I was going to write a long post expanding on my last one, explaining how I got started in sculpture, why I stopped and why I started again.
In the end I decided it would be a good experiment, not to mention more fun and a big old challenge to do it as a video. I’m already filming a longer entire process video of making a sculpture. So at the same time I set up my phone to film a short section at the same time. Easy, I thought. Ha! It then took almost two weeks to record the voiceover. I’ve never done this before; I’ve never talked to camera, recorded my voice or anything like it. I generally hide away in the shadows, riddled with self-consciousness. It took a big leap for me to find the courage to do, and of course I had to re-record it several times before it felt … like I could be ok with putting it out there into the world.
That’s the thing isn’t it? Sometimes you just have to get over yourself. I’m often a perfectionist and learning to be happy with something just being enough is hard for me. I forget often that everyone has to start somewhere. If Christopher Nolan had started out on YouTube, you can bet your boots his first efforts would have been laughable. Not that I ever plan on making Memento level films but you understand what I mean?
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