Website Is Back- I’m Posting Again

Over the past few months, I’ve been attempting to sort through a lot of things in my life to discover what is necessary and what is really just nonsense to be thrown aside. In this process, I’ve been removing a lot of items from my schedule to see what sort of difference the absence of this or that will make in my overall feeling of contentment. One of the first things to go was this website along with a few others I’ve been caring for over time.

What I’ve learned in this process is that I am taking on too much work and do not have enough time for myself and my personal projects. I’m scaling back my Fractured Vision Media efforts to become more of a venue for the production and distribution of my personal endeavors. That is not to say that I will not take on any client-based design or development work, I will just be a lot more selective in this area.

I’ve recently been given the opportunity to do more teaching and will be shifting my extra-daily work activities to that area. The teaching is becoming much more regular and it is something I enjoy. Not having to be scrambling for project details, client wishes, and all the rest that comes with freelance work is also something very nice about a regularized teaching contract.

Now that some time has gone by, I believe this project, In Flagrante Delicto!, still holds quite a bit of value, not only for myself but also as a contribution to the greater pool of information. I’ve removed a lot of the less technical, more personal, posts and plan to post less often but with greater relevance.

In bringing things back online, I’ve chosen to use the Sandbox theme as a base. There may be a few things to patch up, here and there, as I re-form the website and apply my own design stylings to the structure. So… please excuse the mess.

New Short: “Window View”

I’ve completed a new short film called “Window View” which can be viewed at The Memoryspiral.

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“A scene from within a house- looking out at events in the backyard.”

I’m very happy with both the concept and the final realization. There were some technical considerations I was able to get around with the tools in Premiere CS2… specifically using a garbage mask to remove props I left in frame on one shot- oooops! Haven’t had a look at the new version yet, but do want to give it a try after the full trial is released to see if it speeds up my workflow at all.

Destruction, Resurrection, and a New Design

At times I get the feeling that life would be simpler if I were to just totally remove all references of myself from the internet. This is, of course, pointless… once you have as much material out there as I do over the number of years I’ve been active within these “tubes”, it’s really impossible to wipe every trace of yourself from existence. But this does not mean that I do not long for it at times. I sometimes get in a real mood and want to “remove myself” for lack of a better term. Yesterday I totally wiped this website from my servers; files, database, everything. I just felt so compelled to do this and I really don’t have any idea why.

So this evening I’ve rebuilt everything (and upgraded to WordPress 2.2 to boot) along with the beginnings of a new design. Really a fresh look was probably all that was needed. I do wonder whether others in my profession have the same periodic compulsion for digital annihilation that I experience…