Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lacking motivation, enthusiasm, energy...

I feel bad about me (my project) and about all of you who support me with my project...

After i finished my last sequence, i started the setup for the next one but, i didn't really touched it in the last month.  Every year, i go through this mood in this period.  I have a big lack of motivation, enthusiasm and energy.  I think this have something to do with the lack of light with the winter coming.  I think it's called "Seasonal affective disorder".  It's generally coming back with the fall of snow (it's only raining by now).

Since the beginning of this project, i commit myself to do at least one hour of work on my project each day and that wasn't really difficult.  It took me around one month to complete each sequence so far.  One week to build a new setup, one week to shoot the animation and one week to edit the pictures.  After that, i took a week off and slowly starting to think about the next one.  I didn't have to force myself into doing my project and i have always thought, that i would never work on it under pressure.  This project is something that i do for fun and i don't feel like working on it right now.

I'm not giving up if this is what you are thinking.  I felt like you deserve to have some news about my progress.  You were here, following and supporting me since the beginningm and the least that i can do is to tell you that i'm still here and that i'll continue this project in the next weeks.


  1. Hang in there man, sometimes a break is the best thing to get the creative juices flowing again.

  2. Dude, everybody needs a break sometimes. Especially around the winter months. It's healthy to recharge your batteries from time to time. And don't worry, your loyal blog fans will be here when you return. Take it easy, man!

  3. Take the time you need.... stop-motion is concentration heavy and very draining(i've been doing for years). Take some time to recover, and when you come back to it, you'll have all your passion and enthusiasm to put into your project again. Rather than burning yourself out, allowing yourself a break could ended up saving your project in the long-run.

  4. I get your point. This time of the year is really hard, especially in Quebec. Days are becoming tiny. I come from shcool at 4:00 pm and its totally dark. I hate this. It depress evryone. Take a break. You need it.

    Take Care!

  5. Thanks guys for your support.

    There's two weeks of works left before the Christmas vacation (two weeks off). I hope to be able to get back on my project in that period.

    I miss you all !

  6. I hope you will be powered up again soon. o... and Like an old wise chinaman would say "brood an egg takes time, when you pressure it to much it will break".

  7. Like everybody has said mate, we all need a break especially when trying to juggle full time work with projects at home. A break can be just as healthy for your project as is it for yourself.

    Keep your chin up bud, you know we've all got your back!!!
    Hope your well

  8. Thank you Ludo and Ben for your kind words.