Closing the Gap

So much has happened since I last posted on here:

Going into my last year of college, I’ve been thrilled to work on all of these projects. It is a lot of time to dedicate, but in the end it is worth it. I recently came across a quote from Ira Glass that originally inspired me to start my Dailies for February and March, but this following quote is the driving force to create and pursue my career:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass, 2009

The following is a video version of the quote created by Daniel Sax:

Stay inspired everyone! Go make something and close that gap!

Happy New Year!

This last year was full of inspiring activities! From working on a music video for The Lonely Wild, attending the PromaxBDA #WTFuture Conference, and having an internship with Sunstone Creative Group. So much has happened in the last year and I look forward to the next!

The following will be a sneak peak of what’s to come in 2015:

I’m thrilled for what has happened in 2014 and I’m looking forward to what’s in store for 2015. Have a happy new year!

New Years Ball

A Christmas Post / Works in Progress – Happy Holidays!

As my senior project for my final year at school, I’ve decided to focus on improving my Cinema 4D skills. My strategy is to make something every week (or nearly everyday) from Cinema 4D. I wanted my latest project to be something holiday themed so why not a wreath? Blue is typically not the color choice when one thinks of Christmas, but I like it for the time being.

Below are two images of some projects I’m working on at the moment.

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The Lonely Wild – Everything You Need (Music Video)

Earlier this year, I was on a team to help produce this music video lead by Grace Merchant (Producer) and Kurt Paulsen (Creative Director). My position was to help animate and create the underworld scene. The process involved may hours with Photoshop and just as many hours with After Effects.

Today, the work pays off with it’s premiere on AmericanSongwriter.com! The link to the article can be found at the following:

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/07/video-premiere-lonely-wild-everything-need/

Behind the Scenes can be found at the link below:

http://gracemerchant.com/Everything-You-Need

The link to the video itself can be found below:

PromaxBDA Conference 2014: #WTFuture

#wtfuturePromaxBDA Conference 2014: #WTFuture

Out of chaos comes beauty, out of disruption comes opportunity. So what are you waiting for? Embrace the mayhem because this is where creative ideas take the lead. #WTFuture

This conference is were the world’s most innovative creatives, marketers, strategists, designers and thought leaders gather to give unprecedented insights, business secrets and revolutionary tools that will help one grow. I attended a number of sessions at this conference which ranged from promoting one’s brand on Vine with Ian Padgham, to studying the history of title sequences with Ian Albinson.

I am quite thrilled and inspired from what PromaxBDA has to offer and I look forward to next year’s conference in Los Angeles!