Oh my god I’m so sorry. I had almost the EXACT SAME thing happen to me, and then after two months of flailing with the TERRIBLE footage I turned it into this video:
safe to say, my experience did not end up working out.
Funny enough, I’m actually really happy with the video about the project failure.
Here’s what I’ll say: sometimes, it’s better to cut your losses and admit defeat than continue to drive yourself mad trying to make a bad thing work
It’s really hard when you’ve involved other people and you feel like you’ve let them down as well as yourself, but if you’re honest with them about the shortcomings of the production and make it clear what will change in future projects, those who believe in you will continue coming through. And as a peace offering, if there’s ANYTHING useable, especially from scenes they’re in, maybe cut together a sizzle reel of the best work and the nicest shots as a show of good faith.
But don’t stress yourself out if you don’t believe in the thing anymore. Failure isn’t the end. It’s a fact of life, and you will define yourself by the way you handle it.
Anyone else have advice? I know @JasonRyan and @rjlackie will have comforting or well-reasoned tough love for you