Sunday, 7 June 2015

I'm Baaaaaaack!

It’s been a long time guys, but I thought it was time to dust off the old craptop and start cluttering up the internet with my ramblings once more.

I stopped the blog back in October because even though I love writing them, they’re surprisingly time-consuming. If only there was an app for that…

This time they’re going to be shorter offerings than my epic 1500 word missives. I’m going to attempt to get to the point basically. I always feel that in conversation, when someone says, “to cut a long story short…” I could have done with them saying that twenty minutes earlier.

There’s actually a campaign called Five Sentences which encourages people, as the name suggests to 
use five sentences or less when they email. Here’s their website. http://five.sentenc.es/

I HATE long emails. It takes me at least three attempts before I can take in the information they contain. I’d go as far as to say, if you can’t condense what you want to say in to five sentences you should probably be calling the person instead. Oh bloody hell. I’ve just realised, I sent someone a really long email the other day… and I told a really long story early. Shit. Alright, starting from today, I’ll be keeping it brief. Gotta practice what you post, as I saw on Facebook the other day.

Another reason I needed to pause the blog was because earlier in the year I went to film school. It’s something I’d wanted to do for a long time. Like a few people in my class, we felt like we had stories we wanted to tell but didn’t have the skills to do it. The course was two months so we cut right to the chase getting hands on practical experience straight away. No lectures with bearded film nerds in angora cardigans puffing on a pipe while explaining the difference between directors and auteurs. No, we were out shooting within days. In fact, if you visit my Vimeo page you can take a butchers at some of the stuff I produced. Bear in mind, these are all student films (just thought I’d better manage your expectations!).

As well as working on becoming the next Spielberg (obvs), I’m still setting up in Los Angeles, Hollywood, to be precise which, to the British ear, may sound glam but trust me, isn’t. Hollywood Boulevard, in parts, is like the very worst of Leicester Square and the area of Hollywood itself is more like Kings Cross than Knightsbridge but it’s home for now. My long term plan is settle in a quieter part of town and work both at home and abroad (so for those asking me when I’m coming home, the simple answer is – ALL THE TIME). What I’m saying is, to cut a long story short, wherever I am, I’ll be blogging. It’s good to be back, gang. It’s good to be back. 

7 comments:

  1. Welcome back Andi.

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  2. Short and sweet is just fine with me. Thanks!

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  3. I'm with you on that. Hollywood isn't like it is in Hollywood

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  4. Welcome back, you've been missed lady! Congrats on the filmmaking too, brought back memories of my time at film school and your shorts are beautifully shot, the 'Keys Please' one made me laugh too, so important to just 'get filmmaking'. I had a meeting with YouTube the other day and I'm at a funny place where I've really got to get in front of the camera more, I've been doing that a lot more as a pro-blogger and the directing experience helps with that, but creating my own YT videos is a different genre really to the work I've done before. All pretty empowering stuff though. Love that 5 sentence app too, think my comment might have failed on that already though x

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  5. Lovely to have you back, Andi!

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  6. Glad you're back. Shorter blog posts are always welcome as I'm basically too lazy to read long ones lol xxx.

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