This week, after having a long discussion about projects, I was faced with a decision: Photography or film. Now to understand my frustration with this topic, you must know i consider myself someone prone to the medias, I enjoy taking pictures, drawing, and basically any type of technological representation of ideas. However, when it comes to film-making, I find myself clueless; and that terrifies me.
I was given the opportunity to modify the final product of Cuéntame Perú, which lead me to two options, either stick videos, or migrate to images. I thought about this decision a lot and couldn't seem to reach a consensus between the logical and illogical sides of my brain. One side of me opted towards the easy pick: photography, it was the safe decision to go through with. I already had plenty of experience with the topic and could even improve my current skills. However, once I listened to the other side of my mind, I knew which decision I had to take.
Film-making is something I have never done before; sure I have made a couple of I-movie videos, but never something professional. Film represents the adventurous life-style, the risk-taking personality that many wish could have. By choosing to do film, I am not only showing others, but showing myself that I am not afraid to take scary situations and turn them into exhilarating challenges, to truly embrace the dare.After this sudden realization ,that fear, that fright, turned into excitement, because in this case, film-making stood for so much more.
Of course, I still have my doubts; but I know that if I go through with this and give it my all, I will be able to succeed. This decision only means that I have to put all my strength into my work, but simultaneously, as my work multiplies, the pleasure of seeing the final product completed will multiply as well. Because in life we are always going to be faced with great challenges, and it takes a true risk taker to follow the road less travelled.
“The earth has music for those who listen.”