Post-Spooky Season

Hi! I’ve been off the update train for a while again! I got really invested in just getting stuff done in the weeks leading up to Halloween, and also I was posting more regular updates during that time on Twitter (as me, @johnholdun) and Instagram (to my story as @johnholdun and to the feed as @variablestage). Anyway, Graveyard Swing happened and it was really great!

If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch the video of this year’s show. It’s a 360° video, which is a format I’ve wanted to embrace for a long time and finally decided to just do it. (For what it’s worth, I’ve been really enjoying my Ricoh Theta V. It literally just works.) Still figuring out the right way to document these projects, but I think this is a pretty good step.

I’m so pleased with what we accomplished this year. Here are a bunch of notes, good and bad, that hopefully encompass everything I learned this season:

I’m gonna take a planned hiatus from the blog now for a couple weeks while I try to force myself to chill out. Bobby’s Birthday is still planned for this Spring, and I’m going to start working on it again in January, but actually I’m probably going to start working on it again in December. I have some really exciting new ideas for how to build this that solve a lot of the problems I’ve been running up against in trying to make this sort of thing sustainable. That is such a vague sentence! More later! Happy early Thanksgiving!