Hello again

Hey folks, this isn’t going to be much of a post as it is a journal entry. When I first started this website I wanted to use it as that. I don’t really like blogging but I want to be able to look back at my progress as a filmmaker. I think it’s an understatement to say that 2020 has started out…rocky. If you’ve been reading my blog at all you are probably aware I suffer from anxiety. This year has not been kind to people like us. For those of you who are having an even harder time and may be considering committing suicide please, please get help at 1-800-273-8255. You are far better off alive, even now than otherwise.

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Better late than never

So today’s offering is a day late because hey…life happens. Like most budding filmmakers I work a day job to make ends meet and feed my cat. Sometimes day job and film life butt up against each other and yesterday was one such…butting? Anyway, I attended the monthly Film Cafe meeting in Cleveland which began shortly after I punched out of work and my film was showing after the main speakers where I was then given the opportunity to answer a few questions about the film from the 10 people of about 30 that deigned to watch some local films that weren’t theirs.

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Finding My Voice

I am two years into this filmmaking journey and even though I was well aware of the things I didn’t know about making movies, I guess I never realized just how much I didn’t know. Being a first time director and hiring a crew it was very easy (and tempting) to rest on the laurels of the crew to carry you through the production but that’s a surefire way to invite disaster on your set. Thankfully I was able to resist that temptation because I’ve been blessed with very competent crew members so far and have actually learned a lot more working with them than I could have watching tutorial videos or reading a book.

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