This year I promised myself I would do four things to develop my photography and film. I was deliberately unspecific choosing the await the opportunities before narrowing down my intentions.
I took photo editing Photoshop class which, being truthful, was incredibly wordy and left me a little overwhelmed so I shall be revisiting it a little at a time.
After that I was looking for something a little less technical and a bit more lighthearted. Last month I came across a course on Skillshare called Muse: a Video Portrait Workshop run by Kat Tan-Conte. I don’t think I went into the class with any more expectation than to explore making films about people.
I chose to make a portrait of my friend Jennie who is an illustrator, author and innovator. She has such a bright and boundless energy it’s hard not to feel inspired in her company.
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I love how taking this class held me accountable to creating something within a tight time-frame. I loved changing my editing workflow to suit this type of film and I really loved how it turned out.
I have some author interviews to work on in the next few months so I’m looking forward to creating a collection of these portraits.
As my teacher said, level UP!