Monday, January 28, 2013

Coffee of the Day

While searching for this coffee of the day I came across this artist profile, Madeleine Matter.

She is also using The One You Feed myth to help inspire her artwork. I think that she captures the duality really well, and also the concept of the wolf inside us all.

Here is one of pieces that struck out most to me. For the rest of her work click here.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Music I Listen To

In an earlier post I discussed the type of music that I listen to in order to get into the zone of writing. Quentin Tarantino has spoke in the past about combing through his album collection to find the music that will define the film that he is working on.

In the case of The One You Feed movie, I have had a clear and distinct style that I want to evoke and much of that comes from the soundtrack to Michael Mann's masterpiece film Heat. In fact the a lot of The One You Feed will come from my enjoyment of watching and listening to films by Michael Mann.

Over the last few days I penned two scenes that will introduce our main female character, Eady, throughout the rest of the film. I choose two pieces of the soundtrack for Heat to listen to repeated while typing those scenes.

Below is that piece of music. And yes, Eady is the name of Amy Brenneman's character in Heat.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Writing Station

In the Mood for Love . . . or Writing

You probably hear people say this all the time, hell you probably say it yourself all as well - "I have to be in the right mood." You hear this a lot especially from people when discussing going to the gym, or in a marriage or long term relationship the "mood" has to be just right for the parties to align. And it seems sometimes like you and your partner are never in the same mood at the same time.

Writing is very similar. It can hard to write something somber while listening to something upbeat, or write something upbeat while listening to something somber. And for me, I can never write scenes with dialogue while also listening to music with lyrics. As music can often change someones mood, I use it to get into the right mode, or mood, for writing certain scenes.

There are several songs and pieces of music that I have been using lately while writing The One You Feed, and I'll be posting them periodically. Here is one by Hanz Zimmer from the film Inception. I used it for my more somber moments.

Any other writers out there? What pieces of music do you use?