Some projects are a breeze to complete and others just seem to take a lot more blood and sweat to get out the door. It’s the ones that challenge you and keep you awake at night that usually turn out better than the others. The struggles leading up to finishing the project might drive you crazy but hopefully it’s all worth it in the end.
I love challenging myself with all the projects I work on but this latest one that’s about to wrap up really pushed me to my limit. Not only my limits on what I’m able to accomplish but also in my role as the project manager and boss. This job pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to go above and beyond what I typically do. Most of the time I’m not spending much time exploring new techniques, learning these days is done on the job. And really it’s a better way to learn being on the job. It’s best when you’re forced to do it and that’s what this project did. It forced me to go way beyond the 2D videos I usually do.
Did the project get done, well it’s almost there… just a few more renders. Am I happy with it? Yeah, I like how it looks and it stands out from the 2D videos I’ve worked on. Would I do it again? Sure but I learned a lot working on this project and I’d do many things differently, including budgeting the time and team a little better.