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A young filmmaker discovers post can be lonely… and gratifying

By Emory Parker

French dramatist Charles-Guillaume Étienne coined the phrase, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” This seems to be the justification for the resurgence of the auteur-style of filmmaking. Young filmmakers, especially those fresh out of film school, believe they will become successful by performing as many roles as they can on set. It’s not uncommon to see one person’s name appear several times in the credits of a film. But, what if that person is not the most qualified for one of the jobs she has given herself?

Last summer I helped a friend get over a bad break-up and was inspired to write a song about it. I sat down at the piano and my fingers kept returning to the same four chords. I began to hear different patterns emerg from the chords and play simultaneously in my head. I have been singing my whole life but have little experience writing music or playing Continue reading