5 MINUTES TO FAILURE is a weekly look at the Sisyphus act of creating the web-series NEVERMIND GAIMAN AND NOOSE. In it filmmaker Tim Blevins confesses aloud while offering an internal monologue in an often conflicting third-person. And with a video at the end!
01/11/18 - "While his daily outfits tumble dry, Tim airs some personal laundry about his film project while also maneuvering a semi-shoveled bike path."
If there was a project to be found in procrastination I would be on to the next one by now.
And its not always mindless, pop-culture-as-avoidance stalling (although Marvel V Capcom: Infinite has inched me there). No ... I am absorbing my time by producing low-grade intricate pieces of behind the scenes confessionals like this (and its accompanying video). I really want to document the struggles, the efforts and the over-all process that are going to bring this next film project a life. And I think that's an interesting effort. But, when you're playing the duality of "documentarian" and "documentary topic," that production time soaks up your existence.
I can ramble for five minutes on camera, or type without spell-checking for 6, and, if it seems raw, its because its raw material. But I can crap that out with sincerity because ... well ... I like words in the medium.
Its what happens after i make these confessionals ... as I polish up these turds .with downloaded graphics, title-cards and a need to edit. Its that editing that takes the time, making it look like ... well ... a final product. Which ... since the actual intention is the film project, the actual effort remains simply that. A product. A promotion. A cheap reminder of something to come. I am not out to make a documentary on a struggling artists because ... well, an actual artist produces actual art. So without that ... its just ... a video flogging of self-flattulation. (no ... I don't think those are all words.)
And yet I persist in it.
So ... I've been up for two and a half hours already. All just to get this accompanying video up to Youtube and this typed post to accompany that. I am going to give it a quick once over ... making sure the only misspellings are thematic, and then let it sit while I cue up a playlist of Mitski and simmer down on the couch. All in an attempt to break five pages into its appropriate number of shots.
Yeah ... i am hoping to story-board the first episode over the next two days. If you find me talking about it here ... chances are ... I have not gotten far.
Tim is Tim Blevins, writer and director of the upcoming web-series NEVERMIND GAIMAN AND NOOSE. He is not Michael Rappaport.