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Friday, October 20, 2006

Decisions... Decisions...

Today is the day that makes or breaks my Halloween Videoblog entry for the festival next week.

The topic is "horror" or "scary", but it could also be humorous horror or just something related to Halloween. The second question is how to depict horror in a way that actually gets across as scary to the viewer. The FIRST question is WHAT to make a video about in the first place. :D

There are different types of scary. There aren't a lot of things in this city that are scary to me because I've been conditioned against it by the way they report news here. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY, if you happen by a newspaper or television news program, you get to hear about the most outlandish things that happened to people in the last 24 hours. OTOH, I was in Ohio one time, and the top two news stories were about who won the fishing contest and where he bought his bait! :D So that's part of the problem. What might be scary to the average viewer isn't scary to me, so my mind is going right past it and trying to think of something REALLY scary. Then again, I'm not a fan of horror films, so that narrows my scope even more, because I'm trying to make something realistically scary... not over-the-top, ridiculous-scary.

I can't call it writer's block, because I don't have anything to write, yet. I can't call it thinker's block, because I'm thinking all the time. 'Matter of fact, I'm devoting this entire day to figuring out what I'm going to do. The deadline is the 26th, including pre-production, production, post, encoding and delivery. It doesn't have to be long, so I'm not concerned about the post part. I just really want to get to the point where I have a definite direction and I'm moving forward with this.

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