I remember showing my firs


I remember showing my first short in grad school to my class and CRYING afterwards 😯 and I am totally not an emotional person. I was just so terribly embarassed. And then the real torture came, my classmates’ unrelenting critiques of my work (not only did the piece suck, but film grad school is very competitive as well so it was, like, over an hour long session on how I had no talent). I didn’t have enough coverage, the plot (which was assigned) made no sense, and the editing had more jump cuts then I could count. It was shot on a Hi8 and transferred to Beta to edit then transferred to VHS. Then I had to re-edit (for class) three times. Oh the nightmare!! Now I watch it (all the crappy versions), and they’re the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

Just be relieved the first (and inevitably the worst) is under your belt and learn from your mistakes and the next one will be MUCH better. And don’t beat yourself up too much πŸ™‚

Congrats for finishing something. That’s more than a lot of people can say!


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