May 17, 2017 at 7:16AM
Creativity. How do I be one?
Just had a very tough day at work, and I needed some heart-to-heart talk.
(P/s: THIS IS A LONG POST)
I have been on the editing field for almost 4 years now. All awhile my edits are pretty bland as the content doesn't interest me as I am attached to a company back in my old work place. My usual videos are highlights of events/trailers for an event/a low budget corporate video with insane amount of passé infographics.
After 2 years of editing at the old place I decided to moved to a different country and found a job as an editor too.
There is where things get pretty challenging as things are different now. Story-telling and pacing of video plays a vital role in the edit.
My director (which is also my boss that gives my paycheck) is a filmmaker himself, I picked up a lot of pointers from the things I learned.
But now it comes to a point where all my edits are constantly rejected in the 1st cut. It come to a point where I feel very demotivated by my own edits, it just feels like I lack TONS of creativity.
I have no problem piecing up trailers/ads/commercial as the attention span is not that long compared to a longform video.
It is just piecing up a 5-8 minutes video that I'm having problem.
The video mainly consists of:-
1. Several talking heads of interview (3-5 people mainly)
2. A lot of rushes/b-rolls
My director (boss) will just give a few pointers and guide as how he imagine the final video would be and I will be cracking my head several sleepless nights trying to piece up a good flow of the entire video. WHICH ENDS UP BEING REJECTED.
So yeah, ultimately my question is, how do I get creative?
I apologise for the lengthy essay and excuse me for my bad english.
Thank you if I could get a shed of light of what I'm looking for.