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 on.now 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 28: Nothing?

Have you ever just realised that you want more from your life? You might take a few minutes and just wonder where are you? what are you doing? where are you going? is this it?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, especially since hearing about losing my job. Was my plan to just stay in that job until I retire? I have no idea. I have benchmarks that I’m walking towards, like seeing everything my daughter gets up to in life. But what am I planning on doing exactly with my life?

I look back on my life and I know a lot of the time I was an arse hole. People wanted my help and I just couldn’t be bothered, partners wanted my attention but I’d given up caring. I want to be the kind of person that stands up and does something, something that I can be proud of. Something that my daughter and Wife can be proud of. And yet, here I am, standing in the kitchen, procrastinating.

Until next time.

Chapter 26: Make Believe Voices

So, on Sunday (check out yesterday’s blog), myself, W and my daughter all went bowling and then spent some time in the arcade. Well W is stupidly good at the crane games and won my daughter a Donkey Kong cuddly toy and won himself a Robin cuddly toy. Being a fan of Teen Titans go, I pouted and he gave me the Robin, Sweet!

Anyway, we get home and are playing around when I pick up Robin and we go through my daughter’s conversation with every toy I give a voice.

Robin – “Hello there

Daughter – “Hello Robin, what you doing?”

Robin – “I’m here for hugs!”

Daughter – “Come to play with me!”

I love that she’s able to bring life to toys. Now Robin has become her go-to toy for Daddy to play with. I was sitting in the kitchen when she comes striding in and plops Robin on my lap. “Daddy, Robin talk”. We then play for half an hour in the kitchen.

Its great to get to be involved and play in my daughter’s imaginary world.

Until next time!