This is a hard blog post for me to write primarily because in many of my past films I’ve taken on both roles, but also because to fully address this issue I’ll have to hold up my hand and admit my own inadequacies in one of these areas.
Film is often viewed as escapism. We go to the movies to avoid thinking of the life we have, or to imagine the life we want. Many times fantasies, super hero films, sci-fi, rom-coms or period pieces all fuel that desire for escapism. They do so by wrapping up plot points in neat bows where the hero wins, the good guys relationships are mended, and any tragedy is offset by happiness, even if it is a solemn happiness.
Other Vision Studios is known around Greenville, SC as being one of the best video production companies in the upstate. We’ve produced music videos for several local artists, brand videos for several great businesses, produced launch videos for a handful of products, and created several YouTube Channels for our clients, (and a brand-new YouTube Channel for our self). Despite all that our ventures in the short and feature film production side of this industry have been few and far between. That’s why, we were delighted when we were chosen to participate in the 2nd Act Film Festival!