In addition to the specific instructions noted above, the mods suggest limiting source footage to a couple of hours (2-4 episodes of a given series, or a single film) for all the exercises. The parameters
force encourage you to be creative within a small and finite set of resources. I think the constraints also reinforce the sense of practice—they're not meant to be 'masterpieces' and so one shouldn't strive for 'perfection.'
Or so I kept telling my brain 🙄 I tried really hard not to let perfectionism/imposter syndrome bog me down, and was relatively successful. I used one episode only (The Fix, for the record), and I didn't headdesk when the cuts wouldn't land exactly where I wanted (well, not much, anyway).
I chose "Blinding Lights" because I felt the energy and pace of the song matched Hutch's desperate need to get back to Starsky. For the second song, I wanted something more explicitly focused on the drug addiction, and well, "Cold Turkey" is certainly that.
If I were to do it over, I'd tweak the opening clip (I meant it to be jarring but it doesn't work quite the way I wanted). But overall I'm happy—I made a vid!