AT THE EDGE OF THE SPOTLIGHT
People always look at the spot light . Its kind of the point . The entire existence of a spot light is so that people know what they're suppose to be looking at and focusing on . Its what important . If the spot light is turned on and you're not looking at it , then the spot light has failed its single purpose in life and will fade away and lay in it's coffin with unequivocal shame next to all those things that existed past it's usefulness like payphones , or Nicolas Cage movies .
This is why actors are the celebrities . Rarely the directors , writers , and costume designers for whom the actors will not know what to do , say , or wear , get recognition . Its an entertainment credit structure we all read the memo about and signed . That's why actors sell out box offices . You never heard about the hot blond screen writer blazing the summer block buster with her curvy metaphors and busty wit .
Its all changing . Music producers sell out stadiums , photographers getting work because of an audience they've build , and people are finding videos to watch based on the creators of those videos as well as who's in it .
I understand there are differences in the industries and histories behind all these mediums . I wrote and then deleted this huge long thing explaining the size of the village it takes to make a feature length motion picture verses a vlog and big production photography verses the Iphone camera with good wifi . I deleted all that because it's been far enough into the movement that I believe everyone already understands all that and is already on board with it . Keeping all that rhetoric would just be me on a plane in 2016 , explaining to everyone how a seat belt works .
To finish a short story long , I just wanted to post about this because I , personally , am very excited and proud to be living in this time . A time where it's much more accessible and possible to choose a creative life and work in an creative industry because more areas of the creative process are given more attention and respect . A time where the spotlight got a little bigger , and gives a little warmth to the people working around the spotlight .