“To willingly begin a nightmare gives you the advantage” – Kris Adams in reference to his Project 52.
What is this Project 52?
It is generally a Photography project, but I am adjusting the rules slightly to make it a Videography project. The more common version is a 365 project; you may have heard of this one.
In a 365 Photography project, you take 1 photo every day for 1 year. A 52 Week Project uses the same logic, except you only need to take a photo a week.
Obviously, making a video every day for a year would be tough for me. So I have decided to make a video every week for the next 52 weeks in a row. Easy right?
What are the videos going to contain?
There is no set “style” that these videos are going to be in.
I am going to try things, make mistakes, fail, make epic videos, make more mistakes, stumble upon greatness, cause waves (hypothetically and literally), have fun, have nightmares, cause trouble, break rules and most importantly, film myself (I am good looking).
This means there will be videos with my regular, random humour (probably the greatest percentage of the 52), some acting things, videos without me in, guitar playing, juggling and even a horse. Basically, whatever the heck I can come up with, I am allowed to do. I like making the rules.
What if you miss a week, Kris?
I don’t really want to think about this. Thanks for asking, jerk. Nah, it is not the end of the world if I miss a week; I know this. However, this project is about perseverance, commitment, stickingitoutedness and all those good things. So this means I am going to try my best to not miss any weeks. Of course, if I absolutely cannot film for some legitimate reason, even when I would like to, then it is ok and I will forgive myself.
When will the videos be uploaded?
There is no set day. And sometimes I may not upload for 2 or 3 weeks due to editing issues (I will try upload every week though).
Editing is something that the 365 Photography project isn’t as plagued by. You can just upload it unedited and pretend you meant for it to be SOOC. Videos, however, are quite a different kettle of fish. Who better to attempt this then, than the laziest person I know… me.
Any final thoughts?
Yes, actually. I don’t know if I have hinted at this, but these projects are extremely difficult to do. Everyone I know who has attempted the Photography one, has either wanted to quit or actually quit before the end. And I imagine it is going to be pretty taxing on me to get through it all.
I don’t need any money or time or donations from you. All I need is your support. So, if you are reading this, please support and encourage me. I will need it. Whether you know me or not, it will mean the world to me if you follow along as much as you can, and give me some encouragement wherever appropriate.
Please do not insult or criticise the content. This is an artistic project. The videos make up the end product. If, for some reason, you hate the videos, hate the idea of a video a week or just hate me, please stop watching them as opposed to actually saying nasty things and bringing me down. This is quite important. Thanksies.
And that is all.
On the 26th of July 2012, Kris Adams started his 52 Week Video Project.