Weekly Report by Riley James

EXCITED. I've just kinda been working at my own pace, but recently done a few things which have felt like a bit of a starter's pistol. Feeling positive. 



FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Week Ending 14/08/2016

Monday
Writing: 01:22:58

Tuesday
Writing: 01:15:51

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 10:00:00

Thursday

Friday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Saturday
Writing: 01:19:23

Sunday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00


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Week Ending 21/08/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00
Production Meeting: 01:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00
Production Meeting: 01:00:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 07:00:00

Friday

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday
Writing: 00:41:09

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Week Ending 31/07/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 07:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 06:00:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Sunday
Writing: 01:04:59


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Week Ending 7/08/2016

Monday
Writing: 00:50:30

Tuesday
Writing: 01:42:37

Wednesday
Writing: 01:28:57

Thursday
Non Film Career: 10:00:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday

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Week Ending 17/07/2016

Monday
Writing: 00:20:05

Tuesday

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Sunday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00


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Week Ending 24/07/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Tuesday
Writing: 00:44:12

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 02:30:00

Thursday

Friday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday

Weekly Report by Riley James

After a month of flatout work, shifting back into creative works, I think I need to start writing outside of my bedroom for the sake of mental health.

Think it'd be wise to set up some clear boundaries between work and relaxation, but incorporating my need to be a total tight-arse and not spend money on overhead. 

Helllloooo, Local Library. 


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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Week Ending 03/07/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Thursday

Friday
Non Film Career: 05:00:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 05:00:00

Sunday


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Week Ending 10/07/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Tuesday
Writing: 00:25:07

Wednesday
Writing: 01:34:50

Thursday
Writing: 01:31:35

Friday
Writing: 00:28:06
Production Meeting: 01:30:00

Saturday

Sunday
Writing: 00:20:11

Weekly Report by Riley James

Almost no creative work done this last fortnight. Just making $$$. 


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Week Ending 19/06/2016

Monday
Writing: 01:30:17
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 00:09:30

Thursday

Friday
Writing: 00:45:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 00:07:300

Sunday
 


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Week Ending 26/06/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 05:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Sunday

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Week Ending 05/06/2016

Monday
Writing: 01:17:12

Tuesday
Writing: 02:01:56

Wednesday
Writing: 00:09:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Saturday
Writing: 00:15:00

Sunday
Writing: 00:32:16
Non Film Career: 07:30:00


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Week Ending 12/06/2016

Monday
Writing: 02:12:30
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Thursday
Writing: 01:39:40

Friday
Writing: 00:35:34

Saturday
Writing: 00:35:00
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday
Writing: 00:26:59

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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Week Ending 22/05/2016

Monday
Writing: 01:13:22
Pre-Production: 00:45:00
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday
Writing: 00:12:30
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Thursday
Writing: 00:15:00

Friday
Writing: 00:50:21

Saturday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Sunday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00


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Week Ending 29/05/2016

Monday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 03:00:00

Wednesday
Writing: 02:15:45

Thursday
Non Film Career: 04:30:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 05:00:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday
Non Film Career: 06:00:00

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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Wednesday
Pre-Production: 00:32:27

Thursday
Non Film Career: 04:30:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Saturday
Editing: 00:25:41

Sunday
Pre-Production: 00:40:34

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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday
Writing: 02:45:52
Editing: 02:00:00

Tuesday

Wednesday
Writing: 00:20:08
Pre-Production: 00:11:00

Thursday
Writing: 00:07:20
Pre-Production: 00:34:56

Friday
Pre-Production: 00:42:01
Editing: 00:49:14

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Weekly Report by Riley James

Last week's report was sidetracked by a series of shitty events. 

As always, continuing on. Do better. Diet Starts Tomorrow. Etc.  


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Week Ending 24/04/2016

Monday
Writing: 00:48:03

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Wednesday
Writing: 01:22:40

Thursday
Writing: 00:58:31

Friday
Writing: 00:28:42

Saturday

Sunday
Pre Production: 00:15:42


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Week Ending 01/05/2016

Monday

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 04:30:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Saturday
00:7:30

Sunday
 

Weekly Report by Riley James

Want to maintain the hour a day now. 
It really depends on what I'm trying to write. I've separated two of the dissonant ideas I was trying to make work in a feature script, and had a revealation in terms of structuring when I saw the new American Crime Story: People V OJ Simpson and Eye in the Sky in quick succession.

Two productions with a similar window into the systems of power and bureaucracy, and how people can try and twist them for their own angle to achieve their goals.

There's a terror in that when we're looking at people in charge of ours and others lives, and the people who slip through the cracks. 

Also simplicity is key with visual storytelling, I genuinely respond to minimalism, and I'm guilty of trying to put too much in, making stuff too wordy. Both ideas seem to work better independantly. 

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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday
Non Film Career: 7:30:00

Tuesday
Writing: 00:21:52
Non Film Career: 00:01:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 9:30:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00
Writing: 02:20:55

Friday
Writing: 00:31:04

Saturday
Writing: 01:02:20
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

 

Sunday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00
Writing: 01:25:53

 

Weekly Report by Riley James

Let's try and get back into the swing of it. 


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday:
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Tuesday:

Wednesday
Pre-Production: 00:26:04

Thursday
Pre-Production: 00:24:52
Writing: 00:13:29

Friday
Writing: 00:34:42

Saturday
Writing: 00:40:12

Sunday
Writing: 00:33:05

Weekly Report by Riley James

God, I'm so ill at the moment. Some kind of virus that I can't shake.
Literally, it's completely thrown me out of whack. I can't get my shit together until I get rid  of it. Bloody miserable. 

This week is an absolute write off. 


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Monday: 
Production Meeting: 02:30:00

Tuesday:
Writing: 00:11:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Thursday
Editing: 02:14:10

Friday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Saturday
Non Film Career: 07:30:00

Sunday
Pre Production: 00:47:23
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Weekly Report by Riley James

Three full night shifts in a 4 day basis took me longer than I thought to get back into my normal patterns.

Friday I got sick and have been feeling pretty miserable after the fact.  

But this isn't designed to be a place where I make excuses.  

I still didn't get enough work done this week. I cast the film, which if I stay with this current line of casting, will cause me to push shooting back to June.
It's only a month, yet I don't know how healthy it is for me to allow myself to continue pushing things back without having any to show for my work. 

This cataloging of my time has been incredibly useful to get me writing pretty much every day.
This week being the one exception, but producing the content is another thing entirely, and it's something I'm not getting done as quickly as I'd like.

This was a 4 day stretch of not needing to go and do anything structured, while sick and miserable, only working on my own, or not, home-alone. 

This is NOT a good formula for my mental health, and can't allow this kind of thing to be happen too regularly.

It lends me the feeling of treading water, which I don't want to be doing. 
I really hope I'm not kidding myself with my pursuits of film making. 

When people are self-motivating themselves, be it trying to be more productive like myself or trying to get fit, you set your goals and if you fail to meet them, you feel guilty. 
You feel you've done the wrong thing and it feels good to admit that you've done wrong and ask for forgiveness because "The Diet Starts Tomorrow".   

Ultimately I've been lazy this week, can't blame other factors too much.
It's really only on me if I don't meet these goals.

What happens really if I fail to produce anything soon is I can't call myself a filmmaker.

That's the basics of the situation, I think.  

A friend of mine suggested I'm putting too much pressure on myself and should seek a producer to help produce this film. I'm biting off more than I can chew and stacking the cards against myself. 

This is likely true, but on the other hand, despite the fact I think the script I have is pretty sharp and interesting, and even funny, I don't think anyone I know would really want to take this on as their baby and help champion it. 

Generally I think my ideas are good. You kinda have to have some belief in yourself with this kind of thing, but it is hard trying to hold onto that self-belief at times when you're entirely in a vacuum.  

On the bright side, at the moment for this one, I've found a willing main cast, the key roles of a crew willing to help, and two ideas of locations that should be relatively simple to negotiate. We shoot in early June.

Need to wrangle a bunch of extras but I think realistically it should be achievable for myself to put together on my own.

Just need to keep it together in April.
I'll likely be feeling a bit more positive when I'm able to be more active and stop being fucking sick.

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FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday: 
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday:
Non Film Career: 09:30:00

Wednesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Thursday
Writing: 00:57:46
Admin/Pre-Production: 00:51:22

Friday


Saturday
Writing: 01:06:41
Editing: 01:04:27

Sunday
Writing: 00:27:15
Editing: 00:40:02

Weekly Report by Riley James

I kept to my goal for the week and started getting in contact with people. 
That said, I've been somewhat anxious about getting this particular one started. Purely down to the subject matter, as it's a bit weird and grubby, which to be fair, isn't new ground for my work. But this one is more concentrated in that.

I've approached a few people, and I know a pair of people who'd fit the roles really well if they were willing to give it a shot. The problem is that I'm embarrassed with my work, but the duality is that I also think it's an interesting idea and through iteration, I think the script's got a sharpness to it that I like.

JUST DO IT.  

 


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday: 
Admin: Pre-Production: 00:14:12
Editing: 00:10:24
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday:
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Wednesday
Editing: 01:39:40

Thursday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Friday
Writing: 01:01:01
Admin/Pre-Production: 00:22:18
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Saturday
Writing: 00:31:00
Non Film Career: 08:30:00

Sunday
Writing: 01:53:37
Editing: 00:48:00
Admin/Pre-Production: 00:26:23

Weekly Report by Riley James

One door closes, another one opens.

Started work on a large scale and unique editing job. It's actively bloody weird, and I love it for that.
Feel like there's a lot of work ahead, because it's a bit larger scale than I've worked on in the past, but I'm already happy with some of the results I've put together so I'm not worried.
In fact I'm actively excited. 

Until I get further notes on my script for the short scripted one, I think it's time for me to stop planning and fine-tuning, and start actively picking up the phone and organising this week. Starting today. 

I need to shoot something soon or I will, in fact, go insane. 


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday: 
Writing: 00:51:55
Admin: 00:10:24

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Wednesday
Writing: 00:20:00

Thursday
Non Film Career: 08:00:00

Friday
Non Film Career: 04:30:00

Saturday
Production Meeting: 03:00:00
Editing: 01:30:10

Sunday
Editing: 01:43:08

Weekly Report by Riley James

This last week has been spent working with a team of talented and lovely people, focusing on a cool new project. Who knows if it will come to anything, but regardless of the result, I cannot express how fun and exciting it's been working in a team with these people again. It just felt very effortless and everyone really was on the same page. 
Right back into the rhythm of it.

This week also had me working my first full on night shift in my new casual job which was ace, but did throw me a bit out of whack for the next couple days. 

The aim for the moment is to shoot something this March. What that is depends on a few factors, but "worst case" scenario, I've done a few iterations of a deliberately achievable and odd script just to get me back into the swing of it.  Let's see how it goes.


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday: 
Writing: 00:50:25
Budgeting: 01:16:16
Non Film Career: 01:00:00

Tuesday
Non Film Career: 08:30:00
Production Meeting: 01:14:00

Wednesday

Thursday
Writing: 00:15:10
Admin: 00:15:00
Budgeting: 00:18:53

Friday
Prep: 00:40:00
Production Meeting: 00:20:00

Saturday
Writing: 00:10:10

Sunday
Admin: 00:12:10
 

Weekly Report by Riley James

Orwellian Punch Clock is doing well but could be doing better.
Need to give myself a kick up the arse considerably more this week. 


FURTHER BREAKDOWN IN HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS

Monday:
Writing: 00:12:57
Admin: 01:09:20

Tuesday
Writing: 00:31:48
Production Meeting: 02:00:00
Research: 01:03:20

Wednesday
Writing: 00:28:32
Non Film Career: 04:00:00

Thursday
Writing: 00:26:49
Admin: 00:05:14
Non Film Career: 07:00:00

Friday
Admin: 00:47:35

Saturday
Admin: 00:10:57

Sunday
Admin: 00:18:52
Writing: 01:25:24

Weekly Report by Riley James

This is my first time moving directly into complete independence with my film making, without a safety net. 

I think complete transparency is a good foundation to set up, in order to maintain productivity. It's easy to believe your own bullshit when it comes to discussing your work habits. 

Some accountability would do me well. So I've decided to utilise what can best be described as an Orwellian Punch Clock System

A fascistic work structure may be exhausting, but at least you get some work done.


Further Breakdown in Hours, Minutes, Seconds

MONDAY:

Website: 00:19:55
Writing: 00:28:03
Trello: 00:42:52

TUESDAY:

Non Film Career: 08:00:00

WEDNESDAY:

Non Film Career: 08:00:00

THURSDAY:

Non Film Career: 08:00:00

FRIDAY:

Non Film Career: 08:00:00

SATURDAY:

Non Film Career: 06:00:00

SUNDAY:

Writing: 01:36:00
Making the Chart: 00:06:43