An Updated “About Me”
I used to be all about bios, now I don’t even know what I want to write.
I guess I’ll just tell you a few things about myself to give you some context as to why I blog about the things that I do.
As of August 2014, I’m 22 years old, and I live in Orlando, FL, a city that I love very much.
Professionally, I’m a freelance creative. I sometimes work editing short-form documentaries, promos, and films. Other times I’m a set PA for Disney, doing lots of grunt work in the hot Florida sun while avoiding hitting tourists with a crafty cart. Other times I’m designing web applications, or print pieces for adoption books and future schools. Still other times, I’m doing motion photography for films, and also traditional photography. (I got a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University a few years ago).
For a few years, I thought the only thing I ever wanted was to be a cinematographer. That’s since changed. My dream job, right now, is to be a creative director (what an ambiguous job title, I know). I’m just fascinated by art, stories, and how they move people. I’m fascinated with how pieces of art all start as an idea and eventually evolve into something real and tangible, and I want to find a job that encompasses that whole process of beginning to end, all-encompassing physical installations, photography, music, paint, paper cutouts — everything!
Personally, I’m a guy who any given person would describe as full of joy and enthusiasm. I will go great lengths to try and enjoy scenarios I find myself in, and the people who surround me. I enjoy a good laugh. I’m also very much so a peace-keeper. In the midst of that, I’m a feeler. Any given moment of the day or night you can bet that “I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (A quote from Perks of Being a Wallflower, which also happens to be one of my favorite films, if my film selection is any indication of what resonates with me).
I enjoy films, art, conversations in which I can feel something — whether it’s good or bad.
People (friends) mean a great deal to me — I’d quit every other aspiration of my life in a heartbeat if it meant I could be around those that matter the most to me. I don’t take my relationships lightly.
I’ve kept a personal journal on my computer for over seven years now, amassing over 1200 days of entries so far. I’m trying to get into writing cohesive thoughts, though, through the form of poetry, random blog posts, and, soon, short stories.
You can find some of those attempts on my other blog.
I think that’s about it for now.