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Royal Academy of Music #POTD

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IMG_20140804_203758Today was a great day as I got to work on a shoot with my brother which we’ve not done for many many years and it was really great.

It was nice to work in such an effortless fashion which only happens when you are used to working with each other. The shoot itself was simple enough and we got through it with some great footage.

Made me appreciate how much I like working with my bro.

Work Update

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Again I find myself in what feels like an unrelenting onslaught of work for which I am very grateful but I am looking forward to the time when Ruth will be able to help with project management.

  1. See For Yourself site Tearfund
  2. Tearfund Emergency site
  3. RL at Home site updates
  4. The Open Door Venue site
  5. Cast Ireland site – just launched but updates needed
  6. Ted Smith Site
  7. Shiva Zargham site
  8. Startouch Typing site
  9. Christian Aid Change Alliance Site
  10. Ealing Council Video
  11. Pursuit Promo Video
  12. Niall McNally Site

Now trying to see if I can find some great project management software that will fit well with the different types of projects I work on.

Suggestions welcome.

Ten Years Blogging Yo!!

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Ten-Years

I started my first ever blog post with the title “Welcome to ma website Yo!!” It seems fitting to mark the tenth anniversary of my blogging life.

While most of the older posts make me want to shove my fist in my mouth as I appreciate how much of a dork I used to be. All the past relationships, the manic rants, the forlorn prose all point towards the simple success of this blog and what I started it for.

This blog was never going to be something I wanted to be successful in the sense of numbers of visits (although secretly I celebrated every hit with triumphant bliss). The main function was to (b)log my life so that I would be able to look back and see where/how-far I’ve come.

It does that pretty well and I enjoy being able to look back.

Seeing as this is the tenth year I thought I’d go with the cliché of listing a ten:

Ten most popular posts (it depresses me that a Facebook related post is at the top):

New Facebook screenshot 3,284
7 Deadly Sins Comparitor Chart 1,081
Thankful For Jesus 977
CTOTD: 30 Magical Examples of Natural Light Photography 924
DIY Why? – The Upcycled Futon 3 of 8 618
Enable Hotspot on Orange HTC Desire 557
Faith, Loss & Due Dates 547
Oaktree 24/7 Prayer Room 441
CTOTD: Beautiful Architectural Photography 340
DIY Why? – The Drop Leaf Table 6 of 8 300

And here be some basic stats about the site:

  • has had over 67k views
  • has had 1890+ posts
  • has had 1800+ images uploaded
  • has had 350+ comments

Editing, Compositing, Coding & Being Awesome! @soulsurvivorgb

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SSWorkin

Last time I wrote about work I said it was pretty busy. That’s still the case!

Today I’m all over the SoulSurvivor summer 2014 promos. The image gives a sneak peek as to what’s going on with it. I’m quite happy with how it’s going.

The weekend was pretty busy working on getting the 24-7Prayer P&M series to the next level which I’m happy with so far. Waiting to hear back from them to see what they think.

Tomorrow I’m back on the cacophony of web projects!

There be no rest…..

Quietly keepin busy

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explosion

Since the summer I’ve been quietly busy mainly because the business exploded in to lots of work.

I’m currently working on 7 Web Projects & 2 film projects. October is a month of delivering a lot of these so it will be quiet for a little while longer on the blog here.

Feeling blessed to have so much work on!

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Two Years

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This weekend represents the two year birthday of this freelancing lark which for me is a resounding success. A few weeks ago I reached a milestone with the amount of jobs crossing my desk exceeded one hundred which was in itself a real celebration for Ruth and I. It seems like eons ago when I first started – remember this:

Over the past two years I have worked on some amazing projects with some amazing people and I have loved (almost) every single moment of it. Here’s some stats:

  • Cups of tea consumed: 1600
  • biscuits consumed: 1300
  • Pints of water/squash: 1095
  • Websites build: 19
  • Vimeo Posts: 57
  • Megabytes of video shot: 2725
  • Hours of editing: 580
  • Emails Sent: 3515
  • Emails Read: 5857
  • Hours spent on phone: 178
  • Tweets sent: 2990
  • Blog posts written: 14
  • Hours spent staring out my window thinking: 134
  • Post-its used: 264
  • Tracks listened to: 13824
  • Freelancers used: 5
  • Part Timers hired: 1

The Future:

So what’s next? Well – I want to continue and I want to grow the business.
I don’t really know anything about growing a business but I do know that we feel compelled to keep going and to see what happens. We’ve always held lightly to our ambitions and wanted to give more room to organic growth and f course to see what God’s hand in all of this might be.

My hopes are to grow and collaborate a lot more this year. There are still different types of projects I want to do and have yet had the pleasure. I want to combine the great network of professionals I’m connected with. I want to make the business sustainable so I can support a family! I want to create some AMAZING things!

Over the next few months I’ll be looking at bigger business plans, networking opportunities that doesn’t suck, and possibly some rebranding!

TwoYears

101 Jobs Give away

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101Jobs

Work has gone quite well since beginning back in August 2011. We’re still not earning huge amounts but its been growing steadily. This has been massively encouraging and I’ve loved every minute of it…..except the minutes that were really stressful!

I operate a job numbering system to help me keep track of invoices, estimates and jobs. We are fast approaching job number 100. This represents a great success for me and to celebrate this I decided to have a celebratory give-away! Why 101? 101 is 1 more than 100 and it looks better.

As more work comes in, the project that lands on job number 101 will get £101 pounds off the final invoice of the project.*

So spread the word that digitalcreative.tv is moving upwards and onwards and let people know that I’m keen to help with their digital projects!

*This offer can only be applied to jobs that consist of 4 days of work or more. I, as Mark Robinson Digital Creative, make all and final decisions on how and who the offer is given to. The winner of the give-away will be announced on the website.

Most ironic spam email ever!

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SPAM! [don't buy] dѧvid via Compfight

I manage and run a few websites for different clients and along with that is dealing with the spam that some of them get hit with. I have tools to deal with spam and usually only about 3-5% gets through the net.

This morning one of those slippery blighters got through then net which resulted in me literally coughing out a very audible giggle in the middle of the queue in the post-office.

Here is a screen grab of said email:
Spam

This made my day – what’s been making yours?

Happy Birthday WordPress

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Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 22.26.29It’s the tenth WordPress of the awesome and brilliant WordPress platform.

WordPress has been a key tool for me over the past few years and has become an essential tool in my a**enal. I use it for both personal and professional clients and it has been the platform on which this site has been based since 2007.

I am so grateful for the amazing software and the fact that it is totally free and open-source.

Have some photos of our ride this afternoon ion Richmond park to celebrate – this stuff is the reason I started blogging in the first place:

New Ident for Digital Creative

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Idents are an important part of a production companies a**enal. They are a way of attributing work in  an impactful way and over the years I’ve made several different ones:

The first ident I created for my own purposes was the one for Mediachill which I was proud of at the time:

Then I wanted to created one for my blog as I was posting more stuff online and I was doing these silly vlogs (this period of vlogging didn’t last long) and this was the resulting ident:

That evolved into an equally silly ident several years later which I really like technically. I may even keep the ide of this one for something later but my face just doesn’t cut it:

Since then I’ve created a few more for other clients but I still hadn’t gotten down to creating an ident for Digital Creative. I had created a closing graphic arrangement which was good for sticking on the end of things but there was no real presence and didn’t fully represent what I feel DC is all about.

Today is different!

I was able to finally think about what I wanted and what would represent DC well. I wanted edginess, punchiness and attitude and I wanted something that reeked of professionalism but was also cool.

This is the new ident for Mark Robinson Digital Creative:

What do you think? What would you want in your own ident?

New blog for Tearfund

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TF-JourneysJust did a soft launch of this site for a client.

The official launch is coming soon as will the portfolio write-up but for now we need the search engines to do their thing.

Click the image above to help us along for some jolly ranking joy!