The first day of production for my first short film went great! It had a rocky start but after we got going it was amazing. Ashley and Elizabeth both brought top notch performances. My crew was on top of their game as well. The scenes were let great, the camera work superb and my AD Esau was a godsend. If the next two days are half as good as that one I'd feel truly blessed.
Life is short! Such a simple yet true statement that so many people forget. Life is finite. It ends far too quickly and the more time you spend stressing or surrounding yourself with negative people, the less enjoyable that life will be. I find as I get older that people are negative for two reasons. One, they feel bad about themselves and spread negativity to try and A) bring people down to their level and B) make themselves feel better about what is going wrong in their life. This type of negativity is toxic. I mean TOXIC! It will snap you of your will. The more you surround yourself with this type of negativity the more stress you will be under. The other type of negative person is someone who is going through a rough time and vents endlessly about it. This type of person can also cause you stress and drain you of energy but normally not as bad. The real trouble comes from being around both types of these people. No matter how positive you are, or how hard you try to achieve your aims, these people will drag you down. After a time the stress they give you will manifest in the form of pain. Personally I've been having shooting pain in the back of my shoulders for the past few weeks due to this. It is not a nice feeling. Once long ago I learned to meditate and find inner peace, but I have long since forgotten. That is what I need to do again. Walk away from everything and everyone I know and relax. Sleep, work out and spend time with people who encourage you. People who know how to enjoy life. Life is short, don't waste it on hate.
So due to random happenstance we have new website address. Back when I first started blue roof productions I tried to get that web address but it was taken by an actual roofing company. So I settled for the next best thing. Blueroofsproduction.com. That has been our home since the beginning more or less. I mean there was a time when the website was blueroofproduction.weebly.com but you guys know what I mean. Every so often I would check to see if we could change it but that roofing company kept sitting on it. Tonight I was posting a new blog and found out that my domain name expired, I had changed banks a while ago and forgot to change the auto renew. While I was setting up the auto renew I thought I would check on a whim, and well now we have our new website, the one we wanted from day one.
Negativity is a cancer. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. When people bring negativity into your life it eats away at you. It takes away your will, it takes away your drive and it makes you less than you are. When people are negative it pulls you down, no matter how hard you try to over come it you can't. It eats away at your soul. Lately I've been surrounded by some negative people and it's getting to the point where I don't want to do anything. Every time I talk to them I feel physical pain in the back of my shoulders. Talking to people should not cause you to feel real life pain. Life is short, you need to do what you want to do with life, don't deal with people who don't support you. Don't deal with people who try and bring you down so they can feel better about themselves. Positivity is the most important thing in the world. Whatever you do in life always try and lift other people up. Make people feel better about themselves. Support people in their endeavors. Remember, if someone else succeeds in life it doesn't take anything away from you. If someone does something that you want to do, celebrate it! They did it and so can you! Anything in this world is possible, after all, other people did it so why can't you. I have faith in you nation! I believe in you guys and I believe in myself. Together we can change the world.
So some how my new daily blogs lasted a week and than fell to the wayside. Don't know how or why I let that happen, or wait I do! I'm lazy. I don't mean to be but that damn snooze button is so inviting. I love it so much. Makes everything in life so much better. The only problem is that it takes up a lot of time that I could use for working. I mean work or sleep, which is more important? If only we could find a way to master sleep so we no longer had to do. Life would be perfect. Well. . . maybe not perfect. Lorne from Angel didn't like what happened when he didn't sleep. He turned into a monster, is that what would happen to me? God I hope not. Maybe sleep has it's uses but I'd still rather have less of it.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.