I challenged myself to accomplish one big project over the holidays. It has been a while since I made any videos that were not for school related work and I thought what better way to make one than during this break.
And so it began.
Fuelled with the panic of turning a year older along with the onset of greater expectations and confusion, I sorted through various ideas to come up with a script. On that note, I nary to think how I'll take my next birthday, or even the subsequent ones for that matter.
With an initial draft, I started checking many items off the list. I rallied the help of my friends, scouted for locations and kept telling myself at the back of my mind that this was a terrible idea altogether.
The constant push and pull to accomplish this little
endeavour continued right through the very end.
In the end I realised that if I was this frightened and terrified of my creative work, I'm probably on the right track. At least I could learn something from all of this.
I recall running on adrenaline throughout the actual shoot, all the while dealing with requisite scares. Along the way I was given a timely reminder:
All the best laid plains go out the window
once the first shot is fired.
Now here we are and I've got a completed short film on my hands. It was quite the experience and in part a result of telling myself to work within the constraints and limitations I had. I learned so much more about myself than I thought I would and in the end, I think I succeeded in that respect.