Blogging's A Quichy Thing
Because you never know who's reading, who's passing on the information, who's taking offense to what, I've decided to keep the blogs semi-vague when it comes to names and projects. Yet I have to be specific enough in an attempt to be interesting... When it comes to things of a personal nature, once again, at times I chose to be vague, for self-preservation... What's fine to share with a close friend over coffee, isn't always appropriate to post for the entire world to see. But you can't write without putting yourself in the words... Or taking the words out of yourself... There's also matters of business that need to be kept to the vest, but yet, I want to share the experiences with you all, because I find them somewhat interesting...
Unfortunately this particular blog today turns out to be a seemingly mess of all these things... With not one particular issue or event standing out from any other...
Personally: Feelings and thoughts of events and non-events continue to plague me. Wrestling with an over active mind, with too much time on my hands. I'd love to run on and on about the liquid crap that I get hung up on... But, no. I won't dare. In an effort to take my mind of me and non-ussues that I spin into tragedies, I've started a search for a new place to volunteer, but haven't found what fits yet. I have some feelers out there, and if any of you would like to suggest places or organizations, feel free to blurt out.
This week I turned down a three month contract for shooting photography for a particular organization because of conditions placed upon the arrangement, that had nothing to do with taking pictures. It required me to follow a certain protocol, and chain of command with my thoughts, vocally and written. For the peanuts I'd be making, for the quality work I would be delivering, I didn't think that it was worth censoring my opinions. After all if I'm willing to kowtow for such measly offerings now, what happens to my integrity when millions of dollars are on the line. There's another standing contract of mine that is under review this week, hopefully by the time September rolls around, I'll have an answer to whether or not I'll be continuing with that. Again, the contract review is not so much about money in my pocket right now... But much more about long term potential and principles.
On the acting side... I re-cut my demo, and I've been looking for feedback from my Myspace readers... Again, I find people more willing to comment there, so I posted it there. It's amazing to me the opinions already expressed. The question has almost turned into a social experiment. One person will say it's great as is. One will say a particular scene is too long. Another person will say that same scene is perfectly cut. It shows how subjective what we do is... And since the industry people are just like any other random grouping of people... You can NEVER please everyone... I'm collecting the comments, and then based on what's written I'll reexamine the edit, and make a final cut. You're welcome to voice an opinion too, but I'll be re-cutting probably this weekend. Perhaps I'll post the final edit here.
On the writing side... I had a meeting with a potential director, and a potential producer yesterday for an older script of mine. While overall it was positive... It's still got a long way to go as the producer now needs to read the script, and then if he likes it, he's got to convince others that he'll need to get on board to read it. Ah the process... I'm plowing ahead with the western that I'm currently writing, it's not the fastest script I've written, or the most fun... But yesterday I reached the midpoint, about page 53, and my CO-writing partner got back to me with notes that were mostly all positive.
I enjoy Blogging, but it's an interesting combination, a person with a highly overactive sense of thinking, in at least two fields of extreme self-examination, writing tri-weekly, examining what's going on in their life. And at the same time trying to satisfy the people reading, and protect the people I'm writing about. Looking back at it, maybe I should have chosen to write under an alias.
-- Quiched In The Head ~ Tom Kiesche
P.S. Got a commercial audition today for a hamburger chain... Playing a fireman. I thought about blogging after that, in case someone interesting happens there... But I got inspired by not being inspired this morning.
I did some research today... Found http://www.volunteerlosangeles.com/
Came up with some idea.