Over the last six months I have been working out of a studio, and a couple of weeks ago I took over managing it. The guy who originally ran the space took a full-time job so I’ve stepped in to keep it going.
While working here I’ve realized a few things:
So, this studio has become its own project with lots of different pieces that I can focus on. A few weeks ago it was figuring out how to wire a studio-wide sound system. This week it is improving the overhead lighting situation.
I’ve also been modeling the studio to figure out some of the bigger projects that I will probably take on over the next couple of months.
First thing is rebuilding the kitchen area. I want to put in a counter and improve the storage for all of the kitchen stuff. Right now it just spills over into the main area of the studio.
Then at some point I want to build some dividing walls and shelves in the open half of the studio. I already picked up a free couch (thanks Chelsea), but that whole area could be so much better.
Ultimately I want to get a couple more people into this space full time. Right now we have at least one empty desk, but most of the week I’m here by myself. I have to believe there are other people out there looking for a nice studio to work in every day.
I started using RoughAnimator to animate some little things on my iPad. It’s a very strange app, but I kind of love it. It reminds me a little bit of my favorite drawing app Linea, but significantly less polished.
Animation is something I have wanted to get better at for a long time, so I hope having a simple tool will make it easier to get into.
This has been your sorta regularly scheduled occasional.email.