Week 9 is here and I finally solicited my interview requests (officially, that is …) to each of the respective festivals I’m focusing on, as well as to the Sonoma County Film Office. I’m hoping to get some responses back soon. I have a festival-goer who I can interview if any of these solicitations don’t pan out. I have to admit that asking for interviews makes me nervous, because people are busy and I don’t really want to be a bother! But … hopefully people will see how their knowledge will benefit others (and their own festivals!) by sharing it in an educational setting.
I will be out of class this week due to spring break. I’m looking forward to a little R & R after a very busy beginning of a semester!
The Sonoma International Film Festival starts next weekend, and I’m hoping to get my media passes for the event so that I can gather some good footage, take pix and maybe even do an interview or two onsite. The event has after-parties every night of its five-day run, which would be a fun thing to experience. I’m wondering which local celebrities will be present?
I’m also wondering why there’s not a lot of interaction between class members via our blogs. I mean, I’ve been to your blogs, I read them all and respond … but it feels weird when no one else seems to be doing the same. I realize we are all busy … but really, that’s no excuse. We committed to the class, and at this point, it seems like we should be giving each other more support. I’d love to hear from everybody (and this means YOU, haha). I try very hard to get involved with class conversations via the chat screen, but I’m not sure who is reading and who isn’t. I really appreciate the ones who do respond! Thank you for that.
And now … my vacation begins. A soak at the hot springs, a David Gilmore concert … I think I’ve earned it 🙂 Enjoy your week, and I’ll see you next Tuesday! ox