ABOUT

Filmmaking blogs, websites and forums tend to use their bandwidth to discuss equipment and, to a lesser extent, craft. This information is incredibly useful for independent filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers who aren’t connected to the Hollywood network of gear-heads and craftsmen to keep them in the loop.

Since that need is fulfilled, and perhaps even overfilled online, this blog is something different. Here, equipment will not be a primary, or even a secondary focus. Here, the artistry of film will be discussed,  analyzed and—hopefully—illuminated. Craftsmanship and equipment may come up as they relate to embodying artistry, but they certainly will not be the focus.

How am I differentiating between artistry, craftsmanship and equipment?

To me, art is human wisdom distilled into character and (often) narrative that is accessible to the intellect and that entertains the emotions, and artistry is the ability to excel at such an awesome task of conception. Craftsmanship is related to the particularities of the execution—an artist must be a craftsman of sorts, but not all craftsmen are artists. Equipment, of course, consists of the tools that craftsmen and artists use to birth their creations.

You don’t have to agree with my distinctions here; I only lay them out so that you will know to what I am referring when I am discussing filmmaking.

I believe that anyone who wants to be the creative force behind a short film, feature film, television series, or any kind of art should understand artistry and then determine how to bring that vision to embodiment with equipment, craftsmanship and—most importantly—other people. This blog is here to help you do so.

4 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. arollinson 25/11/2014 / 2:24 am

    Thank you Angie, this is a great theme I have to work with and beautiful British Columbia in Western Canada never fails to provide perfect nature photos when I visit! Your blog looks professional and stylish. What theme do you use?

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    • Angie Mc 25/11/2014 / 6:43 pm

      Gladly, Alex! Your photos are truly gorgeous. Half of my family are photography hobbyists. I’m part of the other half, unfortunately 😀

      And thank you! I just started using The Collections Theme this past summer. Since I’m more of a social media and networking enthusiast rather than a writer, I wanted a theme that gave cohesion to posts that have diverse media beyond the written communication. The content I tackle is also broad, so I hoped for organization there too. So far I’m very satisfied with it.

      If I could take photos like yours, I would be ALL over putting those photos front and center!

      I’m off to prepare for Thanksgiving here on Thursday. Have a great rest of the week.

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      • Angie Mc 29/11/2014 / 5:27 am

        Stunning and elegant, Alex. Living in the desert, having been raised in Pennsylvania, I miss such lush natural beauty. And thanks so much for thinking of me. Have a great weekend!

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