Chapter 47: Telling Me Something

Whenever I start to write a blog post my brain likes to start with the word “So”. It feels natural in my head but I also realise that starting off a blog with the exact same word seems kind dumb (as I look up and notice every blog post starts with Chapter).

So *internal screaming* I’ve been listening to a lot of Spotify at work lately rather than podcasts. Well, today I was looking through the recommended music to add to a playlist when a song showed up. It was called ” Okay 2 B Gay” by Tomboy.

I am straight, although I’ll be first to admit I’m pretty camp at times… just letting you all know that. But Spotify seems to think that I’m not. I told my wife this and her response was “Doesn’t surprise me anymore”. I’m starting to think Spotify and my wife are trying to tell me something!

Anyway, I told my friend about it and he said ‘Is that a challenge? Get her to go to the shops and when she comes back set up a horror house full of shocks. But instead of a monster jumping out. It’s just you plowing different dude whilst screaming “Surprised now!”. It looks like everyone knows more about me than I do!

Chapter 41: Time Off of Work.

My wife has something called Fibromyalgia, I think I’ve mentioned it before but I don’t remember now annoyingly.

For those not bothering to click the link, it’s… So, remember the most intense pain you have ever felt, maybe a fractured bone, or even giving birth. Well, that’s what Fibromyalgia sufferers feel constantly on a daily basis. My wife largely gets the pain in her legs and back, although she has had the pain pretty much all over her body.

Anyway, I’ve been taking a lot of time off of work to help out where I can at home. Even something little like taking my daughter to school helps ease some of the stress off of my wife. We are worried about me possibly losing my job but at the same time, would I want to work for a company that would force me to choose?

My family comes first, always, but does that include financial reassurance?

Chapter 40: Filming on a Budget.

So let’s talk about a Youtuber I have recently started following. D4Darious.

I found this guy while searching around on YouTube for budget movie making. In fact, he was pretty much the first video I clicked I’m slowly working my way through his 160 videos.

I’m learning a lot from him, not just what equipment is worth looking at but also about finding locations, actors etc. The video I linked above gives a pretty in-depth look at filming on a budget. Even going as far as to show a short film he makes and examples of shots, shooting order, lighting, actors etc!

Please please check him out if you havee any interest in film making! Watching his videos has inspired me to bust out good old Microsoft word and to start writing again.

Chapter 38: Late To The Game

I started blogging over a year ago now and sitting down today, it seems weird to me that I’ve only made 38 posts. Things have become more hectic thanks to the addition of another screaming, pooping human being (I love you son). So anyway, I started a year ago and immediately heard about Blogtober from another blogger called The Lady Prince, and now I’ve only just remembered it.

It’s late I know but I’ll start from now and try my best to catch up!

I’ve been looking at ways to cheaply make films, from budget equipment to finding locations. I’ll create some future posts discussing people I have been following so anyone can go check them out. A lot of my time has been spent looking at upgrading my phone to one with a decent enough camera, just to at least put my foot into filming.

Most websites or blogs I’ve checked out generally recommend using a budget professional camera or they tend to just talk about the newest expensive phones, so for now I’m just flicking around and trying my best to find something affordable but good.

Also, there are a few other things I have to look into, like lights, microphones, sound recorders etc. I’ll talk about some more of these tomorrow!