So yesterday I was having some issues with what track to use on my showreel, and while some people may think that it is the content and not the music that is important when putting together a showreel, I feel that the music plays a vital role in not only the style, tone and emotion of the reel, but also in the way it is actually cut.
I’m currently cutting together my editing showreel, and it’s going great. The only issue I’m having is with the music, as the track I had originally chosen doesn’t really quite work with what I want to do. So now I’m trying to decide on a different track.
I’m well aware I’ve been pretty absent recently, apologies for that…life’s been pretty hectic. Oh, and my laptop broke and I’ve only just gotten it back…a month later!
So what’s been happening, I hear you cry?!
Today has been stressful. With a capital STRESS. We start filming on Friday and there is so much to do. My task for today was to finish the storyboard…quite simple, no? Well yes, it would be. If my printer hadn’t decided to die on me. Of all the days. When I actually need to print a shed-load of stuff, it says ‘um actually no. I won’t let you’. I really could have thrown it out the window.
But I managed to relax…and just played guitar instead. Learned a new song – ‘Us’ by Reginor Spektor. Loving it. There’s nothing quite like a sing-song and a good old bash at the strings to calm these anxieties.
I try to just think: Stop stressing. It has to get done. So it will.
I don’t know yet whether this attitude will work in my favour or not. We’ll see.
On the plus side though, my STA application video has had over 200 views so far, and it’s only been up for about 24 hours, so all’s good on that front. Keep those votes coming!