So this is it. This is my project, gotta be finished 11th February. I’ve not done much, to be honest. And I have to move fast.
It is a video documentary on energy, its source and consumption and why it might run out pretty soon.
I once calculated that for my city, Birmingham, to get all the grain it needs to make bread to feed everyone in the city there need to be 12 and a half 40-ton lorries bringing grain into the city, every day. My documentary project is basically saying this:
'If there's no oil, how do you get 500 tons of grain into the city every single day?'
Have you seen what happens when people don’t get bread for even one day? Trust me, you don’t want to. A week without bread can turn a country, however civilised it thinks it is or however ‘developed’, into a raging, panic-filled hurricane of fear, violence, food hoarding, theft, murder and a reversion to basic animal instincts: food, water, family, survival.
I don’t mean to scare you, and I don’t want the documentary to do that either. Well, maybe a little bit, but that isn’t the overall intention. I want it to be a message of hope. That its okay to think about this stuff and consider it because the worst won’t happen, this nightmare future for us. There is hope, there are alternatives to our rapidly dwindling oil supplies. Its not over for humanity, not by a long shot.
NB:When it says chroma that means bluescreen.
The key to getting this project done though, the way through the procrastination comes from, 1) just doing it, but 2) stopping myself from thinking it is something I am obligated to do, or that it is something I am doing for college, or for a teacher; I have to be doing this for myself, so that instead of procrastinating it I jump right into it. If that happens I won’t be able to tear myself away.
The thing is, this has the potential to be a really great finished product. Something I can look back literally in decades’ time and think: that is one of the things I have done that I am really proud of. I have a few of those already (one is flying doing aerobics in a plane) and they give a great sense of satisfaction with your own life. That’s something I want and I also want to create something here that is important, that has the capacity to affect the person watching it.
I want it to be something that just oozes quality. Something that not only looks really good but is imaginative, well directed, original, well filmed and interesting. I want it to be something that I can be proud of. Don’t we all want to create something like that?
So since I have to get moving on it, and fast, soon etcetera, I wanted to centralise things here, so you lovely people get to see this thing coming together, or ignore it to your hearts content. Everybody wins. I lie though, this is for selfish me: I need this thing to be high priority in my head and since this place obviously is too it makes sense that centralising it here will keep it high priority too, as long as I keep updates, work on it and progress regular and frequent.