June 28th, 2010 by Glendyn
Wasted far to much time over the weekend at Awkward Family Photos. One of the funniest photo blogs on the internet for sure. A few personal highlights below. So, so awkward.
June 24th, 2010 by Glendyn
Snapped while scouting a few disused hospitals for the show. Strange spaces.
June 23rd, 2010 by Glendyn
This clever illustration by Wendy MacNaughton caught my eye. It seems to sum up my daily thought process perfectly. Particularly when viewed within the context of filmmaking.
June 21st, 2010 by Glendyn
My good friend Ryley is currently in South Africa catching some ‘World Cup’ action. Every few days he’s been sending me some highlights, not of the football, but of some of the amazing photographs he is taking. Ryley is a keen street photographer, and it looks as though he is in his element. You can see more of Ryley’s photographs here.
June 17th, 2010 by Glendyn
For the next six weeks or so I’m directing a block (2 episodes) of a new TV drama which will screen on TEN (Australia) later this year. Offspring is produced by Imogen Banks (Tangle) and John Edwards who amongst many other great TV Shows produced the brilliant Love My Way.
Offspring features a great cast, Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart and one of my favourite young actors Richard Davies to name a few.
I’m a few days into pre-production and so far so good. I’m surrounded by a great team. I have done very little TV drama and it’s a very different machine to commercials, shorts and features. But I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing how I can make it work.
June 9th, 2010 by Glendyn
I think it’s a Wim Wenders book of photographs called Pictures From The Surface Of The Earth where in his introduction he asks the reader to view each photograph as the opening frame of a movie. Not a still image from a film, but the opening frame from the opening scene of a film.
It’s a really interesting exercise to get you thinking about ‘stories’, about the things that may happen after a particular image. Or, as in the photos below, what may have happened before…
Photos by John Luke Smalley
June 8th, 2010 by Glendyn
Speaking of Easy Riders… I’ll never ever be as cool as Hopper and Fonda but here are a couple of shots of me on my new ride, the 09 Triumph Thruxton! Photos from a quick and wet Sunday afternoon ride in the country, shot very much in situ by my friend Mike. Good times.
June 1st, 2010 by Glendyn
Those that know me a little will know I’m totally OCD when it comes to anything related to NIN and Trent Reznor.
Trent has pretty much given away his last few releases. His approach it seems to getting around the whole music piracy thing is to either give the music away, or sell it for very little via his own website. It’s very clever. The thinking being, that the music is not a commodity but rather a creative asset, and part of much bigger and deeper, b(r)and / consumer relationship. Of course there will be a hard copy of the album for sale in a few weeks. I’ll be waiting and paying happily for the vinyl! And if you followed the link to the free download, you’d see a bunch of other things you can ‘buy’ that can’t be downloaded and digitally copied. See how this free thing works?!
Once again Trent and team have provided beautiful artwork. I’m so fascinated by the illustrations that adorn the album artwork and website. Such a beautiful colour palette, design and tone. Oh and the music is everything you would expect. There is a little bit of the last 6 NIN albums mixed with the smokey whispered vocals of Mariqueen Maandig. Do yourself a favour.