Alright first off, school was always just a stepping stone to bigger things for me, let’s get that out of the way. I never had any intention of just getting a degree, finding a job and sitting still. My plan was always to start my own media company no matter how small time it turns out to be. This week I came step closer to that dream. I have a new plan one that I think will actually work out for me. All of this is in addition to the regular job I intended to get. Right now I am just sort of bouncing back from a slow period in my life so things are about to speed back up.
I am creating a new company most likely a sole proprietorship, maybe a limited corporation depending on how things go. Under this new banner I will create a new logo and name for my media projects and file for a proper trademark to make things more legit than previous attempts. I studied some mass media subjects while at school and I am taking lots of business related classes now so I am more prepared to do things the right way than I ever have been before.
The company will be mostly virtual I might look for a small space to rent where I can set up a small studio but for now that is optional the first thing I need to do is get the website up and running. The new website will be different than anything I have done before. I took a professional web design class in school and I am taking some other design and art related classes so my web making skills are much improved from before.
The focus will be the media of course. Divided into categories. First up is a new blog, this one here will still keep going on the side but the new blog will be dedicated to my company. I am creating several new screen names and writing persona’s for this venture. Each entry will be divided into categories and sorted into their proper place making it easier to find what is relevant. The blog will not be entirely random but it will be broad focused.
I am returning to pod casting. I finally have proper professional grade studio quality recording equipment and over a decade of experience to draw on. I am doing this right. The podcast will be divided into different topics and themes. I have three already in mind, the first up is a video game/technology centered discussion. The other two I am still developing, there might be a return of the rat in there some where, a new politically themed show tentatively called “The Radical Republican.”
I am also creating a new web comic that I will be writing, drawing and publishing myself on the site. This is a side venture on the scale I originally envision for Bim-Dizzle, a project that never go off the ground due to being too complicated. I have scaled back on what I intend to do, to something more manageable.
Short stories, themes, essay, I will publish different written works to the site as well. These will be short stories that I wrote or write in my spare time. I have a few saved up that once I edit them I will start releasing as time permits. I will also have an area for fanfics and other stuff.
Short films, movies, music videos, and more. I have different video projects in mind, there are two stop-motion short films I am working on, one live-action short that will feature some primitive special effects, and a couple of other mini-shows that I will try to get set up as I have time. Music videos are also a new part of this venture. I have three full length albums worth of music that I created over the years, and a brand new one that I am in the process of developing now. Not all of these warrant music videos but I will make some for the ones that are more important to me or those that justify the effort. I already have some ideas in mind and none of this will happen over night. I will make DVD’s available of all video projects as they accumulate. I will be hosting my videos someplace outside of Youtube so don’t expect that same Youtube vibe or experience as before. I am not sure how I will handle web hosting but I am certain Youtube will NOT be in the picture.
I have scrapped the idea of trying to do a full comic book instead I will try to do a web based mini comic that will be published sporadically.
The books are dead. I tried several times to write a novel, I got pretty far this last attempt but the story got away from me and then I got distracted by life events and suddenly forgot where I was going and lost all interest. Instead I will break these things down into short stories, or maybe serials if that is easier, and publish them to the website.
The Adventurers lives on, Candy can just deal with it. I always pictured it as a more serialized story than a massive novel anyways so this works out better for me. Also I am taking it back to its roots, I created it with a specific vision in mind, I can’t let that vision be warped into something unrecognizable. The characters are too important to me to let them die so I have a new plan that will launch with this new venture.
Other than that I will keep things lose. I have a plan and this is more organized than ever before so I intend to stick with it. I don’t have an end game in mind, I will work till I die, so I will write until I die. The goal is to be as creative as possible. I hope to make money sure, but not at the expense of creative freedom. That is all for now, more details to come latter as things get finalized. The pod cast will begin first so keep an eye out for that.