JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Monday, January 29, 2007

"Fugue Filmmaking" 101

FUGUE [fyoog]

1. Music. a polyphonic composition based upon one, two, or more themes, which are enunciated by several voices or parts in turn, subjected to contrapuntal treatment, and gradually built up into a complex form having somewhat distinct divisions or stages of development and a marked climax at the end.
2. Psychiatry. a period during which a person suffers from loss of memory, often begins a new life, and, upon recovery, remembers nothing of the amnesic phase.
[Origin: 1590–1600; < F < It fuga < L: flight]


1. dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who they are and leaves home to creates a new life; during the fugue there is no memory of the former life; after recovering there is no memory for events during the dissociative state
2. a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
3. a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
Definition: departure
Synonyms: beat*, break*, breakout, escape, escapement, escaping, exfiltration, exit, exodus, fleeing, fugue, getaway, getaway car*, lam, out*, powder*, retreat, retreating, running away, slip*, spring*
Main Entry: forgetfulness
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: unremembering
Synonyms: absent-mindedness, abstraction, amnesia, blackout, blank, block out, blow, brain fade, carelessness, dreaminess, fugue, heedlessness, hypomnesia, inattention, laxness, lethe, limbo, negligence, nirvana, oblivion, obliviousness, paramnesia, repression, short memory, suppression,

I am no longer an INDIE FILMMAKER but a FUGUE FILMMAKER! Most INDIE FILMMAKERS are truly not indie as they have a budget of millions! Would you call that indie????
For me to be a FUGUE FILMMAKER I must be "Absent-Minded" in terms of funding, cause for all intensive purposes, there are no funds. I must forget I have no money to make my films; therefore, I must dissacociate from that concept, and create a new way of filmmaking, FUGUE FILMMAKING!
Fugue Filmmakers are told their films SUCK, but because we are in a constant, FUGUE, forgetful, blackout state, these criticisms never enter our consciousness; thus, we maintain dreamlike flow and stream of thought; and, therefore developing "Impressionistic" work. More to come.....

The "FF!" Onward, soilders! love, jd


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