A failed romance. A restless sense of longing. As it’s always been, these are raw ingredients that get mulled, weighed, processed — and ultimately transformed into art. — Walt Whitman
Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. No matter what it is, no matter what your job is, the more relaxed you are, the better you are. That’s sort of why I got into acting. I realised that the more fun I had, the better I did it, and I thought, Well, that’s a job I can be proud of. I’d be proud to have that job, if I had to go to work and say, ‘No matter what my condition or what my mood is, no matter how I feel about what’s going on in my life, if I can relax myself and enjoy what I’m doing and have fun with it, then I can do my job really well.’ And it’s changed my life, learning that. And it’s made me better at what I do. I’m not the greatest or anything. But I really enjoy what I do. — Bill Murray on why it’s important to stay relaxed in whatever it is you do, and success will follow.
Checking locations yesterday. I found a place I’d like my production office to be in the future when I’ve ‘calmed down’ a little haha. What lies behind me there is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK. Oddly enough I get a great sense of peace from it and myself and Ant Barrett (my friend and cinematographer who took this picture) found ourselves sat down taking it all in for about an hour. It was the first time in a long time I felt completely at peace. The only thing that was missing was ‘Pink Floyd - Us And Them’ playing in the air (go listen to the start of that song to get an idea of how chilled it is).
It’s no news to everyone I’ve been posting a lot less on this blog, but a big part of this reason is I’ve had a lot to attend to in my life. I haven’t felt particularly positive as I’ve gone through some personal stuff which doesn’t really (at the moment) belong on any of my pages. I do however have an article to post in the future where I’m going to talk about some of the hurdles I’ve dealt with lately and how it’s best to approach them in terms of being a director/filmmaker.
There’s been a lot of work going on through which as always is my saviour. Furthermore I’ve got back in the water surfing which I’ve really missed. I have a detailed post on ‘filming in a recording studio’ coming where I’ll talk about how I approached my recent stint with The Devil Wears Prada as they recorded ‘something awesome’ over the space of a week. Until then, be well and remember to value who you are and what you’re worth. Do not give way to fools, just keep being creative.
I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience. — Meryl Streep
fitetothefinish said: Hi Ryan! I love your blog- just curious which theme you're using? It's an excellent layout for the content you're posting!
Hi! Thanks! I believe the theme is available in the theme store on tumblr. It is a paid one. I can’t remember it’s name. It’s actually only temporary and I’m going to be overhauling the blog this winter with a new look. I preferred the layout I had before but tumblr removed it when there was all that hacking going on! Sucks. Never mind, change is good!
Working alongside my friend natural sunlight today. Everything must look like a movie. No exceptions.
Vocal booth ‘studio confessional’. Big brother style. @rodemic NTG1 & videomic pro.
5 years old and still ruling. I’ve rigged the room with my trusty @rodemic NTG1’s to pick up ‘between jamming’ convos. Super important in anything ‘studio’ related you might be shooting.
It begins. #thedevilwearsprada