On Loving Their Work

Josh Newman and Colin Spoelman, the budding moguls at Cyan Pictures should be celebrating, if they weren't working so much. Their short film, Coming Down the Mountain, has just played at a couple of film festivals.

And, shooting recently wrapped on their first feature, actor Adam Goldberg's directorial debut, I Love Your Work. Naturally, there is a behind-the-scenes weblog.

With just six days worth of posts from the twenty-plus day shoot, the weblog's kind of slight, but it makes for good readin.' Figuring (rightly) that posting in real-time and producing would suck, Josh brought in Helen Jane, a blogger pro, so to speak. HJ knows refreshingly/annoyingly little about filmmaking, giving the weblog an amusingly wide-eyed, "I can't believe I'm getting paid for hanging out with Franke Potente!" tone. No news here, but I'd rather see a weblog from the POV of a principal player (producer, director, actor) rather than a friendly groupie. Of course, that's why I'm here.

[Update from the "Going out in a blaze of glory" department: writing about the ILYW weblog may be the new way to cease publication, if Shift and Salon are any indication. If I'm not around next week, you'll know why...]

Since 2001 here at greg.org, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting greg.org that time.

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