I've been incredibly inactive here on Steemit on the posting side of things lately for a number of reasons: education, life, love, and passion.
Starting with education, I was given my first assignment recently, which was essentially to make a teaser trailer for a specific genre. It's fairly basic but the production side of things on top of endless rainy weather took a lot of time out of my days, but fortunately that's now over. Perhaps I'll post it on here at a later date.
The next thing has been life, of which has been busier than it ever has. Balancing my education and its assignments, plus relaxing and getting outside without utterly exhausting myself hasn't been too difficult, and I've taken advantage of it, honestly. I can't really complain too much there. My schedule really isn't too bad.
I wish I could spend as much time as possible by @irial's side, but I know that isn't realistic. Things have to be done between us both in order for us both to progress as individuals, but also together. I have to maintain my motivation to attend classes in order to get that extra step in where I want to be in life, and she has to pursue her interests too. That said, I adore every moment we have together, and I happily drop most things that I have going on to increase the time I have with her.
If you've been reading my dumb posts for a long time, you'd know that I absolutely love films. I love filmmaking so, so much. Well, last week I spent two days on my first ever real job: working on a short film. That isn't to say that I've finally made it, as that's far from the truth. I have a long way to go still, but being on that set meant the world to me. Being a part of that environment felt so natural and reassured me that I was finally going in the right direction.
I ran through a muddy woods, rigging lights with thick cables, carrying massive tripods and setting up equipment that costs more than I could possibly imagine. Bruising my arms and freezing my hands in the process, but in the name of passion. The fact that I had that opportunity is insane to me, and the fact that I was even paid for it only made that whole exhausting, but fun, experience that much more amazing.
The above picture doesn't show much for obvious reasons, but here's an ARRI M18 HMI light head on a massive tripod, with a diffuse in front of it to control the light. These things attracted massive hornets in the woods, which was, well, entertaining at first.
I managed to learn such an insane amount in just two days, and I plan on doing a full write up of them another time.