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You can schedule a time with me to have a free, private, disposable voice/video chat (whichever you prefer). Just click the "want to chat?" button on [my contact page][1] to find a time. I added this in response to myself not reaching out to people because I constantly type and delete messages to the point of indecision and give up trying to contact someone via their website or social media.

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Short Film | The Manual

I’ve been looking forward to this coming out for a while and it was worth the wait. I will say that the trailer is pretty honest, viewer discretion advised, there’s a tense scene or two for those who are sensitive to that. Otherwise this is one of the most thought provoking shorts I’ve seen in at least a year. It eloquently mixes a lot of theories very subtly, and provides enough detail to be able to follow the larger, untold story. And the best mark of a good film: it sticks with you. Also, my interest was initially peaked by the manual device itself; would love a tablet like that.

Available to watch on Vimeo On Demand or Amazon Prime.  

UPDATE: I found a few interviews with the filmmakers, very much worth your time if this interests you: Wil & Sara Magness - Building a Film Career Through Mindful Steps - mentor less & Wil Magness on Film Riot

Link | Tank Film

Red Giant hits it out of the park again both in execution and explanation. Both of these videos are art pieces on their own, I do reccomend watching both. His commitment to virtually replicating traditional animation and even drawing methods really pays off in that it does seamlessly merge with today's graphics and compositing tools. I would absolutely watch a short or full length film in this style.

If nothing else, let this be a reminder that sometimes playing the long game is well worth the effort.

And don't forget to watch the making-of video on Stu's website.

I'm on the internet!

Instagram.com. Am I late to the party? I like to think I'm hesitant to join the majority because I'm scared of the commitment but I'm probably just lazy. 

Anyway, I'm intending to use Instagram more this year, as a pseudo-portfolio. Mainly for work things. This blog will be the origin of all that I put out, but as I understand, a lot of people are using this app, so why not join the party! 

While I'm on the topic, I'm also on the following social networks, and a brief description of each:

  • Instagram: Mainly stuff I make.
  • Twitter: Mostly automated from things I find online, articles and then my tumblr blog. I also talk to people here.
  • Tumblr: This was my main blog, but now I use it as an online scrapbook.

That's what I intend to keep up to date. I'm email friendly too. 

Side Hustle Preview

I believe I’m in the majority when I say I want to have some kind of side hustle. Just some kind of residual income in the background would be ideal. This post is not to describe my business model but just to get it started. I uploaded some old images to two stock sites a few months ago, and am just now seeing some sales come from them. I share this as encouragement because my assumption was that if you don’t sell within the first month, the algorithm pushes them to the bottom. But I’m happy to report that’s not the case. Not that I have a new revenue stream but it’s encouraging to see some sales come through.

I hope to update this process in the coming weeks, but in the meantime why not try to increase traffic by providing more links. My goal is not to advertise but to share my experience with this and increase everyone’s quality in the process.

My Creative Market store

Lighting 101

I wanted some practical hands-on practice, seeing how to alter lighting, so I put the camera on a tripod, turned off all the lights and then turned on one lamp. It's easier to control the light when there's fewer options. With just some aluminum foil and diffuser, I made about eight different setups. It's the easiest way to understand something as clearly as possible when you do it yourself and see what changes what in the frame.

Making Ideas

My stake in the ground on making ideas reality.

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