Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coming Closer To The End

Its been a crazy couple of months. I haven't had a chance to write too much, only because life has taken its course. And what I mean by that is, I have been working a lot of hours, paying bills and trying not to be broke. But in between now and the last time I wrote, I have completed my NY section and I am now coming close to finishing my DC section. I squeezed in some time for my Doc so I can be ahead of schedule.

It was rough, but I was motivated enough to continue on with my doc. It is hard working long hours or full-time while trying to make a project.  I can see how people can easily loose focus and delay their own  projects because of work.  I try my best to not get off track. Sometimes I get too tired to do anything because work can get a good hold of you when "you are working for the man." I understand how that feels, but I do not let that be an excuse for not succeeding in life.  Nothing is ever easy... well, for me it is, I only can speak for myself.

I was talking to a co-worker one day and sometimes we'll ask each other if we are working on any projects... I would usually not say too much only because I hate to talk about things that are not complete. That's how I am! But getting back to the story, he mentioned that it was difficult for him to do anything because he works full-time.  I can respect that. I guess it is hard... but it always comes down to how much you want it, in my opinion.   In turn,  it feels good that I have not delayed my project for any reason and I am glad that I am still pushing myself.

As far as my DC part, for whatever reason, the DC section took me a little longer to put together. I guess the main reason is that I have been very cautious about not making my DC section similar to my other sections. I am realizing that when you have a compilation of different characters, you still want to keep everyone different and make it their own thing. So for awhile I was stuck and trying to figure out the best way to show this part of the doc.  I guess that is another reason why I haven't wrote. I had an "Artist Block," - something similar to "writer's block."

Sometimes when I get in those situations, I sit in a quiet room and I THINK, THINK, THINK, THINK, THINK, and THINK .  Sometimes that takes hours, days, or weeks.  But at the end of the day I put one-and-one together. I do a little math, but in a film kind of way. I do some takeaways, I add, divide, and multiply.  In film talk, that means I add a scene, take out a scene, and I combine scenes to have different options to present a storyline.

That's it for now.

Junior Gonzalez
The Filmmaker

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