I must say, I've seen it all now. We just discovered this online video festival that is all about online Cute Cat Videos. You read that right - a festival celebrating internet cat videos. This Online Cute Cat Video Festival covers all the best videos already making the rounds on the internet and anyone can vote for their favorite between now and July 30th. And yes, it's the Real Deal.
How do you challenge yourself to keep your video producing skills fresh when you have no current project to work on? Whether you make video for a hobby or for a paycheck, you need to keep at it to stay abreast of the trends and technology and to keep your skills honed and fresh. But sometimes, especially in the hot dull summer months, you can get a bit bored and not want to do much more than settle in a nearby hammock sipping a fruity refreshment or libation of choice.
My grandfather didn't work in video; he was a writer, but he had one useful piece of advice that can apply to anyone working in any creative field. He used to tell me about his student years at the New School for Social Research in New York, how so many of his fellow students spent their time hanging out in coffee houses and talking about the great American novel that they were going to write someday.