I’m excited to say I’ve been working on something new recently. It’s for a school project, but I’m actually enjoying it…how odd.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it but it’s called 20 Time. Nationwide it’s becoming increasingly popular for students of all ages, and it’s where the student gets to choose any topic of their interest and create something. That’s it. That is it. A project that actually enhances and promotes complete and total creativity – there are no guidelines! I could read books for inspiration and then create a novel of my own. I could watch videos and teach myself how to play an instrument. I could simply could go through life and vlog about it if I really wanted to. Heck, I could start a business!
I was excited – actually more so shocked into a state that wouldn’t allow me to make a decision. And I’m already pretty indecisive as it is so you could probably imagine how that went.
I first wanted to do something art related. I was thinking I could experiment with different mediums and make a piece a week or something like that. That was too high maintenance, though, and I wasn’t sure I’d pull through entirely. My next general idea was music since that’s one of my other passions. I wanted to teach myself how to read music since I can play the guitar but still can’t read notes, but then I wasn’t sure what I’d create using that skill when I’d acquired it. It’s one of my goals as of now but not suited for a school project. So, I then thought I could mix music with photography because the two seemed compatible, and they definitely are! I decided on using pictures to tell meaning in a song – I’d take pictures (using a variety of techniques) to match up with the lyrics and put them into a video over the song.
Everglow by Coldplay is what I decided on. I originally planned to do something more upbeat, but the vivid imagery in the lyrics was what prompted me to do it. I’m currently almost done taking the photos and preparing them to put together. You heard it here, folks. And you’ll here it only once – I’m moderately excited to do a school project for once in my 16 years (though I’m not viewing it as one)! Here’s a sneak peak of some pictures I took for the song:
I’ve made an Instagram account where I’ll be posting the photos lyric by lyric, and then the final video when it’s complete. I’m excited for y’all to come with me on this journey @_sights.n.sounds_ . Drop a comment if you’ve followed!
Have you done a 20 Time before, and if not would you like to? What would you do it on?
See you all soon!