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1. Always take the initiative.
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
12. Take your fate into your own hands.
13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
18. Develop your own voice.
19. Day one is the point of no return.
20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
23. Take revenge if need be.
24. Get used to the bear behind you.

Advice for filmmakers (and people in general) from the back cover of Paul Cronin’s collection of conversations with the director Werner Herzog, entitled Werner Herzog – A Guide For The Perplexed.

Previously: Werner Herzog Really hates Chickens


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Of these frankly superb Communist era Czech posters for Hollywood films (the top one, believe it or not, is for Ghostbusters [1984]), Jason Pirodsky of Expats.cz explains:

Some writers attribute the bizarre nature of Czech (and Polish) movie posters from the 1960s through the 1980s to “an artistic alternative to banned U.S. publicity material” (what, the posters were banned, but the movies weren’t?), but the actual story is much more interesting. While artists behind promotional material elsewhere needed to be able to sell their product in the most effective (read: least imaginative) way possible, the communist regime inadvertently created a unique environment for this particular form. Free from most commercial interests, the artists behind these posters were given an incredible amount of free reign over their design – an artistic freedom even the filmmakers behind the movies didn’t enjoy.

MORE: Top 25 Czechoslovak Movie Posters (*for US Films) (Expat.cz)

(All images: Terry Ponozky)

(H/T: Qzak)

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Stop motion animator Micaël Reynaud uses slit-scanning, timelapse and masking to create what he calls “hypnotic very short films”.

This is award-winning, next-level gifcraft right here. The pigeon (above) was a finalist in the Saatchi Gallery Motion Photography competition and more recently, Reynaud won the 2014 Giphoscope International Art GIF contest.

More here.