I'm just beginning to catch up with my blogging and editing pics to include. I was out of town in February 2012, doing something worthy of writing about (still confidential hehe).
I discovered that Dov Simens Filmmaking School was coming to Chicago at the opportune time when I would be back! I heard about this 2-day seminar years back, when a friend, who was a former staff writer for the tv shows, The Jeffersons and Sanford and Son, highly recommended it and mentioned it to me many times over. Back then, the seminar was held in Los Angeles, New York, and a locale in Florida. Last 2011, I learned that they finally included Chicago. By 2012, I had the time and money to do it.
I basically did my best to get ahold of the course subjects and whatever information I amassed, I studied more than 5 times over, so by the time I attended the seminar, I felt I wasn't just blindly attending.
It was also a great time for me to attend, since my latest literary work, Dollman The Musical, A Memoir Of An Artist As A Dollmaker, was basically a script, although my original idea to submit it to Broadway producers.
I wrote a book in 2006 - a full-length 170,000-word memoir, which I decided to pull out for the meantime. I had a few more books later on. By 2010 and 2011, however, I started to learn new approaches to writing. By November 2011, I finished writing Dollman The Musical, so Dollman incorporated new writing styles and approaches. By 2012, I seem to have incorporated writing scripts into my psyche. Quite timely. Everything converges somehow.