"Why do we fall, sir?"

As busy as I have been lately. I wanted to take a moment to keep up with my blog posts. Everything’s been going very smoothly with all video projects, at least as smoothly as this business allows things to run. Fortunately, I’m very content with where I am right now. It’s almost been a month and a half since I graduated from college, and I feel I’ve really gained some major footing. I can now proudly say that I’ve had some post-college experience in both video production and photography, and I am very content with the end product.

Last weekend, we wrapped production for Nickel 17 Production‘s short film “Soliloquy”. I can’t say enough how thankful I am to be a part of this. I enjoyed every moment of it and look forward to seeing the film once it is completed.

I am excited for my next official project, which is slated to begin production in August. Although, I don’t want to give away any official details yet, I can say that I feel this project has a lot of potential, and I am very ecstatic to be on board!

Personal projects have also been progressing at a steady pace. I have recently edited and uploaded the original script for my college project, The Waiting Room. This story was written as a rough script for a college class. It was then edited down and adapted into a short story that I needed as a portfolio piece at the time. I’ve always wanted to revisit the project and refine the script. Recently, I finally decided to put my other writing projects on hold to finish the editing process. I finally finished it and placed it into my writing portfolio.

Now that I’m finished with this, I am starting to work on the script for “Self-Censored”. If I have another moment, I’d like to add the treatment to my portfolio, which I finished about a week ago.

I also have several new photos in my Flickr stream! Previously, I took a break from photography to focus more on video production, but after seeing these photos, I am very excited to start shooting stills again!

While everything has been going well with work, it’s hard not to ignore that this kind of business can be rough at times. Already, I have faced issues in clashing visions, pricing disagreements, and contacting potential clients. However, this tends to happen to someone who ventures into the territory of entrepreneurship, so I am actually glad that I’ve already experienced this part of the business. As they say, “You learn from your mistakes,” and I feel that I’ve learned more in the past month about the film/video industry than I ever did in a semester of college. While, this will undoubtedly not be last time I experience the downside of this business, I feel better prepared as I take the next steps into the future. I feel a new business venture coming soon. And, many more projects on the way. Stay tuned, and check out the website, if you have a chance! Thanks!

Author: Steven E. Croner

Hey, everyone. How are you? I’m doing pretty well. My name is Steven. I’ve been living in Pittsburgh for a few years now. What sort of projects have I been working on, you ask? Well, I’ve assisted with several indie film productions in that time, mostly directly behind the camera or working with camera operations. It has been pretty fun. I’ve also been working on several other projects individually. This website is a collection of those projects that I do on in my spare time. Please click on the links above to learn about some of the work that I do in digital media and writing. I hope you enjoy my collection, which is a combination of old, archived work and new content I am compelled to share with you. Please feel free to interact, engage, and help me make some friends and colleagues in the creative media communities!

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