A Forward Motion

I promised that I would keep up with my blog. Obviously, I’ve broken that promise, but at least I have an excuse.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. Filming is well under way for the production “One Model Army”. As assistant director, I’ve had a wonderful hands-on experience. Having such a direct involvement with an on-set production is very liberating. Because of unforeseen circumstances, I have also had the opportunity to wear the “Director of Photography” hat. Though, I’m still a little self-conscious when it comes to handling a camera on the set of a real production, I seem to find all my training and education quickly taking control and setting my fears aside.

Although, I would still very much consider myself an amateur, being surrounded by a crew of professionals and conditioned actors and actresses fills me with reassurance. It reminds you that when a production unit unifies, it almost feels hive-minded. It’s amazing to see everyone move in such a smooth motion and find yourself right in the middle. As cheesy as this may sound, it really holds true.

Where do I go from here? Well, I still have several more weekends planned throughout the month of August for shooting. I’ve also split up my time to work weekdays for some income. This helps to pay the bills and also help finance some new equipment and fund any potential future projects of my own (although this would probably be WAY down the road).

But, it’s nice to see that things are coming together and I’m able to keep myself busy. I’ve also been working on my writing and I’m hoping to get the next two scripts and the first part of my story called “The Paradisus Transit” published online by the end of the month. Of course, this would be in a perfect world, and since my life is far from perfect, the end of September might be a more plausible goal. We’ll see how productive I can be.

While there are really no new updates to my website, I am working hard on my personal projects. Writing has become my main concern, but I have not forgotten about the short film that was shot in May, with the special help of some wonderful Juniata people. I haven’t had the time to edit it together, but I’m still keeping it as a high priority. Hopefully, I can free up some time to finish that in the coming weeks.

Another new venture that I am working on comes in the form of an LLC. I am currently in the process of developing my own business plan for a yet untitled company that will focus mostly on film and video for entertainment, personal, and commercial purposes. This wonderful experience is really helping me understand what it means to be an entrepreneur. Hopefully, in the coming months, I can develop this plan into a workable solution that will meet my needs and the needs of others.

As always, I’ll try to keep up with this blog. Due to limited time, it’s becoming harder to provide new content with each new post, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on any of my projects. Some things take time and intend to work out all the bugs before I start posting my next batch of projects online.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! And a special thanks to all my friends and family for providing your support!

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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