What Am I Doing Now?

CURRENT:

I am currently living in Los Angeles. I plan on staying in LA for awhile, but not indefinitely.

Work:

  • Building ANIMALS, my storytelling startup lab. We have a slate of projects in various stages of
    production.
  • THREE WORLDS is picture locked. Looking for a 2017 release.
  • Our second feature for 2017, MAN comes back from sound any day now. Project will be wrapped in February 2017.
  • Figuring out distribution for THREE WORLDS and MAN. If i applied real SKIN IN THE GAME, they would be self-released.
  • Need the very last bit of finishing funds to bring into market.
  • Writing two new projects in 2017. One is for Television/Streaming.
  • Raising investment capitol + production/distro collaborations for in house projects.
  • Directing high end content marketing and some large scale commercials in 2017. 
  • Planning production on one of our VR properties. Gathering resources. 
  • Planning at least four new MIRS tracks this year. Plus, at least 2 films related.
  • A secret collab in a new medium for me.
  • I would love to start a documentary project. I have not visited that form in many years, but it is a very pure pursuit. 

Life:

  • Reading daily. Plan on 50 books a year. Averaging 25-60 per year. 50 is ambitious as that is above my average.
  • Improvement by 1%. Compounding principle.
  • Podcasts + Audiobooks help me double up my knowledge intake concurrently with physical books.
  • Dedicated myself to multidisciplinary thinking. I believe in the idea that most big innovation
    comes from a field outside your immediate expertise.
  • Taking UDEMY courses WAY outside my area of expertise. Related to below.
  • Still dabbling with coding. I chose Python as my lead into understanding that world. This is a
    longer term, intrinsic project that is a no stress pursuit. I usually do 30min a day.
  • Exercising daily.
  • 5 laws: Beginner's Mind (shoshin), 100% Responsibility, No Complaining, Honesty (unless life is in danger), Consistency (discipline). 

Music:

  • Working on a new MIRS track (tentatively titled MOONLIGHTING MISSION MAN). Planning on releasing one single per quarter. 2 short films related.

Art:

  • Secret photo project being tested anonymously atm.

 

Updated in Jan 2017.
(This page was inspired by a Derek Sivers idea)

 

 

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I'll keep this as a running tab for myself.

PAST:

I am currently living in Los Angeles. I plan on staying in LA for awhile, but not indefinitely.

Work:

  • Building ANIMALS, my storytelling startup lab. We have a slate of projects in various stages of
    production including THREE WORLDS (project I wrote/directed is in late stage post) that is keeping
    me up at night.
  • Strategizing/Seeking finishing funds on THREE WORLDS.
  • Our second feature for 2016, MAN is in post production.
  • CANYON, one part of our conceptual film/music project shot in November 2015 is on shelf, waiting its turn.
  • Writing a new feature (2016/17) with my partner. We have a title, but I'll keep it myself.
  • Raising investment capitol + production/distro collaborations for BURN + CAMEL WEST.
  • Directing the occasional commercial. 
  • Researching VR. We have a project ready to go, but need more information/time. 
  • This one is STILL a secret.

Life:

  • Reading daily. I plan on adding a book page, but often I just update as blog post. I've been
    behind on that though.
  • Living the idea that everyday is a new learning opportunity.
  • Podcasts + Audiobooks help me double up my knowledge intake concurrently with physical books.
  • Dedicated myself to multidisciplinary thinking. I believe in the idea that most big innovation
    comes from a field outside your immediate expertise.
  • Dabbling with coding. I chose Python as my lead into understanding that world. This is a
    longer term, intrinsic project that is a no stress pursuit. I usually do 30min a day.
  • Exercising daily.

Music:

  • Working on CANYON the EP. Excited about working with a new creative partner (musician) on this project. We are done with
    most of our scratch tracks. Getting deeper into the comps. Looking at a summer release.

 

Updated in Feb 2016.
(This page was inspired by a Derek Sivers idea)