January 28, 2011

Hello again

Wow, I never really intended to leave those slightly gross x-rays of people talking up for so long. Oh well, so it goes.

In the next few weeks I intend on making posts about inspiration. Things that inspire me and drive me forward. Stuff I feel like is a "must see." Mostly to sort this stuff out for myself. I feel like I've been seeing a lot of articles and books about how to be inspired and how to make your own work better. A lot of it seems to have the same theme and I'd like to explore that idea.

Fist up is an interview with Frances Ford Coppola that my friend Ben turned me on to. It's a fantastic interview:


What I really like his is drive for taking risks and telling personal stories. Telling a personal story is a risk so you can not have one without the other. I also really like his idea of self financing his own films. He's absolutely right about money for art. We are entering a new era where it will be hard to make money for producing art. We have had it good for the last 100 years, things are changing weather we like them or not.

Anyhoo, I highly recommend the article. Back with more next week.