I invited my two chickens to have a burger with me, and only the little one accepted the invitation. We went to Five Guys because it was close and not so expensive. The real reason for the date was not just to eat a hamburger – I needed footage to start practicing making videos on my own.
When we got there, it was almost empty, which was a good thing for my purposes. We ordered the burgers, and I went for the healthy option – sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, and mustard. No cheese, no ketchup, no fun. It was good, but a little dry. As I said before, the burger was not the focus, I just wanted to film something, anything, and so I did.
Getting footage for a film is such a different experience from taking still pictures – you are much more noticeable as you have to take more time and be more careful, making it harder to be invisible. I was very self- conscious, often pointing the camera to the wall or the ceiling when I thought someone was watching me film them.
I made the video, and even though it was an overall disaster, I learned a lot in the process of making it. From now on, when I take pictures, I will also have to concentrate on the motion, a challenge that will keep me from ever getting bored.