Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Batteries Included

I really lost track of time! It's hard to believe that we're well on our way through the summer. I've been working hard the past couple of weeks and haven't had the chance to post a couple of updates.

First and foremost, I have begun assisting on a narrative web series called Shepard. The series is produced by a local indie company called Grimm Sleeper Productions. The series began shooting this past week, and from what I've been told, will continue to shoot well into October. This exciting project has a lot of local talent backing it, making it something to really keep an eye on. Although I don't have many details for you at the moment, I'll make sure to post any information that is made public. Until then, keep checking back for more!

In the middle of performing AC duties on set. Intentionally doesn't reveal much.
Next up, I was able to upload some more photos onto my Flickr account. These stills are part of a nature photography collection, most of which were taken at Mammoth Park. 

More photos are to come, including ones taken by my recent investment, the Canon EOS 6D. Those shots will be up later this week.

And since this post is covering recent updates, don’t forget to check out my website, which has now moved to www.secroner.com. The old link still works as well. This URL is just easier to remember and provides a more personal feel to the website.

There are a few updates to the website, but most of them are just refinements. I’m currently in the process of getting rid of some older content to make space for anything in the future. I’m still awaiting the green light to use several film projects in my reel and release any further information. Keep checking back for more information.

And while we’re on the subject of projects, I’d like to announce that I am currently in the process of getting my LLC up and running. I decided that it would be in my best interest and the interest of my clients to place all my personal work and contract work under an official banner. While there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, I plan on having some major updates very soon.

Yesterday, I was actually working on the first draft of the logo:

As you can see, these designs are far from perfect. The design may look familiar to some of you. Eventually, I decided to scrap the idea and choose to go a different direction with the next draft. My InDesign skills are a little rusty, but I think I’ll have a better outcome with the next design. What is it that I’m aiming for? Well, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Call to Band Together

Summer is here and the Pittsburgh filmmaking scene is in full bloom once again. A variety of new projects are popping up and the creative juices are flowing stronger than ever. It's unfortunate that the Pennsylvania film tax credit cap and predetermined union crews cripple the aspiring local artists. Over the past year, I have seen some talent and work ethic that is truly Hollywood worthy. But while big budget films overlook the little guy, the little guy can still grab some attention with his own small budget projects.

While many others are preparing film screenings in the later months, I’d like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be preparing my own short film in the coming months. While I have yet decide on which script is best suited for production, I have a few ideas in mind. I will be working hard in June to iron out the details of the production. If anyone would be interested in helping, please email me at secroner@gmail.com. I am currently looking to fill all crew positions. Casting will also come later this month. More details will be coming in the following weeks.

Speaking of local film productions, the 48 Hour Film Project will be coming to Pittsburgh on July 12th. I am currently planning to participate and I encourage others in the area to do the same. The cost to enter is $140 until June 17th. It’s a great way to show our passion for film in the local community. Click the above link for more details.

And more from The Paradisus Transit will be released at the end of this week. I am still working on developing some of the writing, but I do have ideas for accompanying images that I will release as teasers. It won’t be too long before the story begins to take shape.

I’ll see you all again this weekend for more details on upcoming projects.

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Week, In Review

Last week, I didn't get a chance to post any new content, officially throwing off my blog schedule. That included both this blog and my multimedia story project over at paradisustransit.blogspot.com. This is my formal apology to those of you who have been checking in on my blogs. I know you've been visiting frequently (thanks to Blogger traffic reports), and I'm sorry that there wasn't anything new for your viewing pleasure.

This week, I'll be back on track, thanks to a flexible schedule and more time to work from home. I have some hardware updates and reviews, including a few Canon lenses and the Canon EOS 6D, which I have recently had a chance to test out. I will also be posting more photos onto my portfolio over at Flickr.

More creative projects are on the way, so expect some digital content to be posted on my website. The website acts as a central hub, linking together of my projects and content, so keep checking back for any updates.

Finally, there’s a new article that I wrote for GameHuddle last week. If you’re into the latest gaming news, it’s worth the read. You can find the article here.

Check back again tomorrow (June 4, 2013) for another blog update!