Once you have some, you can get some.
Since I’ve never made a movie before, it’s all new territory for me. I have no frame of reference for this kind of project.
My editor, on the other hand, is a veteran videographer. And he explained that in the filmmaking process, the more things we do, the more we understand what doing means, and that knowledge informs all of our subsequent decisions. Like the self learning robot, with every modification, our creative mechanism becomes more capable against its opponents, solving more problems and fending off potential threats to its plans.
And so, each day when we sit down in the edit bay, we learn something new. We discover an angle or a cut or a transition or a color correction that we’ve never tried before. That experience affords us context and understanding and a sense of what’s possible for the scene, which in turn populates our frame of reference and expands the palette from which we create. And this process ultimately allows us to go back and retouch the previous day’s footage with our new found knowledge.
Are you flooding your creative process with intense learning experiences?