So it begins...
Between starting my year-long thesis project at Full Sail, producing our first music video as Vultures, and finding a way to work and go to school while on tour for sixteen shows across Canada this summer, I'm going to be fried.
At the same time, I've never been so excited. I've been given creative control over video production, which really allows me to work within our means yet still produce a high quality and coherent product. The guys are trusting me, people are getting involved, and the pressure is on!
What to expect from SHS:
We'll be shooting BTS photos and videos of our work over the next few weekends producing our video, and I've got a bunch of changes I need to make to the website in terms of merchandise, booking functionality, and just distribution of materials in general. I've got a TON of new clothing designs on the way for 2017, as well as a revised list of services, and some long overdue updates to my example material.
On a more fun side-note, my school program is coming into its last year and I've been watching an absolute shitload of movies as I work on my thesis project. Since I already nerd-out pretty hardcore after every film end up babbling about it to the first person I see, I figure I might as well share my opinions with you. I don't plan to follow any specific theme, but I tend to get on genre or director kicks every now and then, but expect variety! I just posted the new blog, check it out here!
On the personal side of things:
I haven't been able to make it to physio since I'm saving my buns off for the production of our music video, two upcoming tours, and a possible move at the end of the summer, which is making the healing process move even slower. I'm working on some alternate methods to get some time there again, and adjusting my budget to try to accommodate everything.
Despite juggling those stressors, spring and warm weather is approaching and it's brightening my mood immensely. The constant rain and gray is giving way to sunny days and warmth, making it easier to sit outside to work, or just take a walk to get some fresh food at the local grocery store.
In addition, I'm finally passing my six-month probation at my job, as well as getting shifted into daytime hours! I'm still not going to announce the job, as I have that final six-month review meeting before I'm 100% sure they still want me around, but expect that in the next post for sure. Either way, the move from 4pm-midnight to 10am-6pm will make a huge difference, and allow me to actually do some socializing during the week!
Always changing, always adapting, always moving forward.
Out of all of this chaos and change, I'm sticking to one train of thought: the more work I do now, the easier things will be later. If I just slog through this period of madness, I don't expect to be done the hard work, but I expect to be better at dealing with it.
Expect lots of stuff in the next few months, this summer is going to be a doozy and I'll do my best to keep you updated.
Thanks again for reading,