Wanting the We
And the freelance work is often alone too. I get assignments over phone calls, footage over dropbox, notes over YouTube or Vimeo. Half of the attendance at the test screenings of my film are over the internet.
It’s right that it is this way. The film will be done soon, and in between now and then is music scoring, which is at least a social activity. And when the movie is done the social part begins. Film festivals, a screening party, and time to begin a renewed job search and follow up on a few current opportunities. And from this solitary work comes the hope of projects and people. It seems right now that this solitary work is the best way to ensure I spend my life around groups of people doing what I love.
A project is more fun when there’s a we, and for a director/editor, when the shoot is over, for long stretches at a time there is just a me.