Day 232: Artist + Strategy

Artist:

So first things first, today we officially started working with our artist. The artist is Maria Terentieva from Massachusetts. She’s an up-and-coming artist from Boston who recently graduated from art school. She’s really talented and I’m excited about the opportunity to work with her.

I encourage you all to check out her website:

http://www.maria-terentieva.com/

I believe that she’s exactly what this project needs.

Today was about formally bringing her on board.

Strategy:

Other than formally bringing Maria on board, today was mostly about strategy. For one thing, I’ve found an artist and while I plan to supervise, I won’t actually be doing art. So I needed to see where I needed to concentrate my efforts next.

This is my plan for this week:

Tuesday: Work to get Maria some samples of what I’m looking for in terms of character art. Communicate with her so that she can get started ASAP.

Wednesday: I’m also going to work on setting up paperwork to set up the production companies for Eternal Camping. I’ll likely communicate with key members of the team in this regard.  I have a free weekly trial for LegalZoom so I might as well take advantage of it.

Thursday: I’m going to look over the pitch video again. Only this time, I’m going to cover the screen. This way I can start planning out how to edit the storyboard and character art into the video.

Friday: I’m going to look over the audio files we collected from the microphone to see how usable they are. Right now the pitch video audio is straight from the camera: the audio files have been organized but I really need to go through them. This might determine if we need to re-record audio or not especially in some parts.

I am considering moving formal strategy day from Monday to Friday.