Continuing the story of the making of a student film in Indiana in , begun in the previous post:. The Bolex camera that the photography department had — and which Lance Bird and I hogged for the remaining year and more of college — was a sleek little machine, about the size of a thick paperback. It had at least this one had a single fixed-focus lens. That was a drawback, but the most difficult thing about it was that it was spring-driven. You actually wound it up with a lever attached to the side, and then it would run till it ran down — a minute or two, as I remember. This meant that all of our shots were about the same length.
No man can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing. Already, long before our time, it existed. I have great experience of wisdom and learning. And now I have come to recognise that even this is chasing of the wind. And there it was: vanity again! What vanity it all is, and chasing of the wind!
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I am in the final stages of finessing my new film shot in Iraq and Syria. After a ruthless and exhausting 6 years of war in Syria, only the most ideologically strong militias have managed to flourish, absorbing various fragmented rebel factions and uniting them under strict philosophies. The warring creeds could not be any more different. One seeks a decentralized, secular, grassroots version of democracy, while the other seeks a radical interpretation of an Islamic State. Yet, on both sides, soldiers dream of establishing their own version of Utopia, ideologically shaping the world beneath their feet.
Howard Miller in for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. The poster is generally thought to be based on a black-and-white wire service photograph taken of a Michigan factory worker named Geraldine Hoff. The poster was seen very little during World War II. The image made the cover of the Smithsonian magazine in and was fashioned into a US first-class mail stamp in It was incorporated in into campaign materials for several American politicians, and was reworked by an artist in to celebrate the first woman becoming prime minister of Australia. The poster is one of the ten most-requested images at the National Archives and Records Administration.