Be me. Spend 1 night watching every shitty short film you can find online. Narrow them down to 3 criteria – small crew, less than 1000 dollars to make, and quality story.
Contact the creator. Get permission to make analysis video. Request a script. Receive no response. Shrug it off.
Do some research. Figure out how to download youtube videos. Do some creative thinking. Record audio of film using built-in microsoft screen recorder.
Be at work. Spend your downtime watching the film and recording the action and plot developments at 30 second intervals. Have a list of 40 notes to use during editing today.
Find creators youtube. See that they published a new video today. Hmm, interesting. Video opens to – “A lot of people have been asking about how I made this film.”
It’s a 30 minute video. A breakdown. Using my one comment as an example for why the selected video is a gift from God.
Needless to say I’m upset. I guess the 4th criteria for me providing a video analysis should be “doesn’t suck their own dick.”
That was inappropriate. I’m sorry. I’m just agitated. This video was my plan for the week and I really wanted to release something tomorrow. Now I’m 95% sure I’m just going to start fresh with a new idea.
In other news, I’ve finally hit my goal of trimming my script down to 15 pages. I personally feel it’s ready to go. Just waiting on the go-ahead from a beta reader.
I’m also 80 pages in to one of the features I promised to provide feedback for. I have nothing but respect and support for its author. They may not like the feedback but by God they will receive a thorough assessment. If you actually care about your writing that’s something you should be grateful for.
Do you have any suggestions on what I should do for a new video? Here are the options I’m considering:
- An analysis on a scene from a script that was developed into a hit movie
- A short film about a cat plotting to murder me
- An instructional video about something to do with video editing
- A sketch that’s sure to provide guffaws
- Don’t make a video and pound beers until Kelly gets home from work
If you have any preference please leave them in the comments below.