3 Takeaways from this year’s 168 Film Festival

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Or, why I haven’t posted lately πŸ™‚

I may have said some of this before, either here or elsewhere, however, put simply, I’ve been busy. Or, I haven’t gotten enough computer time, as it’s always a negotiation here, or maybe, it always has been, however, I never realized it before.

As I hope you know by now, Black Friday screened appropriately, on Friday, March 26th, 2010 as part of The 168 Film Festival, which is the culmination of what started out as Untitled 168 Project Team #13 2010 edition. It was a long and winding road, with many forks and spoons, wherein I came away with three things that may effect my future participation.

  • You can’t always fix it in post
  • Working in a “Christian” environment is no different than working anywhere else, and finally
  • The 168 Project is a year round ministry

Well, at least for me. I discovered that one filmmaker that made the top 20 this year raised $31K, or thirty one thousand dollars for the right handed people. I didn’t even have a tenth of that going in, and not to make this a plea for money, however, I do have some expenses that have yet to be met, and by now you know where the donate button is πŸ™‚ In any case, I felt I did quite well in a year that I originally decided not to participate.

I’m not going to make that mistake again. I’m a filmmaker, therefore, I should be making films. I’ve got this nice Flip Mini that I won from the fine folks at Gate6 Inc, simply for tweeting. Most of you know that I tweet constantly, so that should come as no surprise. YouTube will now be my new best friend. I’m not really going to be posting anything spectacular, as those of you that may have already seen Makin’ Coffee or Cats!!! will attest. I’m going to start a new Word Press blog, that will be setup shortly, and I’ll move all 168 related activities over there. This site will return to its original intent, which is to promote Watchmaker, a film about Intelligent Design, and the surrounding controversy.

I will hopefully continue to post with more frequency on the above two subjects, as it seems that everyone thinks that blogging everyday is a good idea. I’m not so sure on that, as I don’t actually have that much to say, most of the time. In addition, I’ll continue to post elsewhere, on a variety of topics that interest me. I’ve even received a small paying gig for one of those. Small meaning, not my usual article rate, and not my usual frequency of writing said articles, meaning not enough to support me, my family or this ministry.

That’s why I need you. Thank you in advance for your support, both financially and spiritually. I hope you’ll enjoy the ride.

I’ll come up with an appropriate catch phrase later. Leave a comment, and let me know that I’m crazy πŸ™‚

Update: This may be a response to this; simply so I don’t have to type all of the above twice πŸ™‚ There will also be a site redesign in my future. And yours. Stay tuned.

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