Learning Limits

I’ve been struggling to put out the newest edit of PO-MO’s demo reel. It proved to be a hassle to obtain the necessary footage and then convert it. Yes, I could blame my slowness on that particular obstacle. However, a more substantial problem, the one that truly slowed and nearly halted production, was a creative block.

See, I knew that the video I’d already created wasn’t my favourite ever. To update it felt wrong – I wanted to start from scratch. So I hummed over it until I just sat down and hacked away at it.

And you know what? The video is pretty okay.

I guess what I’m learning with every project is what is “good enough” – to me, to my client, and to my audience. I’m coming to accept that I’ll never attain the perfection I seek. I am thankful to have met people who support me (and patiently wait for me) as I develop my skills as a videographer.

Need to stop hesitiating. Less anxiety, more action.

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Where has August gone?

In early August, I took on a project with no idea what it was I’d be shooting. I ended up with more work than I’d expected – producing, directing, shooting, editing… Even though I can see that this video can be greatly improved, I had to cut myself from working on it any longer. Is it still summer outside? Can I go swimming soon?

[Big thanks to Rowin Bernardo, Kelvin Tu, the rest of Paradox Dance Crew, and Keo Necra for their contributions – choreography, music, acting, and general goodwill.]

Other than Wedding Dress, I’ve been working on videos for UN1TE Dance Company, including this short one. New PO-MO Project demo on its way, also.