As always, there's been a lot going on.
Just in terms of work with Vultures I've been slogging through over 250GB worth of tour footage, backing it up on dropbox and sharing it with Malcolm Strasdin, the merch guy and videographer for Fall City Fall, and getting started with some edits for us and the other awesome bands we met along the way. Malcolm also shot a bunch of footage for our sets, getting our camera off the tripod and making for some much more dynamic footage... thanks again dude!
I also updated the Stay Heavy Studios website to include a separate SHS Merch site, allowing me to separate the Shopify apps I had working on my services and my merchandise. Along with the new site updates, I added a bunch of sweet new shirts, tanks, dresses, leggings, skirts, and more, all on some stellar quality merch. I did have to remove and replace some in order to preemptively defend myself again DMCA claims, but I think the new stuff is even better. I'll be getting a few sample shipments soon, expect some real photos on IG, FB, and the site soon!
At the same time, I've been battling a viral sinus infection, which is making for some missed days at work and hard going when it comes to school and video editing. It's been slow getting back to working order, but sometimes you just have to take a few days to devote your energy to healing before you can really be effective in any way.
Luckily, I not only was just finishing a week off from Full Sail, but we just started using a new online platform. FSO 4.0 can be accessed from any laptop, smartphone, or tablet, which makes it super easy for me to go to school while in bed, on my way to the Subway down the road, or in the tour van.
Also, I'm on the final edit for a major commercial project. I'm not sure which aspects I'll be able to share afterward, but I've learned a lot along the way and hope to build on the connections I've made and the skills I've picked up in the future. Finishing this project will open up time for at least one more major booking, or a string of short-term gigs or photography bookings.
Finally, I'm looking to expand the SHS Film Reviews to include TV shows as well, as I watch an ungodly amount of TV as well, especially since I realized my Amazon Prime membership comes with Amazon Prime Video. While I do mean to get back on the Netflix bandwagon soon enough, I'm honestly really enjoying the myriad of original shows available on the platform, each one finding a way to stand out in its own right. In short, expect some TV entries in the SHS Film Reviews blog soon!