Tennis Balls and Swim Caps Crowd the Frame in New Time-Lapse Compositions by Pelle Cass | Colossal:
The exciting news is that I have ordered a typewriter. It’s a Hermes 3000 which was manufactured in Switzerland in 1965 and is, I am reliably informed, “the Rolls Royce of typewriters”. This is a peculiar draw for me, as I’ve never had any interest in owning an actual Rolls Royce (“the Rolls Royce of … Continue reading Fugitive Writing Machines
I finally caught up with the documentary feature CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER last night and now I’m obsessed with finding a good reconditioned typewriter (I have an old Remington Rand that weighs a ton, but I’m after a Smith Corona Silent or maybe a Hermes). This is the perfect documentary for the INFODUMP subscriber.
A friend recently asked me for some recommendations for books on the mythology and folklore of the British Isles, with specific reference to monsters and mythical creatures. I grabbed some books down from the shelves and took snaps of them for him and I figured they might be useful or interesting to others. Please excuse … Continue reading Mythological Monsters
Austin Kleon’s new book “Keep Going” is the latest in his incredibly inspiring series on creative practice. Kleon’s books are fast and punchy and great to look at and I find I go back to them whenever inspiration or motivation are flagging. A few pages of one of these books and you’re itching to just … Continue reading Short, Sharp Shocks
This morning I dumped an archive of about 1500 Instapaper articles into DevonTHINK, which caused me to start browsing through them. Some interesting film pieces jumped out at me so I thought I’d post a selection here: ‘The Parallax View’: Pakula’s Unsettling Examination of the Post-Compliant America 22 Rules of Storytelling from Pixar Richard Linklater … Continue reading From the archive…
This is a piece I’m writing because I want to to read it, which is a bummer because the version I really want to read would be written by someone else. I’m increasingly asked, both by new screenwriters and old hands, which software I would recommend and I realised there’s a dearth of useful comparative … Continue reading A working guide to screenwriting software