Sunday, September 26, 2010

Post number 100!

Great news this week! I will be shooting a documentary with local historian Richard Crawford on the Underground Railround in Clermont County, Ohio. Might lead to 2 other projects very soon. Also look for the music video "You Know" I shot for Appointed in the next two weeks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Completion and Reflection

As of today I have finished writing "Warrior." It's been an incredible journey taking me to new places in my writing and showing me the darker side of our spiritual battles that I don't think we are always aware of.

It's been a very busy year for me. While writing "Warrior" I also worked on ending and restarting "Small Town Coroner" which despite have a great ending left me wanting to know more about the characters and they struggles they may face in having a family.

We all have our struggles and to delve into the fears, ups, and downs was just too tempting to leave alone.

I also shot a music video for Christian recording artist Appointed. It had been several years since we had last made contact but about three weeks ago I got a message on facebook from someone I didn't know wanting to be my friend. Normally I don't say yes but this time I did. She wanted to do a music video for an upcoming album. So I said yes definatly.

So we start off with song selection..which lead to a lot of driving around in my car trying to find pictures,shots and much more to be a music video together. It was a huge adrenaline rush. So I had to slow down and get some research done as the song was selected. My girlfriend Melissa was a huge help during this process.

Next we had to figure out some details of how many people would be involved and when. So a week went by and then we set a date.

Then we got together in Cincinnati to get started. We spent close to eleven hours shooting in different lighting and locations. This pushed me to some places creatively I don't get the chance to go with video very often. So at the end of the day I think we were all pretty spent but had a great time working together.

Instead of shooting more I said I had enough and two days later I edited together the video with the help of Rodney Reed keeping me on the beat when I couldn't and Andy Crosier giving great suggestions to polish the whole project up. This was my first real venture using Final Cut Pro for a project like this.

So in the end everyone loved it and it was my best work. So here I am now trying to come down off the high of the project and relax. Trying to get back to even keel after working on a project like this is no easy task. Please keep me in your prayers and thank you for taking the time to read what I've been up too. Finally thank God for allowing all this to come together.

Thursday, September 9, 2010