It’s the first weekend of August, so this means that North Aurora Days has rolled around once again.
Depending on how long you’ve been following me professionally, you may know that I covered this festival with E Leal Productions last year, summer of 2016. We had high hopes for that film coverage, but nothing ever ended up coming from it.
Why? You may ask.
It’s kind of a long story, multi-faceted. For one, we bit off far more than we could chew with our coverage. We covered everything over the entire 3 days of the festival. This made it hard to put our shorter videos. There was just so much footage to go through and organize. We had about 10 minutes of video edited, and we still had a ways to go.
On top of that, we had a hard drive crash on us, so we lost a lot of footage. After that, time just was not on our side. The project sat, and sat, and sat.
I had hoped to at least put together a promotional video for the upcoming festival, but once again, time just was not on my side. This goal never came fruition. I continue to be disappointed by that fact.
To continue with the theme of time, we will be unable to cover the festival this year because of previously planned engagements. If anything, we’d love to enjoy the festival for fun, if we get the chance. It really is a fun time.
I have no obligation to give explanation for why we won’t be covering the event this time around, or why nothing came of the footage from last year. We went into the event ourselves. We volunteered our time for no one but ourselves.
I’m writing this post for myself, as a reminder to not take on more than I can handle. It’s a reminder that things can always happen to make situations go differently than they were planned.