I’ve decide to refocus this blog. Originally, I liked the idea of pop culture commentary but I soon realized that is not my true passion. It is fun for sure, and I don’t plan to completely abandon that idea but I need to realign with what really drives me. I find myself more interested in creating stories than simply musing about content already produced by others. Don’t fear, I won’t be losing that “pop” perspective, as everything I write about is influenced by my family in one way or another, it will just not always be stated as such in my writing.
What the hell does all of that mean?
What will you write?
For those of you who don’t know, I have passion for storytelling and the physical manifestation of that effort in the form of DIY movie making. Anyone with a similar interests that has spent at least ten minutes on the internet knows there are literally thousands of DIY movie making blogs and youtube channels. They can teach you everything from how to make a camera rig for less than $20 to creating professional looking SFX. However, I have noticed that there are nowhere near as many sites devoted to all the other components of DIY movie making, parts that get less notice or fall through the cracks of internet “how to” scene. I’m talking more about writing, acting, directing and artistic vision.
Now I’m sure this leads you the question…
Who the hell you?
I am just your average writer with only a film degree from a local University and limited experience writing on my own. I’m not even going to pretend like I’m some sort of guru or act like I have some inside track on how to break into Hollywood. If I did know, than I would be in Hollywood. It is my hope this site can act as a single resource for those who want to take their creativity to the next level, whether it be to make your next youtube video or to spruce up that screenplay you’ve been working on for the last year.
So now what?
It is my hope with this site will grow and spark discussion about the craft of storytelling. I still have a lot to learn, but maybe we can learn together. My vision for this blog is to be a place where we can pool our resources, expand our knowledge and encourage one another.
Can this blog really serve as a knowledge base to help us independent writers and movie makers to bring our storytelling to the next level?
I’m certainly going to put my effort in that direction. I know this will be a lonely journey at first, but hopefully not for long. I should also make this disclaimer that I any suggestions and/or tips I make may not work for everyone. As an independent writer there is going to be a lot of trial and error trying to find your own way, your unique voice and hell, just trying to get through that first draft.
So let’s begin this journey and see how far we can go with this thing.