Friday, May 14, 2010
The First Year Report...in 3D!
One year ago today, I started this blog. 45 posts later, I realize that I might have something worth continuing and never imagined the incredible support I would get from readers, as well as terrific bloggers like Craig Simpson, Jason Bellamy, Ed Howard amongst others (please visit all of the blogs listed on the right side of this page) who usually comment here. That there are people out there reading my words and the possibility that they provoke thoughts and ideas satisfies me more than anything else about this blog. As I always say, I never expect anyone to agree with me, as much as I want to encourage everyone to bring ideas and arguments to the table. You can read any of the comments on any given post and be amazed at the lack of trolling and juvenile behavior that plague so many movie sites.
I will also admit that I did get an additional morale boost last month when someone we all read decided to use his status to bring attention to smaller film blogs including mine, for which I am eternally grateful. It always encourages me when someone I respect and, in this case, idolize, reads what I write and does not think I am completely off my rocker. I do hope to further evolve this blog to see what else I can get away with. I have some pieces cooking for the future, as well as some interesting projects elsewhere that may be featured here, one of which I am particularly excited about.
I can tell you that there will definitely be an increase in video pieces like the one I did for the two "Bad Lieutenant" films. I am an editor, so that should not come as a surprise. It is my belief that video essays will play more of a part in the future of film discussion on the internet, so I want to encourage this by contributing some of my own. I also plan to start doing more television posts, as there is much more to be discussed about a show like "Breaking Bad" than anything Hollywood plans to release this summer.
This blog will also discuss any interesting projects I work on as an editor, if the circumstances allow, as I would like to write more about the different crafts in both film and television. The first year of this blog definitely skewed towards more traditional written reviews of newer films, but I do promise there will be more older films to be the subject of written or video pieces, whether I am watching them for the first time or revisiting a classic or less-than-classic. Once again, if Hollywood continues to release what they're putting out now, I plan to largely ignore those movies and talk about something more interesting. That's why I enjoy the freedom of blogging.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone who reads this blog and hope all of you come back for more in year two of this endeavor. I cannot express enough how much I am encouraged by those willing to spend the time reading my words.