Every year my school gives students a week to do a project on whatever they want. Literally anything. They take a week off of classes the week before spring break (which is this week) and have at it. See a short video I made about last years Project Week HERE.
This year, I’m doing my own Project Week that’s all related to filmmaking. Check out my reflection on Day 1 to see a 2-second video animation intro I made. Yesterday, I continued work on my bigger video project that is all about my story as a filmmaker. I wrote out the script Monday and had my wife Sara edit it yesterday (she’s better at that stuff). There are still some question marks in my mind on how I will do certain parts of it but for now I’m just scouring my old videos and movies that I’ve made and finding the clips from each of them that I plan on using. Not sure what type of music I will use yet; contemplative…fun…energetic…? We’ll see.
As I came to a point where I wasn’t sure exactly what to do next in regards to that project, I decided to take a break and film a short video I’ve wanted to do for a few weeks. I recently gave my advisory students an opportunity to ask me anything and I wanted to make a video where I answered their questions. It took about 30 minutes to shoot as I was answering each question in a different spot on campus and about 30 minutes to edit. It was the first video that I got to use my new ‘THOM GIBSON MEDIA’ intro!
Here’s the final product:
Also, I have happened upon a SXSW Edu badge! I will be heading up there this morning and tomorrow afternoon. Not sure what sessions I’ll go to yet but I plan on vlogging my time there, so that’ll be another project to complete this week 🙂 I’ve barely worked on anything school related this week which has been nice. I’m saving all of that for the early mornings of spring break.