okay okay okay
so a running theme in my work is how i set out to do something, have the whole thing planned out in my head about how amazing it’s gonna be, then try doing it and i get frustrated on how it turns out crap and so i either give up or turn it into something completely different.
example 1 – those that run part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKylw_BqpiM
example 2 – my summer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htFa7S-FmXY
but yeah, anyway, i think my main problem, especially with these two examples, is the method in which i set about to do them. with videos (and other stuff) that work, i think the key has always been not to approach them with too much of a plan. in the past i’ve set out making things with maybe a single image, or an idea of a style, or a sentence, or feeling, or piece of music, or just some spark of inspiration…and then that’s like a starting pistol, and from there you just start running until it’s finished.
that, for me, is a better way of making. it’s a process that feels more raw and expressive (and organic…but not the expensive kind of organic) and it produces something that is much more genuine and has a certain energy in it.
i feel i’ve kind of strayed off that path recently though. i’ve been thinking too much about what i’m doing…planning too much in advance. spending too long on stuff, swirling it round and round in the juices in my brain until it’s hard to know whether it’s floating or sinking.
so yeah, i reckon it’s time to get out of this rut. i’m gonna come at a few things fresh…wipe a few things clean….and start some completely new things. the timing just seems right.
here are some things that i’ve found inspiring recently: youtube gatherings, catcher in the rye, the illusionist (sylvain chomet), at a stop in st. regis (drew danburry), http://www.flickr.com/photos/23184972@N02/4474876947, the singing tree (jeffrey lewis), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RcjpsaBqz0, http://boohooboo.tumblr.com , the scott pilgrim books, your comments….