When this Facebook Forum was created I was hoping it would really live up to its full potential of being a vibrant virtual gathering place sizzling with a lively exchange of ideas, opinions and information on a broad range of topics surrounding film, television, library, gaming and other forms of media composing.
Initially, I submitted as many posts as I could conjure based on my personal experiences and perspectives as someone working with and selling media composers.
HANDING OFF TO OTHERS
More recently, I have slowed down the flow of my contributions to see how the conversations would take shape and where they would flow by others.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, it has been fairly narrow in its scope of engagement. I feel like it has largely evolved into a lot of the same sort of tech talk that is already widely available on so many other composer and musician forums.
It seems, to me, the unique potential of this Forum vs. others is fading.
There is very little discussed, analyzed or explored here about the vast resource of new film, TV or game scores released weekly.
There are very few “think pieces” about the creative process or about industry trends or about collaboration skills or about artistic philosophies.
There is very little original interviewing or reporting or exploring of the vast gold mine of potential people, companies, educators, artists, and collaborators who comprise our community and industry.
THE ROAR OF A THOUSAND VOICES.
I feel the unique promise of this Forum can only be realized by the contributions and engagement of its members.
It is mind boggling to imagine the potentially rich and rewarding mosaic of thoughts, ideas and creativity that could be manifested if even a tenth of this Forum’s almost 10,000 members broadened their perspectives towards diligently contributing fresh and thought-provoking content.
A PROACTIVE CONTRIBUTOR
From my perspective, the greatest Achilles’ Heel of too many composers is their avoidance of engagement.
For many, lurking on the sidelines is easier than stepping up and pitching in.
It is actually a rare and special quality to discover those who will proactively take the time, energy and wherewithal to stick out their necks and boldly toss their hats in the ring.
I believe the future greatness of this Forum relies on a dynamic shift in the quantity and broadening of all that can be explored here.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?