By January 31, 2016, relaunch my personal website, containing a portfolio, a blog, and a secondary blog named CG Short Showcase. Once launched, the website will be kept current by regularly posting on the blog showing progress on my various projects and posting 2 short films on the CG Short Showcase blog per week.
I need a nice portfolio website where I can simply post my projects, but it also needs to be a nice, clean and aesthetically pleasing site. And I do not want to have to (although I can) code it, concentrating my efforts on the content and not the website building itself. Enter Weebly.com (check it out, its awesome!).
I've had a number of attempts at at website in the past, on various platforms, and they all fizzled out, and quite quickly too. So upon reflection on why do they fizzle, so the main reason I cam up with are:
Enter Austin Kleon and his book Show Your Work! (he also wrote Steal Like an Artist which I also enjoyed). One of the main lessons in this book is to show your work in progress, not just the finished completed work. So by showing progress on the various projects I work on it will increase the number of posts and keep the momentum going. Plus people are naturally curious and like to see how things are made, sometime more that the finished product.
Another idea for a blog I had was for a CG Short Showcase, where I showcasing the best CG Short Films available on-line. I love animated films and there is a lot of great short films available on-line create by students, start-ups and even established studios. So whenever I find a great one, I can showcase it and share it with the world. A key part to this blog will be the acknowledgement, credit and link to the original creators. A lot of work and skill and dedication goes into creating films, and the creators deserver all the credit.
As you are here, part 1 is achieved. Now the hard part of keeping current and regularly posting (not that the building and launching part was easy).
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