Hello there, fellow indie filmmaker! I see you stumbled upon my humble little site. Hopefully you will find small little nuggets of wisdom in it. To be quite frank, I almost decided not go through with this site. It seemed a bit unnecessary seeing how there are so many others like it. Not to mention the amount of effort it takes to maintain, improve, and market a website.
But then I paused and thought about it in a different way. Isn’t that exactly what us filmmakers do? Very few movies these days are original. They are just a different version of tales that have been told before. We give them our personal spin and put them out there for people to decide whether our interpretation is good or not. I suppose I am doing the same with this site. I want to give you all my personal views and advice on all aspects of filmmaking. Hopefully it will come in handy to someone.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way. I will tell you a little about me. I have been bouncing around from job to job since I became an adult. From working in the restaurant industry, to the military, to fitness instruction, to adult education. I have only been involved in film for a little under a year. Now a year may seem like either a lot or a little depending on where you are in your own journey. Personally, I think how long ago you have started doing something is not a true representation of your skill. You could spend three years playing the flute once or twice a month and you will most likely be less skilled than someone who plays every day even if they started a few months ago. But I digress, During that year, I participated in two major indie projects (along with a lot of smaller ones) that taught me enough to be either brave or foolish enough to direct a project of my own. I am currently in the middle of pre-production and will be filming in less than a week. I would love to say I have all my bases covered but the reality is that I have a ton of stuff to do and not enough time in the day to do it! I will post in a few days to let you guys know how it went. I hope to be of service to at least a few of you. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments about any of the topics covered in this blog. Until next time!