I recognize I’ve been “away” for a while – I’ve been re-evaluating a lot of things lately, including how I earn a living. For a while I even swung a sledgehammer and worked on the railway just to clear my head for a bit.
During that time, I completed a video series for a long-time client of mine in the health care industry. I leaned heavily on my friends in the industry to help with all aspects of production, including having a colleague of mine load all the gear in and take the lead position on the first day of conference filming. Patrick did an amazing job, as I knew he would. But something was missing – not from the finished product, which the client is thrilled with – but with me. I somehow felt disconnected from the whole project as I wasn’t there for the first two days (if one counts load in as a production day).
As good as my team was, not being there from the very beginning of production haunted me during post production – I just couldn’t get my head in the game for the first while of editing – I was seeing the material for the first time. I’m used to shooting and editing my own material. That disconnect was something I hadn’t felt since the earliest days of my career back when much of my work was freelance instead of full service.
I spent a significant amount of time re-imagining what Road Dog Media should look like going forward. I’m very happy with the decisions I have made and will share them as an ongoing dissertation in the months to come, I hope.
Step one was reinventing the website, which was quite dated but served the purpose I built it for several years ago until now. But I knew I could do better.
With the success of this Blog, I realized I could do more and be more responsive if I switched to a WordPress-based site. The hard part was finding a Theme that didn’t look too “Bloggy” but still offered me the opportunity to update content freely and quickly.
Please feel free to explore the new and (hopefully) improved website at:
(WordPress seems to be having issues adding links right now…)
I hope you like it.
Thanks for reading!