Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's all about the voice


Film critique writing workshops in  a little town Sokołowsko earlier this September at Hommage a Kieślowski Festival. I was surprised to discover to what extent writing film reviews  is about the essential  steps of writing process I have been learning about till now- finding your own writing voice, building up your knowledge and inspiration, writing about what draws you in, being brave and honest, taking the risk to write knowing not everyone might like it. We did talk about the structure, dos and don'ts, but that came second. 

It struck me also that being a film critic has all these shades that being a freelancer carries: the struggle for people to notice you, building your own brand, finding your way in the changing market, constant self-development, crossing that magic line between looking for projects and them finding you.

I might not become a film critic, but I recognize the path is so many ways...