There isn't anything wrong with NoFilmSchool, Film School Rejects, or MovieMaker. I often visit those sites and I've got a lot of use out of them. But reading the film-tech news, the latest reviews, and interviews, I've often felt like a big part of my filmmaking passion wasn't being satisfied.
A Tumblr blog ran by Edwin Adrian Nieves.
Instead of focusing on the latest thingymajig attachment to the other thingymawhatsit that allows for clearer thingymajibbles and less thingymaboobs when exporting in ten megawhatsits, it actually focuses on the art of cinema.
'SPARK YOUR ARTISTIC PASSION: CREATIVE ENGINE WITH A CINEMATIC SPACE FOR THAT WHICH INSPIRES, FROM PHILOSOPHY TO PHOTOGRAPHY, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FILM AND FILMMAKING.' ... so it says.
I've seen far too many After Effects muzzle flashes these last few years. It feels like a huge part of modern independant filmmaking is malnourished.
When I first stumbled upon Edwin's blog it felt like a breath of fresh air. I spent hours reading through the vaious words of wisdom from filmmaking greats such as Robert Bresson, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Ingmar Bergman.
Reading A-BitterSweet-Life rekindles the magic of cinema for me.