Back in 2007 when I was preparing to leave Ireland my dad said something to me which I am constantly reminded of.
“You live in your head, if you are happy there it doesn’t matter where you are.”
I came across the following picture online the other day and it reminded me of it.
There have been many challenging moments where those words have come back into my head and this week has def been one of them. I’ve been sitting in bed since Monday morning (now thursday) only getting up to use to the bathroom. The pain comes and goes but for the most part it’s not bad.
It’s definitely a challenge to stay present and not let my mind wander and feel sorry for myself but I’m doing a good job of not allowing it to happen.
I’ve been able to get a lot of study, work, and reading done which has been good. Obviously I would much prefer to be walking but you can’t have everything I guess 🙂
I also managed to get the latest Montage finished which is below. I love making these videos. My process with doing it is pretty strange. I basically find a song I want to use and I will listen to the song for weeks, sometimes months visualizing how I want it to go without even looking at any footage. I will then go and get the footage I want (takes a long time) and then sit down to put it all together. In my eyes the video is already done before I sit down and actually start editing as I’ve done it all in my head long before I see it on the screen. This one kinda told a story moving from preparation to failure to success to fatigue to perseverance.
The video probably only took me 3 hours to actually edit but getting the footage and spending time visualizing took a lot longer over the course of almost 3 months.
I say that this process is strange but I don’t know anybody else who makes these so I can’t really compare my method to anyone else’s. It’s my art and it is what it is.
I love the whole process. Every clip in the video reminds me of a day in the gym and it immortalizes it for me. As soon as the video gets published I’m thinking about what song to use for the next one and the ball keeps rolling. It’s the creating of it that I get the enjoyment from, not necessarily seeing the finished product even though thats all part of it.
I set a goal this year to make 6 and this is the 3rd but even then I will continue to make more after that.
I’m really excited to start making skydiving videos and eventually BASE jumping ones.