Monday, December 3, 2012

Updates: Busy, busy, busy!

I've been pretty busy at my day job since Black Friday (and especially Cyber Monday) and it doesn't look like overtime is going to be slowing down much this holiday season. So it's not very likely that I'll not be posting a lot for a bit, but here are a few updates.

GTP:   Macbeth is cast! Rehearsals have started and Anna is excited about the actors from CHS, Albemarle High, PVCC and all around. Many old and many more new. It's looking to be a great show. I'll try to post some score samples once things are more finalized as to what is being used.

Life:   I am starting to look into programming to advance my career options. While more web and data systems skills will have to be focused on for likely jobs, it is exciting to play around with gaming design as a means to learn some of the basics. I've always wanted to program a text adventure game, feeling that the medium has so much more potential than has ever been fully embraced, but I also have some less anachronistic ambitions. I'm getting very interested in expanding my commission work beyond GTP. I had a blast recently cranking out a score for a friend's student film, and can't help day dreaming of providing a score to some small (or big... I mean, I'm dreaming here!) company's release. I'm looking at next year pretty openly, hoping to get a few passion projects done but also hoping things will fall into my lap.

Blog:   Slowly updating profile stuff to express more current interests. I think the blog is going to expand. As a resume blog, I've already fumbled out of focus with theater updates even when my fingerprints are barely on projects... so it doesn't seem that radical to change things up a little bit.

The big thing I want to start including are pieces called Things That Should Totally Happen. Like most geeks, I daydream about things beyond my means. 'Wouldn't it be cool if there was an Evil Dead 4, or a film adaptation of Doom that drew from the original games, and was good' - that sort of thing. Cool actors working together, books adapted to film, games adapted from films and so on (and not just adaptations, but that's all I can think of at the moment without blowing this up into a full-blown article on one of the real ones). Things I'd love to do, but don't have the budget or connections or rights and will likely never have them. I figure I could hoard them all in my head, or share them, the projects I can't do or facilitate but I wish someone would.

I think here and there I might have other blog entries about theories and critiques, but hopefully few and far between. I want this to still focus on displaying my actual work, not what I think of other people's stuff. Still, it would be nice to be a little more active here.

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