I was telling somebody just the other day there's technically such a hierarchy in this business. You have film that's the ideal then you have TV and things like web series do not claim as much cred but the fact is if the material is solid and I believe and trust in the team that's involved I don't care what format it is.
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said of course not. I said well I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
Digital imaging has untied our hands with regards to technical limitations. We no longer have to be arbiters of technology we get to participate in the interpretation of technology into creative content.
From a technical point of view there seemed to me to be absolutely no reason why - with the existing technology - we couldn't do very high quality audio because whereas the boom in digital graphics is ongoing the boom in digital audio has already happened.
When you see something that is technically sweet you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
I came from Long Island so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience then I had strength and I was in good condition.
A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players' performance: his tactical awareness his physical condition his technical ability and his mental strength.
I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees I always like to remind women that you don't need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.
People and especially theologians should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course science is technical in many respects but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science.
In parallel with the development of my interests in technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love of and respect for the natural world which motivates my scientific thinking to this day.
I found it interesting that as people become more technically oriented all over the world at the same time people are becoming increasingly spiritual. The success of the Da Vinci code - even though it was a great yawn - also showed people's interest in religion.
It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.
What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they're doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago but we lost the relationship when the doctor would look people in the eye and say 'I care about you. We can do this together.'
While I don't often use the word the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice it is a fact. What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship.
I turned 54 this year and I find myself feeling like I'm in a bit of a race to get down on paper the way I really feel about life - or the way it has presented to me. And because it has presented to me very beautifully this is hard. It is technically very hard to show positive manifestations.
Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
Lyrics are the only thing to do with music that haven't been made easier technically.
You used to have to sing and convey emotion and now well technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today but that's why that old music feels so good to me.
When we shoot 24 there are so many things I have to worry about from the script to technical things to my performance that I don't have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season which is like making 12 movies.
The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field is now much more technical. More training is needed to do the job.
I worked as a lawyer as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party.
The problem for me is that I've never actually studied photography so it's quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there's a point where you should actually know the technical side.