It's apparent that I hardly ever update this website. With all these platforms vying for your attention in exchange for tools, the old web 1.0 website is a lonely place. My last post was in Oct. 🙄
However, I think it's time to share some information.
A) CANYON, a project under MIRS Is coming in several mediums. Very, very soon. We locked a date, but I won't say.
B) Feature film MAN is in the final stages of Post Prod
C) Feature film THREE WORLDS is shortly behind but rushing to completions.
Several other projects are in various stages of development with one going up soon.
For CANYON, we teamed up with the incredible Ali Sabet who is painting five original works of art as part of the CANYON package. The original paintings, plus a very limited number of prints are available to own.
Pricing/availability is coming shortly.
With that, I'll leave you the first two trailers for this special collaboration.
I got this great tip from Derek Sivers about adding a WHAT AM I DOING NOW page. This saves time, gets to the point and offers a fast overview for those times when you drop out of the regular social web world and are knee deep in a building phase. That is where I've been for several months now.
Please peruse, and do your own.
This is a piece I directed for the NIMA COLLECTIVE earlier in the year. We have been experimenting with projectors quite a bit.
It's been a busy time, but also, one in which a certain amount of recalibration and silence was needed. I am back on this space, and intend to update more frequently.
Hope you're having the time of your life.
Produced by Nima Rezai, ANIMALS, Merge Productions
Directed by Amir Motlagh
DP: John Honore
First AC: Alex Lim
Key Grip: Marty Anthony
Steadycam Op: Tim Dolan
Art Direction: Ali Sabet
Written by Charles Borg & Amir Motlagh
Voice: Amen-Ra Palacio
Sound Design: Ojan Missaghi, Mike Moeding @ STEMSPOST
Score: Randin Graves
Color: Kelly Reese @ DELUXE
Grooming: Mikal Sky
Why have I not been updating consistently? I guess you will see soon enough friends. Ok, not to be cryptic, but yes, projects have been consuming of late. My development house ANIMALS has had a couple commercial projects due, and I helmed one of them.
And between that, and the film I currently have in post, its a nice balancing act that I enjoy, but I have to subtract somewhere.
This is the subtraction, but only for a brief time.
Also, THINGS WITH AMIR MOTLAGH is going to continue, regardless of how you feel about it.
Hello friends, and an apology for my radio silence. In a bit of progressive irony, this very episode is the reason for my quiet, in that, what has kept me away from updating, has been the thing which takes precedent in my very own MATRIX.
So, without further ado, and since this video is above the text which means you might have pressed play before reading, and thus echoing the same sentiments, I proudly bring you episode #8 of THINGS W/ ME!!!
I mostly talk about one thing (Wait But Why blog) but make reference to another thing. Here below, are these things.
"Procrastination Matrix" on WAIT BUT WHY:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
Finally figured out what I'm going to do with this particular series of videos by calling it, "Things w/ Amir Motlagh", an apt titled explaining the content embedded in this fuzzy, broken codec.
So, I'm set on keeping this template & execution so that I can actually deliver the goods. I'll simply, recommend stuff that I use ("use" is a broad category of noun) and give a quick update of various things happening from last video, to the latest.
Yes, it's not groundbreaking, but NOT everything has to be, correct?
With that said, hope you enjoy, and please subscribe if you haven't!
Things discussed in this episode for you to peruse:
Hollywood Shot Designer:
As I sit here with responsibilities mounting, time slipping, and enthusiasm temporarily dipping, the last thing I should be technically doing is writing in this white space ahead of me. But, I've committed. A few lines is all we ever need.
I've run across this quote often, but tonight, I felt the need to really spend time with it. It's such a simple idea, but incredibly profound. That's what makes it such an effective message. Who owns the future, as Jaron Lanier asks critically? I do.
Before I get to the item at hand, I will admit that this beard is in desperate need of attention. Apologies.
Now for the things discussed in this episode or you to peruse:
1) First things first: Add me on snapchat @ amirmotlagh
2) My article on DIY Film in the Digital Age, a part of the Mastering Film Series published by Focal Press can be found here:
3) My favorite book purchase this week is Cool Tools by Kevin Kelly. I absolutely love having this thing on the coffee table:
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