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Let’s Talk About the Short Film
The Short Film
Here’s a very unusual video, but something I had to talk about. For about 2 years we’ve been working on a short film. I decided to hold a competition and pick out one winner with a great idea for a short film story.
For a year long we worked together with Eric Toms who had written the story. During the production we flew him over to Belgium so that he could direct as well. This was initially not my goal, but I had to ask for more help as I couldn’t do it all by myself.
So what started as I wanting to make a short film ended up with me funding and producing it.
Editing the Short Film
To have at least one creative role in the production, I took to edit on me. Even though it was done pretty quickly, I got stuck on the details. Over time, I would spend less and less time on the edit as I was slowly losing interest.
It’s been a year since we shot the short film and that edit is still far from done. I feel a disconnection with the film and that’s because of how the production turned out. It feels like I’m editing someone else’s film.
Visual Effects & Color Grading
Recently I’ve been focusing on a different aspect. Rather than editing the short film, I’ve been working on smaller details. Like the intro title, the color grading, small visual effects and such things.
By creating that intro title, I feel more connected the project again. I created that title and put my creative ideas in there. As small and stupid as it might sound, I need to find ways to actually create something for the project instead of re-arranging clips around to finalize the edit itself.
For the most part I’ve been ignoring any question about the short film, or I would say that I don’t have time at the moment. A part of me wanted to forget about the project, but this has only had a negative effect on myself.
I’ve been feeling more and more guilty because I let so many people wandering. I’m so sorry and hope I can make it up by showcasing an amazing short film one day. I learned that I need to be more open from the beginning and just be honest.