Wow, it’s been an exhausting couple of weeks.
For the past little while I’ve been working on filming and editing two skits for the special features of comedian Trevor Boris‘ DVD of his stand up show in Vancouver. It was very exciting to work in a totally different way than I’m used to and I think in the end we made some pretty damn good videos. The one I’m really fond of is a kind of Office-style mockumentary of a day in the life of Trevor and his work on MuchMusic Video On Trial. While editing it I was found myself laughing out loud and thus getting some stern glares from the other editors working on their stuff. I should say right now, huge mega-thanks to Henry Less Productions, my former employers, who were all too willing to let me use one of their editing suites and thus saving me a panic attack. It was good to see everyone, if only for a brief time (things were pretty damn busy there). I just transferred it all on to a tape and aside from shipping off the drive and dropping off the camera, I’m done!
So my next job for this week is country musician Diane Chase. I filmed her CD Launch party early last month and have now been given the OK to go and edit it for possible air on CMT, which will be fun. I’m also going to look around for my nikon’s charger and start taking some more photos. Things have just been ridiculous with keeping up with that.
I’ve been asked to speak at a panel on “getting noticed” at some emerging country music artist meeting…thing later on in the month talking about social media. I’m going to look in to it a bit more, but I think I’m going to do it. While I’m waiting for that, I’ve decided that I’m going to write a 2-3 page paper on musicians and getting noticed. Working title is SOCIAL MEDIA: UR DOING IT WRONG. Of course, when I’m done it will be posted on here for all to see. And I’ve also been pointed to Kirsty Hall’s blog which is proving to be a DAMN interesting read on the subject.
Also, comic writer Kevin Glover gave me a sample script of his upcoming comic with Amanda Hayes titled The Invisible Skein. I haven’t finished reading it yet and I can’t give anything away, but I will say this now: This is reading so damn good and I look forward to it’s release on December 14th. Anyways, you’ll read more about it on here I’m sure.
And in a more personal kind of note, my 25th birthday is approaching on the 4th of December. It’s kind of weird… I FEEL like I should be a grown up, but when asked if I wanted anything for my birthday the response was (almost immediately) a Nintendo DS. There was a little cardigan-wearing grown up in my head saying “NO. YOU MUST ASK FOR ANY SEASONS OF LAW AND ORDER. YOU’RE A GROWNUP NOW”. But still, a quarter of a century…christ. (And alright you old codgers, feel free to comment with mockery)
Anyways, I should probably eat something before I head out. My stomach is screaming like some kind of horrible creature that people normally put in basements and feed door to door salesmen to…