Notes on Short Film

Lengthy diatribe on brief cinematic experience.

Archive for January 2013

2012 was a big year for this blog…

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… even though I haven’t added any content to it since May of 2011. This blog was a semester-long project for a class I never wanted to take, taught by an instructor who didn’t respect his students’ time or work ethic. Though I asked for guidelines on this project many times during the course of the semester, I never received any information on what we would be graded on. Still, my classmates and myself created pretty exceptional blogs with very little guidance.

I got a B in the class. Posted before grades were due, never changed once the end of the semester rolled around, and then that professor went on a year-long sabbatical. Hope you enjoyed your year off, sir.

Because in that year you were taking a teaching breather, this B-grade blog saw over 17,000 hits from all over the world, and I haven’t added a lick of new content to it in a year and a half.

I still watch short films (and feature-length ones, mostly) but I rarely feel the need to write about them. I have another blog that I DO update, and am hoping to contribute more content to in this brand new year, and I hope you lovely blog visitors will consider giving that a read.

Now that I’m graduated, fully employed, and still a cinema lover, the sting of this terrible class has faded, and it’s just nice to see my research and effort to make an informative, critical blog didn’t go unnoticed on the interwebs. For instance, a nice linkback from a decent blog:

So forgive the humble brag, and here’s to a cinema-filled, collectively intelligent 2013. 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Written by Alisa Hathaway

January 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

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