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February 2, 2017

Products of an unrealised dream

Let’s say you dream about making a short film to participate in festivals. You are an executive in business life and have never made a film before. What do you do? Don’t say “How come?” I said it’s a dream. ☺

Using your business skills, you will probably first think about building a team to reach your goal by motivating them on how to develop the project. You discuss what you can all together do. At least I did it so. ☺

I shared my philosophy with the directors and screenwriters I have met: “Let’s become the first or the last, but I do not want an outcome in the middle.” As a result of my 8 months’ work, I could not establish the “right” team. The dream remains as a dream for the moment.

In the meantime, the people I met showed me their portfolios. I had a hard time making a choice between them because almost all of them work on separate bases. I saw how difficult it is especially for the young director candidates / students to express themselves. And I decided to open a YouTube channel for them, called “Ears to Eyes”. They will be able to show their own short films using the pre-set original music on the channel. Thus, a comparison between films shot on the same music will be possible. It might also be useful for them to get a job.

Nowadays I am busy to introduce the channel worldwide to the schools that provide cinema education. Already two universities have stated that they want to partner in the project. I hope they can benefit from it. It would prove again that an unrealised dream could be productive in other ways.

Your dreams may not always lead you to the destination you first thought about. You can find yourself in a different but a beautiful place.

In the meantime, if you go to the “Ears to Eyes” YouTube channel using the link below and subscribe to it you will encourage the artist candidates to use the channel. Thanks in advance for your contribution in this non-profit social project.

The song of the week: R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly (1996)

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