I wanted to vlog this, but since I am unemployed and can no longer be bothered to dress or bathe regularly, I thought it best to not show my face on camera.
As I mentioned in my last vlog, I write for my local newspaper. I ran across an interesting event and requested the assignment.
It was a film festival in Venice, CA called "Broad Humor"--comedy films completely written, directed and produced by women. With my press pass, I got free access to the entire weekend's events. In addition to screenings, there were film-making seminars on subjects such as lighting and editing. Now doesn't that sound fun?! I called my sister and she drove up from Long Beach to meet me in Venice for our fun-filled weekend of female humor.
There was only one problem.
It wasn't funny.
We screened 12 shorts (15 min or less--most were way less) and one feature and attended the lighting workshop. We left by 3:00 and went to a nice little bar on Abbot-Kinney Blvd., watched the too-cool-for-you crowd pass us by, drank too much wine and decided that we could produce a much funnier film than any of the films we saw.
Well, ok. Maybe she and I couldn't, but I thought of at least 10 women off the top of my head who sure could!!! I'll bet you can, too!
Syd, BlancheNoe, Nobodyschild99, etc... (I am intentionally only listing three because if I tried to include everyone, I'd surely leave someone important out) PLEASE go to broadhumor.com and find out what you have to do to be included in this festival!!! I'm an absolute a HACK at producing and editing and don't have a creative bone in my body, but I feel even some of MY earlier videos would have been funnier than what I saw this weekend.
YOU GUYS (oops, girls!) would ROCK this festival.
My local newspaper uses the term "newspaper" loosely. We're mainly about community support and "news" that directly affects our little slice of heaven here in the mountains of LA. So my new challenge is writing an article that supports this venture while somehow skirting the fact that I saw very little humor in it this year!!!
So ladies, get busy (you probably have films already done that you could submit!!) and come stay with me next year while we attend the screenings of your films, ok?!
I'll even do an article!