Hey there everyone, my name's Dustin. If you don't know, I'm Adam's wife's brother (I think they call that a brother-in-law for short), and I help Adam with whatever he needs for South Town Productions. I'm trying to help him take South Town to the heights he and I both know it can go, so as a part of that I'm gonna be posting some blogs as well to help with the website. Before I go too in depth with a few blog projects I have in mind, it'd be a good idea to tell you guys about myself.
The first thing I want anyone to know about me as an artist is that I am a writer first and foremost. I've been writing poetry for about a decade or so now. One of the first things I'd like to write about on here are some of the writers that have influenced me the most. I started dabbling in short stories in high school, and about the same time I had a couple books I tried working on that eventually ended up in the trash. Right now I'm working on another book that I believe has a lot of potential. I don't want to reveal too much about it until it's closer to being done, but imagine something along the lines of The Salem Witch Trials set in early 1820's Louisiana.
And as you all already know, South Town Productions is a video production company, so I wouldn't really be able to help out if I didn't also work with video. My love of the artform started about the same time as I started writing, but I didn't have any equipment at my disposal for a while, so I've only really been able to work with video for around six years. I do, however, have three years of TV production experience, which has been overall fun, but I don't plan on returning unless it's for a set that has nothing to do with news.
On a similar note to video production, I also love photography, and, well there's not really much else to say about that. I don't think you could ever really judge a photographer by what they think about photography, you really just gotta look at their work. So if you wanna see any of mine you can check out my Instagram, @_d_u_s_t_y_c_a_r_ I actually just made a post a few hours ago that you can go give a like ;) And while you're there you can also take a look at some of my graphic design work. I'll admit, there isn't just a whole, whole lot there to look at, but I think there's enough there that you'd be able to get a good idea of what I try to do with photography and graphic design.
And, well, that's pretty much me as far as art is concerned. I have a lot more to say about writing, A LOT more, but we'll get to that when we get there. As far as blog projects go, I plan to do write-ups on a lot of poems, maybe some video game stuff every now and then, and I especially look forward to covering The Amory Wars in depth and the magnitude of storytelling that's gone into that series.
Thanks for reading about me, I look forward to having meaningful conversations about art with all of you. I'll see you in the next post, and don't forget to love one another!