Somehow it doesn't seem that long. (Maybe that's why I haven't been posting .... )
Nevertheless, it is long. So much has happened in the past three years - I've fulfilled nearly all the credits I need for my diploma (still have to complete those damn breadth requirements!), I've written the script for one short film which has made the rounds of the festivals and I've got another one nearly in the can (still have to complete that damn post-production work!). So the time has not been altogether unproductive.
So, you may ask (come on, you know you want to): "Dave, WHAT THE HELL TOOK YOU SO LONG?"
The short and simple answer is this: I've been so busy making films, discussing films and thinking about films and dreaming about making them ... that I've forgotten about posting on my blog about them.
Now you, Dear Reader, may have been clicking on my site at times over the years expecting to see a new blog post. I may not know who you are, but I have no reason to expect that you have the patience to keep coming back to my site year after year and not finding any updates. (If you do, Heaven bless you!) You may even have reacted to this in one of two ways:
1) You will have shrugged your shoulders and moved on with your life.
This is a normal, rational and perfectly reasonable reaction for you to have. It demonstrates that you are mature and sensible and that you have a realistic sense of what your priorities are.
2) You will have been consumed with worry and obsession over not having received notices about updates.
In this case it is extremely gratifying to know that I have at least one fan and you may be assured that I am now back to blogging and that your worries are now over. Please remember, however, that, after all, this is just a blog. Bear that in mind and all will be well.
In either case, you now have my pledge that I will not be so slack in the future: one post each week, punctually on Wednesday.
Please be sure to read it. You may, if you wish, go back to shrugging your shoulders and moving on with your life. I'll respect your choice, but please - read my blog first.