- Story structure
- Loading film into old cameras
-Giving music recommendations
Some Favorite Books: Wait Till Next Year (Doris Kearns Goodwin's memoir about growing up a Brooklyn Dodgers fan) and Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville (a collection of Stephen J. Gould essays), At Home: A short history of private life, Preacher (graphic novel series), Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Other Essays.
Music: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Wilco, Le Tigre, Amanda Palmer, St. Vincent, Talking Heads, pre-Bitches Brew Miles Davis, Yeasayer. I collect records and love turning friends on to obscure and out-of-print/never-digitized music (but I'll keep the Captain Beefheart and Ornette Coleman stuff to myself...I promise)