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Posted on March 10th, 2013
Journey Home Experience
My typical context for #productiondesign is a 50'ish wide stage. This post is a chance to share a little about what has become a very enjoyable way to apply my skills: Helping to create another environmental, walk-through experience.
This past week at Kensington (in conjunction with our 6 week weekend series and their small group curriculum) people have been going through the Journey Home Walk-thru Experience.
My friend Kristen pointed the project, and I was humbled to work with her in creating a story-telling experience for people in these 3rd floor classrooms. I love ideating with such minds as hers to come up with ways to maximize our minimal resources. How could we use what we had and harness amazing volunteers to pull off the magical in a very short timeline? Huge thanks to such new friends Ed (who pointed the construction) and his wife, Michele, who applied her artistry with staple-gun and brush. Thanks also to such friends as Kyle, Mark, Andrew, Collin, and the unnamed others who helped transform some stark rooms into something magical. Thanks again, Kristen!
Posted on March 10th, 2013
The price point is also great, especially for multiple users.
Vectorworks is awesome, but is more (both in cost and complexity) than our workflow requires - especially with multiple users; most of whom are not "designing" but rather just laying out a plot.
There are many other programs I might consider writing about, but I'll leave this post with the above two mentions for now. Connect with me and I can share my workflow if you're interested…
Posted on October 15th, 2010
I realize that a key to having a blog is regular posts. I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly to post. In the absence of time to create articulated content, I’ve ended up posting nothing. It’s not that I haven’t created anything worth posting; it’s simply that I haven’t put the thoughts to text or uploaded the photos.
One of my reasons for switching to Tumblr as my blog hosting site was the ease of UI and the simplicity of the experience. The best way to cure writers block is to write - anything, something. So why haven’t I?
I desire to have a solid brand. The best way to build a brand at all is to have content. It would be nice if it was at least slightly refined and held at least some purpose. However, I suppose it’s better to start with something at all, otherwise there would be nothing to refine.
I quite often am told that topics I could speak on are interesting and that things I create are fascinating. I honestly remain skeptical that people just say these things to be polite. But that’s another essay altogether.
So, here’s my declaration. I resolve to publish frequently. Even if not fully put together, I will share.
Until determining a brand I will attempt to write posts about how I put together things I create.
Production Design is obvious. It’s what I do professionally. Not many people do it; and therefore it’s something that if people are interested in the subject, they’ll probably want to hear what I have to say.
I don’t want to simply be known by the Production hat I wear. I like a lot of things. Photography to philosophy; sports to cooking. I’ll probably find ways to weave them all in.
Cooking is a great example. I figure if I don’t have time to write and edit a proper blog post, at least I can take a photo of a yummy meal with my phone and perhaps tell what I did to make it…
If I can do that with food (like my post a couple days ago) I can do the same thing with a set design.
…and if I start to post regularly, perhaps it can become a habit.
So here’s to posting something. Please reply and let me know if what you find is interesting to you, and what you’d rather me write about.
Creative Director and Coach. Production Designer and Consultant. Developer of Ideas. Maximizer of Resources. Strategic Thinker. Creative Innovator. Visual Artist and Leader. Husband. Father. Philosopher. Photographer. Backpacker. Athlete. Cook. Artisan. Eric shares thoughts here about all of the above. He would love to connect to partner in coaching and revealing beauty to enhance story and experience. Please do reach out!