Posts Tagged ‘outliers’

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Ancient History

January 23, 2009

Yesterday’s post got me thinking about some old projects.  Most of them sucked.  Some had shining moments of brilliance, but I can’t say I was proud of the over-all product.

According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours (or ten years) of continuous work to become an expert at something.  I didn’t really start making movies until high school, so I’m only just now getting to my 10,000 hours.  Maybe, like the Anonymous Assistant, I shouldn’t feel so bad.

In any case, here’s a scene from something I wrote and directed a couple years ago.  I never finished the film, and this scene is about the only watchable part.  It’s not fantastic, but after a few years of not having seen it, I am surprised at how well it holds up:

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