Torben

Documentary Filmmaker & Producer :: Storyteller :: Thai Speaker :: Hip-hop Experimentalist

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Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius, not to mention essential internet-age literacy. She explains:

Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, and make some adjustments to your work based on their thoughtful comments.
Lovers: These people are invested in you and are also giving you negative but rational feedback because they want you to improve. Listen to them, too.
Frenemies: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t actually interested in a productive conversation that will result in you becoming better at what you do. They just wanna undermine you. Dishonorable mention goes to The Hater Within, aka the irrational voice inside you that says you suck, which usually falls into this quadrant. Tell all of these fools to sit down and shut up.
Haters: This is your garden-variety, often anonymous troll who wants to tear down everything about you for no rational reason. Folks in this quadrant are easy to write off because they’re counterproductive and you don’t even know them. Ignore! Engaging won’t make you any better at what you do. And then rest easy, because having haters is proof your work is finding a wide audience and is sparking conversation. Own it.
The general rule of thumb? When you receive negative feedback that falls into one of the top two quadrants—from experts or people who care about you who are engaging with and rationally critiquing your work—you should probably take their comments to heart. When you receive negative feedback that falls into the bottom two quadrants, you should just let it roll off your back and just keep doin’ you.

Complement with Benjamin Franklin’s trick for neutralizing critics, Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness, and Anne Lamott’s definitive manifesto for handling haters.

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Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius, not to mention essential internet-age literacy. She explains:

Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, and make some adjustments to your work based on their thoughtful comments.

Lovers: These people are invested in you and are also giving you negative but rational feedback because they want you to improve. Listen to them, too.

Frenemies: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t actually interested in a productive conversation that will result in you becoming better at what you do. They just wanna undermine you. Dishonorable mention goes to The Hater Within, aka the irrational voice inside you that says you suck, which usually falls into this quadrant. Tell all of these fools to sit down and shut up.

Haters: This is your garden-variety, often anonymous troll who wants to tear down everything about you for no rational reason. Folks in this quadrant are easy to write off because they’re counterproductive and you don’t even know them. Ignore! Engaging won’t make you any better at what you do. And then rest easy, because having haters is proof your work is finding a wide audience and is sparking conversation. Own it.

The general rule of thumb? When you receive negative feedback that falls into one of the top two quadrants—from experts or people who care about you who are engaging with and rationally critiquing your work—you should probably take their comments to heart. When you receive negative feedback that falls into the bottom two quadrants, you should just let it roll off your back and just keep doin’ you.

Complement with Benjamin Franklin’s trick for neutralizing critics, Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness, and Anne Lamott’s definitive manifesto for handling haters.

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust (via alcools)

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"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed." 
Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick (July 26th, 1928 - March 7, 1999)

"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed." 

Happy Birthday Stanley Kubrick (July 26th, 1928 - March 7, 1999)

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cinematographiliac:

Endless list of beautiful cinematography

Days of Heaven (1978)

Director of Photography: Nestor Almendros

Certified Fresh at 94%

Just so dang beautiful. 

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lecataste:

There is no victory, only flags and fallen men.
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There is no victory, only flags and fallen men.

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stevemccurrystudios:

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.  

- Japanese Proverb

We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
- Rudyard Kipling

Exhibition at Leica Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Opening August 8, 2014

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Teaser for “The Sixth Man” Short Documentary from OHO Media on Vimeo.

A teaser for an upcoming short documentary profiling “Stickz,” a homeless man in Salt Lake City who aspires to rise out of his current circumstances by becoming a professional drummer.

Music by KidKearn.

What a wonderful week! Thanks to Upworthy, People Magazine, and becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick, the short documentary I directed is only 100,000 views away from one million. Can you share it and help us spread Eri’s story of courage and compassion?

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Eri Hayward was born and raised in Utah County, comes from a conservative Mormon background, was raised in the LDS Church and even went to Mormon private school – but something wasn’t adding up. Eri was born a boy and it was a slow, painful journey for her to recognize she is transgender. Our friends at OHO Media met with Eri and her close-knit, supportive family this summer, just before she flew to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery.

"When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it." (Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood)

Stories We Tell (2012), Sarah Polley

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Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels’
hierarchies?
— T.S.Eliot (via journalofanobody)

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I therefore claim to show not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.
— Structural anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss via Batey, Mark. Brand Meaning.  (via theweightofanidea)

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