Somehow we’re already well into March and this is my first post for the year. Yet again, I say oops! and then follow it with “but I have a really good excuse!” We’ll see what you think…
Since last November, I’ve been inundated with paperwork and graphic design projects getting The Human Face of Big Data ready for it’s debut into the TV world on PBS. When I started this process I thought that it would going to take me a week or two to get everything together. Oh how wrong I was! I’ve been glued to my computer so much that I began thinking it was an appendage and not an external tool that I can leave for a little while and come back to. It really wasn’t an option with so many deadlines, but now that the broadcast is over, I can finally start to feel like a real person again and enter into reality.
I have to apologize that I never actually announced anything on here but that’s how busy I was. For those of you with any interest in seeing the film, you can see it here:
Anyway, to move away from Big Data for a little while, there are several other projects on the books that are ‘pending’ and of course I have no idea when they are going to start but I know that when they do, watch out! So for now, I’m taking a chance to breath and trying to catch up on boring stuff like cleaning my home and catching up with friends that I have shamefully neglected since before Thanksgiving. Ok, so seeing friends is far from boring but I revel in the thought that I’m a real person again and not a working machine. Did I mention that I’ve been working a lot?
I’m kind of glad that I haven’t had time to write here because I found this video ages ago but wasn’t quite sure it was the right time to share it. Now I feel like it’s time. In many ways, it has a lot to do with upcoming projects, I just can’t tell you which elements it has in common:
Future of storytelling
I found this particularly fascinating for many reasons:
- My grandparents used to save their favorite Family Circus comics for us to read when we came over and when we moved away, they would mail them to us in letters.
- I grew up watching all of these characters on the big screen – how cool would it have been to have experienced them in 3D? Admittedly it would have been even more terrifying than I already found them – especially the wolves in Beauty and the Beast.
- How is this going to influence art in the future? Only time will tell…
If there is one thing that I can say about the last few months is that the blood, sweat and tears that go into projects are well worth the toil if you really love what you’re doing. I got a lot out of the last few months and even though there are many things that I’ve loved about them, I’m ready to move on and get my creative juices moving in a different way. Most of all, I’m looking forward to living in the real world again, and not the digital world of my computer screen or my cell phone.
Until next time – and let’s hope it doesn’t take me so long, right?
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