So, I’ve been struggling with this contest that my uncle pushed me to enter. At first, I was having a really hard time with the idea of what I wanted to film for it. He gave suggestions and I was just going to do what he thought was best because I didn’t want to embarrass myself. Then, I decided “fuck it, I’m going to do what I want to do” and I did. I went and filmed something that came out not exactly how I wanted but it was still good. I thought of lots of ideas, including using my friend’s music in it to make it stand out. Then I read the rules for the contest (I know I should have read them before but I just didn’t think there would be such strict requirements) , and discovered most of the content in my short film was breaking the rules. We tried re-editing but there was still so much that wasn’t fitting. It just didn’t and doesn’t feel right.
So, just a little bit ago I decided to make something new tomorrow. Finals are next week and I have plenty of other things to do yet I’m putting so much into this. But my new idea is much better than any of the ones I had before. And I’m pumped to create something that is very true to me. This has been a huge learning experience. And I just know I’ll be really proud of myself once I’m done with it all (and even more so if I am a finalist…it includes such a huge prize that I can’t wrap my head around).
Did I mention the film is due Friday?
So yeah, crunch time.
I think I’m ready.