My nephew left town a couple days ago, I got my friend’s wedding (and associated responsibilities) under my belt and I still have some time before my first child is born (and all bets are off). It’s time to start a writing habit. Not writing for advertising, I have that habit down. Writing for film.
My goal: I decided that even more than “Write a Feature I Can Shoot”, what I really want to do is to “Create a Writing Habit”. I want this habit to be something that lasts the rest of my life, or thereabouts. This is the same way I think about my exercise habit. Over the last three years I created this exercise habit, and now I have it. I may take a month or two off here and there, but for the most part, I’m an exerciser now, and I wasn’t really before.
That’s what I want with writing, too. I’m hoping that getting a feature written that I want to shoot will follow from having a habit. We will see.
Monday is when it starts, just writing for an hour a day for this week. The thought is to start slow and build slowly. I want this to stick and I also want to give it time to have it’s own ups and downs. Here are the things that I think I need to make it work:
- A reliable way of shutting down all Internet connections especially my damn iPhone
- Other people to talk with about my writing, to get help from
- A structure, a schedule
- Room to fail, have false starts, etc.
The first thing I want to write is something in the vain of The Ice Storm. I know some things about messed up families.
I’m looking for a Film Intern at my San Francisco office, starting early January, 2011.
This is an unpaid position where you will directly assist me. Candidates should have strong writing and film editing skills—including experience with Final Cut Pro—and possess a committed work ethic and basic organizational skills. Duties include film editing, prepping equipment for shoots, securing rentals, acting as PA on shoots, and clerical tasks.
You can expect to meet and work with others in the film community, learn about the craft of filmmaking from concept to post-production, and gain an understanding of the nuts and bolts of running a small office dedicated to both art and advertising.
This internship requires at minimum 3 work days per week, from Monday to Friday.
I’m a writer and director. I try to stake out fresh territory for brands like Nike, Starbucks, and Adidas in my commercial work. At the same time, I’m a working artist, creating short films and music videos that have been featured on MTV, Pitchfork and at film festivals.
My studio is in the Mission district of San Francisco. Learn more at: http://joshlowman.com/
If you’re interested in the internship, please send your resume and (if applicable) a link to your demo reel (no attachments please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject header should read “Film Internship”. Submission deadline is Monday, December 21.
Rickshaw Stop. Happy Hour. Friday June 19.
Church & Steak (which is me and Rinee Shah) presents the SF premier of my short film “We Are Croissan’wich”. PLUS, the premier of the Church & Steak music video “A Woolgathering Exodus”. PLUS two other short, funny films that go great with beer.
It’s all topped off by a potentially mind-blowing performance by DATE NITE.
Come out and let’s have fun.