Thursday, January 31, 2008

Welcome to Boyden Road

February 1, 2008

Welcome to my new blog. Well, truly, it's my only blog. For years I resisted creating one or even looking at other ones. But today, because of my friend, Naomi, I have broken down and here it is.

Picture on the left, for those who are curious, is Tanner and me. Tanner, rescue dog of 7 years and truly my best friend.

This blog will primarily be about Directing. Film and Theatre Directing.
As a director and teacher of directing and consultant on directing I am constantly exploring the world of directing. I realize I am a bit of a maverick, and I like that. I realize that some of my points of view are way outside the box, unconventional and a bit arrogant and rebellious. That, too, I like.

So BOYDEN ROAD will primarily be a blog about Film and Theatre Directing. I am in the middle of writing my third book "The Director's Bag of Tricks" and I am considering posting chapters in this blog as I complete them (or even portions of chapters) just to share them whit whoever is out there and is interested ... and to get some feedback and response. Writing is a very lonely occupation ... but even lonelier when you have finished something and would like some response.

So now that I have this little puppy lauched, it is time to get back to the real work at hand.

Cheers, Mark

16 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Welcome To The Blogworld my dear Mark! I think you are going to really enjoy the things you can do on here....I look forward to ALL the things you will share with this enormous World Platform....!
And as we say in Yiddish: Mazel Tov!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You are now on my Blogroll! YAAAAYYYYYY! Under "Mark".

Ex-Shammickite said...

Hi Mark, Naomi sent me to say hello. I have to confess that I know absolutely nothing about film and theatre directing. My only experience with being on the stage is my participation in our local annual small town Variety Show, I sing in the chorus and I'm usually in one dance number.... it's all home grown talent and it's a lot of fun, a good way to get through the long cold Canadian winter!
Good luck with your blog, it's a great way to "meet" people from all over the world.

carli said...

Dang that is a cute dog. I'd love to see more of him.

Congrats on your new blog.

Melody said...

Welcome Mark to the wonderful and diverse world of blogging. I hope you enjoy the trip.... *heehee*

WendyWings said...

Naomi has a way of convincing people to do things doesn't she ! Happy to "meet" you and look forward to seeing what you have to say. My blog was two years old when I deleted it one night , much to the horror of many but I am back at in now, somewhat more cautiously though.

Lucy Stern said...

Looking forward to reading your posts. I'll have to be careful to spell my words right and cross all my t's. lol

kenju said...

Welcome to the blog world, Mark. Naomi sent me. I don't know much about directing either film or theater, but it will be fun to learn from you, and maybe it will help me be a more intelligent viewer.

Girl About Town said...

Hullo! Am here via Naomi's Here in the Hills, am really looking forward to reading your blog, I am a huge film buff, and a Media Studies (film) major from back at Uni - still love reading about film when I get the chance.

Welcome to the blogosphere, it's a wonderful place!

twilite said...

Hi. Welcome to the blog world! You've got a wonderful friend in Naomi...who appreciates and thinks highly of you. Looking forward to reading more...

craziequeen said...

Hello Mark, welcome to the blogosphere....I'm sure you'll have noticed how popular our mutual friend Naomi is around here :-)

She sent me here - I'm sure I'll be back...

Visitors are always welcome at the Palace.....

oh, and I agree with Carli - that is an adorable pooch!

cq

mckay said...

naomi's recommendation holds a lot of weight, so i have a feeling i'll be visiting your blog on a regular basis :0)

i've been an actress most of my life and transitioned over to directing, which i find much more fulfilling. i'm looking forward to learning from you.

welcome to blogland.

mck.

PI said...

Hi Mark!
Another of Naomi's friends but I remember you for your kindness to Naomi when she had driving problems so, as far as I am concerned, you are one good egg:)
Say goodbye to loneliness, the great thing about blogging is one is no longer writing in a vacuum. There is feed back - mostly positive - all the time. So welcome Mark and I shall return:)
Oh I'm Pat or PI

colleen said...

Blogging is like having your own magazine that you post an editorial to every day or so. Have fun with it! Naomi sent me.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hello Mark! I'm here via Naomi, our mutual friend and blog buddy.
I was fortunate to meet Naomi through blogging, and I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her in person when I visited my brother in southern CA.
It's great that she convinced you to start a blog of your own.
I am going to give my daughter your blog address.
She is a filmmaker who is honing her craft. How great that you will be writing about this subject!!
Well, I hope you enjoy blogging.
It's nice to meet you!

Shephard said...

Welcome to Blogland, Mark!
Naomi sent me. :)
I love theatre, and my partner is a director for Disney Animation (a rather different animal, I realize), so I look forward to reading your posts!
~S