INNOVATION BUILDS OFF THE PAST.
NO ONE GETS AHEAD, ALONE.
Enjoy the new DropDrop Studios Show Reel I worked so hard on with my collaborators this year.
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This is a great quote but also a very sad and startling fact. I look back in time, reflecting on what I have achieved and accomplished. This leads to questioning myself. What’s this all about? Why did I think “doing this” or “learning that” was so important? In all honesty, a lot of it was just trivial. When you realize you’re focused on things that are inconsequential to the broader picture, or insignificant to a universal truth that must be told…IT’S TIME FOR DUE DILIGENCE.
Time passes away. Years feel like months, months feel like weeks, weeks feel like seconds. You begin to realize you must revise your priorities based on what you have done. It’s part of life. For me, I became bored with this “safe territory”. I’ve done it. Now I want to do the contrary. Do anything I haven’t done. Even if I don’t have a precedent. Being without precedent is exciting.
It’s been 7 years since I’ve had a job, which I quit to start my own business. I’ve been able to make ends meet ever since. But is this success? Maybe. Depends on your paradigm. At times, my paradigm has felt more like “existing” and not so much “living”, at least in the professional world. The disparity between our ambitions and our limitations are huge and they are confronted by our mediocrity. Staring us in the face. At times it can feel like our identity is lost.
What is relevant? And when do we become relevant? When we are popular? When we are prestigious? How destructive can these things be in our creative process? So destructive it’s tragic.
Is this what’s happening with films today? The rowdy films. The vulgar films. The larger-than-life films full of special effects without soul and storytelling. Without meaning and value. My kids love the visual spectacle making them absolutely numb to the madness in front of them. Everything is about power. Defeat the bad guys. A complete black and white world with no interest in anyone’s grey zone or complexity. The great filmmakers around the world who are making great films never arrive to the people because people have lost the ability to have patience and sit through an observe human behavior.BECAUSE OF OUR DESIRE TO HAVE IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION FOR THE MIND WE HAVE LOST THE FASCINATION FOR HUMAN COMPLEXITY AND IT’S EMOTIONS.
These films are infecting and poisoning the conduit to our future generation’s ability to truly experience human expression in cinema. They are products made to please everybody. They are ornate. Embellishment usually fails humanity. For me, it’s all about moderation and if you can’t create emotion and catharsis with minimalism alone, then you have failed.
I have been infected and poisoned. It’s time for a cleanse.DUE DILIGENCE… HERE I COME.
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