Man, do I feel a fire burning inside. I’ve gotten a ton of prep done on these upcoming little shoots for the Tech Tips, just got done with a story meeting with the writer for the next short on deck. I set the deadline for a draft of a 7 page script on Friday, then we I do a pass on it this weekend, then we have until the following Friday to work out everything together, merging the 2 drafts into a single script. We are flying with this, and I want to shoot it and have it edited complete before the end of the year. This will be probably my most abstract work, my most important piece, and least accessible in terms of popular storytelling. It is going to be almost entirely visual, very inside the pictures. I want every frame to be like a painting, no wasted shots, not even for 1/24th of a second.

I put together my storyboards, revised the scripts, and started looking for cast for these FRAMELINES example shoots. I always like to view these as a scrimmage before the real game. I am also motivated to earn that Emmy this year. I will put forth a lot more effort to up my game, even for simple 4-5 line scripts. The people who earn those gold statues do not just throw shit together at the last minute. Neither will I. I want to elevate the work I do to higher levels than I have ever made things at before.

Now that the bleeding has stopped, my lower back is in chronic pain. My motivation and my body need to line up and work together, damn it! I won’t let this decrepit old machine that I’ve been misusing for the last 43 years stop me.

“It’s unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over ’cause we’re uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip”
– Massive Attack

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Peter John Ross

A filmmaker, a dreamer, and the world's only Dan Akroyd Cosplayer


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