We had a great conversation on Sunday talking about storytelling, how we do it, and what it takes to make that your career. I’ve trimmed down the over hour long conversation into about twenty minutes of just the most advice dense parts. And there’s a little bit of Skelly in there too.
Below is the full discussion if you liked what you saw above and want to see a bit more:
Don’t forget to check out our panelists where they do their work:
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Rene and I have only been in Portland for about 10 weeks, but we have hit the ground running! Here’s an update on what’s going on:
Over a year ago one of my oldest and best friends, Jeff Garvin, and I sat down in front of a camera and read from our high school journals. It was an embarrassing trip down memory lane. It was in response to this blog I posted: The Value of Journaling but was also something that Jeff thought might be neat for the readers of his novel, Symptoms of Being Human, since it would be a window into his actual high school self. What follows is the stuff we caught on camera after we edited out most of the swearing and inside jokes:
Way back in 2013 when I was still producing I tried to do a number of shorts/sketches in between projects. I really only did one, but it was a good one! Alexander Rossiter (who is recently engaged – Congratulations!) wrote this and it was directed & shot by Zeke Pinheiro. Please enjoy The Chili:
The wife had a good idea for a video this year about California’s lack of significant seasonal change. She wrote a great blog about it HERE but if you just want to see the video you can see it below:
And last year I did a short for Fun Size Horror based on a short story I wrote called Bloody Mary. Since it’s the right time of year you can see that below:
Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun!
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You may remember that last year Rene and I were involved in the Fun Size Horror project, a series of 31 horror shorts that were released the week of Halloween. Rene and I were directly involved in the production of two of them: Bloody Mary, which featured Rene and our niece Katie, and Home which starred Rene and our friend Matt Conde. After the release embargo was over I released Bloody Mary right away – but I thought that I had lost the final file for Home!
During a massive file transfer to my backup drives I found it, and posted it on YouTube for all to see! So please watch and enjoy Home:
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Back in February we held our first Andelon Discussion video roundtable. I got together my oldest friends, who all happen to have varied and diverse careers, and we talked about being creative. It was a really good discussion, if I do say so myself. We covered a lot in an hour.
Admittedly, we did have a few technical troubles (namely the sound for the first 10 minutes) and an hour can be a long time to ask people to watch on the internet, so I edited together what I feel are the best 13 minutes of our discussion that will hopefully help to inspire the creativity in your life.
I want to thank Dan, Dean, Jeff and Scott for participating. If you want to learn more about them see their links below. Also, Jeff wasn’t wrong, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is amazing! I’ve provided a purchase link down below.
Scott Sanford – IT specialist for the financial industry.
Dean Ethington – Graphic Designer and web developer for Oakley.
Dan Zarzana – Manager at an entertainment payroll company.
Jeff Garvin – Author and musician.
What do you think about being creative? Did anything the panel said strike a chord with you? Let me know in the comments.
A few months ago I shot an interview about my favorite horror movies and monsters that didn’t end up getting used anywhere. It’s just been taking up space in my editing computer and I came across it yesterday when I was working on a new project. Since Fun Size Horror Volume 1 is coming out on Friday I thought that this might be a good time to release it.
What is your favorite horror movie? Do you have a favorite monster? Tell me in the comments.
We conducted our first Andelon Discussion last night LIVE via Google Hangout on YouTube where we discussed Creativity on the Daily, how people use their creative muscles in everyday life. It was a lively discussion that covered creativity for problem solving, trying to make a living creatively and what it takes to get your creativity going.
This being the first one we had a few technical issues with the sound at the beginning (my bad), but those stop about 10 minutes in.
The participants are some of my oldest friends who work in varied industries and had a lot to say on the matter. Check it out and let me know what you think!
This was a very male heavy discussion, so we’re doing an all female panel of this topic at the end of March hosted by my wife and partner at Andelon Productions, Rene Bordelon. If you’d like to check out more from the panel check out the links below:
IT specialist for the financial industry.
Graphic Designer and web developer for Oakley.
Manager at an entertainment payroll company.
Author and musician.
See you next time!