I’m not sure who originally said this, but the one constant is change and that certainly has been the case for me lately. There’s been no shortage of interesting projects to sink my teeth into but the busier I get the less time I have to write about the projects. So….I think it’s time to change things up a bit, both with my approach to projects and how I document them on this website. More about those changes later. But I wanted to get this clip on Cushman Lake on the site as soon as possible.
Despite my best wishes and intentions, the truth is I’ll probably never have the time to devote completely to a feature film like I’d once hope. Although the kids are grown and out of the house, I still have the responsibility of providing for the family and that means a ‘real’ 40 hour-a-week job. But I don’t want to hang up my cameras just yet either.I love the balance between creativity and technology or the science and art of filmmaking. That’s when it hit me that if I couldn’t devote the bulk of my time to features why not create more ‘shorts’?
Living in the Pacific Northwest I’m literally surrounded by an unlimited source of subject matter. And with ‘shorts’ I can practice new skills and technologies without the overhead of a feature. If I flub something up just move on to the next with the lesson learned. So look for more of my EME Shorts this year.
I’ll start the series with my recent trip up to Cushman Lake. It’s a popular summertime vacation destination hence my trip in the winter when the crowds would be much smaller. Also, I’m reading about the 1890 Press Expedition across the Olympics, which I plan to be another ‘short’ in the future, and wanted to see the range in the winter which incredibly when the expedition choose to make their crossing.
This one is less the 3 minutes. Give it a watch and let me know what you think in the comments below.