Monday, March 21, 2011

Kate (maybe?)

Kate (if that was her name) was part of an NYU Sight and Sound crew shooting in the park. I think I wrote about Sight and Sound ages ago. They basically throw you an Arriflex 16 and tell you to go make movies. And after all the work you put into your five minute or so silent masterpiece, when you think you've got all the angles covered, and after it's been shown to the class, your professor then rips you a new one, pointing out everything you did wrong — and he's 100 percent right. It's a little humbling, a little hazing, but it's all part of the process.

On my last day of Sight and Sound our professor showed us Oliver Stone's thesis film. It was awful. It was a nice gesture, letting us know that for all the shitty movies we made, even accomplished filmmakers also made shitty movies back when they didn't know much better than us.

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