Brutal patience and sensitivity. In film we control the flow of time. You can pull at the strings of one's soul.
The more that I create, the more I come to understand this. It takes a specific type of bravery to guide the spectator and make them an active participant. Brutality in patience is knowing that you have the room to lock one’s gaze or free them. Cutting away isn’t always the best answer. Speeding things up isn’t always the best answer. In deciding how you’d like to feel while sitting in front of a sequence of events, you can better decide how to call your cuts and what shots to hold.
Sensitivity is necessary as it allows us to access varied levels of awareness. The audience, the participants in the project’s creation, and the cultural context that the media is enjoyed ( or hated ) in is only accessible once you attain a reasonable degree of sensitivity. At times you might not even understand why you feel something , but as long as you know that its there , you can put it to use as a compass in creation.
It’s a great gift, time. Being able to manipulate the perception of time is powerful, so feel free to take your active participants on an adventure. It may just change some lives, yours included. Also remember to play. Remind THEM to play.
“It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played. “- Alan Watts
On a journey. Searching for something. Sharing what's found.