Not getting tangled up
Took a break from script breakdown for an upcoming feature shoot. Came across The International Guild of Knot Tyers forum. Trying out a new knot. Maybe I can use it on butterfly frames.
For me, knot tying is a nice metaphor for cinematographic execution. Like a good knot, a good shot is maximally simple, efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and effective for the it's intended purpose. Layers of complexity build upon basic principles applied in a sensible manner.
When I am able to work like that, I find it frees me to focus my creative energy on the things that matter. The Why rather than the How.