The steadycam strikes again! Although I'm really not happy with how jerky the first shot turned out -- but that's what happens when you rush through the shoot and only get one take ...
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For the longest time (even up to today) whenever I settle in to work on my personal creative (as opposed to work for clients) I always try to come from the angle of doing something different. Zaphod Zombie was born from the idea that there wasn't a whole lot of sympathetic zombie fiction out there -- stories that painted the zombies as the good guys. Zaphod could be that guy. Of course, the same time I wrote Zaphod's book, there was a bit of a zombie revolution happening which eventually resulted in the movie Warm Bodies (which started as a self-published novel, not unlike Zaphod Zombie).
And then there's Caffeine -- my real-life, self-made feature film. I've never heard of anything like that before -- it's pretty damn unique.
In other words, when you believe that strongly that you're working with something fresh and original ... well, it bites when it falls flat.
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After I finished the logo, website, and sign/banner work for this client, I've been working on various social media projects to help promote the online store. Take a moment to like the Facebook and Instagram pages (@everythingelseorlando)!
Every now and then, I really wow myself. This is one of those times. #humblebrag
I finished this website/logo/business card design a few weeks ago and I KNEW that the promo video would be pretty badass ... if I ever got around to it. Things got busy and I procrastinated .... essentially depriving the world of the wicked crazy video above.
Good, clean design paired with even the simplest of animation and music can result in an intensely effective piece of promotional material. That's Horbawrong.
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This is my 75th Seminal Works comic strip. I feel like we should celebrate or something.
Some contextual awareness:
My feature film (yes, it's real and it's called "Caffeine") was introduced in this strip:
The Movie: http://www.horbawrong.com/caffeine-a-feature-film.html
Zaphod Zombie is a character that I wrote a book about and introduced in this strip:
The Book: http://www.horbawrong.com/zaphod-zombie.html
(Sidenote: that strip is also serves as some pretty blatant foreshadowing, both in terms of character and, well, seeing things that aren't there.)
The strip immediately preceding this one sets up Jordan's fragile mental state:
... and that was literally based on getting my official rejection and then the general manager of one of the dealerships I worked for saying that I was "better than" this hilariously kitchy commercial I had delivered -- the kitch being a creative solution to some truly idiotic, completely-lacking-in-taste guidelines imposed by the manager in the first place.
(Not that it has any relevance to the strip, but my commercial aired with kitch intact.)
So there you go. A little over a year since I began -- literally saying that I "just want to do something that's creatively fulfilling" -- I've finally finished my 75th strip. And a storm is a brewing.
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The anguished musings of a jack-of-all trades creative professional based out of Longwood, Florida. Find out more about him here. You know, if that's your 'thing'.
Most of my production music is original but if I need something extra-special, I usually get it from AudioNautix.com: