9 weeks into 2014…Life is already so different. These projects were meant to bring about change, both in my creativity and my professional goals. I think sometimes artists have this idea that structure or goals will hamper their progress or proliferation.
I can tell you that I have been rejected from graduate school, which turned out to be a lot less surprising or saddening than I thought it would be. It would’ve been interesting to see how this blog survived the fall semester, that’s for sure. Why are we talking about me getting rejected?
Right. Structure. Goals.
This year I have set out to see if the talents, habits and training I have honed and received over many years will actually be able to meet the goals I set for myself. With all of you watching, I am doing my very best to complete even the seemingly easy tasks.
But we don’t always get what we think we want. You can’t always win in this life, so learn to lose well.
[Insert appropriate meme with a cat or puppy or whales or possibly the ocean.]
My project this week was an experimental film. I wanted to push myself to edit to music. My sister had a video idea last year and this is a little bit of that, too. I tried some new techniques, and then I applied a tint so that ya’ll could see the short in two ways…(Please watch in HD)
And with the tint….
This is 52 weeks of creative projects! Feel free to comment, suggest, join or react!
I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Communication, Film Emphasis. I received an A in every single college writing and film class I took. Every teacher recommended me and some went out of their way to include my work in special circumstances. My boss, who is a professional film and media person, wrote me a letter of recommendation, specifically on the subject of the TV show I help film. I have a recommendation from one of the casting director’s of the Oscar Nominated film Winter’s Bone.
Why am I adding this? Because sometimes people are going to reject me or my work, and that doesn’t mean everyone else agrees. Don’t you give up either. Keep creating.