Rolling with Changes
This month was all over the place. I decided to stay with my original idea as far as my film, but then some new issues came up. There were complications surrounding the place I was going to film, which I needed because it was virtually the only place I could film with actors not wearing masks other than my own home, which I am not comfortable with.
I’m trying to figure out these issues, but I’m not sure how it will end up or if I will have to make other plans here to be able to finish my project. However, I have been really excited about the other film I am working on, “The Keys To Life.” We are now in post production, which is exciting because the film should be out in late April if all goes to plan.
It's not all what I had hoped because I cannot actually be there myself and help in person, but as we go back for reshoots and editing I get to witness all of it virtually, which is the best learning experience I’ve had in Odyssey.
I am assigned to work on the advertising covers for the film along with Craig, who is well-versed in visual edits. I’m excited to see how all of it turns out!
Pushing and Pulling
This month was a lot of push and pull. I felt like I was constantly taking two steps forward and one step back. I couldn’t decide on a topic! Even though I have already written my script, which I planned on using for my final project, I felt like I wanted to do something more with this opportunity. I wanted to address issues going on in our world now, and bring awareness to them.
My first thought was gun violence because I have had three friends suffer the consequences of teens owning guns. However, this idea would be way harder to execute, take more resources (that I do not have), and more planning. I also felt like if I didn’t have the means to do this well, it was probably best to stick to my original project unless I could quickly think of a way to actually make it happen. This was pretty stressful, but what I’ve learned in Odyssey is to really think things through. We all want to do something amazing with our projects, but during this time we can only really do so much.
Other than that, I just found more sources and reached out to people for interviews. This month was a lot, but I'm excited to see how my project is growing and coming together.
New Opportunities and Plans
Interviews that Shaped My Project
A Busy Month of Research
Taking a New Route with My Films