Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Daddy Diaries

No, I'm not a dad myself.

As a creative working in an industry that more and more isn't (video), it gives me the hankering to do projects that are fun and meaningful to me.

Most of what I want to do is rather epic in scope, diametrically opposed to my out of pocket funding source.  I'd love to do great, dystopian science fiction; or huge fantasy creations.

What ends up happening though, is that I end up stymied by lack of funds and schedules of my other industry friends - who are great and more than willing to help, but likewise can't afford to work for a month on a free project, however they may like me personally.  It's okay, I understand.

While wracking my brain to come up with a project that I could do on my own and (unlike the stop motion) complete in a matter of days rather than months, I reconnected with an old college buddy.

Like many of my peers, he has a kid now.  (Where DOES the time go?)  His daughter is hilarious, and does the most amazing things.

I thought his stories were just too good not to share, so I am.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The need for paper

Hi guys.

I know I haven't posted in a while, my bad.  I can't think of anything really notable that's happened recently to talk about.

I should bring a notebook with me again.  For some reason, I thought the smartphone would replace ever needing paper notes.  For most things, like phone numbers and scheduling, this is true.

The weakness comes in that I'd stopped really writing down any ideas or amusing anecdotes that I came across.

I'd think, 'I bet the guys would like to hear about this one', and then promptly forget what was so interesting.

So,  I'm going back to paper.  Hopefully, new things will be more forthcoming.