How Jerry Seinfeld Taught Me How to Find the Moment

Something I enjoy doing is going through old stuff at a thrift store and discovering something I would’ve never thought to have bought anywhere else. I found Jerry Seinfeld book called SeinLanguage. Of course I already heard all his jokes from the 90’s from his show but I knew it would be a fun read.

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It was when I read this passage did the light bulb click for me on how to find the moment for filming and photography.

“The movies will always be one of my top all-time out activities. But to be honest, the peak moment for me is always being on the way to the movies. I love being on the way to the movies.
We’re in the car, trying to get there in time. Maybe you’ll have good seats. Maybe it’ll be a good movie. Maybe everything will be good. You don’t know, and when you’re on the way it’s still possible. I love that I’m definitely doing something and I haven’t done it yet. That’s a pure life moment. After you get a job and before you have to do it. Nothing beats that. It’s the spaces between life that I like the most.”

He painted perfectly where the true story is. I took his words to heart as I film this weekend for our Man Day. I knew what I was looking for as I filmed. I found these moments as they where about to happened. Usually the frustrating part when filming live events is trying to make my shots happen. Instead I saw something might happen, press recorded, and captured it. I started to see things that where happening that would allowed the viewer to feel and remember.
Who knew Jerry Seinfeld would help me be a better filmer and photographer.

Author: Moniemuse

Video Editor & Media Department Director

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