It’s weird to do my first journal entry about my film work, when I’ve mostly been dedicating the past couple months to music. I’m not quite ready to step out with music stuff quite yet, but my film work is long overdue.
Last year I shot and edited a short film that I had every intention on releasing to the world (and perhaps enter into some festivals?), but every time I looked at it I pumped the breaks on showing it. So I sat on it. For months. I finally revisited it a couple weeks ago and decided to re-edit it so it would fit better into my original vision. Ah, and also scrapping the soundtrack for something better too.
Sometimes, distance is the best strategy if things aren’t working out creatively. I think too, especially with me, I needed to be exposed to some other things first to awaken inspiration. I’m basically a turtle artist. Slow moving, looking sleepy, might bite. In the age of social media and the viral culture, turtles can struggle with the pressure to always “put out content.”
That being said, I’m finally getting organized enough to trickle out some of my projects. I’ve already posted two (“Look Out” and “un-expecting”), but I have two more (older) remixed/re-edited films I’ll be posting ahead of my most recently shot film, “From the Love Tapes: Unrequited.” “Unrequited” is the first of a four part series I have planned out, however, I have no idea when those will be finished. Turtles can’t see the future either.
A lot of my future journal posts will be about music, lyrical themes, etc., so I won’t really get into my music progress in this post. I am always working on it though. I’m always writing, always trying to develop my musicianship, and I can’t wait to share more.
Until next time,
I'm a music and film artist currently residing in Madison, WI.