Hey… Where you been Moe?

Hey… Where you been Moe?

So after about 9 months writing this blog I had an existential crisis: Who am I to talk about making movies? I’d never made a feature film and I had a film making blog. I was a fraud. Well… maybe.

I was also a new dad. And I have a day job. And I wanted to shoot stuff. It’s a lot to burn the candle at both ends and in the middle, so, as much as I wanted to blog… something had to give.

So what’s new? I like film making because it’s a marathon. It’s not a lifestyle… it’s something that takes a while… but has a finite beginning and end. OK, maybe not beginning… I’m always coming up with script ideas. But writing is one thing; getting people together, paying insurance, buying lunch and doing the paperwork is something else.

I also like blogging. While them single folks are out at the club and bars ‘networking,’ I feel like I should be doing something social and networking-ish. And some people who’ve followed the blog have kept up with me via email and wished it was still going. But most importantly… I’ve bumped my head along the way in making my first feature film… and I want to share that information.

What? Oh yeah, talk about burying the lead, I just finished my first feature film, Donovan Quixote. I’ve learned a lot in this process, and I want to share what I’ve learned. My wife says I’m a born teacher, but I can’t afford to actually be a teacher, emotionally or financially. So I took this journey, bumped my head on the low hanging branches… and I’ll tell you what I’ve learned in this blog. And right now… that’s all I’m promising.

See… I want to make other films, and stay married, and raise my child, and keep my day job / livelihood. So what I can commit to is talking about the process of my projects. Sound simple, right? Maybe. See, I read a lot of blogs and listen to a bunch of podcasts and a lot of people shout things in very authoritative ways… and sometimes they know what they’re talking about. I fell into that trap before… and suffered from imposter syndrome. So I’m going to talk about me and my projects… give my opinion on some things… but that’s about it. And if you want to make films, stay married, be a good parent and keep your day job… you enjoy the ride.

Does that mean I don’t want to be a ‘professional’ filmmaker? Nope. Does that mean I don’t want to quit my day job? Nope. What it means is that I’m realistic. Not every job is ‘soul killing’ and until I make an awful lot from my ‘hobby’ I’m grateful to have an income. with the benefits and the 401k.

But… In short, I’m back. And the ‘new take’ on the blog is more of my experience, and fewer ‘vague’ generalities. About a post a week, and two videos taking you through, ‘the making of’ my first feature film. Thank you for reading.

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