Update On My Life, Long Overdue

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HEY! Yes, you! This is an update!

I haven’t blogged or made any kind of update in over two years. I’ve instead focused on my screenwriting career as well as my day job, which is in post-production. Both are still major works-in-progress, and as such dominate pretty much all of my free time. When I’m not doing that, I’m at the beck and call of my three-year-old daughter. It’s a lot to do in a day, which unfortunately puts my website on the backburner. Strangely enough, I have a few post drafts I started over the years saying roughly the same thing: that it’s been “too long” and that I should “write more of these.” This is another one of those inspired moments, I suppose.

Here’s what I’ve been up to since the previous post…

FLAGON

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I created an animated webseries for TOONOCRACY called FLAGON. It’s set in a 16-bit RPG, which means the characters fight in a “battle screen” and there are health bars and pixels and all that good gaming stuff. Wrote it in a fit of nostalgia, hoping to create something new out of something old, and I think I succeeded for the most part. Much of what made it to the screen was all thanks to StevRayBro, Caitlin Lehman, and Max Repka. Couldn’t have done it without them. They were cool with my directing and very patient as I learned how to produce a show from scratch.

Andrew Staton, Lora Michael, Tom Riffel, Shawna Benson, Zach Weichbrodt, Steve Robertson, and Veronica Belmont all did amazing work. Here’s hoping I can rope them in for a new season or something!

Check it out!

AFTER THE HYPE

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Joined an awesome podcast by Bryan Dressel. We talk about movies and video games after the buzz has died down. It’s a solid podcast with a great revolving set of guests. I currently co-host along with Chewie Darsow and Ryan James, and I do all the video production, which primarily amounts to video breakdowns of the movies we talk about.

Check it out!

TOP30 NEWS

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I got a chance to work as an Assistant Editor on a cable news show called TOP 30. The premise was that in a half an hour block they would give 30 of the top news stories for that day. It was an amazing learning experience and I got to meet a lot of awesome people in the process, some of whom I still talk to today.

COLLECTORS CAFE

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I was a writer, producer, director, assistant editor, and editor, although the term used was “Preditor.” My co-workers and I managed to knock out 12 pieces of content each week, which was a combination of minute-and-a-half long informative videos and four minute celebrity interviews (from 50 minutes of raw footage, I might add). We were also our own graphics department, which meant I got a crash course in Adobe After Effects. What a great learning experience!

I’m sure there’s more!

I also worked at a Camera Rental House and dabbled in some freelance writing for Toonocracy, both of which were humbling experiences. I won’t bore you with the nitty gritty but they helped me grow as a creative person and a worker, and I use what I learned to this day.

Aww, that’s sweet.

Yeah, and now I gotta get back to writing. As much as I’ve accomplished in these past couple of years, there’s way more I want to do. Catch you folks on the flip side.

I’m sure I’ll update you all later.