I Bought a Home!
So this is admittedly a personal victory, but I have been in the legal throw for nearly two months trying to close the deal. I just wanted to get that out of my system. Woo!
So back to business, I didn't get as much done in the creative world, since closing the deal took a lot of my time. But let's jump in to what did get done last month!
We did get some feedback on the pilot Script. There was a lot of good encouragement but there was also some good critiques. I can't recommend enough to send scripts to contests that offer feedback. You can dismiss any notes you get, but you should at least listen and give each piece of feedback a few minutes to think over and consider if it fits into the overall story you want to tell.
I also got a Director attached to the project! If you know Natalie Lomske, she's great! I worked with her in the past, she is good at calling me out on shots that could be better, as well giving her own creative input in the work. So Boom! Another part of the team!
Now let's continue to the goals for February,
Location: So now that the house is bought. We're going to start measuring the dimensions to start with set design! If all goes as planned, we're going to plan all of the interior scenes in my house. We think if we pick different corners and give enough set dressing, it'll be seamless. Only time will tell! As for the outside location we have been looking at Giggster. It's an app that showcases a variety of different places that can be rented by the hour for a variety of reasons. We found a couple of places that fit our needs and once we have some set dates we'll reach out to four different places and see what availability they have. That way, we should have options!
Business: I have done some research on business entities, but not enough. I need to keep researching to figure out what the best option is. Hopefully by the end of the month I'll have enough info to pick a type of business entity and submit for it.
So that's what happened this last month. So what's next?
Set Design. Now that we have a pretty good idea for what the space will be, we can now figure out how we want each scene to be laid out. Right now I'm gonna try to use the app called Room planner. There's lots of different apps that can help you make a rough 3D layout to build upon.
Prop list. After we have the set designed, we can itemize all the props for scenery. I'm not sure if I know much of a difference between a prop and set dressing, other than props are what you interact with and the rest fill out the scene. At this point, we'll make a list for both, with flexibility for the set dressing.
Shot list. Once we have our set designed, then we can make our basic shot list for the scenes. For anyone who doesn't know. A shot list is a short description of every angle the camera is facing in each scene. They're good guides to have.
This is plenty of stuff to work on. And honestly the shot list may be pushed back to April. But it's good to set goals!
How's the Audiobook Coming?
I've gotten a few chapters done and I am over the half way point. I'm trying to finish by the end of the month, we'll see!
A couple of Voice Acting Jobs have come along too!
I'm recording lines for the projects I was cast in early this year AND I was recently cast in another independent animation project! I'm not sure if I can share info on that yet, but we start recording next month. I'm feeling really good about Voice Over this year, and we'll see what the rest of the year has to offer!
And that's about it! I'm still working on the craft, auditioning all the time, and working online with my fellow creators.
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