What’s a blog for if not self-promotion? Or self sabotage.
The latter is more likely the case here, but since this is one of my few onscreen forays, I figured what the hell, I might as well share the video. And I loved participating in Script Frenzy–an event put on by the local Office of Letters and Light, which also puts on the famous National Novel Writing Month–so I’m willing to be embarrassed to support the event. The basics are that you write a 100-page script in a month.
I wrote (or rewrote) a script about the ever dramatic, damnable, alcoholic, love-starved, and sex-starved Hart Crane. Who also wrote quite magical poetry.
The thing I learned in shooting this video (especially at a cafe after lunch) was how difficult it is to talk cogently to a camera. It requires practice. I have much more admiration now for every puffed-up, fluffed-up newscaster (yes, even you, Katie Couric).
Okay, let the rotten tomatoes be thrown…