Expressway Cinema Rentals is Philadelphia's leading photo & video rental resource for the creative community.

The Ultimate Vegan Experience! We are Vegan Soul. Celebrate a new way of life with healthier food.

Read my A to Z Reflections:

The Madlab Post is Home to the weekly Monday Movie Meme: Signup!

Are you ready for the best blog hop on the net? #atozchallenge

*All 31 "Prompts" might not be featured on this blog; I have my own schedule and topics to adhere to.

Your ad could be here, right now.


The MANHATTAN SHORT 2019 Film Festival is showing at The Madlab Post. Visit the Shop for Advance Tickets to the 2019 screenings!




RESERVE YOUR SEAT for February - March 2019!


The Madlab Post showed all of the 2019 OSCAR Nominees for Best Short Film in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories earlier this year. Missed the show? Get on our mailing list!


Bring The Madlab Post to You!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


One Filmmaker’s Observation on Getting our Opportunistic Ways in Order #atozchallenge #IndieFilm

My favorite film authors, Camille Landau and Tiare White, say a movie shouldn't be a means to an end; that it's an end in itself. There is a lot of activity in the independent film world, however, showing the contrary. A lot of directors make short films to get their feature films made, or they make a feature film to attract investors for a screenplay that they truly want to develop, or to get a job working under another director or to put them in the right circles where they fulfill other objectives.

These are illogical behaviors that waste time, money and resources because I figure, if you want to do that other thing you hope the current project you’re working on will lead you to, why not just do that other thing instead of spending your time going around it? I made that mistake years ago when completing one of my earlier movies; it was a project I pursued solely to help me make another film -- the movie that I really wanted to produce in the first place, at the time. All was not lost, as that sorta guinea pig project did bring me closer to learning more about film festivals and working with journalists and film critics and things of that nature.

Now, I can only wonder what would have become of my pet project that was shelved. There's no telling, as that time has passed and can be chalked up as a lesson learned.

Have YOU done any work for the sole purpose of getting an opportunity to do something else?

Are YOU an opportunistic person?

Do YOU think being opportunistic brings positive results, or negative results?

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« How Motion Pictures Put the Power of Prestige in Play #atozchallenge #IndieFilm | Main | New Media - What YouTubers Can Teach Us about Getting Noticed #atozchallenge #IndieFilm »