August 17, 2014
Hippocamp Cards

Greeting cards rarely express what you want to say. Which, is a shame, because the whole point of a greeting card is to express something to someone else.

My roommate and I met the A.J. Barks, the creator of Hippocamp Cards. We were really blown away because, well, Hippocamp Cards are greeting cards that express real things. Powerful things. Pronoun preference cards, support for survivor cards, as well as “Please don’t say (blank) around me” cards, which are mega useful for me.

I was really excited about coming across this and meeting A.J. I feel like quite a few of my followers here would like Hippocamp cards, too. A.J. also takes requests for cards! So, hey, check out this cool thing that made me feel good about the world.

August 17, 2014
magnificentruin:

I will not apologize for my tone tonight

magnificentruin:

I will not apologize for my tone tonight

August 8, 2014
Some of the Most Punk Rock Shit I've Ever Seen In My Life - Gapers Block Book Club | Chicago

This is a great article on the outfit/event/happening/performance series that is Brain Frame. It ends this Saturday. I feel very fortunate to have been part of Brain Frame and will be helping out with the finale.

If you’re in Chicago on Saturday, you should really come. It’s going to be wonderful.

July 23, 2014

brainframe:

Edie Fake, his pet chihuahua Pee Wee strapped firmly to his chest, regaled his audience with the cautionary tale of a trip to the mystical flea market and the discovery of a sickly-sweet world-takeover plot by the extraterrestrial Sugarians at Brain Frame 18 on May 24th, 2014.

Video thanks to Jack Wensel [editing, camera], Cooper Collier [camera], and Cody Wallace [camera].

Brilliant

July 17, 2014

Perfume Genius- Queen

So, so good.

July 15, 2014
See the person in the green shirt at the bottom left corner? That’s me!
These past two months or so I’ve been working on a film, AD’ing in pre-production and just wrapped on our film yesterday. It was grueling…AD work is not my favorite, but it was certainly a blast, with easily the most talented crew I’ve worked with.
So, now I’m sitting here, a little bummed that I’m not engaged in any projects. Here’s a secret: I made a goal this year to work on three projects this year. The year’s only halfway through and I’ve accomplished this. What once felt like an absurd and lofty goal has been easily accomplished.
I guess I need to get back on my horse and re-read some scripts I’ve written.

See the person in the green shirt at the bottom left corner? That’s me!

These past two months or so I’ve been working on a film, AD’ing in pre-production and just wrapped on our film yesterday. It was grueling…AD work is not my favorite, but it was certainly a blast, with easily the most talented crew I’ve worked with.

So, now I’m sitting here, a little bummed that I’m not engaged in any projects. Here’s a secret: I made a goal this year to work on three projects this year. The year’s only halfway through and I’ve accomplished this. What once felt like an absurd and lofty goal has been easily accomplished.

I guess I need to get back on my horse and re-read some scripts I’ve written.

June 27, 2014
Hey, everybody. I’ve been ADing on a film recently. We begin shooting next week. It’s exciting. I’m very tired.
In the meantime, while this upcoming event on Monday is almost sold out, I wanted to let any and all Chicagoans that follow me to check out this short film fest that Pride Films and Plays is putting on. The most recent episode of Skyrider Films’ Coffee Talk Series (I directed and co-wrote the final episode) will be premiering at the event!
That is all.

Hey, everybody. I’ve been ADing on a film recently. We begin shooting next week. It’s exciting. I’m very tired.

In the meantime, while this upcoming event on Monday is almost sold out, I wanted to let any and all Chicagoans that follow me to check out this short film fest that Pride Films and Plays is putting on. The most recent episode of Skyrider Films’ Coffee Talk Series (I directed and co-wrote the final episode) will be premiering at the event!

That is all.

June 26, 2014

communicants:

Je, tu, il, elle (Chantal Akerman, 1974)

(via truthandmovies)

June 16, 2014
thedissolve:


“Bringing in a Strong Female Character™ isn’t actually a feminist statement, or an inclusionary statement, or even a basic equality statement, if the character doesn’t have any reason to be in the story except to let filmmakers point at her on the poster and say ‘See? This film totally respects strong women!’”

Many modern action movies, including How To Train Your Dragon 2, are visibly trying to make their female characters more than trophies and set dressing. But all the strength and nuance in the world isn’t meaningful if those characters don’t have any plot purpose. Tasha Robinson breaks down how “Trinity Syndrome” is turning Strong Female Characters into Superfluous, Flimsy Characters. [Read more…]

thedissolve:

“Bringing in a Strong Female Character™ isn’t actually a feminist statement, or an inclusionary statement, or even a basic equality statement, if the character doesn’t have any reason to be in the story except to let filmmakers point at her on the poster and say ‘See? This film totally respects strong women!’”

Many modern action movies, including How To Train Your Dragon 2, are visibly trying to make their female characters more than trophies and set dressing. But all the strength and nuance in the world isn’t meaningful if those characters don’t have any plot purpose. Tasha Robinson breaks down how “Trinity Syndrome” is turning Strong Female Characters into Superfluous, Flimsy Characters. [Read more…]

May 28, 2014
Behind the scenes with Manual Cinema

(Source: manualcinema)

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