I got back from Los Angles about 3 months ago. It was a lot of fun. In one sense LA is a mecca for people in my business. If you haven't been, go. I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and it's one of the few major American cities that I have never been to. A friend I know who used to work for the airlines managed to get cheap air fare, so we decided to go. We rented a convertible Mustang, put on our sunglasses and drove.
If you remember I mentioned earlier in this blog that I was a production supervisor for a short film called "DETAINED". Well we are finished from title to credits. We are starting the process of submitting the short to film festivals through a web site called withoutabox.com. It seems that IMBD has made the process of finding, submitting and promoting yourself to film festivals a one stop event. The things you must fill out are extensive and you can't upload video using Safari, but this is the only and best way to do this. Here is a slide show from the last day of viewing.
Like a lot of people I put off making a website for a long time. My reasons were many. Whenever I looked for someone to do it for me I always ran into problems. The first problem I had was trying to find somebody that sounded reliable on the phone. I can not figure out how there can be so many websites on the internet yet no one that seems competent enough or concerned enough to do the job. The second problem is that when you do find someone to do it they want too much money. Like most people I only need a simple website with a few features, not something that a Fortune 500 company would need.
This was something I needed to do myself. This is especially true because I make small changes all of the time. After a few days of searching on the internet I decided on WEEBLY. It was free and by the time I felt I had taught myself to use it, my website was already done. This website you are looking at is a Weebly site. There are some restrictions but they are small, especially when you consider the time I would have spent trying to learn HTML, not to mention the cost of buying an expensive program.
In an earlier post I mentioned that I was the production manager for a short independent movie called "DETAINED". I decided that the movie needed a website. I took it upon myself to make one for the movie. Take a look. Here is the web address. http://www.detained-themovie.com Go there and tell me what you think.
This blog is a look at our business behind the scenes, and also a few of our side adventures.
Ed Pitts - owner of Absolute Video Services Inc. since 1984