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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14

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Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
Well, let me surprise you again because I am going to agree with you once more. That ehowton is an asshole for saying you are a bad film maker based on your taste in movies genres. I would never judge a man for that and respect that you are a unique individual with your own style.

I am a man who respects fellow craftsman in the media arts, and I think you are a bad film maker not for who you are but rather for that fact that you are NOT ONE!


BTW I think the third image is your personal best work. ;-)

http://ehowton.livejournal.com/162385.html
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 22:51 (UTC) (Link)
BTW I think the third image is your personal best work. ;-)
A thespian who stays in character till the bitter end, doth show he's ability to stay true to the art.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
True enough.

And on a completely different subject I am off to New York tomorrow, so if I don't get the chance to say it later...

May the force be with you. But please tell Lady "L" I said Merry Christmas.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 23:00 (UTC) (Link)
Drive safe sir, and enjoy time with you family. Forget not that it was Gram-Gram who first taught us that it is better to be good, than to not.

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
I am pleasantly surprised on our agreement here, ergo, I will post my rather brief resume for you.

Firstly, it might behoove us to define the term "filmmaker" and decide whether that applies strictly to celluloid or not.

I did a 7 minute edit for a DVD that didn't make the cut. One of the things that aggravated me the most about the edit was that we were having issues with Premier and halfway through the project I had to break my timeline in the middle; ergo, I have always felt that the final result failed because my tools failed. This isn't a slam against Premier as much as it is a slam against Windows.

Nevertheless, I think I still have the product on my hardrive and would upload it if you wanted to take a look. I will caution you that I did not capture any of the elements myself and ran out of time at the end of the cycle and thus the tail end of the assembly shows.

I also helped shoot a music video on location at The Princess Theater in Decatur, AL. After the location work, there was supposed to be a set built at a community college on their sound-stage for additional filming (digital capture) but alas, the co-director and "manger" of the rapper failed to uphold his end of the deal. I did not get a copy of any of that footage though I know that the director still has it somewhere.

Then of course, there was the infamous Medieval Tragedy trailers that I crewed and later built my own assembly. I still have that footage somewhere too.

But I suppose the short answer your looking for is no, I have not professionally worked in the industry.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
And when I call you a 'filmmaker' of course I mean any of the following:

Budding
Potential
Future
Trainee
Life's Gaol

Because each and every one us has to be vigilant and keep our eye on the prize!
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 23:08 (UTC) (Link)
Well if someone paid you it sounds to me you have worked professionally in the industry. Although from your description I do not believe you have worked at the level the term "film maker" implies, and that has nothing to to with the particular media used for capture (film/digital).

There are so many terms for the myriad of sub servant positions in the film making/ video production world that I dare not even attempt to classify what it is that you have done.

Certainly you aspire to be a "film maker" and you have done some light pre and post production work, limited as that may have been, it sounds like your are flirting with actually having a direction in life. My 2 cents. If you really want to do it, just quit the IT thing. you are single and have no family tie downs (i.e. wife/kids, and that thought makes me shudder. you and kids, yikes), do it now or settle for being a poser. Life is short.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 23:21 (UTC) (Link)
I've considered doing this very thing for years. My problem with doing so, however, is that I have various financial obligations at the moment and no money to relocate with. Furthermore, if I were to go to the so-called "hot spots" I'd have an ice cube's chance in hell of getting in as I know no one in the industry and do not have the money to finance myself on any level.



My recent train of thought has been that IT is the only thing that I have known. Although I am good at what I do, I am by no means the best or most educated in the industry. Furthermore, it took me a long time to realize that like being a magician, I don't really care to program day in and day out. I'd rather just know how the tricks work and use that knowledge to my advantage. I'm leaning more towards system administration at the moment.



So the current train of thought is to move from a low paying job where I have very limited opportunities for expansion to something more productive for both me and my employer. I know that I don't have all of the skills needed to be a Unix admin, but I know enough to teach myself. If there is someone out there who is willing to pay me more then I am worth on paper while putting me under the tutelage of professionals, I can, via the hands on experience, rapidly fill in my gaps of knowledge and will give 500% to be the best Unix admin I can be. In this manner, I can pay off my debts, build a small savings and thus purchase and finance my own projects until I have both the skill and recognition to move into the studio system. And if I never become a filmmaker, so what? I'll never loose my passion for film or how it's made. Furthermore, if being an admin means having all my bills paid as well as four walls and wheels in impeccable condition, I could be content doing that as well. The numbers suggest that I have several years of work to put in before my investment would return as a filmmaker, but that I have what it takes right now to become an admin.



I really should look into joining the service where I would have no choice in the matter, but there are several things I just can't personally let go in order to do so.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-23 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
Run to her.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-24 00:31 (UTC) (Link)
That is a very underwhelming story. Taking risks only gets harder as you get older. You sound like a guy in his 40's!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-12-24 03:50 (UTC) (Link)
Run to her!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 04:34 (UTC) (Link)
Burn in hell.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-12-25 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
Run to her!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
Le bébé parle avec l'accent français.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 06:01 (UTC) (Link)
OMG, your icon is making me chortle terribly! ♥
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