Re: Congratulations Tim Smith - Young Film Composers Competition Winner
Tim, congratulations and all the best to you, my friend.
I\'ve spent some time thinking about how I would have felt if, when young, I had won a competition similar to yours. And I envy you -- supportively.
I step gingerly up onto the soapbox and offer you this:
There will be times when you have a vision for a particular project or piece. When you speak of it to others their reaction may be to discourage you; suggestions may be made that you move in some other direction, one that suits the level of the other\'s understanding of your concept. The rationales offered you may even make sense...at the time.
Please remember this; that as your surely successful future career proceeds, you will certainly be buffetted by external pressures seeking to influence what you do. YOU are the only person who truly sees your vision. ONLY you.
Stay the course of your vision.
P.S.: Gary, I\'ve wondered: what were the obstacles you had to overcome as you developed (and upgraded) GOS?