Well well well, look who’s come crawling back onto the internet to try and redeem himself from a multiple month binge of obscurity from friends and family. Let me summarize what my mind state was regarding this blog, both before and after my arrival in Korea: Before: "Oh man, Korea's going to be so awesome. I'm going to have so much time to do anything I want and be readily available to update all the people in my life back home through the internet!". After: "Oh man, Korea is so awesome. This is so awesome that there's no way I have time to get on the computer for multiple hours right now to work on a freakin' website!" I apologize for taking 2 months to get this up, and to give any updates in general to anyone besides my close friends that I keep in touch with on a daily (chat) basis. Now that I've laid the groundwork down for this site, my videos, and my travel plans, I will be able to push out updates every week or every 2 weeks easily. Even with a blog as simple as this one, it takes a long time to do things, especially with how perfectionist I am when it comes to displaying a piece of work on the internet. It's been a long time since I've attempted to make art in a new medium, and as I might have mentioned earlier, video editing is what I want to become good at next. After 14 years of hardcore Photoshop use since version 4.0 in 1996 (around the time layers were first invented), I feel like I've hit a peak in what I can personally do on that program. I need something more challenging, and god damn, video has clearly shown itself to be the answer. I'm working on life-like explosions right now and just to get a simple bomb effect going has been mind-bending and intense. This first video I'm putting up is many months old in terms of my skill level, because that's how long it's taken me to find the time to finalize it. I'm obviously not going for a standard blog here, and I hope the videos that I start producing in more numbers very rapidly are entertaining as well as informative. Some ideas for the near future are: 10 Things I Love About Korea, 10 Things I Hate About Korea, A Tour of Gimcheon, my new Korean friends being interviewed, and many videos involving small groups of my 400 total students that want to be in a "movie".
- Finalized & Placed. Gyeongbuk Is My Spot!
- Episode 01: Arrival