I worked on a project at Docs in Progress that culminated in this documentary, using standard camera and audio equipment.
A few years back, I had a notion of going into film production. I was already involved in screenwriting and thought I had the organizational skills to pull it off. I started getting to know camera and sound equipment, but realized after time that all you need to be a filmmaker is an iPhone.
That’s simplifying things a bit, since quality sound is an important component of filmmaking, as are a few other matters, such as choice of lens, postproduction colorization, and editing skills.
When I first heard about the Creative Sprint 30-Day Art Challenge, I figured I’d be no good at it at all. I used to draw when I was younger, but now I’m a writer. I figured anything I created would be really crappy and not worth the effort.
Then, I realized that was the point of the exercise. It’s all about realizing your own creativity—the kind that’s hidden away. The 30-Day Creative Sprint is all about realizing you can be creative in ways you never imagined.
There were many panels on the first day I attended, which was Saturday. Here are a few photos of the speakers.
As a screenwriter, as well as a novelist, I’m extremely interested in visual storytelling. I attended the Future of Film conference two years ago and wrote about that here.