Star date: 9.11.13
A sad day to commemorate, especially when one remembers the helplessness we felt as only a few could actually do something helpful and concrete while the rest of us could only watch.
We, artists, came in after the fact... to provide entertainment. Or solace. Or ruminations. Or fantasy. Or revelations. Or reflections.
When confronted with the horrible reality of a tragedy like 9/11 (and let's not forget that all around the world, other people are suffering or have suffered tragedies worse than our 9/11), the artists might feel impotent to do anything compared to the rescue worker or the soldier or even the politician who can move men and mountains in response.
But our response comes later after the rescue workers or the soldier or the politicians have played their part. And we play our part by doing what we do best... providing escapist entertainment.
Or moments of beautiful solace.
Or profound ruminations.
Or scientific, historical and magical fantasies.
Or earth-shattering revelations.
Or reflections on what tragedy means to a people and why we haven't figured out how to stop them.
While we do what we do to express our personal visions and earn a living, it's also good to remind ourselves that what we do also serves the communitarian needs of people who desire to feel and think and dream and forget and remember.
So lets keep getting better at what we do as filmmakers, and so, without further ado, here are few links and videos to help you do just that:
- How can you pitch a movie or a tv show?
- What is your script really about? (hint, it's not about words)
- How can you help your actor play a part which will in turn help your actor help you finish the film?
- How to be a web series showrunner on YouTube.
- What can you learn from 5 successful movie crowdfunding campaigns that can help your film get made?
- How can you avoid going broke submitting to film festivals?
- How to choose between the different types of mic options?
- What are 6 things to do to avoid rookie videographer mistakes?
- And now that you switched from FCP to Premiere Pro here is a playlist with 10 videos to get you up to speed on editing with Premiere Pro.