producer / film + video editor / movie watcher / yogini of sorts / bicycler // brooklyn based

I did as much as possible myself; it was an article of faith, a matter of simple human decency to do the dirty work as long as I could… Three things — a phone, computer and car — are all you need to produce films. Even today I still do most things myself. Although at times it would be good if I had more support, I would rather put the money up on the screen instead of adding people to the payroll.
- Werner Herzog
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[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.
(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)
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[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredom, anxiety, or creative flow.
(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

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[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work.

The psychology of writing and the cognitive science of the perfect daily routine – a comprehensive look at the research on how work schedules, behavioral rituals, and writing environments affect the amount of time invested in trying to write and the degree to which that time is spent in a state of boredomanxiety, or creative flow.

(Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton)

Nothing will work unless you do.
- Maya Angelou

Sitting on the A train right now heading to JFK. Listening to the people around me. Two guys directly across are talking about their wardrobes. They started with shoes. And shoe straps and tones on the heel and laces and LeBron. They stand up to move towards the door and they switch to pants. PRPS? Nah. Not this fall. AG? Maybe. But a [sic] average pair is $150, one $130? Maybe $120 if you lucky. He’s going to go with khakis instead.

Euclid Ave. A woman in nurse scrubs, looks like she was ending a shift before this ride, stands up to exit. I thought the heavy weed smell was coming from the two guys, now moving on to fitteds. It wasn’t; it is her.

Right next to me is an 18 year old girl. She got on at Broadway Junction with a friend in a Verizon polo shirt. She’s rehearsing her responses to various interview questions, prompted by her partner. Currently majoring in accounting, wants to move into that field but thinks this could be a good experience as she works on her degree. She’s a Scorpio and a Jets fan, so she hopes whoever interviews her isn’t a pragmatic Giants lover.

Oh. This is Lefferts Bound. I have to get off now.

This Is The Face of My Mental Illness

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imageI took this picture of myself at the end of a day I spent in bed, scared and crying, feeling alone and hopeless and completely desperate.

This is the face of my mental illness. This is the face of my sadness when it is at its most inexplicable and its most pronounced.

I am not ashamed of it.

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Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal. Rather than being disturbed by what others say, you should start looking inside yourself.
- Osho (via lazyyogi)

The most fun thing about film is being able to brush off the nagging feeling that you can’t post something until you’ve edited it.  Professionally, I’m an editor first, across many fronts.  But my professionalism can occasionally inhibit my creativity.  Returning to 35mm still photography, for me, has been the best way to remember what I love to do.