365: New Year's Blue Moon
I just learned from Margaret's blog that 2010 is the year of the tiger. Specifically, a white tiger. This connects with my recent baffling desire to live dangerously...
I don't think that's really going to mean jumping out of airplanes. What feels "dangerous"--or tigerlike--to me lately is choosing to keep learning moviemaking by myself, despite the well-intentioned advice of several people that I take classes.
I don't want to take classes.
My goal is not to create excellent films. I don't even have a goal. I want to play, and for me that means making stuff up, like I did when I was a kid.
When I was a kid, our Lego kit was just a box of Lego building blocks. I think it may have included a sheet of ideas ("create a castle"), but Lego didn't even make kits with predetermined outcomes like Star Wars Outpost.
That's how I see moviemaking: Here's a camera. Go play with it.