All posts tagged: Creation

We’re Live!


Spring in Japan and the cherry blossoms (sakura) are the traditional marker for starting anew. A new school year begins and new university graduates will begin getting their first taste of “the real world.” This is, then, the perfect time to announce Indievisual Digital Magazine is now live!

Pen, Paper, Keyboard – part 2


Now that copious notes have been taken, the time has come to make use of them. Part 2 of the series tackles the challenges of taking the information gathered to create both the structure of the interview as well as the kinds of questions to (or not to) ask.

Paper, Pen, Keyboard – part 1


Anything created goes on a path from concept to completion. Everyone has a process by which they take their creation through that path. In a series of posts I want to share the process by which Indievisual interviews are created and some of the particular challenges of working in two languages. This first installment will cover the Study phase which is where most endeavors must begin. You have to know what you’re doing before you […]


Inception of Indievisual

When and how the idea of a digital magazine focused on Japanese indie filmmakers came into being is, to be honest, a little unclear. Like the movie on which this post is titled, the thought most likely occured a few layers deep so as to seem almost organic; a matter of course. I believe the first inkling first happened during my time, first as a volunteer, then as international film programmer for the San Diego […]