Monthly Archives: August 2011

Same Question. Different Answers.

What is a story? You know after several days of attempting to answer this question, I’m no closer to an answer than when I started. Honestly, at the moment, I don’t have the answer, only a belief that if I … Continue reading

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A Mind of It’s Own

“What is a story?” I have been trying for days now to answer this question – ‘what is a story?’ And as usual I find myself lured down some interesting pathway into the world of widgets and movies in the … Continue reading

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The Movie In My Mind

We talked yesterday about the different delivery systems for our stories: oral, visual, short story, novel play, film, poem, dance, painting, photograph, sculpture, etc. But let’s get back to the genesis of the story, when it is rumbling around inside … Continue reading

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Morning thoughts

I think if we wait for the world do give us what we feel we deserve, the nothingness that we get is what we deserve. I think if we show the world how it should be working in order to … Continue reading

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A Widget By Any Other Name … What is a story?

What is a story? What are these widgets that we are making anyway? And, you know something? We don’t have any exclusive right to widget making. No trademark. No copyright. No patent. Anyone in the world can make one of … Continue reading

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Which Widgets Do You Want to Make?

We’re all storytellers. That’s why we’re in this business. True, there are many people in this business who are not in it because of the stories but because it is a business. There are widgets to be sold and they … Continue reading

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The Genesis of The Travis Technique

The Genesis of the Travis Technique For the past 30 years while I have been studying and directing theater, television and film I have been in constant pursuit of more effective ways of eliciting truly authentic performances from actors. In … Continue reading

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