As my computer renders out video after video, I felt like now was a good time to catch my breath and type.
About what though?
There's SO MANY things happening during this part of the year! First off, it's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, so I'm gearing up for my annual viewings of A Very Muppet Christmas and Jingle All The Way. Both holiday classics, if I do say so myself. Which I do, because this blog is mine.
Also, in three days I'll be going across the world for the first time! I got a gig to shoot a short documentary on a mission team doing medical work in India, which I still can't believe is happening. I've had the opportunity to film in other places, but India is by far the furthest away. To say I'm pumped is a massive understatement! I've gotten all my gear, so I'm praying that there's no user-error on my part. After picking the minds of all my other world-trotting buddies, they just keep telling me one thing, "Just shoot." Guess that's what I'll fall back on. Not to complicate things, but instead just rely on the basics. Wow, I feel more relaxed already.
Last but definitely not least, my next project will be going live on Kickstarter soon! It's a fan film of the comic book character Zatanna - don't know about her? You will soon enough! Even though I've funded a successful short film before on KS, I've always got this healthy dose of uncertainty when it comes to crowdsourcing. The comparable feeling is when I screen a film to an audience for the first time.
"Will they relate with it?"
"Was this a dumb idea and all my friends just lied to me?"
"Why are they throwing tomatoes at the screen and where did they come from?"
I've been blessed to have some of my close friends help me out with this and the idea's been vetted... I guess that's just part of any project I do. The fear makes me want it to succeed more though. To make an awesome doc in India. To shoot my first comic book film. To put down the words on the next script.
I hope the fear is here to stay.