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  • Writer's pictureTony Taylor

Psychology of Work

As individuals, why do we feel drawn to a certain film?

For me, it is how the film has gotten my attention and that is all in the technique.


I don't have that many tools available to me. I am definitely "low budget." But being low budget isn't a problem. Understanding and practicing those methods make better videos and in turn, tell better stories.


Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia), has said that it's not what equipment is used to make a film, but the story told in that film. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the message.


It is then not an an excuse to say, "If I only had a RED camera," or "If I only had a sound-person,".


BULLSHIT!!!


George Romero's, Night of the Living Dead, was shot on weekends with almost no budget or equipment! Here it is 2020, and I'm still referencing him. What does that say?


So where does that leave me?

I want to tell stories and should I be lucky enough to continue building a client-base for my video work, I will work to make them get attention with a great story. Everyone and every business has a great story. As mentioned earlier, it's all in the technique. How does technique become a profession? You work your ass off practicing it.


PERFECTION IS THE ENEMY OF PROGRESS!

PERFECTION IS THE ENEMY OF PROGRESS!

PERFECTION IS THE ENEMY OF PROGRESS!


Am I trying to stress a point?

Yes.

Individuals with artistic inclinations tend to feel that if it's not perfect they can't do it.

It's taken me a long time to learn that having that mindset is BULLSHIT!


Becoming good at something right out of the gate may happen with some people, but for the vast majority of us, it doesn't.


I don't know if I'm ever going to accomplish what I am setting out to do. But I've got to try. if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that life is too short and things that are out of our control can and will happen.


I want to write - what do you think maintaining this blog is about?

I want to make film and video - what do you think the videos on this website are?

I want to work and help make videos - why do I devote hours doing free gigs?





Practicing is the key to making progress with any endeavor.










If I don't do the work, how can I ever accomplish getting anything or anywhere I want to go?





In the video below, you can see there is a lot more practice to be done on my crane work. But that's the point. The more begun is the more allowed to be done.

I'm using the time I have been given to work on the skills I am needing.










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