Tuesday, September 09, 2008


"There is nothing--absolutely nothing -
half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Ch. 1

Even when I am in a bad mood and smarting from negative feedback, my friend Molly always makes me glad.

Even if we are just lovingly touching every single rainbow/heart item in Claire's teen boutique, imagining brightly colored Halloween costumes, cutting a rug in Payless, marvelling at the consumer potpourri, and gawking at freaks and geeks in the local mall, I always have a good time with my friend Undead Molly.

I hope our next trip to the mall is soon. I need me some underpants. And yes, I am very gay.


Rosenblum said...

Don't let 'em get you down!
I LOVE your stuff.
So much more honest, alive and refreshing than the crap that is made on TV. They shoot because they are paid to, and it shows. Your work comes from personal passion, trust me, that shows also.

New technologies are threatening the 'old boys club' of television. (who else could schlepp that crap around when it weighed 100 pounds).

Keep it up! and keep doing your thing, dutch angle and all


Undead Molly said...

Eva, we have three friends with bachelor's degrees in film studies. One from the University of Chicago (where Roger Ebert teaches film theory), two from UCLA. They are all very intelligent and talented. Do you know what they're doing now? One writes software for PDAs, one is a video game tester, and the last is an outdoor sports instructor.

My point is that technical knowledge and theory are important, but no matter how much of all that you've got it doesn't add up to what you have: passion, drive, and natural talent. Storytellers have been valued and revered in every culture for thousands of years - you are a storyteller.

Would knowing all about Dutch angles make you a better storyteller? I have no idea. But what fun to find out! I think that learning new things about the techniques of your craft can only be a good thing, but just be careful that they don't make you all structured and stiff and ucky like mainstream dumbasses.

You are successful because of your Eva-ness. Something nobody can ever learn from a book or a class.

And stop taking criticism from random online retards so hard! Or I'll start spray painting them on the side of your house.

Q_Monroe said...

i agree with undead molly, whom i can't wait to meet. i wanna go to the mall with you guys!

it's true eva, don't let that criticism get you down. that guy is just jealous. you are so successful. and you do it all by being you. you do it all - shooting, interviewing, editing! dutch angles? who needs them.

i love you!

Jess said...

I totally agree with Rosenblum and Molly. It's about your storytelling and aesthetic. You'll figure out the rest as you go along.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Oh golly, you guys are the best. Foul mood magically evaporated thanks to SuperHuman friends!

I know I have a lot to learn and that is ok with me because I quite enjoy learning. And it is true that I am passionately invested in telling these stories well which is a good thing or all the sleep deprivation needed to edit them would be a waste of my time.

I know I need a thicker skin when it comes to nasty internet comments (because they show no signs of ceasing) - especially when I choose to put my content online for people to see.

And I also know I need to care less about what other people think. And listen less to venomous detractors and more to positive feedback. Why does the negative always resonate so much louder?

Probably because I am an overly-emotional, sensitive, insecure artist, and I am always afraid of failure and sucking. So if someone attacks me, I crumble in defeat.

Stoopid really. Sorry for the babbling. I do appreciate the support. Honest.

PS and on the bright side of things, NOW I know what a Dutch tilt is!

Ali said...

SERIOUSLY? Dutch angles?

I was so peeved to read that dudes comment.

I love your passion that is evident in all the videos and posts you do. I could spend hours watching and reading all the awesome content you've put together.

Ignore the bozos.

PS - Want to join my new band, The Dutch Angles?

~Ali, longtime reader and lover of the dead beat club

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Negative feedback to Eva Deadbeat? How dare they!

Hey, will you be able to make it for the blogger meet up in Manhattan September 26-28?

By the way, you're image is featured a couple of times (along with the "gang") over on my blog with the premier of season three of Junk Thief TV. Hope you don't mind!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

ALi - YES YES YES! Would love to join your band! And so nice to see you again and catch up on your yummy blog!

Gregg! Also, no NYC for me but it sounds LOVELY! Hugs to Jill! Am honored to be included on Junk Thief TV, best show around!!