My project is coming along very well. So far.
I have been keeping pace with the class schedule all semester – developing my topic, performing research, scripting and storyboarding the ideas as they pour out of my brain.
But I’m still worried about getting it right. I’m sure we’ve all had those moments were we stay up until 2-3AM writing something we think is brilliant but sounds horrible the next evening. I hope that’s not the case with my film. My goal is to finish a rough cut by April 8 so I can have an entire week to continue editing and refining. I am already feeling very sensitive about shots lasting one second too long, or fading too quickly. In a more broad way, I’m trying to stand back from my film and ask the “so what?” question. Does my film successfully serve a larger purpose, or is it just a timeline? I think I can make my film more succinct by recording my current voiceover script, then tightening up my central arguments at a later point and rerecording the narration.
So if I had a short, twitter-worth status update right now it would be, “coming along, nervous, think I have a game plan.”