Notebook Musings in Web Design, Small Business, WordPress, and Film

An Evolving Business Model

February 28th, 2014 -

This website is the business presence for Sun  Swing Media Company, a company that was originally setup some 8 years ago (2006, was it?) to house an animation production that to this day I am still slowly working to produce. These past 8 years have represented a detour into web development, which in my opinion  is the definitive skill set for competing in the new world of business. Keep Reading »

Update: Watch 17 Miracles Online

September 23rd, 2013 -

It was almost two years ago that I wrote a blog post about the LDS genre movie 17 Miracles being available for viewing online. I added the phrase “for free” to entice readers to my blog to engage in a conversation and it worked wonderfully. Since the original post I received a large handful of very thoughtful comments.

It has been two years, but I finally found a link to where you can download 17 Miracles online. Keep Reading »

Update on the 30-Day Marathon

January 24th, 2013 -

Here’s a five minute update on progress with the 30-Day Film Making Marathon to raise awareness for “A Gift for Kathryn” fundraiser. I’m still working on yesterday’s (Day 15) film this morning, but have managed to stay on track or catch back up to having one film represent one day for the last two weeks. It’s been a great exercise in film making on my end, especially given the limited scope of primitive tools I’m using to produce these films: proof that narrative entertainment is not entirely dependent upon technology.

Well, I think my five minutes are up, but to follow progress of the 30-Day Film Making Marathon, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/SunSwingMedia/videos

30-Day Film Making Marathon: Second Day, Second Life

January 11th, 2013 -

Click here to lend your support to: "A Gift for Kathryn" Animated Short Film and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

I had an opportunity to travel up north yesterday and took advantage of it to produce the following:

Click here to lend your support to: "A Gift for Kathryn" Animated Short Film and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

30 Day Film Making Marathon, Day 1

January 11th, 2013 -

Click here to lend your support to: "A Gift for Kathryn" Animated Short Film and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

So as a way to raise awareness of the 2013 Fundraiser for “A Gift for Kathryn,” I thought of blogging about it for 30 days. My wife didn’t think that was such a good idea, though she’s doing the same thing for her doula training business right now.  I gave it a little more thought and then realized that what I should be doing is, naturally, making movies every day for 30 days.

So the press release went out on Wednesday morning, and then I immediately set out to produced Day One’s film: the Legend of the Bicycle. It was a perhaps a little too ambitious, but here’s what came of the idea in just one day.

Click here to lend your support to: "A Gift for Kathryn" Animated Short Film and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

Press Release: 2013 Fundraiser

January 9th, 2013 -

"A Gift for Kathryn" promotionalSun Swing Media announces the launch of its 2013 fundraiser to secure funding for its next animated project, “A Gift for Kathryn.”

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Small Business Perspective

November 28th, 2012 -

So it’s been quiet around Sun Swing Media for the past two months. I’ve taken up some “full time” contracting work for a local company up in the heart of Scottsdale. The fit with my skills set was just above what I am currently able to do, which has allowed me to continue to grow in the skills sets that I am able to offer people. It has also afforded me the opportunity to see how a business, very similar to mine, operates so that they can pay their bills and make a profit. Keep Reading »