Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
Day 300: I actually fired up the Avid and did a full scene yesterday! Woo hoo! Scene 10 is done…for now. It was supposed to be three minutes and it’s five and I’m sure we’ll need to dial in and swap out a lot of the reality footage I used to visualize the scene, but, Producing Partner and I watched it down last night via cyberspace. He’s in New Orleans on a shoot. I might have been delirious after 10 hours of editing but I really liked the scene! He might have been bullshitting me but he said he really liked it too. BS’ing or not, I’ll take it. I need it. Confidence has not been high as I’ve attempted to make my rather bumpy transition back into my editing groove. Fingers crossed I’m getting closer to grooving.
30 scenes to go! Hey, it’s day 300 and I have 30 scenes to go. It’s a sign! I’ll take it.
Today is all about scene 11. It’s an introduction scene of a character I truly adore. She’s below the bottom rung of the organization and working her butt off to try and get in. I love her spirit and her passion. She inspires me. And I hope I’m inspired enough to get my ass into the editing chair early and stay seriously focused for the next dozen or so hours! I’m not going to lie—I’d be over the moon if I could actually have another watchable scene about 12 hours from now! That’s ambitious. We shall see.
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…bumpy transitions to find your groove.