"When Life Gives You Lemons...Make Lemonade", right? I've heard many variations on the theme. I won't try to come up with my own because I'm almost sure it wouldn't be that humorous. I try not to make too much light of this phrase because its message rings true every time.
This quick 4-minute film came together in one day. This was a means to help distract me from something that was sucking energy from my life. Let me rephrase that - I was allowing this event to suck energy from my life.
Please don't flag the alarms. Nothing life-altering is shattering. Simply enough - I'm making Lemonade. I'm choosing to reassess the way I receive, interpret and deal with unhappy news.
At the end of the day - I can always feel better by creating something artistic and visual. That's the part of myself that makes me the happiest - creating and telling stories.
What is it in YOUR life that prompts you to make Lemonade?
Think about it and get back to me. I'd love to hear and talk about it! Thank you for watching, liking and commenting! I appreciate it so much.
Happy August, everyone! Isn't it hard to believe that Summer is soon coming to a close as Fall begins to roll in? There has been a nice gap of time between ADAM: PART ONE and ADAM: PART TWO.
This edition is a bit more in the real world. We discuss topics and explore territories such as:
- Making use of the YouTube "like" and "comment" buttons
- My best friend Chelsea and her amazing daughter (my Goddaughter)
- Cannabis and how it is generating revenue and creating jobs
- The stigma attached to cannabis
- Family Guy (specifically, the character of Herbert)
- The song "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
- A short music video interlude (the shortest you've ever seen from me)
- ...more and more and more!!
For those of you who actually read the blog posts and watch the videos in tandem - BRAVO TO YOU! You are experiencing the full body of each project, which means that you're receiving the double message visually to compliment each other.
For those of you who don't - ......
I hope you all have had a great summer thus far. Thank you for watching the video, reading the post and giving your time to this. Means a lot to me! Truly!
Be sure to like, comment, subscribe and hit me up if you'd like to talk about what you see. Start some conversations with yourselves! I try to spark up some interesting topics, so let's see if anyone bites.
For those of you who know me quite well, this video and blog post shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It's well known among my tribe that I have been an avid scary movie fan since childhood.
Freddy Kreuger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Ghostface Killer and Jeremy Melton. From VALENTINE, for those of you hardcore genre buffs. A plethora of other horror movie antagonists stands out in my mind. More so for their effect on pop culture in its respective time than for its scary factor. These are icons that I grew up with and have come to love.
"SAY YOUR PRAYERS: Prologue" is not exploring any new territory whatsoever. This is me playing around with scary ideas, sounds, imagery and implication. It's what we do not see that is most terrifying. But don't worry - whatever happens in the dark will come to light.
**Based on True Events** But ARE they ever? What embellishment has gone into sprucing up the story for a target audience? I'll leave this up to you to decide.
Enjoy the first installation of the SAY YOUR PRAYERS tragedy! Watch the horrific events that led to the disappearance of Adam.
Thank you for watching! Please like, comment and let me know what you think. Let's talk about it! ;-)