You turn on your iPod.
You choose: Shuffle songs.
You press play.
You have 492 songs on your iPod.
And the first song that starts playing is this one.
I love my iPod.
How can it not become a great day.
Here is your weekly Cookie update:
- I am currently reading Making a Winning short, and am close to finishing this book. It’s a very useful book with a lot of what-to-do and what-not-to-do when making your short. I have learned a lot from it. Treat your crew well, feed them properly, and plan like a maniac before the actuall shoot. Good, I can do that.
- I have made my shooting schedule.
- I have made my location wish list, but have not found all locations yet. Not a major problem as the moment, but that work still has to be done.
- I have acquired another crew member, a good friend , and a much needed mental assistant who will try to stop me from banging my head on the table when things seem to get out of control. That probably will be a full time job, and she can start at this very moment …
Well it’s not that bad but it makes my head soft.
I got contacted by an actor/producer in the weekend who was interested in reading my script. He came back with some serious comments, as did my mental assistant. The problem is – I have been looking at my script for about a year now, and I have developed a certain blindness for its flaws. This is completely normal by the way.
Those comments need to be processed, which means that I have started another rewrite. I don’t think it is going to be that long a process, but it has to be done as I want the script to be top of the ehrm, Bill, so to speak. This might be the only film I ever make, and I want it to be the best possible film I can produce.
And even though it feels like oh fuck wank bugger shitting arse head and hole all over again – I am not giving up.
Actually, I am going to approach some more people for a script read and hear what they have to say.
Important things have to be decided, one of them being: are they going to kiss in the end or not? Very important question.
Right, I am going back to my iPod, to see if it can shuffle some more really great tracks into my ear. I deperately need it.
Cause you got my heart in a headlock
You stop the blood and make my head soft
PS this is moment where your encouragement comments enter the scene, and where you go vote for Bill’s book, if you haven’t done so already. …