It’s Me, Baby
Hey guys, it’s me, Mr. Disappointment, back with another self-serving entry that nobody asked for. Hope all is well with everyone and your holidays were spent with the ones you love. Things have been… things have been pretty hectic on my end, not because of the “season” but just LIFE. I got really sick a couple weeks back, luckily it wasn’t Covid, but I was bed ridden and out of work all the same. But don’t be fooled by my sob-story, being sick was only part of the reason of why I wasn’t posting. I’ve been getting the video aspect of this blog off the ground and trying to familiarize myself with everything that comes with that. Shooting footage, editing, and if I could be so bold as to use the word compose, I’m composing the music as well. Long story not-so-short, I spread myself thin and decided to take a break. Having said that, I’m back , rested and ready to get back to work.
Back In The New York Groove
I know,… that’s a corny heading title but let’s be real, the opportunity was there, so I took it! But anyway, I decided some time in the last 35 days that I don’t care anymore, the next person’s opinion means nothing to me. And as a result of realizing that and being able to say it, I can start being true to myself. However, when I say I don’t care I don’t mean to say I’m going to neglect quality. I mean that I’m going to 100% do it my way. Going forward I’m going to write the blog I want to read, the way I want to write it. And I mean that quite literally, I’m scribing this on a pen and pad to make it feel like more of a journal or diary before I type it up. With that I’m going to start 2 different threads(types of posts) “PROFESSIONAL” and ”PERSONAL.” “PRO” dealing primarily with the production of content and the progression and growth of THE 110 EXEC., as a community and a brand. The “PERSONAL” will deal with… ME; and for all intents and purposes WILL be my journal, documenting my Mental Health, Diet, Music, Movies, Books, Day-To-Day Activities; as well as observations I make based on the things I see and experience.
TIME TO START BUILDING
It’s time to put my money where my mouth is, right? Well, my fellow Execs., I want to offer my “services.” And just to reiterate, I am no expert. I am learning as I go, taking little bits and scraps of knowledge that I gather along the way and doing what I can with them. But what I lack in overall knowledge and to be honest, talent, I am more than willing and like to think that I make up for in charisma and a genuine desire to not only get better but be the best I can be. Also, I need friends. So, there’s that.
As far as GEAR goes, we currently have at our disposal:
CAMERA: CANON 90D
COMPUTER: MACBOOK PRO
MICROPHONE: RODE VIDEO PRO SHOTGUN
TRI-POD & MINI TRI-POD
ADOBE PREMIER PRO, PHOTOSHOP, LIGHT ROOM, ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS (PRETTY MUCH THE ADOBE SUITE)
I know that like any other tool, these things are only as good as the person behind them, and having said that, I can’t promise anything other than I am willing to invest everything that you are into your project. I’m pretty sure everyone knows by now that I live in New York City. Queens, to be specific, but I’m no stranger to to traveling especially if you’re in the NY-Metropolitan area. Also, going forward I will be sharing MY ART; Photos, Short Films, Music, Poetry and Creative Ideas.
THIS JUST HIT ME
A couple years back I attended Westchester Community College. At W.C.C. they had a film club, where people who had an interest in film, obviously, would meet and discuss, you guessed it, FILM. But in addition to meeting up and musing over the movies we’ve seen, people would bring in screenplays they’ve worked on and put together film crews from the members of the club who would volunteer. I had the pleasure of being an “assistant director”on a project myself, but we’ll touch on my failures later. I say all of that to say this, if your ultimate goal is to is to yield a result, then The 110 Exec., IS YOUR FILM CLUB! Want to start a Blog of your own, we can help you with researching the different methods; paid, free, written, video. Want to shoot a short film or music video, but need a camera man, I will personally come to you, or look for a closer, more convenient option. Long story short we are all important and bring resources unique to each of us, so let’s take advantage of that fact.
YOUTUBE IS UP
We’ve launched the YouTube channel officially. Proud to announce that in 13 days we have accumulated 25 views and 9 beautiful subscribers. I LOVE IT! From here on out, I’m going to do my best to make the written and video Blogs companion pieces. Something along the lines of say a novel and its film adaptation, they’ll generally follow the same narrative but will have aspects unique to themselves. In essence making them both different experiences.
***The link to The 110 Exec. YouTube Channel is located at the top right hand corner of this page; if you’re viewing this on a phone or tablet then click on the menu expanding it containing ALL of our LINKS.
***EVERY YouTube video will be embedded on here.
HOW IT’S GOING DOWN
A quick breakdown of how I plan to post content for the foreseeable future.
1 Video a week
-With the intention to progress to 3 videos a week.
-Spontaneous uploads when convenience allows.
3 “110” BLOG posts a week
Updates with what we are actively doing to “GROW THE BRAND.” Are we reaching out to other creatives, our creative process, our projects, opportunities(Open mics, showcases, etc.)
***I also intend to add interviews to the BLOG. Not celebrities. Not that I’m against it… Honestly, I just don’t know any. In all seriousness, I want to interview everyday people, not just creatives, but people who own businesses, the homeless man down on his luck, the kid with their whole life ahead of them. The old man who loves his and the young lady who’s unsure of hers. WE’RE HERE TO CONNECT WITH EVERYONE!
7 Personal Entries a week
I will post at least 1 paragraph, most likely a full entry but as a means to build the habit, at least one paragraph of my personal thoughts and daily activities.
(P.S. I’ll Close With This)
This will be my second time “dusting myself off”, so-to-speak, but I feel strongly about this go around. I’m aware of my limitations and capabilities, or should I say, I have a better understanding of them now and can put them to better use.I started this blog for many reasons but fundamentally, I started it because I was lonely, and want anyone who just needs someone to relate to, to know, me too. No pun intended. DON’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS AND NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!
***One more thing guys. This is a little random but all the same it feels pertinent. I break a lot of phones and as a result I’m constantly having to transfer cloud data to different devices and I’m a little lazy(something I’m working on) so if I haven’t replied in the past it wasn’t intentional, and I reiterate, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME! PLEASE CONTACT ME!
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN NEW YORK CITY!
As always I appreciate anyone who has made it this far. To quote the urban scholar and billionaire, Shawn Corey Carter, “You could’ve been anywhere in the world,(and TECHNICALLY you are, but at the same time) You’re here with me.” And from the bottom of my heart I appreciate it more than any multi-syllable word could express. I Believe In You. I Am Here For You. And As Uncomfortable As This May Make Some, I Have Love For You! I Can’t Wait To Meet You At The Top! ✌🏾🖤