After doing that post on How to Not Lose Your Creative Passion I realized we needed to do something! Chelsey and I have decided to start a weekly fun sesh to ensure that we stick to our passion and continue to push ourselves creatively. We call it…FUNDAY FRIDAYS.
To quote my previous post, "It is when your passion starts to feel like work when you begin to lose it." The intention behind Funday Fridays is that we as a community can push ourselves creatively, wherever your passion lies. Because when you get busy and caught up in letting what you used to enjoy stress you out, that’s when you and your art suffer!
Here’s how to get involved: do something FUN and DIFFERENT (and hopefully something that challenges you to learn new things) during the week and post it up on Friday. This can apply to any field, if your passion is Photography, Video, Drawing, Art, Business, Skateboarding ANYTHING! You don’t have to do it on Friday, it can be done anytime during the week and post it on Friday on our Facebook page! Also post what you learned from it, I’ll share below a little about this piece.
For our first Funday Friday idea, we envisioned this biking video. I’ve learned to ride backwards (fakie) over the years, so we thought that would come in handy in making a unique video.
I had FUN not only filming it, but editing it together. It is always fun do do pieces like this because they are very experimental. Reversing shots and seeing what they looked like, or cropping them, or adding different effects.
I CHALLENGED myself in a couple ways on this piece. First off, I added some experimental light leaks/film burns as a composite layer above the whole video. Second, I color corrected this piece in a DIFFERENT vintage style (tutorial). I also tried to make each location have slightly different color so they would feel different from one another.
The biggest way I challenged myself is I made the logo at the end in Illustrator CS6. I can find my way around Photoshop pretty well, but Illustrator is a whole ‘nother game! I followed this tutorial, and this tutorial and it took me 4 HOURS!!! I did not think it would take me that long, but when learning a new program I had to Google tons of simple things like “how to change eraser size” or even “how to transform text”. Things that would be a breeze in Photoshop took me a while to get down when moving to new territory. BUT I’m glad I did it. I feel like I know my way around Illustrator a lot more than I used to, and I LEARNED a ton from it!
Lastly, I had a ton of FUN doing this project. This summer is going to be really busy, but I know doing these type of fun projects every week is going to help fuel my passion even more!
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, JOIN US! Set aside some time this next week to do something that’s fun and different, and post it on our Facebook wall next Friday :D
We’d love to see it, and share it with our followers!