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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Confessions of a Happy Filmmaker

I pause the video. The title card reads:


The images that word evokes in the context of the film make me smile. In my mind, the scene plays out perfectly. 'It's going to be so cool!' I tell myself. And for the moment, I'm happy. Content. Thrilled to be working on this project because it's so much fun!

When will you get to see it?

If all goes well, June 1. This video is slated to be a main feature in our 2010 Live Virtual Meetup.

I attempt to film the chaos scene tomorrow morning. I hope it goes well because it is the climax of the movie. It's also complicated and messy... the way you'd expect chaos to be. But that's not great for film making where you want things controlled and precise. Plus, I haven't worked out all the details yet. That's the problem with things in your head: They're perfectly vague... just detailed enough to be awesome but not clear enough to be concrete.

I'm going to talk through the sequence with Brittany tonight. It's very nice being married to a girl you've been shooting films with for over 5 years. I can tell her, "I need you to make me some blunt force trauma wounds," and she says, "Sweet, I'll look up photos on the internet."

I love that girl. Experienced, helpful, willing to work with me.

Wish there was someone like that for your yet-to-be-detailed homeschool plans?

There is!

Chat with a Sonlight Curriculum Advisor to get an experienced, helpful, willing-to-work-with-you person with whom you can solidify your choices. Because--while in certain contexts it can be fun--chaos isn't a very nice place to live. I'd rather you be happy. Content. Thrilled to be homeschooling because it's so much fun!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father



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