A new kind of filmmaker

Originally posted on Svbtle

That’s my tagline on Svbtle. I needed to come up with something that felt interesting. That was the first thing that came to me. Then I really started thinking about it.

First, I should make something clear: Everything is a remix. I don’t intend to insinuate that I have new, secret ideas. I’m not even sure I have something brilliant to say. Not yet anyway.

But I do feel like I’m doing something that not everyone does. I’m being honest. I’m not only showing you the glamorous bits.

I’m living proof that it may take posting dozens of videos on Vimeo before you make something that gets over 100,000 views. Maybe it’s another 10 or 20 projects before your next video hits 50,000 views. With enough persistence and hard work, you can get there.

Ideas are announced and scrapped in a matter of weeks. It’s hard killing something you love.

Think of a person that inspires you. Would you have more or less admiration for them if you saw all their bad ideas, too?

I’m not sure where this road will take me. Hopefully I can continue telling stories for a very long time. Hopefully I get better at it along the way. But if I can leave something behind, something that shows real challenges of being a creative, a world where not everything is handed to me, and maybe the first iteration of the idea isn’t so brilliant… if that helps just one person that comes down this path after me, then I think it was worth it.

If nothing else, it’ll help me remember where I came from.


Andy Newman