Considering I haven't written a journal entry in about 5 months, I thought I'd just give a quick update on what I've been up to in all that time.
Not much to say. The vast majority of my time has been spend making websites with my business partner. Freelancing has been interesting. We're making plenty to support ourselves, but we've been so busy. Always on the lookout for nabbing new clients. Always trying to promote ourselves. It's been an interesting learning experience though. Now the only thing left to do is to find an accountant to help with taxes, since I have no idea how I'm going to do that this year....
When I'm not doing websites, I've been shooting some small film/video projects here and there to build up my reel. Some of the shoots were fun. Others were pure hell. Really depends on how prepared the director and producers are. One of the shoots was in downtown LA. I saw 8 rats on this shoot (not all at the same time) including a dead one on a table in the basement of a very well known Italian restaurant....
Hmm... Artwise, I was hoping to work on my artwork and improve in areas in which I'm sorely deficient. Been doing that on the side, but I haven't done enough to really feel like I could submit anything. I look at my gallery, and while I do like my own artwork, it still feels a bit amateurish to me. I wonder if there's ever a point where an artist can look at what he or she has done and feel that their work looks professional. Not necessarily perfect, but at least submittable to companies and whatnot. So much more to learn, so little time.
Nothing too exciting, really. Well, I did get into a 3-car accident on the highway last week which was exciting, but not in a good way. Some guy merged into my lane without looking and pushed me into the next lane where I collided with a third car, and the third car hit the concrete wall of the median. Fortunately, nobody was injured, which is rather amazing considering we were all going about 65 mph. And fortunately for me, the incident wasn't my fault. So the other guy's insurance should cover everything. My poor car is looking a bit worse for the wear, but considering the circumstances, the dents and scratches are little more than a love tap, really. The damage is mostly cosmetic, and my car is perfectly driveable. I really got off lucky. Oh, and it was amazing how quickly Highway Patrol and the other emergency vehicles got to us. They were speedy and very nice. I was impressed.
What else. I've had a really nice temporary housemate for the last few months, and she's staying for a few more months to come. I may be co-owning a snake soon with a friend of mine. And I've discovered the most awesome little French restaurant that just opened down the street. (Delectable crepes for a reasonable price.) Saw Blade Runner the Final Cut. Went to a few film festivals where my friend's thesis film (which I shot) was playing. Am waiting for the writer's strike to be over so my friend can pay me for the work I did on his screenplay. Am hoping to get a table at AX for next year (sign up is in February, I think.) Am trying to learn Flash, but am awfully intimidated.
And that's about it. Pretty boring, I'm sure. :-P Which is why I only write these silly journal things every once in a great while.
I've enjoyed seeing familiar faces in my message bin lately. I hope you've all been well. And I hope you all have a great Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanzaa, Solstice, New Years, (insert holiday of your choice) this year.