June 30 Day Film ChallengeI mentioned at the end of my last blog post, that I was committing to 30 days of filming for June with some fellow classmates of the Make Films: 12 course.
Determined not to fail, I have taken some extreme measures. I made a list of four daily prompts, compiled from four different photo challenge lists. This gives me a starting point for each day. I don't have to do all four, one or two are a great accomplishment.
I have written the four prompts on a 3 X 5 card for each day, and placed them right on my desk so I will see them multiple times per day. Usually by lunchtime, I have crossed one off the list, so the next day's prompts are moved to the front. This gives me time to dream up an idea for the next day.
I have also made a note in the app Evernote for each day with the four prompts. A reminder pops up every morning at 8 o'clock.
Most days I have multiple clips filmed for the day. This could present its own problem down the road, overload of too many choices or a five minute film.
Abandoned ArtifactsEach summer, I do some kind of photography project. Last year it was The Meadow, which extended well into the fall and taught me so much about photography, patience and good light.
A few years ago, I did a summer project of photographing items people left behind at the beach. This was before I knew to call this sort of thing a project. But I did find some pretty interesting things.
The other day as part of my 365 photography project, I posted a "find" on Flickr, where I am keeping my 365 photo album. One of the people that "follows" me reached out with a comment, saying she would love to collaborate on a project like this. So Kristine Ortega and I have decided to collaborate on the summer project Abandoned Artifacts. We are also inviting those who want to play to join us.
The rules are pretty simple.
- Take a photograph of a "found by you" abandoned man-made artifact, preferable taken where you find it. But sometimes good light requires a mild adjustment :)
- Use whatever camera you have - phone, dslr, or point and shoot
- Process however you want
- Share it with us, and the story behind it, if you want.
- Flickr group - link is here
- Instagram with the hashtag #abandonedartifactssummer2018
- Pondering a FB group - trying to cover most social media.
By the end of the summer, I expect I will have a collection of mismatched sandals.
My goal with the project is to create a scavenger hunt for the summer. Something fun to build community, make new friends, share some stories, and get outside with your camera.