Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
Day 52. I get distracted easily. Always have. My attention span is brief. Especially if what I’m doing is not in my wheelhouse. I can produce, act, write, gab, watch movies or eat all day long. Editing isn’t just outside my wheelhouse it’s all the way in Detroit. Although it’s not exactly fair to generalize “editing” as what stops me from getting in “the flow” since I’ve never attempted to edit anything other than my documentary–which I’m swimming through 1200 hours of footage with no script for. It’s really more about that fact. I threw a fit yesterday when I couldn’t find this one moment in the footage that I know is in there. I know it’s in there. I’ve seen it before. I scoured the shoot cycle I know it was captured in but came up with nothing. It was crazy making. It did not help my focus cause. I regrouped but never fully recovered. Hair was pulled. Things were thrown. Walls were yelled at. How I Met Your Mother reruns were watched. Gluten free, sugar free brownies were consumed. I’m not proud. I’ve got my fingers crossed that today I’m gonna be like a laser focused samurai editor…or not. Focus or no focus, I just hope I get more shit done today.
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…focused or not.