I know using the word “blog,” often sets people off in an uncontrolled rage, especially those who are fond of getting their news from the classic institutions of truth, justice, and journalism. You know, like the New York Times, Breitbart, Porn Hub, and all the other scrupulous outlets. But this site, at least parts of it, are really a blog. I call this site a “lifestyle site without the style,” because I have little time to invest. However, times are a-changing. Now you will have to pay. Just kidding.
Yesterday, I recorded my fifty-fifth episode of For What It’s Worth. Boom, banged it out after a call got cancelled and it was too late to film here at the house. As I was packing up the gear I looked into my “gear box,” and noticed my OTHER set of field mics. My other set of my mostly neglected field mics. Hmm. So, on the spot I deleted the recording of numero fifty-five and ran up my mainsail. Tack!
I am ending FWIW, at least for the time being, as a change back to more copy and more still photography. On top of this, I will take the time I devote to FWIW and use that same time to record field sounds. It’s warming up here, slightly, so I have plans to be out a lot more. The world is filled with incredible sound and I need to do more in regard to recording it.
Also, I miss the days of writing more short, journal like pieces. I have to do so much writing for work it can be difficult to find time to write my own things but I need to do so. I have ideas for two screenplays and just can’t even imagine beginning them now. But I should.
So, a slight change of the wind and of the site but the future is still totally unknown. Also, filmmaking will begin to become more and more of what I focus on. I am really enjoying the process of learning the process. So different from doing stills. Labor, equipment, and time consuming but worth it and part of my future for sure.
Finally, AG23. I committed to spending more time with this project in 2021. Why? It demands and deserves it. I typically spend at least a small amount of time on this project every single workday. Sometimes on the weekends but I am doing my best to reserved those weekend days for creating new content that I must utilize during the week. Today, AG23 will demand editing, emailing and file transfer with the potential of having to work with with the web team. Issue Two inches closer to print.
At the moment, my wife and I wait for the first dose of the vaccine. Our plan is to be on the road for long stretches starting in the spring. Van travel mind you, no air travel until later this year at the earliest. The van has been a revelation and something I wonder why I did not have thirty-years ago, but it also changes the work I produce. In a good way I hope.
Onward and upward.