How Gesture Gets Under the Radar
That shot was epic Mr Palahniuk. Made my day.
Now I have the trick to rule the world. thanks.
It’s insightful psychology to consider how people intentionally and unintentionally move their bodies when they’re on camera.
I’ve also appreciated your attentiveness to such in writing and speech, and so much so that I can’t help but gaff at how you found a way to tangentially connect the Hero Shot with the Money Shot in your anecdote today.
MTV played that Bengals video ad infinitum in 1986 but I watched it every time just to see that part with Suzannah because it was so cool.
Is it my left or your left?
You should have done the Bull/Kubrick stare (face tilted down, eyes looking up towards the eyebrows) at the camera throughout the interview so that you came off seeming deranged.
Looking forward to seeing you in KC tonight!!
Funny you mention Bret Ellis. I was watching an interview with him where he talked about Robert McKee being bullshit, getting death threats because of American Psycho, how he outlines his work, and at one point he kinda turns away from the mic slightly annoyed and comments on why do you get to be on Joe Rogan but not him. LOL! He would make a wonderful guest.
Also, I thought about something. When you compare something gross with food, like how you did with the hot dog bun on a string smeared with ketchup, does it make it more gross? There's something about comparing nasty things with food that makes it more grounded for some reason. Maybe it relates to the concept you talk about in Consider This, how you gradually bring someone from the known to the unknown? I don't know lol
See you shortly. Im stating the obvious, as always, but all of this body language is great for action/gesture.
I have 2 tickets to the event tonight in KC. I'm heartbroken that I won't be able to attend, but would love to donate them to a member of this group. First person to comment and is able to attend tonight is welcome to them.
I don't know if it's possible to have more of a hero look than David Caruso in CSI: Miami.
That side-eye moment was the only thing I always remembered about that video. I can’t believe I completely forgot about all the people doing the Egyptian hand jive. Oh the 80’s!
My therapist informed me that when you appreciate someone, or find them relationally pleasing to be around, your right eye will drift to theirs. Ever notice that you don't just stare between someone's eyes, the technical-center of the person you're looking at? You can't look at both eyes, simultaneously, either. You have to pick one.
Head down and to the left.
Head up and to the right.
Doesn't sound like Reptile Dysfunction to me.
Thanks for the Bangles reference. I've done a couple of interviews--historian and writer--and the directors had me do the look down, look left move. That move made me look smart and gorgeous on camera.
Apparently when thinking hard, my eyes osculate back and forth. Hence my fear that I might be an android.