As you’ve likely heard, I had my op on Wednesday. The NHS rocks!

More practically, I’m a lot more immobile than I expected to be with this first cast. That (I am assured) will change when I get the proper cast on on Monday. As a result, I’m struggling to do much that is useful with only one hand. I’ll get the Mac and a mike rigged up this weekend so I can dictate via SIRI. In the meantime, keep making notes on your pre-production work. Go through the stages and make sure you have something relevant for as many as possible. I’ll set up Edmodo so you can upload/share what you have so far and I’ll be able to give you verbal feedback later as well. 

Finally (for now), help each other! If you find a relevant bit of guidance or advice from the ASA, share it!

And absolutely lastly… do not under any circumstances… be tempted to start working on your product until you’ve finished your pre-production phase. I guarantee you will be throwing away marks, and potentially a lot of marks, if you do that. 

I’m hoping to be back by the end of next week, but will know more after my appointment on Monday. 

Keep busy, and be most excellent unto each other. 

Extra! Extra! Extra! Read All About It…

Someone asked me how I knew about so many different things and, in the finest Wizard of Oz tradition, I thought I’d pull back the curtain and let you see (some) of the sources I know. And how to access them the easy way. 🙂

There are lots, actually, make that LOTS of websites devoted to film/movies/TV/newspapers et al. Too many for any one person to read them all. So you need to become selective and smarter. Start with just one or two, and then add/discard others as your needs and interests change. I’ll give you three that I rely on most, and follow it up with a quick tip on how to follow them and keep sane. 🙂

In no particular order, my ‘go to’ three would be:

The Guardian Film Page

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SlashFilm (/film)

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Film School Rejects

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I’ve learned lots from each of these, and they are worth keeping an eye on… but rather than visiting each page, sign up for a free Feedly.com account (you can sign in with Google or Facebook) and subscribe to the sites you want. Then, you just need to visit feedly to get your fix…


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