To quote a cherished sitcom icon of the ’70s, “Good goobly goo!”
The phrase is a comedic understatement of my feelings about the astonishingly abundant amount of work I have so recklessly cut out for myself in this, the two-thousand & tenth year of our Lord.
As my twenty-sixth year of existence continues on, I am finding it harder to look forward to my dreams. When I was much younger, it seemed as if my dreams were just ahead, like an old friend approaching from the street. It would be no time at all before they met me on the front porch and joyfully shook my hand, so long and arduous was their journey. But the dreams never made it up the driveway, never walked up to the front porch–in fact, they seemed to get further away. These days, I can’t even see their car on the horizon line, only the sun setting very, very quickly.
The truth of course is that you cannot wait for your dreams to come to you. You have to get out there and catch them. This statement is an axiom, but a lot of people don’t realize that little nugget of truth.
I don’t have any new year’s resolutions. I want to lose weight, get in better shape. The usual. But now that the Holidays are over, now that I can breathe again, I am beginning to get excited. While organizing the cluttered nightmare that is my room, I found a number of comedy scripts I’d written. Sketches. I’d forgotten all about them. I read them and actually laughed. They were rough, but… funny. They’d been rejected by others in my fledgling production company who for one reason or another did not like them. Those others have largely bowed out, and have given me their blessing to do with Maladjusted Productions as I please. It’s my baby. I created it. It’s time I had the last say by any means necessary.
Of course, Maladjusted Productions has a litany of problems which must now be addressed:
- “The Drifter”, our first short film, is unfit for public consumption due to our liberal use of copyrighted music. It requires re-editing and a good, old-fashioned slathering of ADR (as our use of music was merely to cover the uneven background noise caused by an air conditioning unit we forgot to turn off)
- “Simply Terrible Dance Moves II” has sat on the shelf for almost a year now. I need to edit and post it.
- There is a glaring spelling error on our logo. And the only person who knows how to spell in the organization (me) somehow missed it for a freakin’ year. Talk about embarrassing! I will fix this or ignore it, but I would rather not remove our videos AGAIN from youtube and facebook. So I guess we’re going with ignore, but that means…
- Myself or our designer will fix or create a new logo for future productions.
So that’s what’s wrong with Maladjusted Productions at this point. I have so many ideas I don’t know what to work on next.
Photography is something I enjoy–so is drawing. I rarely get any of it done, however. My solution: Take my camera wherever I go and shoot often. When I’m watching a movie or doing anything that doesn’t need me to think, I will be drawing. My best stuff comes from instinct, and I ruin my artwork when I over-think it. You can find my posted artwork/photography here.
So if that isn’t enough, I have other stuff I’m working on, but I don’t think I’ll talk about it here. Hopefully, I’ll get much, much more accomplished this year (cross your fingers, say a prayer–something), and I’ll be keeping you updated as often as I possibly can on all things Dave (which our by default maladjusted).