more like summertime "madness!"
I've been INCREDIBLY busy this summer.
I've been working longer shifts at my part-time job, trying to spend more time with my little brother, working on websites and graphics, and trying to keep my business afloat. I was forced to abandon the attention of my social medias and my website. I tried to update when I could. But any personal projects got tossed to the side.
As this busy season comes to an end, I'm focusing on catching up on work.
featured video of the month
Well, let's get on with the updates. I finally added a new "featured video of the month." This is of a worship band called "Through the Veil". They are no longer together, but they are still doing their own thing as individuals. I loved their music and thought they needed their own music video. I created this 7 or 8 years ago. I was JUST getting started in making videos. And I loved watching it come together. I still enjoy watching it.
Because I used various video clips from different sources, I thought of making it black and white to make it look more cohesive. And what a great choice to make. I think for a beginner, the finished outcome was really good.
extra features on home page
I added some extra features on the home page.
On my "occupation" I've added "graphic designer" and "website designer". I have also added the stats for those 2 categories on the "my stats" section. I will be adding my prices for those 2 categories soon.
promos and photoshoots
I'm planning on adding photoshoots VERY soon. As well as doing some promos in the fall. So be looking out for discounts!
Besides all of this, I changed the header on this page from color to black and white. Just to give it a different look. I did it.
Thank you for reading and visiting the site.
Have a great weekend!
Well, I tried. It was catchy. Sort of.
And by "April hours" I mean all the hours I've spent in April (and March) working on projects. I've been so busy spending "hours" on other people's projects, I had no time for my own.
The "May Powers" was my way of saying, good stuff is to come in May. Hopefully I'll get to show off my super "powers". And by that I mean, stuff I've been making & working on.
When I last wrote, I know I said I was going to try and update the blog once a month. I forgot too last month. (I was VERY busy.) And this month I haven't even touched my site. So updating the blog was the last thing on my mind. But here I am, at the end of April. Better late than never, eh? And while I'm here, let me tell you about some new stuff.
Featured video of the month....
Now introducing a NEW section to the Home Page. "Featured Video of the Month." YES!
I recently made a Blooper video to the short film "When December Comes". Took me 4 years to get to it. But I finally made it. Me and my older brother (who stars in it) watched it together. We were on the phone and watching it at the same time, commenting on how funny it was and how much fun we had filming it. After watching the bloopers, we decided to go back and watch the real film. We loved it! We were laughing and awing and were both impressed with the sound and visual effects. However, I was disappointed when I saw it only had 11 views. 11 views. ELEVEN!
That's just sad. After all my hard work on this video. From the music to matching the sound effects with our movements. From the visual effects to panning and zooming in and out to create the illusion of movement; this was serious work. Even if it was for comedy's sake.
And after all this hard work, I have 11 views. It was disappointing to both me and my brother.
So I came up with the idea to feature it on the home page. To see if I could get it a little more attention. And I thought, this would be a great way to get my other videos some attention. Maybe an older one that's tucked away and hard to find. It's easy for my newer ones to get attention. It's the first thing you see. But the others that you have to dig for, they may get over looked. Which is sad, since some of my favorites are the older videos.
This way however. I can bring those to the front and let them shine! Giving older videos a chance to be noticed again. Let them have their moment in the spot light. So this is a new addition I'm really excited to have on the site. So be sure to check that out every month.
This month, the only work I did as far as photography or videography goes, was I did Prom pictures. And they turned out fabulous! (I think.) It was a race against the rain. But it finally stopped raining and we were able to relax a bit and take our time with the poses. I'll be posting those soon.
Wedding Film - "Always & Forever"
I FINALLY finished a wedding movie for my dear friend Sydni McAllister. Through a series of events, it delayed the project. It only took me 2-3 weeks to make her wedding film. But it took a whole year to get to work on it. Her wedding was March 11th, 2017. It was finished a few weeks before their anniversary. I worked on it some here and there throughout the year. But the most work was in these past few months.
This has been such a huge project for me. It's been a 14 month long journey.
And honestly, I've loved it.
I have appreciated the opportunity to make a wedding movie. And to make it for my good friend Sydni, at that. But also to make the other things that come with that.
At this point, I'm in the process of mailing them out.
I mailed Sydni her DVD, as well as some CD's with pictures I took from her rehearsal day and wedding day. I also sent her the soundtrack, all in one package. I then mailed her a surprise poster that has her and Michael's vows on it. I can't wait for her to get it and see her reaction.
I also mailed out a DVD to Josh Vest. My friend who filmed along side me. The whole thing was his idea. I just made it happen. But it was a privilege to get to work with him. I'm grateful he trusted me with his footage. I hope he likes overall what I did with his work and how I blended my footage with his.
Graphics, websites & a lot of work
Over all, this month I've been working on people's websites, and making graphics for different events. I've baby sat at the beginning of this month. And later this week will house-sit for a couple. April has been very eventful for me. Even though I only did 1 photoshoot, I've still had lots of other work I've been doing.
But I am grateful for the break. It's allowed me to catch up on other projects.
New videos to come...
As I mentioned earlier, I made a new blooper video. Since I'm in the absence of not having anyone booked, I decided to use this time to catch up on my own personal projects. As well as work on projects that need to be done for other clients.
So I'm going to try to make as many videos as I possibly can. Including some for my younger brother & I's youtube channel: "Playtime with I/C" which will be soon changed to "I/C Videos".
It was my idea to give it a new name. This new name will be revealed in our Season 2 videos, along with a new logo and title sequence. The logo is going to have an "icy" look to it. I drew a quick draft for my brother and he totally loved it.
I'm staying busy. I'm working and I have content on the way for you. I just need some time for myself to add all this content to my site. Hopefully, I can make that happen soon.
If you read ALL of this, or scanned through it.... Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Have a wonderful week.
So much has happened since I last posted a blog entry.
I have created a wedding movie for a client of mine. Still waiting for her to finalize everything. But I'll be shipping that to her soon.
I was booked for a weekend to do mini-session photoshoots for a few different people. It was going to be out of town. I was super excited for the road trip and the opportunity to work with people outside my local area. But the entire event was cancelled and reschedule for a weekend in March. It was a huge disappointment. Especially because of all my hard work and preparation I put into it. But things happen. And you just have to roll with it.
I've been focusing on buying things for photoshoots. Props and things for effects, like reflectors. And still keeping all my pages updated. Including the site. Just added a new header. (finally) it had said "Happy New Year" for far too long. I like the new header.
I have a photoshoot coming up in March of twin babies. It's their 1st Birthday. I'm super excited. It's going to be incredibly cute. I'll give some hints: Pearls, cupcakes, pastel colors.
I can't wait to execute this and post pictures.
Still working my part time job as a K3 Extended Care teacher. Staying busy with that. So a lot is happening,. It's mostly little things. Preparation for things to come. Trying to buy things I need for upcoming events. Things like that.
I just purchased a car decal for my car window that says my name and information on it. It's really pretty! Or at least, I think so. I'm super excited about adding that to the back of my car. I'm hoping it will give me some more attention. And help spread the word about my business. Since I'm in traffic every day. Free advertising!! Yeah!!
I've also been getting a lot of instagram followers which is awesome. I even got some more on facebook. So I have been getting more attention. Which is good for business. Hopefully some of those followers will be people who would like to hire me. We'll see. Either way, it's just nice for people to see my work and support it. I'm grateful for that. Always.
As things progress, I'll try to post more. Especially as events are booked.
Thank you for visiting and reading my posts.
Have a good weekend.
I am happy to announce that the entire "Creatures" section is finito!
Now all I have left to do is the other 5 sections in the "Personal Projects" photography section. Still a lot to do. But I've got 1 down! And that's progress. That's what counts!!
I really want to get it all down so I can focus on other projects. I just want to be done with it. I have an obsession with finishing things. Like, can we please!? PLEASE. LET'S FINISH THIS. Like Home Depot. Let's do this! So yes, I'm still chipping away at that.
I want to make a music video. I'm starving for it!! But I have other things that need my attention right now. Hopefully after the first of the year, I'll be able too. I'll keep you posted on that if and when that happens.
I've also added a new "section" to the home page that features "personal stats" about myself. Basically letting first time visitors know what I've done thus far. In both my photography and videography. I quite like how it looks. The stats are low right now, but in time, I'm hoping they go up. Hey, gotta start somewhere right?
In other news, I am going to look at a car Monday morning. (11/13) It's a white, Jeep Liberty. The Jeep is located in Montgomery, Alabama. Which is about an hour and a half from here.
And in short, if I like it, we are leaving with it. Which means, I get to drive it back home. All. the. way. home. Which is nerve racking for me, but also very exciting. It will give me a good hour and a half to bond with my very first car! And learn the new vehicle.
Having my own car is a HUGE deal. It's a very necessary and vital step that needs to happen before my business really takes off. It's not just convenient for me in my day to day life, It's also a great benefit to my business. I can take props with me for photoshoots. Let people ride with me, if they need it. And the biggest thing is I'll be able to travel as I need. Instead of borrowing my mom's car and leaving her stranded somewhere. I'll be able to hop in and drive to a location where I'm filming or photographing at, and not be wondering "how is my mom getting home?"
I think having my own car will give me the convenience I've been wanting. Some peace of mind I've been lacking. And the confidence in knowing that I'll be able to move forward with my business, and not be hindered because of transportation issues.
So all in all, I'm very excited for what's to come.
In the meantime, I have 3 photoshoots coming up. And 2 (as of right now) coming up in December. So some new pictures will be coming at you real soon.
Thanks for checking in!
Come back again.
Corinne 26 Daydreamer, Queen of Narnia, Middle Earth Dweller, Child whisperer, Wanderer, Daughter of the skies, loves to laugh, longs for the mountains, dreams of flying, mother of a cat Princess named Marvel and a German Shepherd Husky named Rosco.