Filmmaking; from then to now

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Making videos is my life.

It has always been there as an outlet of sorts and still to this day it excites me.

As I get older (or more mature, shall I say?) I have noticed that my priorities have slowly changed, and I almost don’t recognise the kind of filmmaker I was 15 years ago.
I used to make all sorts of little creative films.

However right now, my actual priorities lie with earning a living being a videographer to support my family as well as of course spending time with my family whilst they’re so young and need me so much (as well as other things like managing my time between everything else that life throws at us.)

Well, I think I’ve got to a point where I nee to break the cycle a bit.

I love my work, but I need to do something. ####

And that something I’ve been needing to do for my own sanity, is to make a short film.

It has been so long since I made ‘fiction’ without it being commissioned, part of my studies, or part of a contest in some way..

Whether it be a music video...

Or some kind of fun promo... ;)

In some way the idea of making a little film again for Me feels alien and almost pressured - in the sense that, it’s been so long that A) I hope I haven’t forgotten how to tell a story, and B) pressured in that, I’ve learnt so many skills over my career that it better not be shit.

I’m excited however by the idea of using my time to write and shoot a little film that’s just all mine.
To tap in to my self again and figure out how I’m going to say whatever the fuck I want in exactly the way I want to say it.

I’ve been inspired by the journeys of fellow steemians @distantsignal @vincentnijman @brian-rhodes to name a few, in seeing their determination and drive.
Also for using STEEM almost as a sounding board/journal/funding for the process.
So thank you guys for setting such a fine example.

I also like the idea of harnessing @dtube as part of the journey too; as @sergiomendes commented recently on one of my posts encouraging me to use dTube in a new way.
This will be it.

I’m going to work on some ideas and see what comes out.

Lately, one of my oldest friends going back to childhood (although we sadly lost the touch a bit over the last 5 or so years) passed away 2 weeks ago.

I realised that life is just too damn short. I’m sure you will agree. ❤️

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This is great news! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Also, thanks for the shout out. I'm glad I'm in good company here on Steem and I hope we can make it a place for filmmakers everywhere.

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Yeah I’m feeling energised about doing something new.
You’re welcome man - I agree that platform can be an incredible place for filmmakers, it just needs to be discovered and nurtured.
Thanks mate

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Anytime! If I may, if you haven't already, I'd love your vote for my Changelings font change. I've got 10, but don't want to make a decision unless I get to at least a dozen votes.

https://steempeak.com/dpoll/@distantsignal/choose-the-changelings-and-the-tear-fonts

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Sure man!

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Go for it @ashtv, you've got our vote.

I am super glad to see that you thought about our conversation ❤️ I can't wait for you to start sharing more and more amazing stuff with us on @dtube 😉

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I always think long and hard about meaningful interactions 🔥

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Ohhhhh all the jokes🤣🤣🤣🤣

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No joke. I was chuffed to read your comment when you complimented my work and suggested using @dtube more. It stuck, and was meaningful. Thanks man 👊🏻

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"I always think long and hard" this is what I was referring about when I said: the jokes lolol it is just my sense of humour lol

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I know you’ll come up with a fantastic idea!

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❤️🙌🏻

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What an exciting next step for you!! I can't wait to follow the journey of your short film. How cool that you will use Steem and @dtube as part of the process.

I realised that life is just too damn short. I’m sure you will agree.

Agreed. 💪🏻

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Thank you @coruscate, I’m glad you agree. STEEM has quite become a huge part of my life so it makes sense to utilise it to bring my work to life and motivate it, equally.

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My condolences on your friend. Life is too damn short indeed but not too short to not make a short.

Thanks for naming me as an inspiration. I myself am feeling a little filmmaking itch again ( after a 4 months hiatus ), one reasons is having friends over who are in the process of finishing a documentary ( more info in my post from a week ago ).

It will take some time before I pull the filmmaking trigger again, as I am waiting for my house to be finished but I'm not sure I will get back to it, sooner rather than later. And if I do, it will be exactly like you put it:

I’m excited however by the idea of using my time to write and shoot a little film that’s just all mine.
To tap in to my self again and figure out how I’m going to say whatever the fuck I want in exactly the way I want to say it.

I'm looking forward to following your creative journey.

Cheers,

Vincent

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You’re welcome @vincentnijman and thank you for the kind words.

Yes - that itch, that niggling thing that comes and goes, is getting stronger. I feel like I must make use of my skills and say things from my perspective - before it’s too late.
Even just to try would be far better than I’ve done in the last few years.

I look forward to you seeing you revisit your filmmaking again too, when the time is right. All the best with the house.

Cheers as ever!

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Very cool :D I've been feeling similarly about my artistic stuff, and like you, I think I will just try to figure out what i wanna say and do that...! I look forward to seeing the journey of your upcoming lil film :D

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Wait, aren't you already doing that? I can't wait to see you really express yourself in your art, in your own unique way :>)

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oh yeah, i mean for an actual art project, not for like the individual drawings that I do... like I wanna make an art project that's saying something that i wanna say :D

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I see. I myself am starting to feel the filmmaking itch again, probably influenced by my filmmaking friends who visited me the last couple of days :>)

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100%. It’s about figuring out what you want to say. What’s my unique perspective of being a human being?
That’s what I want to scratch at. Cheers for the comment

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That’s great @veryspider - thanks for following, and I hope you can dig out some artistic stuff like I’m feeling right now

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I look forward to seeing what you do. I'm trying to get started with video and it is hard - but fun.

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Once you get the knack you’ll be flying.
It’s all about telling the story - whatever that might be

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Pretty work his and even better his clear vocation from an early age. With so much talent and desire to push forward the win is on your side. Excellent!

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Thanks for the kind words @marynet!

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Can’t wait to see whatever you come up with! 😊

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Me too! Cheers for the support @midlet

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You have receive an upvote. Thanks for playing moonSTEEM