Pace, Progress and Patience

These three words have been resonating with me lately. 

In my previous corporate life the pace was fast,  progress measurable through statistical analysis and my patience always needing a little attention.

As a filmmaker I have felt a subtle shift and have realized I am enjoying the pace differential but still worry about my progress.

There are no daily deadlines related to business expectations. These have been replaced by my creative designs for the Beyond Sixty Project and move at a pace that seems reasonable and almost comfortable.   At first it didn’t seem “fast” enough but two months in it is feeling a bit better.

I am still working on the patience piece which has always been an area of weakness.  I would love nothing more than to run full tilt through this project and complete it quickly, but to do it the way I want it done requires good pacing and lots of patience.

As I tend to criticize my progress I thought it best to ask opinions of other directors in the film business.  

In speaking with several directors and producers at Sundance this year, I was a little surprised when I continued to hear they thought our launch of the Beyond Sixty Project website content and film teaser was done well and very quickly.  Kudos to my partners at Expressway Productions!

Learning about the timelines for the completion of their projects really helped bring perspective and balance to my expectations.

Today I am thankful for the pace I am currently enjoying, the progress we make each day on the Beyond Sixty Project and my patience which seems to be expanding just a little.

I hope your day is a great one!

Melissa 

 

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