thelastsignal

just another collection of thoughts,
collecting dust in o u t e r s p a c e

if you are lost,
explore what surrounds you; see
you will find yourself again, out of the tall grass
and realize you weren’t gone all along

Some stories are purely visual, and you just have to be aware of that. It’s the director’s job to chose how to tell the story, but I personally feel stories tend to dictate how they should be told.

A good way to approach a script, however, is in the beginning to try and tell the story purely without dialogue. That will give you a good sense what the story or scene is about. I learnt that at film school, and I’m sharing that knowledge totally free of charge.

—   Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen — onepointfour.co interview

Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
It is usually best to roll them into the canyon:
that road is narrow; to swerve might make more dead.

By glow of the tail-light I stumbled back of the car
and stood by the heap, a doe, a recent killing;
she had stiffened already, almost cold.
I dragged her off; she was large in the belly.

My fingers touching her side brought me the reason—
her side was warm; her fawn lay there waiting,
alive, still, never to be born.
Beside that mountain road I hesitated.

The car aimed ahead its lowered parking lights;
under the hood purred the steady engine.
I stood in the glare of the warm exhaust turning red;
around our group I could hear the wilderness listen.

I thought hard for us all—my only swerving—,
then pushed her over the edge into the river.

—   William Edgar Stafford “Traveling Through the Dark”

“You are always in danger in the forest, where no people are. Step between the portals of the great pines where the shaggy branches tangle about you, trapping the unwary traveler in nets as if the vegetation itself were in plot with the wolves who live there, as though the wicked trees go fishing on behalf of their friends—step between the gateposts of the forest with the great trepidation and infinite precautions, for if you stray from the path for one instant, the wolves will eat you. They are grey as famine, they are as unkind as plague.”

—   Angela Carter "The Company of Wolves"

Paint me as a villain.

augsburgcollege:

Wednesday night just filled up for you.

My film BLACK SUN, RED SKY is screening at the ACTC Film Fest, along with 15 other great shorts. Wednesday 11/13, Saint Anthony Main, 7PM.

augsburgcollege:

Wednesday night just filled up for you.

My film BLACK SUN, RED SKY is screening at the ACTC Film Fest, along with 15 other great shorts. Wednesday 11/13, Saint Anthony Main, 7PM.