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15 June 2012

2012 Goal Checklist -Half way-

Remember at new years 2012 I set myself targets as a film buff for my film life and blog? Well, now that we are now in the middle of the year, I thought I would check up how I am doing so far on achieving these targets. Read the post here. Now let us take a look as to how I have done so far.


1) Watch 280 Films
Well, so far I have watched 179 films. That is quite an absurd amount seeing up to this point there has been 167 days (correct me if I  am wrong). Trust me, I have skipped films some days. This number includes the watching of new to me this year films being watched 2-3 times also.

2) Watch at least 160 NEW films.
Not far off it already. So far, 155 new viewings have come across my eyes.

3) See at least 70 of the films that come out in 2012
I think this is the toughest goal, that is far too high. So far I have only seen 12 2012 releases. It is the second half of the year I start seeing the years films more frequently.I am guessing I will only see 40.

4) Try and get a review published in a newspaper, or an official film site.
Not much progress on this yet, but I think I will eventually get on a film site.

5) Discover and explore 10 new directors work
This year I have explored David Lynch, Akira Kuroswawa, Quentin Tarantino, Lars Von Trier and Sergio Leone. I knew of Lynch and Tarantino prior to 2012, but I hate to admit, I only watched their films in January. I had only saw one Von Trier film in December, being Melancholia and since have saw others. I am yet to further explore the works of Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel, Paul Thomas Anderson, Darren Aronofsky and others.

6) Make at least 5 short films in different genres being Drama, Action, Comedy, Documentary and Mystery & Supense.
At the moment, I have taken part in making two Mystery & Suspense films and a drama. I will be soon making a comedy with a hint of Pulp Fiction influence.

7) Enter a film competition
I will be doing this very shortly.

8) Have over 200 Followers at my blog
It seems I am not even half way to it yet :( Please follow readers.

9) Gain 200 Subscribers at YouTube
At my new channel IndieHouseFilms, my team have 45 subscribers as of this moment. Still building.

10)Start writing a film related book
I have started, but have not finished as I feel it is a waste of time. I will wait until I am in my 20's to embark on such things.


11) Expand my DVD/Blu-Ray collection to 200
I am well over this now.


Well, it seems I am not far off achieving some of these. Any thoughts?

7 comments:

  1. I'd say that's pretty impressive progress so far. I'm probably only at around 120 films so far this year.

    The only thing I would say is don't worry about subscribers and followers too much, just write for yourself and interact with the community as much as possible and the readers will find you. 1 or 2 frequent commenters are worth 100 nameless followers.

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  2. you are right there. It seems lots of the people whose blogs I follow dont return the favour of leaving comments back. And I have done ALOT of that.Good to know there are members like you of course.

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  3. Wow, 179 films already?!? It looks like you are going to shatter most of your goals. Nice work!


    By the way, count me in as a new subscriber. Pretty cool site you've got here!

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  4. I'll expand on that a bit. In my experience it's much more than simply dropping comments everywhere:

    Leave genuine insightful well thought out messages, and only on blogs that actually interest you, don't do it with the intentions or expectations of getting followers because it's obvious to experienced bloggers when you do this.

    Following up on that, respond to every comment you receive. You can ignore the spammers and the 'cool post bro' types, but always make sure to reply to everything else.

    Submit posts to the various LAMB features that come up every month. You won't get a ton of traffic from them, but it gets your blog some positive exposure.

    There's also the LAMB forums, and Twitter. It's not crucial, but getting involved in discussions in those places will help you get known.

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  5. Thank you my friend!

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  6. Thanks for the suggestions and I have given criticisms on their efforts as writers. Some I am very fond of indeed. I have submitted to LAMB but not in a while. I guess I'll try that. Greatly appreciated thanks.

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  7. Thanks for following! I intend to have a marathon of some sort in July. Any ideas for it?

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