Dear daily chores
August 16, 2007 § 1 Comment
You have a friend in academia and you think he’s shooting crap all day ? Ever wondered what a routine day could look like when all one does is research ? This is what my daily schedule should look like right now:
- start the day with a review of the latest posts, mostly from alt.movies.silent and from the invaluable Bioscope, with an occasional sprinkling of the crowd roars, film of the year, and davidbordwell.net
- write my own. The reason for this is that ideas generated at night-time (the last ten minutes before drifting to sleep are surprisingly prolific, wouldn’t you say?) need to be processed the morning after (sorry for the analogy here).
- afternoons: read latest books received/ view (and analyze: shot by shot, metrics, and so on… cinemetrics-style) films. Late afternoons may see me back at the writing desk.
(and, no, I’m not teaching right now)