Well, it looks like it is time to get the ball rolling once again. There are a couple of fun things in the works, but for today at least let's take them one at a time. The first is this:
I'm changing my policy on requests in that, for the foreseeable future, I will ONLY be doing requests.
There's only one caveat (and I guess it may not be a small one); you have to spark my imagination. You have to wow and challenge me. You have to make me dig your concept as much as you dig it. No small feat, I know, but those are the table stakes.
You can try to do that any way you like; send a note, use your previous work, hit me on Skype or AIM (jademacalla on both, but I prefer Skype and I'm cool with voice or video), accost me in an elevator and pretend I'm a venture capitalist. Whatever works; the more creative the better.
As you might imagine, time is a precious commodity these days, so I won't be able to accept every request (that's why the "Wow factor" is important) - but if you hook me, and we book it, I'll do everything I can to get you the stock you are looking for (within the limits of my personal gear, costumes, weaponry, schedule, and silly-@$$ facial expressions, of course ).
This is an experiment, and like all cool experiments it may crash and burn; but let's have some fun giving it a shot. Make a good pitch and let's see what we can create together.
A Great Example
The following comes from that extremely talented compositor, Dragon-Kiss. This is a great example of a solid pitch. It tells me in good detail what you are looking for, provides references, and, in this case, it creates a little mystery about what the project is all about.
I would like to place a stock order. I need a handyman/construction worker. I'm trying to make one but the angles dont match because its a back shot. Let me break this down.
Assume that you hammered a nail on the wall accidentally knocking the entire wall down and you see something you shouldnt.
I need a body angle like this shot.
An embarrassed expression on your face. :thumb71682327: One hand on your mouth like the other holding a hammer (not behind you back). Your head turned right looking at another shocked employee who is right next to you.
Work gloves, Shirt (anything that you would normally have on while working on the house). Jeans, If you have a work belt that would be nice and boot like shoes. Should you have those plastic hats construction workers have use that too.
is My Stock Niece
Who Is A Sassy Wench
But Compensates By Being
Unbearably Cool And Talented,
and a Faerie (even though she isn't left handed,
nor does she have amber-coloured eyes).
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The rule of thumb with my stock is: (Almost) No Rules. Do whatever non-commercial thing you want with them. If you need them to help you make a little scratch that's great, just contact me so we can work something out. Thank you.
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