My JumpStart Mentorship project is rolling along. Over the past few weeks, I’ve done a number of course at SAW Media Art Centre. Notably, Camera on the Move, Cinematography, and Intro to Colour Grading. I’m also signed up for Lighting at the very end of January 2017. I’ve learned just enough in all of these to be dangerous. I’m entrusting my faith in the process, and seeing where it goes.

I met with my mentor Laura Taler today. She’s already provided a ton of insight and she’s going to become extremely valuable next year during production and post. Also, since I have a poetry component, I met with a trusted poetry advisor, Amanda Earl, on visual poetry and playing with words.

Last night, some of the Vixens attended the Holiday Party at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. A fun time to network with the folks that we raise money for during out Fall events.

December will be busy busy, with Digi60, a grant application, a couple of writing and creative assignments, my day work (back at the RCMP for a short contract and loving it!)¬†and all the prep that was delayed *slightly* due to availabilities. I feel confident that I can get it all done. I’m going to need to be extra diligent and focussed over the typical winter holidays. It helps that it’s generally a few days of quiet while others are off doing their things. I hang out with my family on Boxing Day, and this year it’s at my niece’s place.

Next year, I have a big life/house move on the radar. That’s always on my mind as well. More on that as it develops, as I want to make sure not to get too far ahead of myself. All in good time!