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Why 2021 is going to be a FAILURE
The Short Film
Late 2018 we started with the pre-production of a short film called ‘Vengeance’. In April 2019 everything was prepared and we could start shooting. Unfortunately the editing never finished.
This short film is the hardest project I’ve ever worked on. Not only because it’s super hard edit because of the complex story, but also because of a disconnect I had with the film. My biggest mistake was to do the production and eventually I barely did any creative task.
So I decided to do the editing, color grading and lead the VFX. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been taking some time off from YouTube to focus on this short film and finally finish it.
Failure in 2021
To me, the short film is already a success. I’ve learned tremendously from this project and I feel confident about it. However, I have no idea how the internet is going to respond.
Publishing this short film will be the first time I’ll publish a work of which I don’t know what it will do. It could be a failure, and if that’s the case, then it’s ok. Failing is the only way to grow as a creative. You need the feedback in order to learn from your mistakes and become better at what you do.
Of course I hope the film will be a success, but working on this project did opened my eyes. This year, I want to make more of such films and videos. Projects that are more daring and having a higher chance of failure, which will benefit me in the long run.
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