Hello everyone, I wanted to type up a personal message and since it’s the end of the year, a little retrospective of 2021.
This year, like last year, has been a bit of a stinker. The pandemic has stopped lots of things going on, but the cinemas have slowly opened back up and some form of normality is returning. Sorry if I just jinxed things for 2022.
If you had told me, this time last year, that I would be writing articles and reviews for a movie website and making videos about movies, I would have laughed at you. Primarily because something that cool never usually happens to someone like me.
It’s now the end of the year and here I am, writing articles and making videos for the Last Movie Outpost and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been welcomed with open arms by the rest of the creative team of the LMO and they’ve been great.
I know the editors probably roll their eyes a lot at my writing and then have to do a lot of editing, but I also know they appreciate the help.
The team here at LMO is a great group of people who all have the same purpose – to share movie news, opinions, and reviews with other movie fans without an agenda. Over the 2 years they have been doing that it’s really been working. The site keeps on growing and growing. I know there are big plans for 2022 and I’m glad to be part of a growing site.
That brings me on to you the readers. Another great group of people who are as ‘nerdy’ as I am. So we can discuss, chat, argue, laugh about movies, but all done with (mostly) a degree of respect towards each other. It’s always fun to read the talkback for each article and you guys really make the site what it is.
I have been quiet over the end of this year as it has been a perfect storm of real-life issues, but most of them will be sorted in the New Year and I can get back to being more productive here on the site. I don’t make new years resolutions, but some of my plans for 2022 are:
- Contribute more articles to the site
- Teach myself Fusion in Davinci Resolve and to get better at editing
- Meaning more videos for LMO
- Move to a new house, where I can have a proper office, with my movie toys behind me
- To make a more interesting view for the livestreams
- Get back to making the podcasts
- Help keep the site growing
- World domination!
Actually, forget the last one, that’s just something else I have to do.
You may have read that I planned to try and watch 1,000 movies this year and I have just done it. I decided to make the 1000th movie Gone With The Wind, since I have never seen it, all 4 hours of it.
1,000 movies is about 3 a day. When I did actually have work, I had to play catch up. I think I did 7 movies in a day a few times. Having no set job this year, just doing freelance and making some money, not looking after my health, and enjoying the lockdown a little too much so I didn’t have to go out and actually see people, meant I was able to complete my mission.
I will say that in the last month it did become a bit of a slog. I found I was just watching movies to get the numbers in and that took the fun out of it a little. Next year, I plan on catching up with some TV shows, maybe I will even read a book. I want to have fun watching movies again, not doing it just to get the count up.
I will be making a video about the 1000 Movies in a Year challenge later, when I finally get an office. Sorry to go on about my office, but at the moment I have to sit on the floor at a coffee table to work and I’m really getting to hate it.
I really have enjoyed the time here and I look forward to the New Year and carrying on. I really hope everyone has a good 2022 as well. Please carry on reading the site, sending us news, contributing, telling your friends about us, and just being the wonderful nerds you are.