For my personal learning project, I wanted to try something I’d never done before, so I learned how to skateboard. When I started, I was absolutely terrified. In retrospect, my board was slightly broken. I fell a few times, but being close to a wall helped me feel more secure. I slowly moved further and further away from the wall and began to cruise more and more without feeling wobbly or unstable. I started with the goal of maybe being able to end with one or two tricks, but I left off being comfortable with the board and being able to cruise. I’m interested in using it as transportation, so that’s really the most important skill for me. I’m pretty happy with what I learned.
I don’t have any footage of me skating, but I decided to reward myself by painting my skateboard. I had no idea what I was doing until halfway through the process. I kept thinking through it over the past few weeks, but couldn’t decide. Throughout the video, you can see that I put off dealing with the details until halfway through. I finally made myself pull out my sketchbook to try some designs, and I decided I liked the oddly happy ghosts. I like drawing plants and stuff like that, and I decided to use my three favorite colors. I finally decided to keep the design simple instead of going all out. I am so surprisingly happy with it. Editing the film project went a lot more smoothly than I thought. Connecting the audio and video was a lot of fun, but I also learned a lot. I don’t edit videos often, so I got a lot of the process.
I really hope you enjoy it!
Audio warning: The music at the start of the video is a bit loud and jarring. Maybe turn down your audio for the start!