Tomorrow, I will begin filming for the short documentary I proposed for my Publishing and Distribution class. In case you haven’t been following my blog for the last few weeks, I’ve basically committed to creating a very short [3-5 minute] documentary reflecting on my life as a yo-yo dieter and borderline OCD-calorie counter.
My very close friend, Emily of Emily Grace Design, is going to help by doing all of the filming and assisting with stage set-up, costuming, and overall aesthetic preparation. Today, I picked up some of the props we plan to use: diet pills, junk food, hand weights, etc. It was a painful reminder of some of the bad habits I’ve only recently overcome and some that I still struggle with on a daily basis.
Creating this film is going to be both painful and cathartic. I’m so grateful to have the support network that I do, as I doubt I would be able to be as HONEST as I plan to be in this film. I don’t want to give it all away here, but let’s just say I plan to show the world a side of me that few have ever known. A side that isn’t quite reflective of the optimist I am today. A side of me that still exists, but that I’m slowly changing and evolving to be the person I want to be.
I’ll post stills and [hopefully] some funny outtakes and bloopers on here, but the full, finished film will be posted on my other blog, The Memoirs of a Yo-Yo Dieter.
The film is basically going to be a visual representation of the blog; an introduction and a history all in one.
I’m nervous. I’m anxious. I’m excited.
But most of all, I’m ready to make a movie.
Optimistic for a busy Monday night!
~ Victoria Elizabeth