Week 2: Some Struggles

I think I am finally beginning to get the hang of working on an Independent Project.   It has taken me a while to adjust my pacing and work ethic, but slowly and surely I am getting there.  Sometimes my project feels a little like what Michael Scott from The Office was describing in the picture below, but everyday I am getting more and more involved in my project and my goals are becoming cletumblr_m67jrcqZU21qhdb1no1_500.jpgarer.

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I have found that if I am lacking motivation to work on my project, the best thing I can do is to go on the blog and read other peoples recent posts.  The passion and knowledge of my peers pursuing independent projects is truly an inspiration,  I hope one day my blog posts will be worthy of being posted up there with theirs.  Maintaining my voice is another thing I am trying to work on through my project.  I would like to keep a relaxed tone, but at the same time keep a degree of formality.  Luckily, I have many more blog posts in which I can improve on that.   Here is the website I am currently using in hopes of improving my posts: http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2015/02/09/how-to-write-a-blog-post

One person I am eternally grateful to have helping me with this project is Teacher Pat, my mentor.  After discussing the goals of my project with her, she helped me realize that my original vision of making a ‘sun-dance’ worthy film on the Syrian refugee crisis was neither practical nor the direction I wanted to take my project.  Instead, she suggested I film it more as a documentary.  While at first I was hesitant about this idea, I have sense reconsidered.  My one hope is that the final product of my project is to have produced an accurate and moving portrayal of the crisis.  When considering the goals of my project, creating a documentary definitely makes the most sense.  Though I am sure my vision for this project will change many times over the coming months, I am excited to see where I end up.  Until next week…

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