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Thoughts: Summer Update

Thoughts: Summer Update

Nina

July 5th, 2018

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I’m back!

I know, I’m sorry, I’ve been taking a little bit of a break from posting over the last few weeks, but I have a couple of good reasons. So I wanted to update you on what was going on, as well as tell you a little bit of what’s coming up on my channel.

Personal Project Time Accommodation
My first reason for posting hiatus, was that I was working really hard to finish editing my “No Comfort in the Void” music video, which is now finally complete!

As most of you know, I have a family and I work full time, so that doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time for personal projects – up until this last music video I have been spending most of my free time making these vlog posts. And as much as I love these vlogs, my passion is creating art. So with that, my posting schedule is going to be adjusted a little so that I have more time to create new art. This means that you can expect a new post every other Thursday rather than every Thursday. This also means, that you’ll see more *new* original music and movie projects so that you don’t have to listen to me talk about all my old stuff over and over again.

New Gear
If you’re particularly observant, you may have noticed that the quality of this video is a little nicer than my previous vlog postings – this is because I’ve finally upgraded my camera gear!

I said goodbye to my trusty EX3 and sent her off to a new home where she will get a lot of work more worthy of her time, and in turn I invested in a fancy Sony A7sii kit.

It’s outfitted with a powerful EF lens adapter, which means that I can use all my existing EF lenses, as well as an Atomos Ninja external recorder which allows me not only to see what I’m doing when I’m filming myself by acting as an external monitor, but also records the footage in the highest quality possible! I’ll have a lot more flexibility in post production with this setup, and I’m super excited to have the ability to shoot 4K as well as a frame speed of up to 120fps in full HD quality. I don’t have to use my iPhone anymore for high speeds!

New Family
The final and probably most exciting piece of news which added to my already complicated schedule is that my family is growing! This Christmas Terrence and I are expecting another kiddo. We even made a goofy movie trailer spoof as the announcement, so here’s a link to that if you want to see that madness:

I was in camera limbo at the time, so shot that entirely on my iPhone! See what I mean about no excuses?

Coming Soon!
So what can you expect from my channel over the next little while? Well, aside from some new music and hopefully a few new music videos, my next vlog series is going to give you a general overview of the entire moviemaking process from beginning to end – breaking down some of the concepts and key roles in the general scope of making a film. I’ll talk about the script, production planning, previs, directing, shooting, and of course editing. I’ll also try to demystify the world of VFX and its processes as well as talk a little bit about its history and how it’s evolved into the complex leviathan that it is today. So if there’s anything that you’ve ever wanted to know about a particular aspect of making a film, be it small and indie or a blockbuster Hollywood film, then let me know in the comments and I’ll include it in my comprehensive series!

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