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.
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.
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 »
The challenge of being just a one man team is really the challenge of finding your niche and working as hard as possible to make it succeed. This is a valuable lesson for ever small business owner to consider. Even in a field as big and broad as website design and development, finding that niche can be key to success and survival. Following my own counsel then, I’m working harder to focus my efforts on one specific niche: small business websites. Keep Reading »
I would say that the single, most important step in making my business to succeed up to this point has been to figure out what exactly my personal mission is. Stepping into the spiritual realm for just a moment, I believe and do know from experience, that everyone has a specific purpose for being here. Just as Hugo Cabret concluded: people are like parts of a machines; there are no extra pieces; everyone has a purpose. The amazing challenge that lies before each of us is to find that purpose and pursue it. Keep Reading »