Video Week is hell.
I don’t know how else to describe it. So far, video week is hell. This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching and trying to figure out which movie I wanted to use and 7 of which were used in trying to figure out how to download and use all the applications. I finally ended up going with a movie that I own, Titus. I had started this earlier this week, and I’ve been going at it today since 8am. Being a novice at this, every single edit is taking a ridiculously long time. Then there is my ever-present (and annoying) perfectionism. Here I am again at 3am, writing this blog post. After all that, the video still is not perfect. But I’m making the executive decision to call it “done.”
…but that was last night. Today is a new day, and every time I review the video, I have the urge to change something. I do have two exams to study for, and I’m having a hard time focusing on them, because all I can think about is how I can make this video just a little bit better.
So far, I’ve uploaded 4 different versions of it. At this rate, I will never get any other video assignments done, let alone all the work from other classes that I’ve been neglecting. But here’s my view: Better to do one thing well than to do ten things half-assed. And that’s my final answer. But seriously, I think I am finally walking away from this one. Honest. 🙂