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.

2 comments:

Claire MacLeod said...

Hey Hansi

Yeah, I arrived with the exact same fears and left with the same lesson learned! I had an amazing time and did not want to leave. Hopefully, I'll be back at the festival next year - hope to see you there! In the mean time, if you're ever in Scotland - give us a shout!

Claire

Robin (Atlantis Kayaks) said...

Hey Hansi,

Totally enjoyed meeting and learning with you at Banff. I will be there this coming session and hope to see you there. If you are ever on the island....you know where to find me. Cheers.

Robin