thinking out loud | Week 0 | a trip to the motherland
In which I try to work out some thoughts on China.
THINKING OUT LOUD is a new series project attempting to capture weekly visual snippets of what’s on my mind for a full year.
Some might call it “vlogging”. Others might be more pretentious filmmaker types who feel the need to title their vlogging and mentally legitimize it as an artistic endeavor. Guess which category I fall into!
Really though, I struggle pretty hard with the practice of vlogging, but I love the idea that YouTubers have managed to create little time capsules of their lives in a way that’s kind of particular to this community. The wonderfully eloquent mrtimh talks about this at length in his Collage 2014 video, I highly recommend checking out his thoughts and his channel.
I personally find talking into a recorder much easier than talking into a camera, so I’m scraping together my little time capsules the way I best know how. The focus of my channel has been and always will remain on my filmmaking work. So I’d be lying if I said this project wasn’t a departure into a whole new terrifyingly self-conscious territory for me, but hey, it’s a new year, why not, let’s roll up our sleeves, finish our drinks, and get kinda sorta personal with it for a change.