So Now I Want To Be A Film Maker.

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I went to Toronto to see my friends play their monthly show at The Cameron House in February and I was blown away.

I loved it so much that I went back on Saturday for the March show and took a bunch of video and audio to try and piece together a story. Not just a blog post story, though. Something bigger than that.

I don’t know anything about video editing or about filming, for that matter, but I do know about the feel of something, and I’ve got to say that the feeling is good. It is something that I find fascinating, but daunting.

I’m going to really try this though. For myself, because I feel that it needs to be told/shown, but also because it just felt like I had to. You know that feeling when an unknown force (the universe, God, Jay Sharp) is telling you to do something, and you just know they are right?

He's dreamy.

He’s dreamy.

Well that’s what happened here.

I did have a few pints of Mill St. Organic though, so that could be where the voices came from, but either way, I’m doing this thing! I don’t know what it is yet, but I know that at the very least, I’ll pull a pretty cool blog post out with it, so it shan’t go to waste.

I love saying “shan’t” almost as much as I like writing it.

I also shan’t be blogging a lot while I work on this. Well, unless something fantastic comes up. I will still be writing for Aiming Low, just like I did today, but only until they fire my white, pockmarked ass for lack of talent.

Click here to see what I wrote about my first day of kindergarten, and tell your auntie to read it too, just to beef up the numbers so I can stay in the lifestyle to which I’ve become accustomed.

It involves mild cursing, mopeds, and urine.

If you have anything for Therapy Thursday, send it in via the usual routes. Other than that, I probably won’t have much going on until next week.

I could see it was a rough cut Tuesday, slow motion weekdays stare me down,

Birdman

P.S. Does anyone know of a good, open source video editing program along the lines of Adobe Premiere? I think that this is more than Windows Movie Maker can handle, but I don’t have the $800 for Premiere.

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9 thoughts on “So Now I Want To Be A Film Maker.

  1. I’m glad you heard my ethereal instructions for you, my child. Now go forth and spread the seed of your video visions of you spreading your seed across your lower belly. May I suggest “My Sharona” as the soundtrack to videos of your pelvic poundings?

  2. This was kind of a bait-&-switch. I expected to see some attempt at film making . . . something that doesn’t require me to read. Seemed like there was some good potential here what with mention of mopeds and cursing (less so with the urinating), but I didn’t see a video at that link either . . . and don’t expect me to really know what is going on here as I didn’t actually “read” it . . . I just skimmed enough to get the feeling that there should have been a video with mopeds and fire and a free breakfast. I don’t skim very well either, so my mind probably took some liberties with what might actually be written here, but I’m pretty sure that you owe me a free breakfast with lots of Canadian bacon…at least that is what my mind heard you say as I clicked around for the missing film.

    • You’ll have to get that breakfast there. We don’t eat Canadian bacon here, we just have the good stuff. I’ll see if I can’t get you a buy one, get one free coupon for a McMuffin or something.

  3. shan’t – love this.
    I say shan’tin’ all the time.
    I shan’tin’ do that. He shan’tin’ of said that.
    It’s right up there with shav’ed.

    Here’s a link to my video editing buddies when I used to sell and use these products. I still get wholesale – so message me if you find something you like.
    http://www.broadfield.com/
    I’ll check around for some free software.

    Film making is a beautiful art and with the way you visualize your words, film should be natural for you.

    • Sometimes I want to hug you, but then I think about the awkwardness when I go for a kiss, and you realise that Jay Sharp is on my mind. That wouldn’t be good for anyone.

      How much is wholesale on Adobe Premiere? Nevermind, I’ll FB you.

  4. You aren’t the only one who’s been bitten by the film bug. We’re actually working with a professional filmmaker to turn Slim into a feature length Indie film. But we’re not telling anyone about it yet until we have some shots we can put up on the blog. So keep this between us and your readers for now, if you please.

    It’s definitely a fun and rewarding experience. It’s not easy, there’s a lot of screwups, and sometimes you work so long and so hard on something that seemed ‘awesome’ only to watch it and find out it’s ‘complete horseshit,’ but in the end it’s all worth it.

    Also, there are plenty of places you could get Adobe for free, but it’d have to be a pirate’s life for ye. Arrrr. If you catch me.

    • Yarrr, matey. I be always getting fake copies, or they’re in Spanish. I be still looking tho.
      Congrats on the Slim film. We promise not to tell anyone about it. I’m very excited about that. Sign me up for a copy when you get it finished. I can pay you in full, as long as you don’t sell it on Amazon.

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