Reflections: Module 2

While working on module 2, I tried to do a lot of prep work. I thought about shots that I wanted and ideas that I wanted to capture from my 8 year old nephew, Logan. The problem with all of this was that I live in Illinois…and he lives in Williamsburg, VA. That meant that I had to rely of my sister, brother-in-law, and parents to try and capture footage of him doing things.

I used the storyboard template a little bit to look at what I wanted. Unfortunately I probably should have waited to do this until after I had my footage from my sister. When I did not receive the kind of footage I was expecting, I got totally stuck. Here are what some of my storyboards looked like.

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What I realized that those were not going to work for me I resorted to trying to write out ideas. I had written shot lists before and I thought if I teased out a story I could create a shot list and then arrange my footage in that way.

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None of this worked very well for me. It just led to me getting overwhelmed and focusing on what I did not have instead of what I actually had.

Unfortunately I do not have an earlier version of module 2 to show. I did not export the file until I reached a point where I decided that I had to be done. If I had to do it over I would be better about giving clear and direct information to my family members who were trying to help me. A lot of my missteps could have been avoided if I was more communicative. Also, I just really had to learn how to let go when things did not go the way I expected.


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