Julie and I looked at our blog the other day and were shocked that we haven’t blogged in well over 3 months. Holy cow, that wasn’t supposed to happen! We had/have grand plans to blog at least weekly, mostly to step outside of our work and reflect on things that really matter to us and that inspire us to make things. Clearly we haven’t set aside the time to write about these things, but we have definitely been situating ourselves in new creative environments that WILL be blogged about. Things like watching tons of documentaries that we’ve never seen, signing up for Type Illustration Skillshare classes, and discussing how to keep squirrels and raccoons out of our gardens. (If anyone knows about that last thing, please help.)
Aside from highly creative and inspiring paid work, we have also had amazing opportunities to work alongside our friend, Sini Anderson, director of The Punk Singer, shooting and doing post on a short about a JT Leroy play written by the incredible Paula Gilovich. We’ve made a top secret short for the New York Times that we can’t show you, but hopefully we’ll be able to someday soon. And of course we have continued to go to our weekly BINGO night (yes, BINGO) that is hosted by the ever talented Jo Firestone (Meatball), where we get all of our good old-fashioned belly laughing in. We’re still convincing Jo to make some videos with us about lots of funny things.
Overall, these past months have been unbelievably busy. In the best way possible. Oh! Did we mention that the feature length documentary Out of Order that we are working on raised over $20,000 for the next round of shooting?
The challenges of starting up your own business are plenty (we’ll save that for another 10 blog posts), but the rewards make everything worthwhile.
We come prepared to shoot in the rain. Always. – Queens, NY 04/2013