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396: The Other Side of Resistance (Knowing When You’re Passionate About Something)

By Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson

Some months ago, I pre-ordered some new cameras (the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k). Today, as we record this episode, they finally arrived! While I'll primarily use these cameras for studio work (seanwes tv videos, filming of the podcast, etc.), they are technically cinema cameras. In the months leading up to their delivery, I spent many hours researching and learning about the new cameras, and really got engrossed in filmmaking. I've always been inspired by film and enjoy the idea of shooting, scripting, recording, and editing my own cinematic films. I also want to travel. I plan to travel a lot during my sabbatical year in 2020. It seems like this could be a good fit. But all of this is an idea right now. I don't actually know what it's like to make cinematic videos. I have friends that do, and I subscribe to plenty of YouTube channels with such videos, but I haven't actually done it. Meanwhile, I have many gigabytes of footage from a conference where we shot 5 awesome interviews. The footage is just waiting to be edited! But I feel resistant to go in and do the work. Partially because I've been busy with other big projects, but also because it just seems daunting. I have not yet overcome the resistance. It's only on the other side of resistance you truly know you're passionate about something.

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