Holy Crap, it has been too long. I was making these major plans for more blog posts, then I got hit with allergies, the flu, sinus infection, and more allergies. The last two months have play havoc with my respiratory system and sinus faculties. It has been brutal,to say the lease, with the lingering allergies tormenting me non-stop.
So, things keep happening. Galaxy Sailor Productions is in the odd place of not being just me with occasional help, but actually having a team that is out working. I have had Autumn Andel of Photosphere LLC working a whole bunch and it has been pretty awesome. Now coming on is Ryan McCluskey, who, for the most part is just a pretty face, but I felt the company needed eye candy for once. Also on board is Harrison Howes,an up and comer in the camera world of Portland and all around nice bloke! My buddy Evan Phillips, fresh off of a motorcycle accident, is gearing up to lay on his couch and do work with us, as well as Cyndi Rhoads, who has taken GSP in all new directs with a business plan in the works.
It’s a really crazy time. I have no idea how it all happened as it has, but GSP has started to see the beginnings of what I hope is regular work, regular pay, and a regular involvement in the commercial aspects of video production. Not just in Portland, but wherever our services may be of need. More and more, we are getting the opportunity to work not just in Portland, but to travel out of state and beginning to get work that reaches a broader audience, with (what I hope) is a greater impact. It is all part of baby steps. There seem to be a couple of leaps coming, and if nothing else, it really comes down to the fact that I am being pulled along my baby steps in to bigger boy steps, but it is happening all the same and I dearly love it.
Odd how it all plays out. For the most part, I have had no interest in starting a boutique agency. There are plenty to be had in Portland, and I didn’t fancy it to be my thing. The reality has been that there is work, and there are people who want to work, and I want them to work as much as we can. I love getting these projects, writing them, shooting them, editing them, and changing someones mindset as to why they wanted video or how skeptical they were to hire for video.
It is truly a good time right now. I have no idea how long it will last, and I hope it certainly does, but for the time, I am extremely happy and proud of what we are doing together. I just want to do it correctly. Not to say errors won’t happen, because they will, and they will hurt, and I can’t avoid that, but I want to follow a path that is not too safe but not too dangerous. I am willing to take risks, but not a fools errand. I am willing to get in over my head, but just enough so as to know which way is up. I have no idea if big things are on the horizon, but small and medium sized things are, and I am fine with working my way toward my ability (our ability) to do more, do bigger, do better, and do it together. I’m not changing an industry, nor am I creating one, but I am participating with people I believe in to make something better for those of us that are willing to create, willing to drive, and willing to put hard work into play.