In anticipation of my annual Christmas card, I’ve been tinkering around with songwriting recently. I’ll be honest, it’s miserable and I hate it. The difficultly lies in embracing that fact that I’m not very good at it. As with anything else, you have to allow yourself to be bad at something before you can beContinue reading “the doorway”
It’s been a busy couple of weeks. A few highlights:
I was talking to a fellow filmmaker recently who gave me a brilliant metaphor. For years I’ve said that any time I learn a new skill, it becomes another tool in my toolbox. An apt metaphor perhaps, but this filmmaker spoke about the skills she’d developed as ingredients in a recipe. “Imagine making chocolate chipContinue reading “a recipe for chocolate chip cookies”
My dad recently loaned me his copy of The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham, Ron Shelton’s firsthand account of writing and directing one of the greatest sports films ever made. In a beautiful moment of synchronicity, I was listening to the Team Deakins podcast recently, a series of conversations between legendary cinematographerContinue reading “take care of the work”
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joshua chamberlain is a writer and artist based in los angeles.
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