Ok, so making a movie is the most amazing example of emergent property I have experienced thus far. I spent the afternoon with my amazing Cinema photographer, Glenn Winters. He is an award winning Director of Photography, not to mention a budding director himself. All in all he is a fantastically talented and accomplished artist.
We sat for almost 3 hours going over idea after idea. His expertise in the field of visual storytelling was absolutely astonishing and his capacity to take the vision I was expressing and turn it into something tangible and practical was so inspiring. This medium is amazing!
My other mentor in this whole process is a man we all lovingly refer to as “Tucky”. Tucky is an epic story teller with amazing depth and authenticity. He has totally taken me under his wing and is whispering all the advice and encouragement I am longing for while I step out of my comfort zone and into the ring of the unfamiliar.
I throw an idea at Tucky or Glenn and like a sea monkey, it germinates! My idea is suddenly 100 times more that where it started! The idea of a team. The idea of compassionate encouragement and kind collaboration. If we could learn to relate to each other like this all the time, again, utopia.