52 Weeks of Creative: Week 12

EDIT:

Here’s the link to our Indiegogo campaign: Keep Coming Back.

A looooooooooooooong time ago I received an email from a school friend of mine.  She was wondering if I would be interested in revising/rewriting her screenplay.  Basically shehad written out her story of how she had gotten out of a life of drug addiction.

So I did research.  And I talked to a paramedic.  And I listened to her descriptions.

And I rewrote and wrote a screenplay called Keep Coming Back.

We of course wanted to produce the film.  For my 12th week, I made a promo video for the project.  This is us, talking up our project, which will shortly be live on Indiegogo.com.

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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 11

PLANET COMICON.

AKA, we waited in line for my friend to get his picture taken with Jewel Staite.  From Firefly.  And Stargate: Atlantis.  Who turned out to be really nice.

What does Planet Comicon have to do with my creative project?

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I made things for it.  I posted the skirt a while ago.  And that was my hat before I finished it.

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And here we are at Planet Comicon KC, costume all finished, even with things added to the skirt I made a few weeks ago.  I had a lot of help with it, though.

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I like nerds.

Things learned at Comicon:

1.  Sometimes you will be surprised by the Foxtrot creator, Bill Amend, and turn into a blithering idiot.

2.  Will Wheaton is super nice.  And likes small children.

3.  If someone in your small group of 3 sees someone they know every 5 minutes, you’ve probably got too many nerd friends and shouldn’t change a thing.

Feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or share your own creative projects!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 10

There’s a lot of ways to show appreciation and adoration.  Last week I offered ya’ll a glimpse into my deep, deep affection for coffee.  I’m sure even that video couldn’t express how much I rely on the substance, especially considering what a terrible morning person I am.

This week I wanted to do the same for an individual in my life who’s become very important to me.  Someone who reads these posts and keeps encouraging me to do more.  Someone who asked me to go to a comic convention, which is like this:

So I made this for him:

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I hope to post another picture of it actually on his wrist, because then ya’ll can see it lined up correctly.

Remember, you’re welcome to comment with feedback, ideas, suggestions and/or let me know what creative projects you’ve got going on!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 9

9 weeks into 2014…Life is already so different.  These projects were meant to bring about change, both in my creativity and my professional goals.  I think sometimes artists have this idea that structure or goals will hamper their progress or proliferation.

Not so.

I can tell you that I have been rejected from graduate school, which turned out to be a lot less surprising or saddening than I thought it would be.  It would’ve been interesting to see how this blog survived the fall semester, that’s for sure.  Why are we talking about me getting rejected?

Right.  Structure.  Goals.

This year I have set out to see if the talents, habits and training I have honed and received over many years will actually be able to meet the goals I set for myself.  With all of you watching, I am doing my very best to complete even the seemingly easy tasks.

But we don’t always get what we think we want.  You can’t always win in this life, so learn to lose well.

[Insert appropriate meme with a cat or puppy or whales or possibly the ocean.]

My project this week was an experimental film.  I wanted to push myself to edit to music.  My sister had a video idea last year and this is a little bit of that, too.  I tried some new techniques, and then I applied a tint so that ya’ll could see the short in two ways…(Please watch in HD)

And with the tint….

This is 52 weeks of creative projects!  Feel free to comment, suggest, join or react!

EDIT:

I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Communication, Film Emphasis.  I received an A in every single college writing and film class I took.  Every teacher recommended me and some went out of their way to include my work in special circumstances.  My boss, who is a professional film and media person, wrote me a letter of recommendation, specifically on the subject of the TV show I help film.  I have a recommendation from one of the casting director’s of the Oscar Nominated film Winter’s Bone.

Why am I adding this?  Because sometimes people are going to reject me or my work, and that doesn’t mean everyone else agrees.  Don’t you give up either.  Keep creating.