I’m still trying to break through this haze. The more I talk about the projects in my queue, the closer I get to making one of these damn things. I need to get back in the saddle again. I edit Framelines. I do work for corporations. I teach film/video. I’m still surrounded by the medium; I just need to make something purely for myself. I have no problem writing things. What frustrates most people is not having an idea. I have plenty of those. In some ways, too many – more than I can make. It’s the making part that stops me still. I want to make things that are great, not just good and certainly not just “okay“. Why would someone want to make something just “eh, whatever“. I’ve done that. Many times. I do not want to waste my time and everyone else’s with crap.
That’s not to say I won’t make something silly or fun. I simply do not want to do anything less than my best. With motion picture technology where it resides today, my “[i]best[/i]” hasn’t even been seen yet. All the tools at my disposal with high quality cameras and near-limitless editorial/effects software – there are no limits.
Today is Thanksgiving. I know this because I’m not going to go to work although I intend to do some editing. I’m never sentimental about holidays. I’m not quite Bah Humbug, but I’m hardly mister excited either. Xmas lost its magic when I got too old for Star Wars toys.