I lost my passion and got unmotivated ever since i had my first manic phase where i was all out of it... ever since i got "better" through meds and stuff [im off meds now] my passion for filmmaking has dropped... before this incident happened, i was VERY HIGHLY obsessive with filmmaking etc... now its all gone. Please help?
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08-21-2011 02:54 PM
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- May 2010
08-21-2011 03:04 PM
Whatever is disturbing you has an effect on the creative process of the brain. You need to allow yourself a chance to explore new vistas, meet new people, get rejuvenated. The passion for filmmaking will emerge as you heal."Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
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08-21-2011 03:16 PM
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- May 2010
How do i go about doing that? Im fully healed [no more mania etc, im back to normal me] but without that burning passion for film anymore.
08-21-2011 03:45 PM
Assume you got the passion at the same time you joined DVXuser, May 2010, that's 15 months, longer than a lot of folks last at it.
Take a short time out of town, figure out what'll it take if you really want to restart.
Join a local camera/video club, trade your camera up for the latest rig and enter video contests .. maybe buy a new car or boat.
It worked for Charli, she's out in the freakin desert and look at that gorgeous smile
Cheers.35yrs with our own a/v production company and studios.
08-21-2011 03:50 PM
Don't mistake your mania for passion. Passion doesn't need to be at full burn all the time. It can smolder. And don't mistake lack of motivation for lack of interest. See if you can still get pleasure from filmmaking without it being an obsessive manic drive. If you've truly lost interest then look for something else you can find passion for. But again, I think you need to look back and think if that was truly passion, or just a byproduct of your mania."If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." - W.C. Fields
08-21-2011 03:57 PM
The lack of passion for film is nothing compared to the loss of passion for living. As long as you have passion for the important things in life is what matters.
08-21-2011 06:38 PM
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- Dec 2009
this is hilarious because i am going through the exact same thing.
i seem to be "shooting" alot but never find that drive to sit down and edit.
i think what gets me down is not being able to put my ideas into actions inside the softwares i use for editing.
that gets me despresed as hell!
i'm all energetic before shoot and during the shoot i just loose complete interest.
08-21-2011 06:48 PMPractice safe filmmaking; use a concept.
08-21-2011 07:22 PM
Maybe you should go back and re-watch the films that originally inspired you and seek out other great films. I have found that going through the list below and trying to watch as many of them as possible has really helped to keep my passion for filmmaking going.
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/movies/1000best.html"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations"
"To me the great hope is... people that normally wouldn't be making movies will make them and suddenly some little fat girl in Ohio will be the new Mozart and will make a beautiful film using her father's camera-corder and the "Professionalism" of movie making will be destroyed forever and it will finally become an art form."
-Francis Ford Coppola.