When do you have more than enough (sex)?

When do you have more than enough (sex)?

Footage.

I mean, when do you have more than enough … video footage?

What?, did you think I was talking about reducing your material gains, or s.e.x. Maybe you thought that I was challenging you to cut down on the crap you buy and the stuff you keep in your house storage, which weighs you down.

I often do go on about that stuff, but not this time. This time, I am talking about the delicate balance of shooting enough video for your project versus shooting so much frigging video that you have it oozing out the camera or phone.

Generating all this video is the same as having too many possessions. It weighs me down. I try to balance the amount I shoot, but it isn’t easy. I need to go on a video shooting diet of some sort because if I don’t, I will crash my iCloud. It will be so heavy with my content that it will come tumbling down to earth, land in the ocean somewhere, like a 70’s70’s Apollo craft, and I will lose my valuable content.

I will be fooked if that happens. I need to course correct my video recording actions now. I need help. I need a new approach.

I have not managed to balance the fine art of shooting the right shot. I panic and shoot everything. I shoot without review, so I shoot again, just to be safe. Then, because I am not sure I shoot again. It’sIt’s like an orgy of video creation with shooting stuff everywhere. I have to stop this. It’sIt’s always about planning and careful organising. Knowing what I want to achieve and sticking with the plan. I see that and read that positioned in all the guidebooks.

I got it. I know that this is the game… but that means I have to plan more, but I am more spontaneous in my approach. My camera is out at a minute notice, and I am filming the stuff around me. I am blabbing into the camera like the proverbial plumber that has unfortunately found himself amongst all that shooting.

I need to find an easier way. I need to be purer in my approach to the content. I need a change of plan.

My new plan of action is as follows;

  • Have a simple plan (complicated ones make me panic and lose my authenticity)
  • Shoot seven b-roll shots and think about the shots before turning on the camera.
  • Shoot short sentences of video content and build up the narrative like a brick wall construction.
  • Two shots at a talking head take – go for it, rise to the challenge.
  • Stop being the perfectionist, people like the rough stuff.”
  • The magic happens in the editing room.
  • Suppose it is two minutes of content, calm. In that case, that is fine because managing the content by measuring the outcome is a fool’s errand.
  • The overriding constant is to reduce the effort and maximise the pleasure of construction.
  • Keep an eye on the prize by being aware of the future by facing forward.
  • Press the pause button and hold back from going that big further… and trust that you have enough in the tank already.

The way forward with my video creation is all of the above, but it takes one key element: discipline. 

I need to be more disciplined, which is done to me matching my goals with my desires.

I have to keep in my head that too much of a good thing is sometimes never a good thing. 

Even when it is shooting… 

Video.


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