In this installment I talk about the basics of sequencing your pre-production, general updates on the Hipster! The Musical film shoot and ask a titillating question.
Songwriting is a craft. In my opinion, the craft can only get better. Whether it gets stronger because of new techniques or learning from your rough patches, songwriting builds on itself to create new ideas, stories, melodies, and emotions.
For my whole life, I’ve been a perfectionist. I’ve lorded over group projects in school and volunteered myself for more work than I should have, always wanting to do things myself. If I do something, then I know it will get done the way that I want it to get done.
I used to think that this was a strength, since it meant that I was a hardworker who was capable of doing lots of different things. While it does mean that I am confident, it has donned on me in the past few months that my keen attention to detail in every facet of everything may, in fact, not be as positive as I previously thought.
And this epiphany came courtesy of directing Hipster! The Musical.
I started writing the script in December 2011. At that time, it was a pitiful fourteen page thing, with more characters and fewer songs than it has now. But, even then, I had a strong vision of what I wanted the final project to look like.
And I was going to get what I wanted. Read more →
Just wanted to update everyone that the quickly growing phenomenon known as “Hipster! The Musical” presented by Big Vision Industries is now in association with Perplexity Pictures! ‘Hipster! The Musical’ is an up-and-coming musical-comedy all about fixed gear bikes, horn-rimmed glasses, and embracing who you really are…through song!