Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2’ and running around in a cape
Joe talks to EW about The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Vo. 2. Here is an excerpt:
“What’s the relationship like within the hitRECord community? I’m surprised there seems to be such a sense of good will between members. You don’t see that often on the internet.
Thank you. A long time ago before hitRECord was this professional production company, it was just this little hobby website that I was putting my videos on. When I very first started to have my brother help me put up a message board so that other people could post onto the site, I was really torn about it because of exactly what you’re talking about. Let’s face it, in a lot of internet culture people are s—ty to each other, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to subject myself to that or have my website be a place for that. But I gave it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. Everybody was really cool to each other.
I can’t believe that!
Maybe it’s because… I find that on movie sets when you have a director who’s cool to the people that are working on the movie, everyone tends to be cool to each other and enjoy the work and there’s a great vibe on set. Recently, I’ve had the fortune to be on great sets and work for great filmmakers, but I have been on sets — I remember when I was a kid — where directors mistreat people and there’s a bad vibe on set. I do think there’s a little bit of that. I like to be really positive. I never really say anything negative on the site because I just don’t think it’s productive. I’ll give constructive criticism sometimes, but mostly I’m just positive because that’s what I think brings out the best work in people. It’s a bright part of my day when I get to come on there and encourage somebody who’s done some good work. It makes people feel great and that makes me feel great and that only makes the art better.”
Read the full interview here.