While everyone else is happily partying away and enjoying the warm weather outside, you’ll be holed up in your apartment, staring at the computer screen, trying not to lose your mind. Go for a swim, light up a bonfire, do shots, hook up – your friends’ lives are going to be more cliché than all of the American Pie movies combined, but you won’t get to experience any of it.
The premiere is getting closer and you don’t even have half of the movie finished yet. Going through endless hours of footage, watching the same few seconds over and over to adjust the music to it, stuffing yourself with junk food because you don’t have the nerve to cook, getting square eyes from staring into the laptop – prepare for all this and your slowly dying social skills.
As you can see, shooting a movie is hard work, but if you’re willing to throw yourself into it and aren’t completely talent-less, the result will make up for the never ending stress beforehand.
Watching your finished movie and being able to say “I MADE THIS, GODDAMNIT!” might just be one of the best feelings in the world.