I always love this argument. Readers cost money (ask Franklin Leonard at the Black List), there's overhead, there's expenses. As someone who has been doing this a long while and had a bitch of time getting my work seen, to have an opportunity to be mentored by a dude who just had a film at Sundance AND receive 20K for a film commission who is clearly going to throw their weight behind promoting my work, not to mention a platform with the reach of Stage 32 supporting and pushing the film, yeah, you bet your ass I'd make a $40 bet on myself.
Really cool to see No Film School covering a Stage 32 initiative. I had the pleasure of meeting the CEO, Rich Botto, and watching him speak at Cannes. He's as humble and friendly as he comes across on the site.
In my mind, there simply is no better resource for filmmakers and other film related creatives than Stage 32. The content, classes and, really, just the energy there is off the charts. Personally, I found one incredible screenwriter there with a feature we're developing together as my next project. It's a remarkable platform. Wish I would have thought of the idea first!
Got to see a VR short film at the Venice Film Festival a few weeks back. The content wasn't great, but I don't know if I would have enjoyed the experience any better if it was. It's distracting. More spectacle than substance. Contrast that against some concert footage I viewed in VR. You're dropped in the action. Different thing. Interested to see how it all develops, but currently not for me.
Simply cannot get enough Herzog. Thanks for posting this.
By your picture, looks like you've heightened yourself to egomaniac status.
God forbid NFS post something for newbies.