I was glad to have gone through all the work and expense of music exploration as a primer, because now I venture without the hazy gloss of enamored awe. Objectively, I have now found every quality photo, movie, studio, effect app available and learned (all while continuing with my music growth) how to actually use them. The capabilities are amazing; and while I have been searching for good subject and trying to talk myself into also wearing the screenwriter's cap, a friend was so kind as to give me his older iPad 2. Dreamy! (Thank you again, by the way.)
Now, I have wanted to stay true to the iPhone exclusivity of music production, but let's face it, working on an iPad is just so much more rewarding, the app layout is so much better and there are so many features I had no idea I was missing while using the iPhone version of an app. Of course, the apps made for iPhone are no different on the iPad, the are just weirdly huge and the top sliver is obscured by the iOS status bar. Nice incentive to upgrade to the HD version, but l am trying to stop spending money on apps, not purchase redundance. I am not going on a rant about app prices here, because the point is that now there is a third device to include in the studio.
Excited am I to now have multiple cameras on devices which can are also capable of playing roles in the production of this music and art performance I am currently developing. Writing music is tough business. Screenwriting is tough business. Filmmaking is tough business. Trying to do all three at once live on a stage is not just three times as much, my target dates for release now go out additionally so delays compounding delays is staring me square in the eyes. These are exciting times. I love both the inherent challenges and rewards; but what I like more is collaboration.
Here's the subject: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse set in twelve parts (one for each chapter) with visuals and sound to tell the story of a man in current times whose life is strikingly similar. Think Pink Floyd: The Wall, only more incense and less heroin. ;-). Anyone interested in being a part of this epic journey so that we can say together "WE did it!" please let me know.