Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My First Post! or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media

As a creative multi-hyphenate living and working in Hollywood CA for quite some time now, I've been lucky enough to have witnessed the greatest revolution since the advent of talking pictures--mainly, the Digital Revolution.

As I'm usually wearing my actor "hat", I've seen the whole acting biz change over the past couple of decades, from black & while headshots, Dramalogue submissions, mass mailings, VHS demo reels and voice overs on cassettes, to ActorsAccess.com, LA Casting, Cmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

I've been told that blogging and social media is a great way to connect with your audience, and that the future of entertainment is that those of us in "the biz" will be interacting more and more with our "fans".  I find this to be very cool.

I've been doing this Social Media quickstep for a few years now, and sometimes it can get overwhelming.  So my goal with this blog is going to be primarily talking about my filmmaking.  Right now, I'm developing a feature film, and the process has been quite an adventure.  Perhaps some of these stories from the trenches may give you some ideas on your own endeavors.

The tricky part about blogging is keeping the commitment.  Much like the Morning Pages exercise in "The Artist's Way" (which I highly recommend), you have to work it to make it work.   So I hope to be able to provide some useful info in the coming weeks, months, (and hopefully) years.  We shall see.