Feeling Blue: Motivation, Photography and your Health

Decided to write, shoot, and edit a film in a day to see where I was on the path of film-making. I have a long, long way to go but learned a few big lessons with this one.

  1. Properly expose your footage in the field or else.

  2. The SL2’s dynamic range is quite limited so a circular polarizer in the snow is absolutely essential.

  3. I need more B Roll to use for the edit.

  4. I learned how to color grade but had such terrible footage it was impossible.

  5. Even though I wrote a script I had a hard time with the story timeline and did not follow it super well. Visualizing the shots would help.

  6. My thumbnail should be me, so I am going to try to draw the thumbnails and see where that gets me.