March 29, 2016 at 3:45AM
Film-Making and Family-Making
This question is not related to any sort of editing or film-making tactics but something perhaps every creative person undergoes. I need your suggestions for a dilemma that is bothering me in this journey of my film-making.
I am in early 30s and is doing well with my film-making career-----all with the grace of Youtube and forum help like this. I am also making corporate videos as well as short films. I have learnt all the tricks of editing, script, cinematography by myself. Of course am not an expert yet and have miles to go, yet I am happy with my efforts and skills, I will surely make good feature films soon. I also have a full time job as a journalist and is doing well.
Now the concern is: I have come to a stage in life that demands more from me socially. I need to learn driving, get a house, expand family, have insurance policies and on and on. Sadly the Asian society is not bothered how lovely I make hyerlapse videos, experiment with sepia tone or that I know every angle of Psycho. We care and regard more for bank balances and a safe job. Well I too am materialist and want to be a good man and provider but not through such expectations.
The confusion is if I invest in these commitments, do I forget all of my hard wok and learnings that I earned tediously for so many years ? I won't be into any hard core practice with my carema or laptop. What if I completely lose touch due to these driving, flats and etc etc. Like family, film-making too needs time and attention.
Can some one kindly suggest how to balance both ? I love both and can't live with either ?
And is this phase and confusion normal or is it just a social pressure from one particular part of the world ?