Here’s an essay he wrote about the process of combing through Google Street View photos and finding weirdly beautiful and emotionally affecting gems: ”The Nine Eyes of Google Street View.”
“We directors have a very large responsibility. We have it in our hands to lift the film from industry to art, and, therefore, we must go to our work with seriousness, we must want something, we must dare something, and we must not jump over where the fence is lowest. If film as an art is not to come to a standstill, we must work to create a mark of style, a mark of personality in the film. Only from this can we expect renewal.” [ x ]
Carl Theodor Dreyer
February 3, 1889 — March 20, 1968
posting without a source is unfortunately pretty common, but it doesn’t have to be. with a few minutes of hunting, you can make sure the artists you like get credit for their work! :) hope this is helpful.
It’s not hard folks.
-Do not erase the source from posts
-Don’t post anything you don’t know the source of
-Don’t reblog art that does not have a proper source linked to it
-If you must post sourceless art, please be generous and hunt for it’s source.
Reverse Google Image Search is great even though Google doesn’t seem to advertise it much.
Also, some tips for people posting their art:
- On Tumblr, put a URL linking back to you in both the source and the click-through link. They can’t be the exact same link so I recommend pasting your tumblr URL in the source and then pasting the specific post URL in the click-through link (the easiest way to get your post URL is to publish, then find the URL and edit, you can also find out your post number if you save as a draft). If you post it on Flickr or dA, you can use that URL in the click-through link (or the source link, wherever).
- If you cross-post anywhere (deviantART, Facebook, Flickr, wherever) include a link to the tumblr post and request that people reblog that post.
- On the image, have a watermark or signature stamp that clearly states your URL. You have to find the right balance with this, you don’t want it interfering with the work but you also don’t want it so small or faded that people have to hunt for it. Also try to make it so it’s not easily cropped or covered up. Along the bottom edge is probably the most popular place for signatures but it’s also the easiest for people to crop it out or slap their own logo over it. Try vertical along the right or left edge, or put it in the blank-ish spot more towards the center of the image. (for comic pages consider putting it between panels).
This won’t completely stop lack of sourcing but it’s a least a start.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
What do you mean? Before you just asked me.