Announcement: Yet Another Useless Update on the “Frozen” Video Review
Gee, remember when I naively thought that I’d release the Frozen video review (which may or may not be titled Frozen-alysis) by July 1st? At the rate I’m going, this thing likely won’t be primed and perfected until October!
I swear I didn’t think it would take this long. As I’ve mentioned before, Frozen just happened to be the perfect template to discuss many other subjects I hold dear, including animation, music, and cinema in general. If that weren’t ambitious enough, I’m highly considering the possibility of incorporating mock storyboard segments–in which I propose alternative scenarios the movie could take (which may or may not be called “Marshall-ternatives”)–and maybe even actual animation of my own (don’t get excited, though: as of now, my rudimentary technique couldn’t pass muster on a Hanna-Barbera television show).
Is my reach exceeding my grasp? Quite possibly. But I can’t deny that, as nerve-wrecking as this process has been, I’ve been having an absolutely smashing time working on it! I’m writing and revising everyday: I’m strengthening my arguments; I’m crafting appropriate jokes; I’m constantly searching for the perfect soundtrack; I’m maintaining a fair and balanced perspective (there’s quite a lot to love about this movie!); and, most importantly, I’m doing everything in my power to ensure a coherent and entertaining viewing experience.
Whether it will all pay off or not is, surprisingly, not my biggest concern. I’m just having a good ol’ time doing some filmmaking. Not in the traditional way, but filmmaking nonetheless. And since making movies (and music) is my ultimate goal, which all the joy and the agony that comes with it, I could not be happier.