My absence from this blog is inexcusable. I've been very busy over the past few weeks, pre-producing a couple of spots that I'm directing. I have thoughts on this Kindle vs. iPad debate that I'd like to share in a big, long, expository post - basically, the iPad is an interactive digital magazine (a few weeks ago, this was a portrait of an impossible future) and the Kindle is an interactive, digital book (obvs). The Kindle has a digital ink screen (readable in direct sunlight), while the iPad has a backlit screen and a processor (10 hours of battery life for the iPad, vs. 2 weeks with the Kindle). The two devices are different and serve different market segments and are therefore not in direct competition.
I'll be back later this week with more of a complete update, including thoughts on the future of cinematography and filmmaking.
I've stayed true to my word and I've been taking a photo every single day since January 1st. Actually, I've been taking many photos every day. This leaves me with the task at the end of the day, to choose the right photo to put up in the "Project 365: The Things We See" group on Flickr. It's been a great exercise and a lot of my favorite photos aren't actually making the cut, on account of them being off topic, or just too intimate. So, I'll post some of them here! Enjoy:
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P.S. After the Christmas Rap Video project, a lot of new, important people have been visiting this blog (the video linked here), which has slightly intimidated me. Deliberate Industries has always been the ethos of my film production, so it makes sense that this web space would be reserved for ideas based on that name. However, soon I will be creating a new blog space and a seperate company space. In the meantime, I will post more often here. Thank you for reading.
Every day of 2010, I will be taking at least one photograph and posting it on my newly created Flickr account. The project, for me, serves a two-fold purpose. 1. To document my year. 2. To become a better photographer. The more pictures one takes, the more video one shoots, the more of an intuitive documentarian one becomes.The project was created by Justin and Christina Childress and is called Project 365: The Things We See. I'll be posting my photos to my 365 day photo set.
Here is a breakdown of the things I write about, the things in which I claim to profess knowledge. This is a sort of map for where this blog will go and what will be talked about in 2010. In the past this website has been a journal and a journalistic experiment. Right now, it will just be a place to sort out the things I'm interested in, give us a chance to communicate and hopefully you'll learn something from me as well.
i. Auteurs - Telling "their" story
ii. Story-tellers - Telling "our" story
ii. Editing technology (software and hardware)
2. Urban Development
a. Great cities
1. Culture inspired by the city
2. The city as inspired by the national or regional culture
ii. Public trasportation
1. Trains, planes and automobiles
2. Trails, bike lanes, skate parks (also regular parks)
Deliberate Industries is the blog of writer and filmmaker Anton Seim. This blog is a compilation of essays, daily blog entries and interesting discoveries. Deliberate Industries is a commitment to foresight, integrity and sustainability both in lifestyle and business.