First up let me wish you all a belated happy Christmas and New Year. I hope 2010 is an awesome year for all of you. Remember to enjoy it cause there’s only two years left. Well… That’s if you believe the end of the world is coming…
Secondly, I must apologise for my silence over the last few weeks (or is it months). A lot has been going on and I haven’t had a whole lot of time for this blog unfortunately. There is some exciting stuff going on in other areas however.
“The Gates of Hell” a horror movie I edited and produced the visual effects for, is finally getting a release this year (probably around March/April), so I have been working hard to get the DVD ready and putting together extra features and what-not.
Also I have decided to give my company Hysteria Productions a make-over and new direction. The web site is in a transitional stage at the moment but I’m heading towards a brand new look. I’ve tweaked the logo a little and made the web site a lot brighter and more inviting. I’m sure the astute among you will also say ‘more corporate looking’. Well, yeah… How do I say it… Ummm… Ok, I’m selling out! There I said it.
Well sort of anyway. I plan to spend the next twelve months focusing on corporate videos and commercial work rather than movies and music videos. There are a few reasons, I guess the main one is money. My trip around Australia (well up and down the east coast at least) wiped me out financially. I made sure I had as much fun as I could possibly afford and then a little bit more. So I’ve gotta start paying off those credit cards. But the main reason is for job satisfaction. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy making corporate videos. Not the usual boring, soulless types, but interesting story types. I guess they’re almost like short films. I especially love working with High-Tech companies, environmental and with companies that are making a difference to the world for the better. I guess it makes me feel like I’m helping to make a difference by association.
As far as online activities go, over the next few months I’ll be consolidating a number of my web sites into one and basically just have this one and hysteria.com.au going. This should make things easier to manage and give me more time so I can get back to fixing the wrongs of the world right here.
I’ll also be writing a blog over at Hysteria all about film-making, video production, and tutorials on editing, visual effects, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and a whole bunch of other stuff. It’s going to be a busy year.
So let us see what the year brings us. Only time will tell. Time? I’m working on a good entry all about time…