About the Film
“Notebook” is a short piece conveying the experience I sometimes have with my personal journal or sketchbook. Flipping through the pages, finding one that is almost blank and allowing the ideas to flow is another way of taking the viewer through that evolution of the creative process.
An Interview with Patricia Mcinroy
What has been a real high point point for you in creating this film? What excites you about your submission to the FilmOneFest?
The high point of making this was the opportunity to experiment with technique and work on it intersecting with content. The freedom to play is a huge part of the creative process for me.
A questions about “One Minute” films: As you think about one minute films, what kinds of possibilities are there for this medium? What does it mean to you particularly?
A lot of people have perceived one minute as too short a time to tell a story, but with the advent of much shorter mediums, such as Vine, I think that perception is changing. One minute is enough time to get across a meaningful concept without being redundant. It’s a big like a one-liner.
Talk a little about your influences: If you think about the gifts and skills you bring to film-making, what do you find energizes you most? What inspires you or compels you in your art form, and in what ways are you inspired?
My students often inspire me with the bravery they use in approaching the unknown. I’ve really enjoyed reviewing the early short films of William Wegman recently and his sense of freedom in making work is inspiring.