When I say ‘render farm’, I do of course mean my one and only computer. So while it valiantly chugs through the rendering of VFX shots for Arms Race I’m left unable to use it for much else.
So, here I am on my S3 finding out just how painful it is to type a blog post on my mobile phone. As it turns out, the combination of the S3’s absurdly massive screen and the stunning SwiftKey keyboard makes it rather pleasant and easy. This is the first time typing on a portable device hasn’t irritated me. It’s almost productive!
It’s been a busy time of late. A month back I embarked on an ambitious promo shoot for FXhome that required filming in centralish London and North Norfolk on the same day, a 2-day shoot that went off remarkably smoothly. Not least thanks to our pro crew, brought in by my colleague Tom ‘I used to work in London’ McLoughlin.
Feels like Tom only just started working at FXhome but it’s been over a year. It’s made a huge difference to the amount and quality of work we can do, having him there.
Talking of which, we both headed to Amsterdam about 5 minutes after the shoot to attend the IBC Show. It was a long, tiring week of standing up all day in an exhibition centre. On the other hand, we had the pleasure of revealing and showing off HitFilm 2 and then venturing into Amsterdam in the evenings.
I really, really love Amsterdam. Must go back at some point.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Jones Jr draws ever nearer. Very exciting times indeed. Can’t wait to meet the little fella.
November, then, is shaping up to be utterly batshit mental:
1st – HitFilm 2 drops.
10th – Arms Race Escalation premieres.
24th – due date.