I read. I also write.

Dec 7

adventuresatfilmschool:

HERE IT IS, FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE!

The FSU College of Motion Picture Arts BFA Class of 2015 Official F1 Trailer. 
On December 13, 2012, the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts BFA Class of 2014 will screen their F1 projects. This is a compilation trailer for the thirty movies which will screen.

Edited by: Alexandra Bock, Mana Handel, Matt Voor, & Sam Goodwin
Titles by: Raymond Calderon & Kemari Gallimore

Music:
“Play” by iamamiwhoami

If you want to know my film is called THE JUDGEMENT ROOM It’s near the middle of the video!

CONGRATS TO THE FIRST YEARS WAHOO

(via mylifeisfilm)

Oct 25

lomographicsociety:

Fuji Velvia 50 35mm Color Slide: A Beginner’s (Very) Non-Technical Review

I am by no means an expert on film stocks, but here is my opinion of Fuji’s Velvia 50 ISO slide film (cross-processed.)

Lomography is sick, yo

adammanley:

Good Morning Good Morning
Oct 25

adammanley:

Good Morning Good Morning

I want to get a small tattoo on my left forearm of this. 
Oct 18

I want to get a small tattoo on my left forearm of this. 

(via jennagorman)

Oct 16

elegantly-dishevelledxo:

Vintage scale model film set from 1938

(Source: elegantly-dishevelled-xo)

"Tourist, Stay Home" and "Listen Mr. Oxford Don" response. Does the exclusion of certain people bring communities closer together?

Unfortunately, exclusion does tend to tighten communities. In high school, it’s a stereotypical thought for people to feel excluded. There are cliques. People get hurt. It’s just how it is at many high schools. This is a prime example of exclusion of certain people bringing communities closer together. Especially in girl-world. If a girl is wanting to join a certain clique, she can only truly be included if those girls that are already in the clique accept her. If they do not accept the girl, exclusion occurs, and the clique girls bond over the fact that they think they’re better off without that girl. However, I also believe that inclusion brings communities closer together… which when said out loud, is somewhat of an obvious statement. Exclusion can also break communities apart, though. It’s simply about beliefs and feelings. 

Oct 16
Exclusion in Communities

The only time I’ve ever truly placed myself in the position of being in a new culture was when I studied abroad in Israel for two months. It was the best experience of my life thus far, and I’ve never regretted it for a second. However, I never was faced with changing myself or creating a new perspective on something to fit in. By the end of my journey, I definitely had altered my views of certain things, but it was never forceful… more so a process than anything else. I don’t know if I could take on what Fan Shen experienced. She’s a very motivated individual who is clearly capable of handling two contradicting views quite impressively. I couldn’t separate myself from what I believe in versus how I was raised. I really appreciated how she opened her first essay, and I’d like to try to remember this when writing: “I found that learning to compose in English is not an isolated classroom activity, but a social and cultural experience.” I agree with her 100%.

Oct 9
The Classroom and the Wider Culture
I want to paint something today, but I don’t know what.
Oct 9

I want to paint something today, but I don’t know what.

(Source: staff)

Corbett states that “rhetoric implies the use or manipulation of words”. In a community, rhetoric language is commonly used as persuasion, just as classical rhetoric was perceived. An example would be any sort of religious gathering. Typically, there is one person speaking from text, in front of everyone, implanting food for thought in each person willing to listen. Some religions are more forceful than others, but it’s not uncommon to hear of this type of practice. When I hear the word “rhetoric”, I honestly think of dictatorship and brainwashing. I know that’s on the extreme end of the spectrum, but using words can be powerful, and if executed correctly, an entire community can be affected simply by one person’s words. 

Oct 4
Rhetoric
Sep 28

(Source: metanoia-shrooms, via jennagorman)

My blog post “Writers and Ways of Writing” is a prime example of what I went through during this essay writing process. “I’m a straight-shooter, then go back to organize and tidy up later.” That is exactly what happened. I hated the drafting process because of that quote, exactly. In the end, however, I was surprisingly very thankful for the guidance I received from every person that was willing to provide. 

In the wiki under Purpose, I loved most of the submissions. The one I wrote obviously relates to me directly. ”I write letters to friends to vent, and I prefer to write apology notes to someone if I screw up rather than discuss face to face initially. I love to write because it provides me with a filter to truly grasp what I’m attempting to portray to someone else or myself.” There is another bullet point, however, that stuck with me throughout the entire process of writing this essay. “Writing to me is like an escape route, a place where you can go to vent and be completely honest about your life.” I love that because this essay was truly an honest piece that allowed me to vent. Props to whoever wrote that because you hit the nail on the head.

My favorite sentence from any reading so far is still Anne Lamott’s “Good writing is about telling the truth… Writing is the latch that keeps the door of the pen closed, keeps those crazy ravenous dogs contained.” from Shitty First Drafts. My best writing is based on the amount of truth I’m willing to share, but still has limits and boundaries. 

Sep 28
Summary
Sep 20

adammanley:

detroitnewsarchivist:

1965-1986.  Skateboarding in Detroit.

It will always be my first true love. 

I wish I could skateboard.

My definition of “revision”: The act of modifying a piece of writing by reviewing what has already been produced. Revising can be done by the author, peer, or anyone who is willing to put in effort to truly dissect and analyze the writing in hopes of reaching a final product. 

Sep 20
Revision
"Shitty First Drafts" by Anne Lamott has been my favorite essay so far. Her writing style is similar to mine, in the sense that it seems like she is talking directly to the reader. When I read her essay, it didn’t feel like I was reading an essay, rather she was having a one-way conversation with me. I’ve already posted a quote from her writing, but the key points and overall concepts I enjoyed and truly grasped to were the following:

 ”The very first thing I tell my new students on the first day of a workshop is that good writing is about telling the truth.”
First draft is the down draft… You just get it down.
Second draft is the up draft… You fix it up.
Third draft is the dental draft… You check every tooth. 
"Quiet the voices in your head when you sit down to write a first draft."
"Writing is the latch that keeps the door of the pen closed, keeps those crazy ravenous dogs contained."
Similar to Lamott, I find it difficult to sit down and just start. It’s hard! I feel obligated to browse the internet, check texts and email, or simply stare at pictures taped to my wall. My mind tends to wander all over the place, hindering the process of writing the first sentence of the first draft. I love what Lamott had to say about quieting the voices. My mind will race itself, which can actually be somewhat of a catalyst for my writing process on many occasions. Although positive outcomes do sometimes come out of my inability to concentrate on what needs to get done, most daydreams are ineffective. Reading this essay has made me realize that I need to find a way to clear my head, just as Lamott does with her mice in a jar. 
Sep 19

"Shitty First Drafts" by Anne Lamott has been my favorite essay so far. Her writing style is similar to mine, in the sense that it seems like she is talking directly to the reader. When I read her essay, it didn’t feel like I was reading an essay, rather she was having a one-way conversation with me. I’ve already posted a quote from her writing, but the key points and overall concepts I enjoyed and truly grasped to were the following:

Similar to Lamott, I find it difficult to sit down and just start. It’s hard! I feel obligated to browse the internet, check texts and email, or simply stare at pictures taped to my wall. My mind tends to wander all over the place, hindering the process of writing the first sentence of the first draft. I love what Lamott had to say about quieting the voices. My mind will race itself, which can actually be somewhat of a catalyst for my writing process on many occasions. Although positive outcomes do sometimes come out of my inability to concentrate on what needs to get done, most daydreams are ineffective. Reading this essay has made me realize that I need to find a way to clear my head, just as Lamott does with her mice in a jar. 

(Source: francinices, via ohsolovelyobsessions)

Qualities of a good reading: Offering advice, asking questions, explaining and elaborating comments, offer praise, and explain to the writer why the writing works when giving examples of how to improve the writing. 

Qualities of a good response: You sound like a friend or acquaintance (not a teacher, don’t talk down), be specific, don’t be short and sweet, don’t be stingy - write your comments out in full statements, be supportive yet critical, don’t re-write… make suggestions. 
Sep 18
Responding… Really Responding