A Brand New Challenge

A few years ago, I set myself a challenge to take a photo every day for a year from my 18th birthday until my 19th. Some days were better than others, but overall I’m really glad that I did it because not only have I got a record of all the things I did, I proved to myself that I can stick out a yearlong project.

Six months after the project ended, at the start of 2014, I tried to start again but it didn’t go so well. It was rather bad timing for personal reasons and I just felt like I’d done it all before so there wasn’t anything exciting about it anymore.

As 2014 drew to a close, I had a bit of a dilemma; I really liked having a project to work on, but I didn’t know what to do. I’d tried looking up other people’s projects, but nothing felt right. It’s been a while since I properly used my camera which ruled out photography, and well we all know how disastrous it can be when I say I’m going to blog every day.

Then I had an idea…

On average, how many movies do you reckon you watch in a year? For me, it’s not that many. I mean I do spend a lot of time watching films; they just tend to be the same 20 ones that I work my way through.

So, I set myself a challenge; to watch 300 movies by the end of 2015.

Of course, there has to be a few rules as to what counts and what doesn’t:

  • They don’t have to be ones that I’ve never seen before, but each film only counts once towards the 300.
  • I’m including documentaries under films, providing they last over 40 minutes (which according to the notes from my media studies GCSE is the difference between a short film and a full length movie).
  • And finally, I have to watch from it from start to finish, so turning on a film channel half way through wouldn’t be counted.

Pretty straight forward, and so far so good. I’ve been keeping a note of everything that I’ve watched, but I haven’t found a proper way of charting my progress so if you have any ideas, do let me know!

And with that, it’s time to grab some popcorn and get down to business.

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