Monday, April 23, 2012

Don't Break the Chain

I stole this title from CharlieisSoCoolLike. It was from a vlog he did about how he has calendars with goals on them.
One was for exercise, one for editing/working on videos, and the other was for screenwriting. The chain was the little marked “X’s” he put in each box marking off which days he completed his goal.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Speed Editing

I am the great Houdini. Capable of disappearing at a moments notice. Not posting for weeks. You thought I quit, didn’t you?

I did not. What I did was change strategies. My goal was to have at least one paid gig every month. So, I’ve been working to line those up. That’s going well. And it, a long with actually doing the work I’ve found has required a bit more of my attention and allowed for less time to work on here.

And I’ve also been trying to get the gaming portion of the site working again. James, Josh and I have been putting a lot of time and energy into that along with the help of Tim Lundy and Marielitai (you can also find her on her gaming channel).

That’s actually what leads me into this blog post: Speed Editing. It was something I practiced a lot when I was younger. It was more about producing quality content in the fastest turn around time you can manage. It’s what journalists do every day on TV. They write, shoot and edit all in a day.

But my desire for perfection has become a problem, hampering my turn over rate. I still have unfinished projects that wait for more time, or an improvement in my skill. A high standard and extra stress definitely comes with it.

But there’s something invigorating about speed editing. Not touching it long enough to get frustrated or tired of it. There’s a lot of steps that I definitely skip. But it’s a trade off. I’m happy with the quality. The response is positive. And the stress level is considerably less, and something I can definitely handle.

If I can bring this practice to all of my work, my ability to enjoy it will continue to stay strong. I already love editing. But this would definitely keep my spirits high.

If you would like to check out some of these videos, you can find them at IEGames1 on YouTube. We also have produced several podcasts and placed them on iTunes, under IE Gaming. Make sure to like, subscribe and comment, letting us know what you think. You can also check out the website at www.IEGaming.com, it’s not currently connected to the Intense Entertainment page, but hopefully soon we’ll fully integrate the two websites.

Thanks for being faithful. Just because you can’t see us, doesn’t mean we aren’t working hard. It means we’re ninjas.

James Race Carr

Monday, January 23, 2012

Partnership

Hey guys,

Thanks for being awesome and sticking it out during these slow months. We really do appreciate the support.

So, what would I say my goal here at IE is? Not just for 2012, but for the far distant future… would I say it’s to make lots of blockbuster films? Earn a ton of money? No, actually. That’s not what I had in mind. In fact, I’m more interested in making short form content for YouTube.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Portlandia


Hey guys! A real brief update… first off, let me just say, I messed up the vlogs I shot. All three of them. I’d thought I’d save myself some time and knock them all out in evening and then edit them the next and have three vlogs ready to rock. Sadly… I tried something, thought it would work and didn’t check it after the first. Anyways… I was scrubbing the footage and noticed just how BAD it looked. It was awful. Let me tell you… it’s very difficult to use such a picky camera from the far side of a room and only have a small LCD screen telling you it looks ok. Basically, what I’m saying is, I wish I’d had a more automatic camera to do some of the work for me and remove the guessing. :/ lesson learned, moving forward.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Slow Going for the Holidays

Howdy. Sorry there’s not a lot to report. Stupid work… I have been given permission to shoot photos of the Portland Boulder Rally finals on December 3rd (I’ll be competing in the morning session). But other than that… nothing.

I have my goals set for the new year. Thanksgiving is coming. I’m vlogging. Well… I have notes for the next vlog. Just need to be home long enough to knock it out. I still have those reviews… and what else?

Assassins Creed. Oi. Could that game do anything other than be awesome? Did you know that I tried Parkour because of this game series? Yep. True story, bro. well, I’ll have a vlog and some other stuff to share soon. Stupid NDA’s… >:[

Have a goodnight. And Happy Thanksgiving.

James :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First Vlog!

Hey guys, Here's something new I want to try. Vlogging. I know this is me at my most upbeat and excited... I promise I'll be more interesting in the future. Anyways, take care. :)
James

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Want to Make Climbing Movies!

Howdy. Welcome back. :) I’ve got another video that I put together. Just a little practice video of some climbers at The Circuit Bouldering Gym in Portland Oregon.

I seem to have two loves. Filmmaking and climbing. It would make sense to somehow combine these two in order to completely and thoroughly enjoy a synergistic life (you know… 1+1=4 kind of thing?). I have done some shooting at the Circuit before. One of which was a failed attempt at time lapse (NEVER leave a camera to just run on it’s own… oi) and also a Dyno Competition (a dyno is short for a dynamic lunge. Basically a big jump from one set of holds to the next).