The video I made and my favorite photos from my brother’s wedding in Maine in August 2017.
Reflections on what I learned making my first short film.
In the week since I finished my first short film, Hanging in There, I’ve been reflecting on the project and what I’ve learned.
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A short film about a young man who finds himself unable to leave his apartment, but he’s hanging in there.
Presenting Hanging in There, my first short film.
For the first time in my life, I felt like what I was doing was the right thing.
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A teaser trailer for the short film I’ve been working on, Hanging in There, with music by Gahlord Dewald.
It should be completed by the end of July.
Details on my upcoming first short film.
I’ve been working on a short film titled Hanging in There. It’s my first fictional video project, so it’s a bit of an experiment. I began writing the script and planning the project in May, and I started shooting today.
Dylan, the main character, is unable to leave his apartment. But he’s getting by.
Hanging in There is all about restraints. I’m the only actor, and it takes place entirely within an apartment. Not having to deal with casting and locations seemed like a nice way to get familiar with the process of planning, shooting, and editing a short film.
I still have a handful of scenes left to shoot, but so far, so good. I’m aiming to have Hanging in There finished by the end of July.
David Lynch’s films made me fall in love with cinema. Haruki Murakami’s novels made me fall in love with literature.
Why I moved my journal from Jekyll to Wordpress.
I decided to give my journal a little refresh by migrating it from my main website, which is built in Jekyll, to WordPress. It feels a bit like returning home, as I initially started blogging on WordPress over 10 years ago when I was in high school. WordPress is still just as pleasant to use now as it was then.
Jekyll felt a bit limiting in that it doesn’t have search, there are aren’t built in category and tag pages, and there isn’t a simple way to author posts from my phone and iPad. Plus WordPress has built in comments, which is nice. (Disqus’s ads are offputting to me.)
My main website will essentially just be a directory of my completed projects, as well as an archive of what I’ve written there over the years. This new journal should make it easier to write posts, which should lead to new posts more often.