I've been working very hard to prepare for CTN Expo! Staying up to as late as 3am has been happening regularly for me. My eyes are looking bloodshot each evening. I did make some time this past weekend to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and go to a friend's birthday BBQ but I haven't been able to fit in much socialising recently. Actually I stopped by APE and caught up with my friend Katie Shanahan on Oct. 12, visiting from Toronto. I've been working on designing a business card for myself and got really carried away with that. I was designing some elaborate cards on the weekend. I ended up doubting their practicality and went through a few iterations before I ended up going with the final idea. I still need to finish my demo reel 3D showpiece.
A young man has been contacting me via my Pickled Production blog with some animation questions and I told him that if he wanted, I would give him a couple free animation lessons when I'm done with CTN. So he will be my first animation student for the school I want to open! I actually purchased a domain name for my school and for Pickled too. I had a fun experience trying to purchase pickled.com. I offered $60 for one week and $75 for the next two weeks. I then gave up on pursuing it when the owner of the domain wouldn't return my messages. So on week four I received a counter offer for $65 535. As an independent film maker planning on making no money from my film, so there is no way I'd can pay much more than $75 for a domain for such a project. I went to purchase pickledfilm.com which I actually like better. Got it for $77.14 for the next 5 years. The owner of pickled.ca was actually very nice and professional and the asking price was more reasonable; offering that domain for $900. Still out of my price range though.
I'm enjoying my pink hair these days. Here's a selfie I took of my victory rolls I wore to work one day last week: