So I am nicknaming all our way old stuff that I am just getting to edit as “Giant House Vintage.” I have mixed feelings about taking 8 or 9 or 20 years to edit stuff but it is sure fun to relive some of these old memories. Anyway here is a brief rundown for anyone who may care even a little bit.
Gymnics: The 2008 Homeshow prep documentary simply called Gymnics Show 2008 is very very close to being done. Just recorded and cut narration in it yesterday. After that I have a interview bonus video to do. Both I am hoping to be done with it in the coming month. Afterwards I am looking at editing the 2009 Show which would be my last.
Star Voyage: It is so cheesy but its seriously my favorite thing we have done. Not too much to say other than I have started cutting episode 7. I would love to have 7 and 8 all cut together this year. I also have hopes that by the time they are edited we will have a solution for all the effects. So far I have a pretty good idea of how it will be accomplished and have been working the past few months in that direction.
Conspiracy is also a lot more complete than I remembered, so when I am doing effects for 7 and 8 I will probably work on that as well.
Polly: Polly is all shot now. That feels so good. And it is probably around 65%-70% edited. After Gymnics I will turn on that.
Interrogators: Really no excuse, I have been sitting on it too long. its 99% done so I will turn it out here this spring.
I have been slowly coming to a realization over the past few months or so. I have been very mixed up as to what this website is all about, trying to make it into two, three or even four things all at once, taping them together and trying to force them to be one cohesive vision. But that isn’t going to work. So this year, I am refocusing myself on our website, and the content I create here. This site is about creating things, creating art, creating fun, just plain creating.
No forced goals, no forced preconceived notions or expectations on myself other than just to have fun creating and trying new things. Isn’t that what art and creativity should be about? Trying something new, daring to fail, and even daring to succeed. My wife teaches me so many profound things when it comes to creativity and expression, and I am inspired by her and in this new year I am go to refocus this site on the things that James and I and other friends have enjoyed creating over the years… fun.
I already have a new website layout that I love and that we launched over a year ago, but now its time to update the focus. And our blogs layout could use a tweak or two also.
Creating art, stories, fun is what I love to do. I get to use those passions in my everyday life for the most part, but there are parts of me that I don’t get to explore in that venue, so that is why I have gianthouse.com. Here is to a more creative and creatively freeing 2017.
I feel a little bit more organized but still a long way to go. I have spend the last number of months organizing my digital media making sure it is backed up and secure. ( Before that I took a year or two just gathering it from its various media formats and transferring it to hard drives) I have also been excited to be working with James and Brandon on doing some outlining of stories which as been going well. But right now, this week I have been exicted to redisvoer some old Gymnics Show footage from 2007. I am getting close to having it editing, and look forward to showing it off, hopefully later this week. We are keeping on!
As I work to update our website, here is a little fun video I did the other week. Enjoy!
We have started a new year and it is time for me to layout some of the projects I want to tackle as well as look back on what was accomplished last year. So I got married and James and myself both work doing videos for the Adventist Learning Community. That keeps us busy pretty much all the time leaving little time for new projects. However as I have moved into a new house and slowly set up my editing room (still plenty of work to go there too) I have been chipping away at all our old projects. Last year I released a new memories video, finished a promo video for a client and cut together a small Star Voyage moments video. But this year I have hopes of pushing out more projects. First up is a overhaul of our website that I started back in 2014. I am looking to launch that in February of this year so I hope I can make that happen. After that I would love to finish our last Interrogators video (so close!) and to cut together a Star Voyage memories video. After those are done I am not sure what will be tackled next. Lots of projects too look at. Kind of want to cut another memories video or two and also very interested in cutting Fire in your new shoes. A fan music video we did a few years back. Right now I guess I am picking the low hanging fruit. However… I am working on learning some more visual effects software, because you know that might be handy when I get around to finishing some more effects based videos we did back in the day.
So it has been a long time since I have gotten on here but here I am. We have had a lot going on the last year, and things continue to be busy at least for several more months. James got married last summer, and I am getting myself hitched this next summer, so lots of prep and planning goes into that. Right now my big film is my Love Story. It is not my only film but it is the one I am putting the most energy into at this time. Got some new gear, including a slider, for just such a project. We haven’t forgotten about Polly or the new Interrogators (which I hope to be done with in the next few weeks) or launching the new front end to this site. Just that it gets squeezed in with life.
Also James and I will be shooting a documentary this summer for our job. Both of us are excited about that. We will go to Arizona, California and Wyoming filming scientist talking about dinosaurs and all kinds of science stuff that should be fun to film. It is convenient that it will be around the same time the new Jurassic Park comes out too, so we will be pumped and ready to dig.
Also on a personal note, I can’t resist a good memories video, so I started on my Senior year one. Its only been 11 years. Time to get cracking.
My latest video projects have taken me down memory lane. Literally, I have been working to catch up a bit with my memories videos. A couple months back I released my Junior year memories video (2003-2004) and now I am working on a accompanying slideshow. Getting close to being done but still have a few more pictures to add in. Also we are hoping to finally finish the shoot on Polly. Just a few scenes left, and they are studio scenes so dont have to worry too much about weather. Unless the power goes out. 🙁
And finally with the new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud I am trying my hand at Adobe Muse. I hadn’t put too much stock in the program in the past but now it is starting too look pretty legit to me. I have been playing around with it some and happy with what I see. I still want to stick with WordPress for blogs and this news site however I am not apposed to using Muse for everything else. So look for that in the next 10 to 20 years. Or perhaps a bit sooner. 🙂
The cut of the latest Interrogators episode is done. Big thanks to Sarah Fruth for being in this episode. James is going to help me with some music in the episode, and I want to redo the music for the opening sequence. Afterwards we will release it on youtube. From there we have about three or four more videos we will be tackling to get some more content out there.
So while productions on our various projects ebbs and flows one thing we have been busy doing is putting up our old videos on two youtube channels. Check out www.youtube.com/gianthousearchive to see our older videos from high school and college. Also check out www.youtube.com/gianthouse to see some of our newer videos and ones where we old all the copywrites too.
I try to add videos as often as I can, and only have a few more before all of them are up online. At least of our short videos. The Gymnics show and Star Voyage is another matter. I will be re-posting the Gymnics show as soon as I can too along with some episodes of the old Star Voyage series, if you wait patiently.
Also we have one scene left to shoot for Polly… and we are done!
And a new integrators episode is being editing as well. I hope to have that up by February. Happy New Year.
Wow summer time is always so busy. I mean we think we have tons and tons of time and plan out all these projects, but someone everything seems like it is on fast forward. Right now some of what we are tackling are as follows.
– Working on scripts for a new series “Lost in the Woods”
– Still and forever working on our website.
– Weddings and more weddings
– Another Interrogators short
– Polly (three shots left to call it a wrap)
– Capturing old VHS footage from a long long time ago.
Speaking a little more to that last point, I have really enjoyed going though some old footage that has sat in my “vault” for years and years. A lot of it is just personal family footage that is priceless to me, but there are also James and my early films such as Star Voyage, Gigante and Huset Special Editions and even behind the scenes footage from my very very first trial and failure at making a movie back in 1994. I am not sure which of this stuff is every going to see the web, but I probably wouldn’t be too opposed to seeing some of it made viewable. Ok I guess my break is over, back to making our main website.