Filmmaking 101 is a series of articles I’m writing for Life As A Human. Please check out the full article over there.
Creating something — whether it be art, music, literature, a new company, a product that you want to sell on the interweb to make your million — happens in two distinct phases. In the first you, and your idea, exist in a pocket universe* that is completely separate from our known reality. It’s your baby, your own, your precious, and you must protect it as it cannot possibly survive out in the cold on its own. Perhaps you invite a few trusted allies to visit your pocket universe, and introduce your idea to them, and try not to feel like you’re going to the bathroom naked in the middle of your high school English class (I’m not the only one with that recurring nightmare. Right?) — in other words, totally exposed and absolutely ridiculous. But for the most part it is kept in solitary confinement while you nurse it into being.
My, that’s a gooey metaphor. Did I get any on you? So sorry for the mess.
In my case, this phase was me writing the script….[…read more]
Cover of The Blend, Issue #2, by Matt Brossard