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Apr. 5th, 2007

Man.

vorrant posted a link to a new movie production that's coming to town.

My first reaction was not to jump all over it.

You've got to understand-- this looks to be a horror movie, with a budget, being shot locally.

And I just can't work up any interest.

A couple of years ago I would have been all over that beastie, chomping at the bit to be a part of it. Something happened in the intervening time to make me less than interested.

I'm still interested in making movies. It's still the thing that I like to do above all else. But there's something that's changed, something in the process that's left me in the cold about doing it "professionally".

I think that maybe it has to do with the fact that I've been a key player in a couple of movies in the recent past, and that my desired direction is to become more involved rather than less, to write and direct and design rather than sitting on the sidelines being a boom operator or a gaffer or a painter.

Or maybe it's that my desire is more in the land of special effects, be they practical or cgi or something else entirely.

Or maybe it's that I have my plate full already, and I'm overwhelmed with enough stuff to make a rhinosceros choke, and I've already made the global decision to put a hold on all of my moviemaking plans until I get done with the crap I've got to do.

Or maybe it's something else that I haven't identified yet.

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avindair
Apr. 6th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
1. We busted ass to make a movie that, for a lot of reasons, couldn't be distributed.

2. We busted ass to make a movie that was not well-received.

3. We busted ass to make a movie that has really not gone anywhere.

4. We busted ass to help make a TV show that, frankly, didn't really help any of us out (well, short of making some friends).

That's a whole lot of negative.

Put it another way: Hunter and Pray for Daylight -- films which you were the DP on, and which looked far better for the your work than they would have had I been the sole camera operator -- don't get many hits on Google Video. Meanwhile, Steve the Vampire just broke under the 100,000 mark in viewed videos on GV.

Maybe it's just that you -- and hell, me, too -- don't feel like opening our veins to pour into another project for a fickle audience?

Regardless, you do have a lot on your plate right now. And yes, there will be more opportunities.

Av
primateperson
Apr. 6th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Sometimes, when a plate is full and you find, at the buffet, a plethora of turkey legs that you weren't expecting, would you normally tend to pile it on?

How hungry are you?

What is your plate made of? (can it handle the extra load?)

Do you have a seat nearby, where you can nibble at your current plateful and watch to see if the turkey legs are appetizing? OR, are the turkey legs in a limited quantity and you HAVE to decide now?

Would you be willing in the midst of the repast to discard the turkey legs without regret or the possibility that you could be blacklisted from further repasts?

Do you really want turkey legs right now?

What side dish are you willing to give up while you are consuming the seemingly heavenly turkey legs?

Just remember, turkeys legs are considered ugly in society. (though delicious) The legs are only going to go to your thighs and ass. Plus there is the possibility that triptiphan could muzzle the other accomplishments you sent yourself out for.

Now, I need a nap.

When I wake up, I'll want another turkey leg. Guess I'll have to choose all over again.

HOLY SHIT, did you try the mashed potatoes?

OOH! Look, I think that's corn(y)!

Somebody pass the GODDAMN rolls over here and where the hell is the cranberry sauce?
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