Tag: Personal Projects

  • May 6, 2023

    May 6, 2023

    Casey Neistat talks about ADD in one of his recent videos. The way he describes it, as the ability to hyper focus but unable to commit to anything long term, resonated with me. I feel like that’s how I am, too.

  • A pencil cartoon?

    A pencil cartoon?

    I thought it might be fun to make a cartoon with a pencil as the main character. I’m not sure if it’d be an animation or a comic strip or something else. There’s potential in the idea, I just have to find it and then make something of it.

  • Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 5: What’s the Point of My Podcast?

    Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 5: What’s the Point of My Podcast?

    I didn’t make much headway with the podcast this week. I got so far as figuring out what the podcast is about, what you’ll hear on it, and who might want to listen to it. I also only read one chapter of the book I bought, and have yet to answer the question that it…

  • Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 4- Narrowing My Focus to Podcasting

    Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 4- Narrowing My Focus to Podcasting

    Last week, I said that this episode would be about advertising, because what’s the point in putting this content out there if I didn’t want people to see it? Late last week, I decided that I needed to narrow my focus when a pang of anxiety struck me as I was trying to figure out…

  • Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 3: Keeping Track of Your Ideas

    Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 3: Keeping Track of Your Ideas

    Anecdote In a 2013 study, researchers Kathleen Vohs, Joseph Redden, and Ryan Rahinel found the that a disorderly space can have a positive impact on behaviour. They found that people are more likely to be creative when in a disorderly space than when in an orderly one. They did this through three experiments.

  • Productive Time

    Productive Time

    I had ACL reconstruction surgery on my left knee about four weeks ago because tequila motivated me to jump off a fence some 18 years ago. I had plans. I was going to do things with my time.

  • Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 2- The Structure of Each Episode

    Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 2- The Structure of Each Episode

    We are living in some strange times right now. COVID-19 has covered the entire globe. Here in Ontario, a state of emergency has been declared. Toronto is eerily quiet. There’s almost a 1984-type feeling to all of this with so much of the information I’m getting coming from the television. I hope that you’re all…

  • Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 1: Introduction

    Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 1: Introduction

    There’s a great quotation by Ira Glass: Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is a gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s…

  • Idea About Ideas

    Idea About Ideas

  • Finding a Voice

    Finding a Voice

    Several years ago, when I had first moved to Toronto, I was going to a good number of job interviews. One of the most common pieces of feedback I got when I wasn’t successful in an interview or when I was being let go was that I was “too creative for the position.” At the…

  • My Thoughts on My Personal Projects – Video

    My Thoughts on My Personal Projects – Video

    A few nights ago, I tried my hand at scripting a video instead of writing a blog post. I then recorded myself on video reading it back. Here are the results: I’ve got a lot to learn about videography.