I finally bit the bullet and made something for the site... It just took me 76 takes to get a video that even came close to being coherent, but hey... I didn't give up. I even wrote a script for the video. In the end, the final product was a very different take on what was going on then what I rehearsed, but this video felt a lot less forced... Enjoy the video and the original script.
Starting something new is hard for a lot of people. I know every year I have a long list of things I want to do or create, but for some reason when I pull out a piece of paper and start to sketch those ideas out, my mind goes as blank as the paper that I am staring at. I suffer from what I like to call BCD or Blank Canvas Disease. When I am taking photos or working on a play, I have parameters to work with, such as requirements from the playwright or what's in front of my lens. These things are already there in place and so my role is to add my perspective and voice to the storytelling. This part of the process has become a lot easier for me over the years as I have developed a voice, as Macklemore would say, "The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint, the greats were great because the paint a lot." This concept, about seeing what works and what doesn't, self inflicting, failing helps me grow as an artist. You would think I'd be ready to conquer my BCD, but for some reason my self diagnosed, made up disease, is a whole different ailment. I have to tell myself is that he process is the same, MAKE, DO, CREATE, Don't just dream and suddenly that paper will be full before I know it.
Anyways... Hope you liked the juxtoposition of the article and the video. Thanks for encouraging me. Here's hoping the next video only takes 75 takes.