I am not sure if this is in the correct section but I know that there are some people here that write pretty good reviews on films (retrospectively) and other things just based on what I have seen on here (likely even better than me in my opinion). That being said, I have to ask…for those that have explored certain aspects of “being behind the camera” and the like, how exactly does one do the necessary research not just on finding material pertaining to the topic of interest, but also what thorough historical materials should one look into and how to verify said information prior to making the post about it? (I apologize if it sounds wordy or lengthy). The reason why I am asking is that I have been slowly trying to do a “research hobby project” for the past several months and it is an extremely agonizing slow start since I started reading about a certain book that I purchased recently about Tokusatsu (Japanese for special effects). I would like to point out that this has decades of history and information and some may consider me crazy for trying to attempt such a feat (I know that I would consider myself a tad bit crazy). Also, I get that certain people have certain ways of getting memorabilia on certain shows/films, and to me…they’re like historical artifacts (think of it as media archaeology if you will). Those that know a thing or two about what I am getting at, I would seriously appreciate your feedback. Much gratitude.
Hi @skyh0und28, i’m not quite sure what ideas you have in mind for you project, but yeah, research can be very slow and painstaking, when i was a kid i wanted to be a detective, so i like looking for clues and figuring out how things/situations work, that also envolves doing research, maybe i’m not the right person to give you advice on how to do so, i don’t have much patience for this, in fact, i’m better at putting the pieces toghether than doing the actual research ;P All i can say is that now we have the best of both worlds between books and internet, but even with all that information sometimes you just have to wing it, and if you happen to be wrong, that just means you’ll have something to learn from in the future :)