It's been a while since I've posted last. I'm sorry to have neglected this blog for so long. The fact of the matter is, I simply haven't had time for blogging in months, but now that I may have more time again, I intend to actively turn my attention back to this blog.
Many of you have comments that have waiting my response. I am sorry, I have not ignored you; I have simply been away from Blogger. I will get back to each comment when I can. I appreciate your patience!
Meanwhile, here are some updates on what's happened in the last few months as I've been "away"...
1. I have continued my internship with Advent Film Group, and within that time, Advent has released a new film training site that I highly recommend: Advent Filmmakers. Advent Filmmakers is a website that provides excellent training in all aspects of filmmaking for Christians, from the technical side to the artistic side, from business management to worldview, and from the craft of superb storytelling to education on the history of film. I even had the privilege to write one blog post for them.
2. In August I had the exciting opportunity to work on another feature film! I was a production assistant on The Senior Prank, a Christian anti-bullying film about a group of popular high school students who elect a girl with Down syndrome to be their homecoming queen -- as a senior prank. See the film's Facebook page for more information, including behind-the-scenes photos and videos.
My interest in digital art has now blossomed into a serious passion, and in just ten days, I am moving to Winter Park, Florida, to study Digital Arts & Design at Full Sail University. My program of study is intensively accelerated (four-year-equivalent degree completed in less than two years), allowing that I begin classes in my degree topic almost immediately. I have started taking online classes ahead of time, and I already have virtually all my general education requirements out of the way. I'm already learning digital art. This allows me to already start populating my tutorial blog with posts on what I'm learning.
Upon graduating in 2014, I intend to launch a digital arts, photography, and videography business. I will apply my newly-acquired digital art skills predominantly within the context of film (designing movie websites and DVD covers, working in special effects, doing on-set graphic design, etc.). The company I launch on the basis of digital arts will become the foundation for my eventual film production company. Lord willing, I would like to produce my first feature film by 2016.
Progress with my sci-fi/dystopian novel is still coming along slowly. I've passed the 50,000 mark for word-count, but I've still got a while to go; perhaps another 10-15,000 words. I do still very much intend to publish this book when it is completed, so I will continue to keep you updated about that.
In my previous blog post, I mentioned potential changes coming for both of my blogs. After thinking it over, I decided not to change anything for this blog -- it will still continue as-is! The only difference is that, now that I am officially studying digital arts, I have more valuable content to share with my second blog, but this blog stays the same.
Well, that's all for now! Hopefully, you can expect to hear more from me soon.