I'm a pretty laid back person and it takes a lot to rile me. That's not to say that I can't be passionate about the things I care about. I've been known to go on for quite a while about French New Wave Cinema, it's importance on 70's American film and it's ramifications on 90's Indie film.
A good friend described me as an Optimistic Cynic. I mostly agree with that assessment except I would actually reverse it and say I'm more of a Cynical Optimist. Meaning that I'm usually a fairly upbeat and hopeful person but also realistic, to put it nicely, in my expectations. Does that make a lick of sense?
Finally, and most importantly, I have two teenage kids who live with me part time and are the biggest part of who I am as a person. They're the two coolest, weirdest people I know. Being their dad, and being a fantastic dad, is huge part of life and makes me who I am.
So yeah, that's my spiel.
Trying to figure out how to squeeze 36 hours into a day.
I work as a freelance editor cutting mainly commercials and music videos. I also have my own production company and I'm constantly working on at least one or two side projects.
I recently got a pristine first pressing of the Rolling Stone's Beggars Banquet for $25 that's my new "most prized possession."
I go see as many live shows as I can, usually a few a month.
Films: Kubrick, Truffaut, Malick, Aronofsky, Godard, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hitchcock, Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Sidney Lumet, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Stan Brakhage, Edgar Wright, tons more and the movie Oscar with Sylvester Stallone. Seriously that movie cracks me up.
TV: The Knick may be the best filmmaking regardless of screen size. Community, Simpsons, True Detective, Archer, Goldbergs, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Mad Men, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, Man Seeking Woman, The Daily Show - if I don't watch it the day it airs I won't watch it. I'm weird like that.
Books: Film Books, Don DeLillo, Michael Chabon, Kafka, Phillip K. Dick, Jim Thompson, Flannery O'Connor, Borges. A Visit from the Goon Squad & Super Sad True Love Story have been two of my more recent favorites.
Food: Just coming off a year long vegetarian diet that I did in solidarity with my daughter. Gotta say, I really missed fried chicken. A lot.
How to replicate the traits of analog film into digital media with ease in order to manipulate it in unique ways.
Should I buy tickets to that band's show now or wait until it gets closer to the show? Usually I just break down and buy them now.
What was that thing I said to remind myself to do today?
Chances are if I look at somebody's profile the first thing I read is the movies/music/books section. I think you can tell a lot about person by their taste, not good or bad but compatibility.