Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Solid talent at the Banff Adventure Film makers workshop
I wasnt really sure what to expect when I went to the workshop in Banff. Who would I be working with? Would I fit in? Would I learn anything? Was it worth it? Well the last question is certainly easy to answer. Yes, it was worth it. I met a room full of people who were extremely creative, talented, friendly and most importantly accepting of me as a film maker and as a person. Might sound crazy to say but there are only a few types of groups of people I fit into in the world and they are a rare breed and seem to get rarer as I get older. After the first full day of classes I was speaking to Margaret (wife) and I found myself telling her that for the first time in years I felt like I was interacting within a group of people that I related to. I find now that I have some subtle pressure, out of pure respect to this group to go out, work hard and stay active in film making and if anything that is the most valuable thing I have taken away from the experience.