I’ve been there. Two months go by and I haven’t even touched my GH4. It sits on my desk and collects dust…
But I keep logging into Vimeo, watching the latest Staff-picks, wishing I had the money and people to shoot something.
This is a rut I constantly find myself in. The lie of ‘waiting to film.’
I convince myself that:
Once I have enough money then I’ll shoot that project.
Once I get the ‘right idea’ then I’ll pick up my camera.
Once I get the ‘right gear’ then I can start shooting.
It’s all BS.
Consider the possibility that you are LYING to yourself.
And I’m guilty of the same mindset.
We are filmmakers. We make films.
If you aren’t making films. You aren’t a filmmaker. You’re a wannabe.
If you haven’t used your camera in the past 90 days… I’d recommend two things. Either sell your camera… or
Start shooting tomorrow.
To battle my own ‘waiting to film’ demons I’ve started picking up the camera every day.
I’ve started cutting together little 45 second films every single week on my Instagram.
Most of the stuff I shoot is garbage. I honestly am ’embarrassed’ to post some of these weekly videos. But it forces me to constantly be picking up my camera. It forces me to get in Premiere. And best of all, it forces me to share my bad stuff.
Check out my weekly insta-videos here.
I do have an end goal with this project. Once I’ve put out 52 little films on Instagram highlighting my week. I’m going to cut them all down into one year long video.
This is the film I’m going to spend time on. Crafting a narrative, finding symbolism, showcasing the best of my 52 films.
Are you making films… or are you just ‘shuffling papers’ when it comes to filmmaking?
How can you start filming tomorrow?
Again – check out vids here and give me a follow. Maybe it will be a reminder that you need to pick up the camera. 🙂