I need a new idea; one I can do alone. For two weeks, I have been working on a great idea, but have not gotten past the planning stage. That does not sound like me at all. Why then? Because I imagined a person in the shot.
I have a storyboards, a script, test shots of the scenes, but no pianist. It took 3 days to get a list of people who might fit the scene. It took a week to get contact information for one of them, and only one, and his voicemail box was full. I tried contacting people who might let the talent pool know that I was looking for them. Tomorrow I will have nothing to show for two weeks of work, unless I count the snazzier storyboards. I do not count them. Tonight I will decide on my ‘Plan B’. If I get a callback I will work on ‘Plan A’, but ‘Plan B’ will continue to retain some thought and effort. Who knows, but it all might work out better if I have two ideas to present at the final stages. At least I will not be stuck empty handed if my collaboration never gels, although it was such a good idea.
[Since this post I changed my mind. Finally, an even BETTER pianist -see below- got the word and we are making good progress on the project. I am almost glad the disorganized ones were not able to collaborate. Apologies for the outdated mini-panic in the rest of this post.]