Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam


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.
Tags: filmmaking

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