Nature Heals Through Her Earth Medicine

Nature Heals Through Her Earth Medicine
"Nature can teach a child what teachers and parents cannot." –Sadhguru

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Blogs, Vlogs & Logs

Officially started working on the blogs today, as well as the YouTube channels, the custom HTML/CSS and the stock footage.

I also started browsing for intro/outro AE templates and musical accompaniment. For the music, I've decide on a Maple Tree theme with a simple yet upbeat acoustic guitar. I haven't decide if I'm going to buy these elements or make them myself. I don't have much faith in my guitar playing abilities since I'm not that great of a "picker", I'm mostly a guitar "strummer", so we'll see about that. It's going to have to be something that really screams Canadian Wilderness! Regardless, whether the opening and closing songs come from me or not, it doesn't really matter, as long as they have the right vibe for the series.

It felt good to finally begin the process of working on this today. It's been years in the making! Now that my family and I are at our dream house in the woods, I can proceed optimistically at long last. I realized today while writing the script for the first episode of GCA that this is all going to be a lot of work. Once the film was rolling, that became very apparent. I must have taken at least 2 dozen still shots of 30 sec-1 min each. I figure, it's better to have more to work with than not enough.

Another positive note is that I'm already done Episode 1's cold open and it turned out pretty darn close to what I was going for. With a little refinement and some file organization, this project will really start coming together.

In other news, the sap is flowing! I will report more about that on the GCA blog at some point so stay tuned for that.

Overall, it was a very successful and productive day. It's a promising start on the long road to completion. Here's hoping that tomorrow brings just as many nice surprises and high levels of productivity - if not more! :)