It really did. I knew I wanted to dance to Leg Over by Mr. Eazi, and I knew I wanted a flashdance themed video, but it wasn't until I secured Sam (my pup co-star) that the wheels started turning and we put this thing in motion. For that I am eternally grateful to my four legged friend, and moreso to her owner for lending her to me for the day.
This is my wheelhouse. And it's fun and soo gratifying to see the things that swirl in my head get actualized. I'm also eternally grateful to the small army of people on facebook who have shared this video to get it out to their friends, and their friends, and so on. You always get that last minute fear when you make something that no one will like it. I still remember thinking who the heck is gonna watch this anyway? Well almost 8.5k views later I guess that's my answer :)
Interestingly enough when I first posted this video, my friend Ana told me how much she loved it and how confident I came off on screen. That feedback sticks with me not because I disagree, but because it puts into perspective how different reality is from what's on screen. I legit remember feeling sooooo awkward on set that day and so.....blehhh . And then you look at the final product and like Ana says, it's confident. It's interesting to see the 2 sides to that coin especially since I'm the subject in both worlds. But more importantly, and the takeaway here is this: what's on your screen is never what real life is like! Instagram, facebook, dance videos, they're all entertainment and hi-lights of our lives. That's all they are, hi-lights. So don't be fooled by the glamour and cool edits. We're still hella insecure, uncomfortable, socially awkward subjects with glints of confidence that we edit and cut to shine bright. I don't mean to undermine myself here, just trying to keep it real
Anyways, I do plan to do more of these videos. It's reinforcing not only for the positive feedback I'm getting but also because it makes me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile. It's also cool to be immortalized in video to look back on. I imagine watching this in 20 years and being able to enjoy it through more mature eyes. Ah, the future
Oh! And I started my own fb page, so go ahead and like it if ya haven't!