Shocked and stunned

(I was being sarcastic there).

I received an email earlier today informing me that Mind’s Eye was not chosen to be screened at the film festival.


How to create shortcuts for actions that you repeatedly do in Adobe programmes.

  1. Window > Actions
  2. Choose shortcut key e.g. cmd + f9
  3. Hit play
  4. Carry out the action
  5. Hit stop

Harvard Citation

MtMograph. (2014). Summit 53 – 5 Minute Auto Actions – Illustrator.Available: Last accessed 27th Feb 2017.


Film Thoughts

Looking back on the process of creating a short film, it has become more apparent than ever how much of a group effort it is. Not only because of the amount of work involved, but also because there’s no one around you to motivate you. That’s what really did me in.

When I worked with Edward and Mark for the VR project, we had to learn to code and navigate the world of VR to build a game demo in 3 months. That is by far a more challenging task that doing a short film because it was learning completely new skills. Whereas, the short, was supposed to be utilising pre-existing ones.

The clear difference was, I didn’t have a team around me, sharing the same problems, and being able to bounce ideas off of. At least not in the same immediate manner.

I thought I was good at working by myself (I used to be) but not so much now. I just found it really hard to stay focussed.

One thing that did seem to make a difference though was exercise.

I started exercising when waiting for things to render and I did find that I managed to remain more focused on the task at hand- probably would have been more helpful to discover before christmas but there you go.

So, in summary; I’m proud I saw it out to the finish, disappointed with the quality of the film, and exercise helps focus your mind.

Now I just hope I don’t fail for that film.

The Process

Right, I created a Reelport account and uploaded my video (it took over 12 hours).

Once that finished I went onto the IKFF website (fun to navigate when you don’t speak the language) and eventually I work out where you enter the competition.

You then have to complete a form detailing your film. Here’s my completed version below.

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Receipt of Submission

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Then I attached the link to my video on Reelport and that was it.

Finito Burrito

Well, I finished it in a fashion, and now it’s gone.

I can truly say that I proud that I finished the film, but… It looks like utter [insert derisory remark of your choice].

I met the deadline I aimed for, but by jiggers… It was hard.

Since around the time I had to rethink the story I had lost the motivation to work on this. I probably should have just cut my losses and tried a different story but I decided to be stubborn and suffered for it.

I don’t think I’ll send it to any other festivals. It was embarrassing enough having to send it to the one in Hamburg. I really, just sent it so I knew how to go about entering them in the future (probably under a different name now).

I’ll explain more about the process tomorrow right now I’m going to crawl into bed and contemplate never coming out again.