Oh man, it's a whiney post:
I woke yesterday morning thinking that it was today. The days really run together- it's dark so long and light so short that we end up feeling like we are in this everlasting twilight. And on top of it, it's been so rainy.
But today a few of us begin our adventure to the south coast. We expect to see lots of snow, some glaciers and general otherworldlyness that is Iceland.
In studio news, there are a few things at play here. I tend to have to see something through to the end just to feel as though I've worked through a project to the end and not allow myself to abandon it when it gets hard (a really good metaphor for my life). I have been messing around with the second plea video that it was becoming just stupid to me. I did have some issues that I was trying to address in post-production- such as tremendous camera shake due to wind, even though the camera was mounted on a tripod. The program I am using (Adobe Premiere) is pretty awesome and has infinite capabilities that maybe, one day, I'll be proficient on, but I guess the fact is, I get frustrated trouble shooting less than stellar footage.
So part of just laying something to rest is that I require myself to export it to youtube. I finally did that and am sharing here. I don't know. I'm not enjoying this video stuff. Although parts of it satisfies the ocd part of me, I find that i don't feel as though I start with strong enough imagery that gets me excited as I work on the idea. Lighting is bad and it is so hard to film myself. While I like the way the neck and shoulder pieces were framed, I have numerous other pieces of footage that are just not good or what I feel are too cliche.
And I always think a break might be useful. I took a break to grade for a day and came back to video work, still not feeling refreshed and mostly just feeling stressed. Now I'll be on the road for a few days and maybe that will be more time to contemplate these works. We'll see, but I am thinking that it may be time to ditch this idea. I guess, time will tell.