... It's been six weeks since I've had an had an actual residential address.
A slightly more descriptive journal to follow this week.
4 months agoLarcher
I'm back at 95% efficiency. All that remains from my fever is a smoker's cough and every now and then my voice re-enters puberty. But I am of a sound mind again.
With that sound mind I've been taking extra steps in helping further my career in online media. Since I've returned to college and taking a program I actually have a passion for I've felt more and more confident in applying for jobs that are actually related to my fields.
I've applied for the editor's position for Achievement Hunter (didn't get it but there's always next time.) As well as the Production Coordinator (Haven't heard from them yet on that one).
I know that realistically the chances are slim for this Chunky Monkey Canuck, but a gal can dream. I've also applied for something else that I don't want to talk about just yet as the chances for this one becoming a reality is slightly higher and I don't feel like jinxing my chances.
But I know for online content I'd like to be an editor. At least at first, build a repertoire, rub elbows with right peeps. Bonus with those positions it's something that can be done from the comfort of you own home. I love this day and age of content creation.
Once I hear back from the one position I'll let you guys know, regardless of the outcome.
4 months agoLarcher
...one week that I've been sick with a nasty cough/fever combo. Today was Podcast day and I had to kick it into high gear. Pushing myself to not be a big old bag a dicks and be a host took a lot of energy out of me.
I don't have much to say right now. Sorry guys. Still just sick.
Once I get better I'll have a more meaningful entry.
4 months agoLarcher
... and I'm still here.
No joke I'm struggling to find words to describe what I'm feeling. I might have officially joined ten years ago but I've been in the deep with Rooster Teeth ever since they started. This is going to be a long one folks so grab a coffee and get comfortable.
I remember the first time I stumbled upon Red vs Blue. I was this chunky, pimpled filled nerdy teen who couldn't talk to girls, feared authority and was beyond socially awkward. My friends and I all had the same computer class and one of them was on Heavy.com. I as for as I knew at the time it was just a website that hosted a bunch of content from around the web. Although I'm sure they were more of a ebaum's world, just stealing things and never giving the proper credit when it was due.
Fast forward a few years (2008) and I've graduated from high school (2007) and I am working at the hospital as a Linen/Patient porter. It pays really well but something was missing, I felt like I wasn't going anywhere and the I didn't see this as my final destination in life. Now I've never had the best memory but it was roughly in the summer of 2008 when I started working with a new friend named Paul.
He had this goal to start a news site that covered many different facets of pop culture. I signed on because I thought why the hell not I got nothing better to do. I remember hearing reading a journal of either Burnie or Matt talking about the community and these events the members host. The one that really caught my was RVBTO for a few reasons. #1 I only lived 4 hours away from the event. #2 The site members that hosted this were constantly interacting with other site members. #3 They had garnered such attention on the site that actual RT staff members would attend the 2-3 day gathering and hang out with the fans there.
Gathering all the confidence I could muster I contacted both the head even organizers and the RT staff that was going to attend and see if we could set up some interviews for HBHT (Halfway Between Here and There. The news site I helped grow). Much to my amazement both RVBTO and RT crew said yes.
Now this....this is where all the shit I talked about comes into play. I was beyond nervous and was sweating buckets. I was always a goof with my friends and in the final year of Highschool I just let it all out. I became the base blocks of who I am now. Only thing was that was MY pond. Those were MY people. I was about to stand in front of a camera talk to A) total strangers (RVBTO) and B) be talking to three members of what I would said and still say are the most influential people in my life. So the situation got real for me, fast.
I can safely say that if it wasn't for @Brittewater and her fiance at the time Ryan (wonder what's going on with those two. I know they had a kid together) that I never would have been able to stand in front of Burnie, Matt and Joeland start talking to them for the camera.
It was that day that a few things start burning inside of me. I realised that no matter what happens in life my goal, my desire, my bucket list item would be to work for Rooster Teeth. I wanted to start something that would entertain a mass audience and knowing that it would be done with online content. Finally that there was no better place to be than with a community.......no friends/family, a group of individuals that would support your creative ideas, just want to sit down and shoot the shit or give free advice and tips on how to attain your goals. After coming back from that event I quickly immersed myself into the everything Rooster Teeth.
I might have gone quiet during those ten years on the site but I was always more than happy to come back and even more so to connect with old/new friends. It's this place that helped me conceive some of most bonkers ideas for shorts. This website destroyed any kind of social anxiety I had about speaking in public or strangers. Thanks to this home we have, I've made some of the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. @pak78 @baggins316 @malduck All people I talk to even outside of this website. Hell with all three they've helped me try things Creatively online, Pak helped me create I believe what was the first episode of a podcast, Baggins and Mal helped create Select Start Network. That's still standing and we're releasing content to this day!
I have met up with some of the most passionate people here @Dopp @Fireball @john. We used to have the longest chats on Barbara's Tinychat nights. I helped Kickstart John's short film because I knew what that dude could accomplish and thanks to meeting up with him at my second RTX outing planted the seeds in my to what I needed to do.
I am in college right now at the age of 29 (soon to be 30) in a program for Television and Film productions (and Broadcasting) because of these people, because of you, because of Rooster Teeth. This home has given me so much in my life even more than what has been written. I just feel like it's time I give back. I started with finally getting my fat ass into school to actually get the proper experience and knowledge to be hired at this company because that goal in life has not drifted or waivered in the slightest. These last few months here in college has just stoked the fires even more.
I've said it before and it will be said again. This place has given me the greatest home a fat kid from Northern Canada could ask for the last 10 years. I am going to return the favour, get hired and let everyone know that you can achieve what you strive for. 10 years of friends, love and family. I am ready to give back 100 more.
Love you guys.
4 months agoLarcher
First things first.
I missed my damn anniversary on this site but I want to write something up this weekend to commemorate it.
Now on to current matters. I've had a roller coaster of emotions in the last two days. As you guys might know, I've been living away from my wife and child since September while I am at school. It's been tough on both ends for us. I have spent almost 6 months away from my son and when I go down to visit it never feels like enough time. The plan has been for them to move down south with me once we sold the house.
The damn thing never did. We decided to go with plan B) Rent it out. We have a rental property company taking care of that end so Tracy can focus on getting a job here. Well fast forward to yesterday and she texts me that she got a job in London (Ontario where I go to school). Now we can start looking for a place to live together, should be a moment of rejoice right? NOPE!
The lady and I have this terrible system of when something good happens it's usually followed with 2-3 bad things. Before anyone tells me that I'm being superstitious let me present you with this. Only hours after finding out she got the job she wanted here in london, my wife's KIA Sportage starts smoking up in the middle of them driving.
Yeah...Good.....then bad. It got towed to the dealership,cost 120$. This should be a bad but got covered by my brother's ex who was in the car (long story there) so now I'm waiting to find out that the repairs for this 2008 shitty SUV will be cost more than it's worth.
Then the problem of moving my family down here becomes....well....fun.
All this exposition just to say that I've decided that caution be damned and that I applied for the Video editing position over at Achievement Hunter. I figure with the way things are going right now, I'll get the job have to move to the states and live away from the family all over again. But hey! At least I'll get my dream job.
Hope your week has gotten a bit better.
4 months agoLarcher
...and Forgotten has come back in a good way.
That was until today. Earlier in the evening I received an e-mail stating that sale was made. Literally blew my mind. Someone since watching the well I'm willing to call it the resurrection of the channel has decided to purchase a shirt.
I am flabbergasted. To whoever that individual might I want to say thank you. You've helped stoke the fire in me to push for better and greater things for Select Start Network.
5 months agoLarcher
... And hello second Semester.
Next week I start my second semester of my first year of college life. A 29 year old married man finally realizing what he needed to do to get his life in order.
I'm thinking of adding something extra to this week's very cut short podcast (due to technical difficulties) that'll touch on this. If you guys have any questions about anything please let me know here or you can send me a tweet over at twitter.com/SSNLarcher .
But in the meantime here's my final assignment I had for the first semester a mini narrative called: Next Contestant.
They might not be on this site but I still have to thank Liberty, Colin and Cole for being my Cast and Crew and helping create something I can be proud of.
Enjoy nd TTFN
5 months agoLarcher
...Against us dude, I swear to God.
So small venting time here. Tonight was supposed to be the return of the SSN podcast, I had quite of few people say they couldn't make it but Lib was there so we decided to try our hand at a two man crew.
I'd love to say we knock that shit out of the park. We covered all technical hiccups, figured out the audio issue and got a very nice two shot of us for the pod. We didn't have a crew to do a multishot but we had that shit on lock down.
Then came to the recording....the fucking recording. We have it set up so the feed from the studio is recorded to one of the edit suites. Unfortunately for us that bitch had like 20 gigs left and cut our hour and a half show into 16 minutes.
AND TOP IT ALL OFF THE FUCKING AUDIO AND VIDEO IS OUT OF SYNC.
Still going to release what we have with a video explaining what's happening. I'll try and see if I can sync the audio and video up. Such a damn shame.
5 months agoLarcher
So I've been fortunate enough to have a bunch of passionate kids at my college who are okay with having this old mad man with these plans of grandeur around them. They been helping out with keeping SSN (Select Start Network) afloat with doing the podcast and we tried a Let's Play that didn't work out due to some extra folks stepping in and not really.....doing anything.
But that hasn't stopped us yet. I mentioned to them that we should start doing Live Action Shorts to A) help them find their style and motivations B) practice because you can only get better with that. C) Build a Portfolio they can be proud of and also C) a selfish one but once again have more content on the channel.
They all seem on board with this idea and we'll be moving forward with it next weekend. I've got two scripts I have to flesh out and a mini series I'd like to see if they'll be on board.
If we get permission with the latter I'll let you know ASAP.
I'll be posting my last project I did on monday and the interview I shot with my fellow students.
5 months agoLarcher
...Percent done with this semester.
I just got my critiques in for my final project which is getting graded by three professors for three of my classes.
All in all it was just tightening up a few shots and then a nice long conversation about how I did my After effects intro. I just have no add in my 10 seconds of slate (basically a generic title screen that talks about the run time, date it was made and who it was produced by) and my 10 seconds of black before the project starts.
Once i'm done rendering that I'll upload the video to the SSN website to show to whoever's interested. Might be upload some for my fellow students there as well. Should be fun.
Meeting my spirit animal Josh
Hey there neighbour
Closed eyes and all smiles.
Off to find the elusive oatmeal cakes
Still wonder if we had the best time at the end of RTX
Homeslice! Homeslice! Homeslice! Homeslice! Homeslice!
Need to fit into this shirt by RTX 2018
Oh hey it's that one dude from the show.
Worst selfie ever
The true hero of RTX
Feeling old so got a hipster haircut.
Shaping up to be a complete fighter.
I'm the one on the right all sweaty and gross.