Been quiet for a little while, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy!
Lately I’ve been putting some distance between myself and the internet, which has really let me focus on my creative projects a lot better. I’m a little stressed about having not uploaded a video in so long, but other than that logging off social networks has been really good for me. I’m really trying to focus on being creative for creativity’s sake alone, and ignoring the internet clout-chasing aspect of it all. I don’t want to make stuff just for views, I want to make stuff because I think it’s rad. I think I’m almost there.
The one thing I do miss about socials is the interaction. It really does feel like you disappear completely when you haven’t posted in a week or so, it’s really freaky. Haven’t been on Twitter in a couple months and it feels like I fell off the earth. I thought about using Twitter again just to post little updates, but even just thinking about it made me freak out a little bit so I think I should keep my distance for a while longer.
Anyway, here’s some updates on my current creative efforts:
I am currently in the middle of producing 2 different videos. There’s the “Big Video” that I mentioned in a previous YouTube upload as well as in various Twitch streams lately, and then there’s what I’ll refer to as the “Cool Video”.
It’s hard to give a percentage of completion for Big Video, but I can give some updates. The video itself is divided into 15 sections. The entire script is complete, and half of it is filmed. 4 segments are completely finished. I still have a lot to do, but I’m hopeful that the second half of the project will be easier to complete to than the first. This is where I’m currently focusing the majority of my efforts, and I’m really hoping I can get it done this month, but I can’t guarantee that just yet. I’m still not ready to reveal the subject of this video, but I will say that it’s definitely the stupidest thing I’ve ever attempted, and I’ll never do it again. There’s just no way all of this effort will be worth it, the but I’m in too deep to let myself quit at this point. When combined, the 4 completed segments run over 2 hours, so I’m currently projecting this video at having at least 6 hours of runtime. But we’ll see, it’s still very much up in the air.
As for the Cool Video, I recently finished the script for this one. I’m really not sure how quickly this one is going to come together, but for now it’s on standby as I work on Big Video.
I’m feeling really motivated with videos lately, which is nice! I think pulling away for a bit was the right move, it really let me view the production process in a different light. I’m hopeful that once the Big Video is done, I’ll be back to uploading more regularly. There are some series of mine that I’m eager to revisit.
Since I’m putting my foot on the gas in regards to videos, I’m also pumping the breaks on my stream schedule for September. Instead of doing Wednesdays and Saturdays like I have been doing, I’m just going to be streaming on Wednesdays during September. I’ll try to sneak some additional streams in there somewhere, but I really want to focus on videos this month. My lack of uploads is starting to weigh on me, and I really want to lift that weight before October so that I can relax and stream some scary games. So that’s the plan!
BLENDER / UNITY PROJECT
I’m still waaaay way early on this, like probably too early to even give updates on it. But I do occasionally talk about it on stream, so a brief update seems justified. I’m currently still working in Blender, putting together an environment that I want to eventually put in Unity to make explorable. I’d love to say that I’m making a game, but at this stage I still feel like I’m mostly just learning the software. Next hurdle is learning Unity, and I have no idea when I’ll start that.
I’m still working on music! I actually work on music a lot while working on other projects, I’ll just hop over into FL Studio and mess around a bit. Right now I’m not finishing a lot of tracks, which is why I haven’t posted a ton. My goal right now is to learn how to make atmospheric music to hopefully use in my Blender/Unity project eventually.
Haven’t been drawing very much lately, too focused on other things.