Editing has become my only pastime. I’ve made the first edit of my first video, and I’m working on the edit of my second by collecting videos from the past that hold a lot of memories. I’ve filmed the third and hope to edit that one in the coming days, and I’m excited about it. I want to combine video, photography, and drawing to create a mixed-media piece, so we’ll see how that goes. The next two videos are planned out and all I need to do is film them. I plan to film the next one on Monday. It’s really interesting seeing how the videos adapt and change from start to finish. What I have in my head might not always be the video I end up editing.
While I’m creating these videos, I’ve also been reading Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams which has a lot of interesting points but is a lot to get through. I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration and it gets me thinking when I feel as though I’m stuck. It gives a lot of perspectives on dreams, which I find interesting, so whether or not it makes it into my thesis, I still enjoy learning about it.
I’m having a lot of fun with this project and I’ve been able to do a lot of experimenting. I’m trying new things and creating videos that I’ve had in my head for a while now. It’s great to be able to produce videos that I’m passionate about. I’m optimistic about how things are going and although I have moments of doubt, I think everything will turn out great in the end. The plan is to continue filming and editing, while also not being too hard on myself. I can get perfectionistsic about my videos and I need to be able to let a video be done and know that it will be fine the way it is.