Music Video Ideas

Sadly i’ve never got round to making a music video, unless you count media class in high school which i’m not. Have always wanted to though and find myself more and more jotting down ideas for them.

Have been compiling quite the list of late without really knowing if thats the way it works. I mean, would I need to hear the song before I can even begin to think of an idea or is it good to have idea’s that could possibly fit somewhere down the line.

Either way the ideas are flowing.

Think its something that I would definitely like to take a look at in the future. Love the idea of trying to tell a story in such a short space of time while also promoting the band and its members (Or solo artist). Seems like a fun challenge and an under rated skill set.

As a writer I always look to get drawn into the story of the song with music video’s and not always by the words. For me the MV is all about the image on the screen, the tone and mood that is set. The lyrics to the song are important but I get drawn into the the visual side of it. Obviously its completely different listening to the song on my iPod but for me the video is about the story and thats the part of the challenge I like and want to attempt.

Am getting to know a few people so who knows maybe one day i’ll have the chance, either that or decide I really do want to attempt this medium and go out there and find someone.

But its all definitely been on my mind a lot of late.

Confessions of a Webshow

So I’ve began writing my latest webshow with the full intent of filming it sometime in the not to distant future. It’s a similar concept to my last show but with all the added knowledge of how to improve from the last attempt and make it a lot better.

I never released season 1 of my last show because I was unhappy with the quality. There was so much frustration in pre production that when it did come to making it I think I rushed it. There are so so many things I’d change and I made far to many comprimises. It was a true learning curve and one that I fully intend to learn from.

So my thinking now is should I release the last show. I think the performance from the actor was good and the dialogue pretty strong so there are things I’m proud of but it by no means represents my best work. But then the flip side to that is best work comes through falling on your ass a few times and picking yourself up and doing better.

Going to have a look at the edit over the next few days and make a decision from there. I have a strong desire to be transparent with this production company and my writing and talk about and show my experiences and believe this could be a good place to start for that.

Starting to talk myself into it as I write this blog. 😉

We’ll see.

Stephen.

New Blog, New Production Company, New Year

So its that time of the year again when I promise myself I will make a ton of changes to my life and be super productive and creative and awesome and……. you know the drill.

Seriously man, do I really Lie to myself every year.

I guess I don’t. I do work extremely hard, and put a lot of energy into writing and learning about making films but i’m not sure its enough.

Well, truth be told, it isn’t enough. Not because the business is super competitive (which it is) and not because I haven’t really made much money in the field (which I haven’t) but because I personally don’t feel like its enough.

I feel like I put more of my energy and time into my day job than my writing and film making as thats the way life works.

Fuck that.

I should be putting most of my time and energy and heart and love into the thing that I want to do with my life. The thing that consumes my every thought. The thing that I want to still be doing when i’m 80, not the thing that quite frankly I don’t want to be doing now, let alone next year and the years after.

Getting the right balance in life is tough, I’ve been trying it for years without great success so I’ve had a bit of an epiphany. Would it be so bad for my life to be out of balance more in the direction I want it to be. I’m not saying i’m going to quit my day job as i’ve got rent to pay and would like at least a little bit of a social life but how did I start putting my Retail job before my writing. That needs to tip the other way.

It times for the job to be just the hours I’m there, and even then film needs to creep into it more. Time for me to finally take control and stop making empty promises to myself that I can’t keep because of my day job.

Thats not how things are meant to work. You’re meant to follow your dreams, live them, enjoy them, be happy and somehow this year and every year after I will make that happen.

And hopefully this blog will track a fair bit of that.

Stephen 🙂