The sixth "C"

Today, Santpoort-Noord. Cheating ["The sixth "C"]

“Apply the 80/20 principle.[...] Being deployed into the field is a big challenge to eating a perfect meal. Even in our busy lives when not “deployed” [...] shit happens. Even being home for the holidays is a minefield for Paleo-style fueling. [S]tick to Paleo when you can, striving for 80% of the [time]. Don’t sweat the remaining 20%. With the 80-20 principle, the 20%—MRE’s and Snicker’s bars included—is not going to overturn the Paleo fat-burning metabolic diesel engine you’ve worked hard to create."

Mark Divine on Sealfit blog: Fueling for high performance: modifications on the Paleo diet, published August 29, 2015 on the SealFit website

"Most professionals instinctively know the right way to film the subject -- but seem to be unable to explain just how they did it. […] Many cameraman -- particularly those shooting non-theatrical pictures -- become so involved in the technical aspects of movie making that they tend to forget that the primary purpose of a motion picture is to tell an interesting story! [...] The aims of this book are to make the reader aware of the many factors involved in telling a story with film, and to show how theatrical filming techniques can be successfully applied to non-theatrical pictures. […] It is important […] that the ambitious movie makers first learn the rules before breaking them. […] Experiment; be bold; shoot in an unorthodox fashion! But, first learn the correct way, don't simply do it a "new way" -- which, very likely, was new thirty years ago! -- because of a lack of knowledge of proper filming techniques. Learn to know your audience. Place yourself in the viewer's position. Be truly objective. […] Try […] use it [a new method or idea, or] discard it! […] The serious student should […] consider a sixth "C" -- cheating -- which can not be learned from this or any other book! […] Only experience will teach the cameraman and film editor when and how to cheat. The secret of effective cheating is in knowing how to make changes without the audience being aware of that. The only crime in cheating is in getting caught! […] The beginner may be either afraid to cheat, or he may cheat too much. […] This volume is not intended to be a means to and end -- but a beginning!"

Joseph V. Mascelli in the prologue to 'The Five C's of Cinematography; motion picture filming techniques', first published in 1965 by Silman-James Press, USA