I can't not

Tomorrow I begin working at Department 61 — my new work-study job. Department 61 is, more or less, the propaganda arm/leg of the school, and as such it is responsible for putting out all sorts of visual and print media to spread the message that the Savannah College of Art and Design is good and that you (or your son/daughter) should come here for your art studies. I will primarily be producing and editing video content for SCAD On Demand, which — in many cases — means I will be dealing with the entire workflow — from the initial contact with the coordinator of so-and-so event, to writing the script and picking out appropriate b-roll and voice over material, to editing it all together. So, while I never aspired to be a propagandist, this new job will certainly be (as they say) invaluable experience and nice resume material for my post-SCAD future.

I also have to do a video sketch of a place for my directing class over the weekend, which is exactly as it sounds — capture the feel of a location with a video camera. I’m planning on doing my new street/alley at night, with all it’s solitude and creepiness and crack-heads and sublime something-something.

And then there’s the several hundred pages of stuff I need to read, the final project I need to figure out, the presentation I need to work on, the editing reel I need to put together, and the duct tape that I need to buy to keep my head from exploding.

So, why am I so strangely depressed? Is it the overwhelming weight of my workload this quarter, or is it something else — some repeating question that remains unanswered, some void that remains unfilled? I don’t have time to dwell on it, but I can’t not.

1 comment to I can't not

  • I like the sound of the project – I’m all into reading and watching down and out people. They are interesting people. I did a photography project on the lcoal homeless people in my town. I never felt danger with them – strangely. But be careful.

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