Ted’s Hope In Reinventing Hollywood

We have failed to engage constructively with other industries that we should be aligned with, most obviously, the tech world.  Why is only SXSW where film, music, and tech meet?  Can’t we do better?  The music industry has The Future Of Music summit, but there is nothing similar in the film world.  The facilitators at the agencies rarely know who’s who in terms of web and tech designers. – Ted Hope

It’s time reinvent the film system. Cinema is going through such a fast-paced evolution, that I think now is the time to jump in and steer it’s direction.

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Ideas Come In Small Fragments

An idea comes — and you see it, and you hear it, and you know it…We don’t do anything without an idea. So they’re beautiful gifts. And I always say, you desiring an idea is like a bait on a hook — you can pull them in. And if you catch an idea that you love, that’s a beautiful, beautiful day. And you write that idea down so you won’t forget it. And that idea that you caught might just be a fragment of the whole — whatever it is you’re working on — but now you have even more bait. Thinking about that small fragment — that little fish — will bring in more, and they’ll come in and they’ll hook on. And more and more come in, and pretty soon you might have a script — or a chair, or a painting, or an idea for a painting. [They come], more often than not, in small fragments. – David Lynch

Ideas. They piece together, as they come.  The best way to wrangle them is to play close attention. Guide them.  Write them.  Talk about them. Share them. In return, they’ll come back to you with more of their little friends.

Thanks Brain Pickings for sharing.

Do or Die

Do or do not, there is not try. – Yoda

What if we had no choice or alternatives? That aside from your limitations and obstacles, it all boiled down to two choices?

Let’s call it a Do or Die matter.

Either you do it or you don’t.  Count the cost, take the risk, place fear aside, and sweat the blood and tears. or just die. And I don’t mean die trying.  I mean remain passive, stagnant, and faithless.

Tough huh.

Making a decision like that can be a Jekyll and Hyde moment — An internal battle of the mind.  Not easy. But we will never know unless we do.

Bruce Lee Says

Keep it simple: 

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expressions there is.

Master one thing, stay focused:

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Be Yourself: 

Always be yourself, express your self, have faith in yourself, do not gout and looks for successful personality and duplicate it.

Your idea? Stop thinking, do it now: 

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

Less makes more: 

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away the unessential.

Pray right:

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Don’t limit yourself:

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.