this didn’t make it into a piece i worked on, but wanted to post it here because i still really like it:
You climb to the top of the mountain you’ve been climbing forever, only to find that not only are there other mountains, but that some are higher than the one you’ve just conquered. Maybe the ending of Bioshock Infinite was some reflexive reference to this, Levine’s own personal visualization of the infinite permutations of his current development trajectory: In that space all possible variations of Bioshock can and do exist, and faced with this existential worry, Levine seeks alternatives, seeks solutions in fundamental building blocks that may alleviate his own worry that what he’s been making is more or less the same game.
“There is no law that dictates that just because an artist does a good thing once that they can make a career out of it. Think of all the bands with one good album and a career full of shitty ones that only exists because the culture industry suggests that if you can do one artistic thing successfully once, you can keep doing it.”
And the award for best cinematography in a Kickstarter video goes to: Bibliotheca
Seriously though. The project itself is a great idea and I think his execution is completely on point, but goodhonest should win an award. I was just recently at Kickstarter’s film festival in Brooklyn, and of all the films they showed, less than five actually looked good. This is just a pitch video and these guys knock it out of the park. Bravo.