If there’s one thing I try to never do, it’s to take myself too seriously. I’m a rather playful person for the most part, and I take my play seriously. Yes, I do the “adulting” stuff like pay bills and buy groceries, but one of my ultimate goals is to live a full life, filled to the brim with great memories and laughter.
During my 1st and 2nd year of photography and film, I sometimes felt myself getting frustrated and overwhelmed with my creative process. Sometimes it’d be because a project didn’t turn out as I’d liked, and other times it was because I didn’t have a certain skill-set to create exactly what I wanted to create. Either way, It totally zapped the fun and excitement out of what I was supposed to be enjoying.
I remember telling my friends who’ d ask me how I was doing that the creative process is a bit torturous. I wanted things to be so “perfect”, that I would feel anxiety and frustration before, during, and after the shoot. These days though, I’m better. I still like things to turn out a certain way, which is important for a creative, but I don’t need to give myself a heart-attack in the process.
The other night I was peacefully editing in the dark under a little candle light. I took what was supposed to be a small break, and started zoning in on the flames from the candles. Shortly after that, I had my camera in hand filming the flames with no real intention. To my pleasant surprise, as I began to pay close attention, I noticed that the flames sort of looked like little people. 🙂
So what did I decide to do?
Well, make a short-film about it so I could show you. Duuhhh 🙂 Here’s my little Fire People short-film about who knows what.
If your imagination is as wild as mine, leave a comment about what you think is going on with the flames in the film. What story is being told according to you and your imagination?
Have a great day y’all!