This documentary film project would probably have died in January, and would certainly have died by mid-February, were it not for my husband.
This is not just a “I’m dedicating this project to him” tribute (though it may be fair to call him my muse). This is a, wow, I’m glad my husband is so amazing he is willing to DO my pet project for me when I’m unable to (emotionally, physically, creatively, etc.).
So yes, this video blog was my idea. But Days of Film is just as much Scott Cowley’s project as it is mine. When I edit this into a cohesive film, he will appear in the credits many times.
Creative acts are rarely the work of one individual. Filmmaking, in particular, tends to happen in teams. So far Days of Film’s team consists of me, my husband, my mom, and my sister, along with others who have given me ideas and insights. I also feel indebted to those who have watched my videos and encouraged me to complete this monumental task. According to YouTube Insight (which tracks and analyzes YouTube channels) I’m now up to 4,784 views for this project, and I only have 60 more videos to create. Woot! And to think I had at least five times where I seriously considered giving up.
To close my recap for the month of October, here are a few of my favorite shots:
1. A visually cool aspect of carving a jack-o-lantern: lid removal
5. My favorite baby in the world playing with a toy
6. A flock of birds
7. Some exciting lens flares
And I better stop listing favorites now or I’ll end up listing most of the month.