Archive for October, 2011

“The small things matter.”

TED Talks are great for feeding the mind and soul.

Nigel’s 10-minute talk about Work-Life Balance reminds us that it doesn’t take radical changes in order to create a radical effect on your life: small things matter. And that thought is both hopeful and doable. We can take control of our the work-life balance in our lives through a shift in thought – and subsequently in action.

Nigel does acknowledge that some job and career choices are fundamentally incompatible with balancing work life and engaging with a young family, but once you acknowledge what situation you’re in, there are still small changes you can make to improve the life-side of work-life balance.

Take a pause of 10 minutes to listen to him in person. It’ll be worth it:

And start those small changes today!

Cheers & a good balance to you,


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Motivating Quotes.com : Dream Quotes have some great quotations of inspiration and thought-stimulation, especially about your dreams. George Lucas and Steven Speilberg are included in the list, as is John Barrymore and Jimminy Cricket (further down the list). My fav has to be Goethe’s… surf by and look it up.

ThinkExist.com boasts it has more than 300,000 quotations, so you can spend plenty of time here looking for the right inspiration you might need today. Their home page, however, displays quotations from people who were born today. Not all quotations are inspirational and motivational, but they’re bound to get you talking or thinking.

Might any of these quotations end up on a call sheet near you?

As a challenge game, you could include, say, 3 to 5 quotations and their 3 to 5 speakers… and then have the crew try to match the quotation with the speaker throughout the shoot day.

Cheers & a good shoot to you,

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To Peg or Not To Peg

Is it  it harder to multiple peg someone on set…

… or to peg them with a long tail?

Cheers & happy pegging to you,

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3D films have come and gone and come back again. Alexander Lentjes has a great article on the 3D Stereoscopic Film and Animation Blog that looks at 3D films over the years.

Beyond the discussion, there are stats of the number of 3D films released (per genre) in various years and a bar chart… for us visual folk to interpret the information. Through comparison, we can get a better picture of where we are today.

Have a look: “Real 3-D feature release numbers: the 3-D Revolution of 1953 and 1983 vs 2010

Cheers & a good shoot to you,

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