music video world, people still want to see a director's comfort with dialogue and blocking and some such thing. It's something that I'm working towards and I can't say I'm near mastering it. I don't know if I like comedy as much as I like payoffs. It's actually in my way a little bit since I'm trying to write scenes that feel more organic.
here is a little ad I directed (I direct lots of stupid ones that I'll never post on here) that has some type of payoff without going for a punchline.
but I really envy the works of Louis CK and Alexander Payne and how they're able to tell stories of "ordinary people" in a way that is actually relatable (as opposed to you know, Malick or David Gordon Green who make them poetic and perhaps inaccessible) to the masses. I suspect some of that comes with age. Either way I'm talking to a few writers I like right now about this problem. I hope to make something soon where, at my highest aspiration, Alexander Payne meets Michael Mann.
omg get outta here!
where to begin. so ok, screencaps:
love it. the bodily cuts (match cuts or something? object cuts? ever, i'm calling them bodily cuts) are nodoubt dependent on the needs of a commercial for an orthotics company, but i'd say you make "striking" contributions that allow them to become worthwhile on their own, including with the payoff at the end. these were also in the music video and i think it's a great talent you're developing
you got all these talents! and i know you been working on them a while, like it isn't "hmm yeah maybe he'll figure things out later," looks to me like you've figured out shit, but you're telling me there're things you still need to work on and you don't feel like you're near mastery. you give me thrills and chills, i tell ya, 'cause i would give you a million dollars or whatever
then also there's some WKG Creative setup that you don't gotta tell me about but sounds like a terrific adult foothold, and your production company is named Scandinavia?? i'm like kissing you everywhere right now and thanks for the updates