So today marks the last day of 2011 – well, here in Ireland anyway…
It’s been an eventful year for some, life-changing for others, and maybe just a quiet year for many more. But as the numbers ’2 0 1 2′ loom over you dominating your brain with thoughts that could easily scare the shit out of you, or simply leave you as happy as ever, you must remember that those numbers are just that – numbers.
No need to panic about anything, because really – it’ll all be over with eventually and once they are, you can go on to the next thing in your life. I’ve been able to take that into account, as I am easily prone to making things out to be bigger than they really are.
Then again, I’m only 15 – I shouldn’t have to worry about a fucking thing, right?
I don’t have any ‘resolutions’ because they usually never stick, so instead I’ll take on habits and hopefully change some bad habits to good. These habits include:
1. Shoot More:
I’m only equipped with a 550d, two utter shite cheap kit lenses and a 20 quid tripod, so in terms of gear, I don’t really have any advantage over anyone…but what I can do is simply do what I can with what I have until I can upgrade – by just simply using all the ideas in my head, making it visual and putting them online I can get that sense of accomplishment, even if it’s not very good, I still feel like I’ve skipped the bother of complaining about not having what I need and just going out and actually doing it!
I’ve been doing this for over a year now with the same gear, and I’ve been extremely fortunate to get jobs out of just these small personal projects which I essentially did for myself with no money.
2. Start writing my ideas
I constantly have ideas for narrative films in my head. Wherever I go, I’m always looking at people as if they’re the characters in my idea and wherever I am, I always see these locations as settings for the film…but I always procrastinate and never write these down…the ideas could be shite, or maybe even worthy of a flippin’ Oscar (unlikely), but I always just leave it and eventually forget about them. So, from now on I’m going to try and put these onto paper and with any luck, actually try and make some scripts out of them…
3. I actually can’t think of anything else. Share with us what you’re NY’s new habits/resolutions are with a lil’ comment below!
So get of this blog (the few readers who actually read this) and continue with your life into the big aul’ 2012 and hopefully we won’t all die at the end of it!
Thanks to everyone,