"We wake up in a cave, all of us. We don’t know how big it is; we don’t know anything about it. We don’t even know it’s a cave. And so people start digging in different directions; some dig left, some dig right. And then they die. They get 12-feet down in their cave tunnel and they die. And then the next generation comes along and maybe they start digging down that same tunnel, maybe they dig further. Or maybe they dig in a different direction; maybe they dig up, maybe they dig down.
Eventually we start tunnelling out this cavern that defines everything about us, not necessarily what we know but what we question. That’s the way I think of narrative storytelling. If all we’re doing is existing in the same space, we’re not adding to the definition of where we are. 
You’ve got to find a wall and start digging, and if that means you find a tunnel you’re not comfortable with that’s great; if that means you find a new direction nobody’s tried before that’s great; if that means you turn down a channel and turn left and start tunnelling that way that’s fine too.”

"We wake up in a cave, all of us. We don’t know how big it is; we don’t know anything about it. We don’t even know it’s a cave. And so people start digging in different directions; some dig left, some dig right. And then they die. They get 12-feet down in their cave tunnel and they die. And then the next generation comes along and maybe they start digging down that same tunnel, maybe they dig further. Or maybe they dig in a different direction; maybe they dig up, maybe they dig down.

Eventually we start tunnelling out this cavern that defines everything about us, not necessarily what we know but what we question. That’s the way I think of narrative storytelling. If all we’re doing is existing in the same space, we’re not adding to the definition of where we are.

You’ve got to find a wall and start digging, and if that means you find a tunnel you’re not comfortable with that’s great; if that means you find a new direction nobody’s tried before that’s great; if that means you turn down a channel and turn left and start tunnelling that way that’s fine too.”

(Source: littlewhitelies.co.uk)

You’re doing it again. You do this all the time.

(Source: keptyn, via atmosphericconditions)

amnesiac618:

New tattoo today, first to have any sort of color!

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speakingparts:


Upstream Color [Shane Carruth 2013]

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Q
Is there any possibility of a Primer blu-ray release?
A

I doubt it - once Shane got control of the Primer rights he’s only made it available for digital download (which is in blu-ray quality.) 

Maybe one day..

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Q
You wouldn't happen to have the VFX demo reel Shane produced while he was trying to make A Topiary, would you?
A

I do not - it was only shown publicly once at a Cinefamily screening of Upstream Color. However, the scene where Kris is at work at the beginning of UC has her editing some of the A Topiary test footage…

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And looking over some of the CGI of the fronds and petals.

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Q
What are some good interviews with Shane talking about the cinematography for Upstream Color?
from:Anonymous
A

Of course!

ND/NF Q&A with Shane Carruth (7:25, 11:28, 16:34)

Slant Magazine - Shane Carruth

Comingsoon.net: Shane Carruth Returns with Upstream Color

Reelreactions: Q&A with Shane Carruth 

And if you’re specifically wondering about technical details, he doesn’t really like to talk about those in interviews after they became the main focus on Primer, but it was shot on a hacked Lumix GH2.