Todd Strauss-Schulson quotes

  • I have literally no idea what it's like to shoot a 2D movie. I'd only shot things that were 7 minutes long with a video camera in my apartment with friends.
    -- Todd Strauss-Schulson

    #Ideas #Long #Cameras

  • I've wanted to make movies for so long. I learned most of what I know from director commentaries and behind the scenes featurettes and criterions.
    -- Todd Strauss-Schulson

    #Long #Directors #Behind The Scenes

  • I'm going to continue to make short films. I love making shorts. I don't have a boss. There's no boss telling me what I can and can't do. I find that it's incredibly creative and challenging to just keep doing that.
    -- Todd Strauss-Schulson

    #Creative #Boss #Challenges

  • I assume that people get in trouble when they do a bait and switch, when they say something to get the job and then they just don't do that thing.
    -- Todd Strauss-Schulson

    #Jobs #People #Bait

  • Having to act like an adult because I was directing a big movie but also feeling like a child because we had reindeer and big cameras and they had fake snow. I just wanted to go play in the snow.
    -- Todd Strauss-Schulson

    #Children #Play #Snow

  • Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.

  • There's a very passionate pro-chewing movement on the Internet called Chewdiasm. They say that we should be chewing 50 to 100 times per mouthful, which is insane. I tried that. It takes like a day and a half to eat a sandwich. But their basic idea is right. If you chew, you'll eat slower and you will get more nutrients.

  • I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little - if you're on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.

  • Writing essays and teaching composition have helped me immensely in writing poetry, because they've forced me to focus on the structure of ideas.

  • Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.

  • The Baptists' basic theology is that if you hold someone under water long enough, he'll come around to your way of thinking. It's a ritual known as 'Bobbing for Baptists.'

  • I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit.

  • This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.

  • Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture.

  • Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera.