This is the part where I explain who I am and what I’m doing
So, I’m Ed. I have a lot of various interests, such as Movies, Music, Photography, Tech, Food, Politics, and Comedy.
I like to think my interests are both varied and not unique. Everything I like might not be for everybody, but I like to think I can share something with everybody. I would like to find where my interests overlap with yours, whoever you may be.
I graduated with a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State. While I enjoy film making, it doesn’t quite pay any bills the way I’ve been doing it, and I don’t know if I’m into changing the way I do it. On Monday, February 6th, I start my first ‘real’ job at the Department of Motor Vehicles in San Mateo. Since I live in El Cerrito, that’s a 45 minute commute each way, not considering the effect of bad traffic. So, unless I want to drive through a lot of bumper to bumper traffic, I have to get there really early, and leave really late. I expect to find the work mind-numbingly boring, but it’s a check, and it’ll help me erase my student debts.
I created this blog for a number of reasons, the most imperative being that I wanted to have something to do in the hours I’m in San Mateo but not at work. I want to keep my toe in the creative waters I damn near drowned in. But more than that, I wanted to have a place to share my work, my thoughts and ideas.
At first, I expect this blog to be a kind of therapy for me, but, as time goes on, I hope it will become something greater. Something that not only has meaning for me, but also has meaning for you. I don’t know if I’ll make it there, but I wont if I don’t try.
EdSoft Films Manifesto
Seems like a lot of film movements and groups have manifestos. EdSoft Films is me, and I’m most likely not a film movement, but I still think I need a manifesto to keep this blog on the right track. So, in no particular order:
- Write about everything
- Enjoy more of everything
- Try not to get discouraged
- Blog every day
- Make one radio show a week
- Make one short video a week
- Write one longer post a week
- Share photos you take
- Add old content to this new blog
- You can sleep when you’re dead
- Don’t forget to sleep
What to expect from this blog
Daily posts about the stuff I do, including the stuff I watch, listen to, and read. Three weekly features: An hour long radio program, a 1-3 minute video, and a more thought out post. Observations about my new job. Either brief or long reviews of feature films I see. Either brief or long reviews of stuff I have to pay for. Collections of photos I’ve taken.