The burning question asked by @greatdiscontent at Brooklyn Beta last year. Yes, it was a tough question…
Two Minutes with TGD is a series of brief interviews that expands on themes already explored by The Great Discontent: creativity, risk, and what connects us. The series is a TGD special project, introducing video content in addition to our regularly published written interviews.
Over the course of October 10–12, 2012, we set up a small filming station to record brief, two-minute interviews with conference attendees at Brooklyn Beta. The conference, held at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, New York, had several hundred people from a variety of disciplines in attendance. At the conclusion of the 3-day event, we had interviewed 138 people and recorded over 6 hours of footage! Each person was asked the same three questions, and this best-of video highlights responses to our initial question: Are you creatively satisfied? The remaining two questions delve even deeper, resulting in vulnerable and profound moments that will inspire, challenge, and move viewers to reflect on their own work and lives.
This is the first film in a three-part series. Over the coming months, the remaining two films will be edited and scored in preparation for a very special screening of Two Minutes with TGD, which will be followed by a public release.
More info: http://thegreatdiscontent.com/two-minutes-with-tgd / http://twominuteswithtgd.com
produced by THE GREAT DISCONTENT / CRUSH & LOVELY
director RYAN ESSMAKER
director of photography BRENT CHRISTY
editor / colorist RYAN ESSMAKER
lights / sound BRENT CHRISTY
composer OLGA BELL
sound mixing / mastering DANIEL KARR
interviewers TINA ESSMAKER, NATHAN HELEINE
concept RYAN ESSMAKER, TINA ESSMAKER, NATHAN HELEINE, BRENT CHRISTY