A wonderful night last night. Despite the blizzard, people came out to the directing seminar. There was beer, there was conversation, there were good times. We were supposed to be in the back room, but the place double booked us. So we held the seminar out in the open bar. It was strange because there was a mix of attendees and bar-goers. I wonder what the bar-goers were thinking.
There were a lot of great filmmakers, new and experienced, with tons of great questions. It was a very basic seminar so I can’t help but think that some people, with more experience, walk away a little disappointed, but what can you do. I hope, for the most part, people walked away with some new insight to the process or a few good tips they can use on their own productions.
Here are some photos from the night:
Here’s the crowd from my POV.
A few other angles.
And me, trying to stay warm.
I want to thank everyone for coming out in that weather. It shows real dedication from the members. If you want to get involved with film making in the Chicago area, check out Chicago Filmmakers in Action.