So, nothing new with the film (well we did record music the other night, but that's it). However, I've been thinking a lot about this blog and what direction I'd like to start taking with it. As you may or may not remember (more so the latter with many of you) I used to run this stupid blog called The Demise of Film. I had a good time with it but then felt pressured to churn out too many articles. I even said James Cameron was the director of The Thing (yeah, wasn't getting much sleep then). However, no one read it so the fact that my domain was about to die and move on with something else.
Recently though, I've been bitching about movies again. A lot of people question if I really love movies as much as I say I do or if I just like to hate on them. No, I really love movies as much as I say I do. I seriously think I have an unhealthy obsession with movies. I'd rather watch movies all day than have a girlfriend. I just don't like a lot of things current cinema is doing. I also am a firm believer in putting up or shutting up. My film was shot for $3,500 and I feel it's better than a lot of films shot for a lot more money. No, this isn't some conceited talk about how great my movie is, and if you knew me and knew what I was going through with this film, you'd know that I hate the movie now. Though I think it still says a lot.
I guess the point of this article is to mention that I'm heavily considering bringing back The Demise of Film. It'll be right on here and won't be anything spectacular but it'll be nice to get a lot of my thoughts out of my head again and onto the internet for unhealthily obsessed weirdos to enjoy or despise. If I go through with this, it'd be a once every two weeks thing for the time being (I'm too busy to do anymore than that) and I'll just talk about current film fads that annoy me (how every film looks the same) and ones that I really like.
Like I said, I really need to consider if I want to do this to myself again. Who knows though, I may decide to go do this again and it'll be really fun but I'm not sure for the time being. Give me some time and you'll know whatever I decide.
My film is having its cast and crew premiere on April 6th. I've finished color correcting everything. I'm preparing a final cut as we speak. I'm going to listen to some music tomorrow; not at a concert or anything, just going to listen to the guys doing my music do their thing live.
Sorry, I feel like a robot typing all of that. More and more people have been coming on this blog thing wanting to know more about my films but seem to only learn about me. At least that's how I feel. I mainly started this dumb little blog as a way to go "Yes, I'm making a movie, take that all the people who never believed in me!" However, things in my life never go as planned. I honestly didn't know what I was getting myself into when I made Invisible Diary I just wanted to make movies, since it's the only thing I've ever wanted to do. Not only did I start this blog to brag, but I also started it to teach other young filmmakers, since we're all in this together. There was nothing I wanted more during my times of doubt and solitude than to read what other directors went through when they were first starting out. Yeah, Tarantino got in a fight and Kurosawa had his film torn apart by censors and Rodriguez had to get a bunch of kids to play bodyguards but I wanted to know that I wasn't the only one going through what I was feeling. Now I understand why. The stupid little things that happen on the film don't tend to matter once the film's done. I have a hard time watching Invisible Diary for many reasons but I had forgotten a lot of things that happened that I chronicled here and that wasn't even a year ago. Invisible Diary is a painful film for me to watch because I didn't get to experiment with angles and stuff as much as I wanted to, I didn't get a sequence that I really wanted to shoot (read the script to know which one), I'm not happy with the music I made. However, I still try to sell the film to people because it is my child. I'm hoping Through the Devil's Eyes is enjoyed by people even after watching it numerous times I begin to dislike it. That was the main goal of this and I feel that my goal has changed. I find myself updating real quick as opposed to going into full explanations because I feel that's the only thing that matters with this blog anymore. Well, anyway enough with my endless talking. I updated the site...kinda. I tried setting up a wordpress but they wanted to charge me to use my domain so decided to just stick with this and just make it nicer looking. Okay, well I just wanted to give a quick update and talk a bit about my thoughts on this blog.
Thanks for the support.
I've got a few things going on.
1. Color correcting the film and working on folly.
2. Making sure the film looks top notch after...well everything.
3. Looking into getting a kick ass site up and running. However, things one and two are making this difficult.
4. Looking into film festivals to send my completed film to.
5. Getting a small theater ready for my cast and crew premiere.
6. Working with my music guy for some awesome giallo tunes.
7. Working on getting a poster ready for the film.
8. Same job I was working before.
9. Trying to be a good dad and a good director.
10. Working on some writing again.
Yeah, so all of this stuff is going on in my life and...well do I really need to go into further details? It's pretty hectic but I'm managing.
About the festivals. Yes, I decided to go with my original plan and send my completed film off to festivals before I try to get a distributor. I figure Winner of INSERT FESTIVAL NAME AND AWARD HERE would be more interesting on a DVD.
I've been looking into getting a better looking website because this one looks like crap. Hell, I've been so busy with the movie and everything else that I haven't even bothered to change the layout to make it look a little fancier. I'm totally serious about that. Just been really busy with everything but I don't feel overwhelmed. I am still madly in love with film and still really like the film that I shot so things are going pretty well.
Even though I enjoy this movie I still find it hard to watch Invisible Diary. I'm not sure if it's because it's so short (and I watched it 50 billion times) or just because I didn't do anything with the camera or what. I just find the film extremely difficult to watch.
Things are slowly coming together but they're at least coming together.
I'm not going to let anyone know any of the festivals I'm entering unless I get in so don't expect anything like that for a while.
Well, it's getting late, so LATER!