29 July 2010

Fish to Pond Ratio

I've been spending some time lately considering the problem of the fish to pond ratio. It's a simple enough idea: as a filmmaker (or really any artist), there's obvious value in having lots of resources at hand, but there's also the value of being one of the more well-known people in town. You lose the problem of competing with the big guns.

I guess the thing that's been bugging me is this: how big of a fish do I want to be in how big of a pond? And how big does that pond need to be for me to accomplish what I need to?

Or maybe, just maybe, there is no pond. Maybe the pond is really the ocean of film and I'm looking at this all wrong.