For several reasons I just went through my tumblr and weeded some things out. See, tumblr has always confused me. I’ve never really known what to put on here. Is it a blog? Am I supposed to spill all my feelings onto this thing? Or am I just supposed to repost stuff that I like. I’m still confused as to what purpose this weird site is supposed to serve. Regardless, I took to tumblr whenever I was feeling particularly angsty because I knew nobody really read it. I went back and thinned that out.
I hope to soon be having a couple more followers if my vlog gains any traction and I wasn’t sure I wanted a ton of super personal stuff on here. At this point I’d like to clear something up.
Since I was young I dreamed of fame and fortune. I mean, who doesn’t dream of that when they’re young? This is still something I want but the reasons have changed. When I was young it was for the material goods and the attention. I’m not saying those desires are gone completely but I have a bigger motivation now.
As a filmmaker and an artist I want to be able to make the films I want to make. Unfortunately this is a business and this can’t be done without money, and lots of it. How do filmmakers get money? Ultimately by getting people watching their films. I figure if I have a bit of a following to begin with then getting eyes on my films will follow, which would lead to possible distribution, merchandise, sponsorship and advertisers…. While that stuff sounds kinda ominous and even a little sketchy it’s all necessary to make the films.
I have big plans. I have ideas that I am passionate about and that I think other people will love but I simply can’t do it without support.
So yes, in ways I’m starting a vlog and making films to become “famous.” But honestly I just want to be able to make my art and hopefully change the world in a way that’s awesome.