Social Media has opened my Eyes
Social media has opened my eyes to a world of creative people I would never have been able to connect with in the past.
It’s said many times, but social media is amazing. You’re able to network with people that create all types of entertainment and art.
Social media has a huge mix of people out there in life making things happen with resources they have to make them happen with.
I started following people on Twitter not sure what the hell would come of it or anything at all. Then you find out most people are creative souls like you and out there sharing what they do and have made.
I really dig that about social media. When I first joined Twitter there was SPAM about anal bleaching and other stuff. Then I started to really pay attention to what people added me and what came across my timeline.
I started to make time on mostly Sundays to visit their blogs to see what they had going and were sharing with strangers. I’ve been blown away how open some people are about what they love and share.
A bulk of my Twitter timeline is dedicated to all things indie cinema. I also share random stuff that kind of just happens or where my mind is at that point in time. I’m not a rich or famous screenwriter, director or producer.
Even on some reviews of my past releases I’m basically called a talentless hack in different words. That’s fine with me. Thin skin in the entertainment business usually doesn’t work unless you are related to someone high up on the food chain of it all.
I’ve also had very open direct emails about the projects that have been produced by Slice of Americana Films and released that were cool and supportive.
I just really love creating entertainment and having viewers watch it. I get that the content we produce is not for every viewer. What’s “firme” (slang) is when a viewer really did dig what you put out there.
We got a few savvy viewers that caught things in the Consignment movie coproducer Tim “Timbo” Beachum put on screen. It was a brutally honest story and different from a few too polished movies about street life made on big budget money.
The email support for Consignment we got was surprising to me. One person told us we really showed street politics without showing it all.
We also get great feedback on Fantasy Striptease Private Shows. Some viewers were tired of free porn and wanted to see well done erotic cinema that’s sexy without a money shot.
In with Thieves the feeling was less warm over voodoo we showed in the movie. That part of the movie I can see where viewers could get turned off. One email flame was we committed blasphemy.
In with Thieves was not made to support any religion. The voodoo scene was shot to portray something that might be going on out in places. The handcuffs in water have meaning to some people that live the life.
What I love about social media is of course it’s used to promote our creative adventures, but it’s all used to build REAL bridges with other people that aren’t strictly online. Social media is great networking.
Real connections I’ve made through social media are outstanding. This indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE OUT