Over the last week I've been stressing about my short film, because I haven't had any experience with directing. Although I've written screenplays, all I can do is everything in my best interest to pick up all knowledge that involves a great pathway to film making.
The other day, when I was discussing shots with a friend of mine Chris; I felt so honoured that he was one hundred and fifty percent patient with me when I threw about a thousand questions at him. All my friend did was suggest appropriate shots and talk to me about how I wanted him to interpret the dialogue. It was easily the best thing I could've asked for when my anxiety was about to implode his living room.
Today, when I was doing the film's story board, my boyfriend kept explaining to me not over think the outcome despite it being my first film I'll ever create.
"How many films have you done?" he asked.
"How many story boards have you created?" "Zero." "Well don't stress too much. I had to do this. Chris had to do this as well. We've all got to learn at some point."
Despite my perfectionist attitude at the time, I knew my boyfriend was right. I had to put aside nailing the storyboard and shots in one go and just experiment when I'm on set.
In times like this, I would rather have two people like these guys in the world, of who would most likely take a bullet for myself and my film than twenty friends I see once in a blue moon and only care for themselves. I don't care that I'm not in the film industry. I've got years before I have the reputation to really put myself out there. All I want is to be happy and settle for the best people around me, and these two are a golden prime example of that; something that I wouldn't trade for in the world.