Thoughts on wearing minimal, barefoot shoes for the first time for a week while trail running
I got some new trail running shoes! They’re barefoot shoes, which means they’re minimal, flexible, have a wide toebox, and zero-drop (flat). I finished reading Born to Run recently and wanted to give something more “natural” a try.
A supercut of every time Michel tosses his cigarette in Breathless.
I watched Godard’s Breathless yesterday, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Something fascinates me about the way Michel lights and tosses his cigarettes in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (À bout de souffle). It’s as if each cigarette tossed out of frame enters another dimension and never stops moving.
The song is “Poursuite” from the Breathless soundtrack by Martial Solal.
An experimental short film about a gnome and their adventure out of their home.
My friend Zach lent me his Sony PD150 for a little bit, so I made a very short film about a gnome who leaves their home to see what’s going on out in the world.
Gnome’s Day Out is an experiment. It was fun to use an older camera that records to a tape deck. I like the image quality. Making this film has me reflecting on how the rapid pace at which technology changes means that so many cameras get left behind with no real use. I think that’s a bit of a shame, as they all have their own visual qualities. While the advancement of technology brings some positives, I wish that there was less of a focus on the specs of any given camera.
The music used in Gnome’s Day Out is “I Allegro con brio” and “II Andante con moto”, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and performed by Lambis Vassiliadis. They are part of the public domain. Listen to them here.
Quoted Studio has been creating animations for old interviews with various writers, directors, actors, musicians and other artists. It’s one of my favorite video series to get lost in. They’re really fantastically made, with pleasant animations and great sound design.