According to this study, the Experience of Awe makes you feel as if time is expansive and plentiful – a playground.
“…those who were primed to feel awe—those volunteers also saw time as much more expansive, less constricted. They felt free of time’s pressure.”
Our design in creating Revelation is to leave you feeling comfortably awed, your pockets filled with all the time you need.
It’s not from the known, but the unknown, that creativity and inventiveness are born.
Turn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then steadily think, speak, and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear. Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph. And as if by magic, as you raise your pen to write, you’ll find the words have already been summoned, flooded in light that was there all along, in a world that has just as anxiously anticipated your arrival.
As part of the process, I started pinning images that inspire and create emotion.
Follow along, here: Revelation Film Project – Pinterest
Why pinning? For us, it’s a fantastic way for the actresses to inspire each other and build vision boards to share with our DP and Costumer. With a project like this that’s in the process of being created, images often help get our point of view across.
Sheri Candler also just posted on the use of Pinterest for filmmakers, which is a great read (and great visuals!)
Instead of dozens of email attachments back and forth, the actresses compiled their own look-books using Pinterest, and you can follow along here:
What a great tool for compiling inspiration!
Push extremes. You may not use them or stay there, but they will inform your other work. Take a risk within a “safe” structure – an experiment under controlled circumstances – that is the rehearsal process.
Keep a notebook of themes and images. Write down what comes to mind. What inspires you about them? Dark, light, glamour, simplicity, danger, peace – where does your compass point? Honor that.