I’m about 80% behind schedule.
Documentary film making is about as opposite to the finance world as you can get. I’m adjusting to the time frames.
There is progress, but I’ve given up on the predicting side of things. When will this end? I don’t know. And, yes, I do feel a slight panic when I think about it. I will, however, eventually figure out how to finish what I’ve started. It’s a matter of pride.
What you see in the photo above is my new hope. Scrivener is a writing program a thoughtful Array Jedi Knight passed to me. It’s WORKING! After spending 2 1/2 years trying to figure out how the hell am I going to keep track of this… this… mess! Scrivener and the filing cabinet I got for Valentines day may do it. What a huge relief.
These tools are driving a more introspective phase of the project. I’m sifting, evaluating and thinking. And journaling with more commitment now that I have a way to integrate my daily thoughts with the volumes of material I’m wading through.
On the networking front, I met some people at Hot Docs this year who have already catapulted me light years forward, and they don’t even know it. Howard Fraiberg, for example, insisted that I join Docs, which I did do. This gives me access to people across Canada who have been slugging it out in the documentary film business for decades. And I’m privy to their conversations. Awesome. There’s evidence I’ll live to tell the tale! And the work! An endless stream of inspiration. This week, I fell in love with A Work in Progress, Frederic Bohbot’s new project. Look!