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“You call it 50 degrees… I say two points more north by north east.”
– Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, 1975)

Perspectives! How true that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently depending from where each of us have journeyed in life. Our personal histories and experiences colour the lenses through which we see the world. They affect how we interpret movies, art, stories, conversations, relationships… and on and on. No one perspective is right. No one perspective is wrong. Just different.

In a communication medium such a film, we cannot therefore presume that the message we send out will be received exactly as intended… there are so many perspectives at play on the receiving end! Acknowledging alternative points of view can raise our awareness of the richness of other possibilities and augment our ability to communicate. ‘Tis a valuable skill in this communication art.

So… recognize and enjoy that we are each on a unique journey through this life, and… vive la difference!

Cheers & a good shoot to you,
Deb

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CU on Set

Roll camera. Speed. Action…

One: CRBT

Two: EM… SUP? RUOK?

One: Y?

Two: COS…

One: NINJA.

Two: NW! BTDT.

One: (sigh) NBD.

Two: T+

One: IDK…

Two: BLNT?

One: SB… OK.

Two: XLNT.

One: SIT?

Two: CID.

One: GR8.

Two: G2G.

One: CWYL.

Two: CU… TC.

Cut.

Cheers & a good shoot to you (in whatever language you choose!),
Deb

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There are a lot of mundane activities you typically don’t see characters do in the movies: characters never seem to need to go to the bathroom… or actually eat the breakfast they prepare… or… well, the list goes on, and I’m sure you have your favourites. What about tweeting? Checking a Facebook account? Checking email? When was the last time you saw a major character in a movie integrate daily social media into his or her adventure?

Of course, it’s all about filming what’s important to the story, but the final edit can reflect our life back to us in a rather skewed way – entirely removing that which we do so often. Does it diminish the perceived importance our frequent but time consuming social media activities… or does it show us what adventures we can have if we unplug now and then?

Hmmm… interesting thought.

Cheers & a connected shoot to you,
Deb

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