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Cinema at Citygarden

A couple of months ago, while working on a short film for a local St. Louis film contest, I was questioned by a friend, "How do you continue to create stuff and not get discouraged?"  I responded, "I don't understand the question."  My friend explained how he had never won anything in his entire life and just pretty much gave up trying years ago when it comes to creative competitions.  I explained to him, "Oh, that's simple.  Sometimes I win."  The only type of competitions that I have not and will not participate in are battle of the bands.  In my youth, I was groomed to believe that battle of the bands competitions were beneath me.  I don't know where I got the idea, but it sticks to me like flypaper.
Competitions aren't just about winning for me…they are an excuse for me to create something (not that I really need one).  With video, even though there are places like Vimeo and YouTube to post your work, it's a different vibe and ene…