I’m a natural born organizer.
The process is similar no matter the task. Pull everything out of an overcrowded, chaotic space so you can clear the canvas while getting a good look at what you’re working with. It’s as overwhelming as sifting through six hours of raw, unlabelled footage. Create piles or bins. Make notes. This is garbage, but don’t get rid of it yet. You may find that you need it after all. What’s necessary? You only have a 6 x 3 space or 2 minutes to tell your story. What do you need? Why do you need it? Who is this for? Where should it go? Like a puzzle. You put pieces together, move some around, get rid of this, put that back in. Start with a vision, but when you get stuck, change your mind. The clock is ticking.