Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Replacement Camera

Two years ago I fell in a pond filming the boys diving lessons fundraising video. It took a year to dry it out and I kind of got it working again. Some functions don't work and I'm slowly losing more. Sonys non replaceable camera lens has fungus growing inside and I can't take it apart to fix it. 
We have saved up $3500 towards a replacement camera. We are looking at a Sony PXW Z190 that they have in stock. $4700. Also looking at a Sony PXW z150 for $3700 but we have been waiting 8 months for one to come into stock. Hummm 

Monday, 5 December 2022

Dropped my phone

Well my day was going fine until I dropped my cell phone and broke the glass face into a million pieces. Hopefully Santa brings me a new one or maybe a secret Santa can help out. It was  Motorola E.  $156 two years ago.  Anyone's guess what the replacement cost is now days.
In other news, anyone interested in buying downloads of my films? I'm thinking about starting a Shopify store. Do I gamble on sales? I have to be super carefully with the money I have as I'm scraping the bottom of my penny bank.

Monday, 28 November 2022


I spent a bunch of money of music for the new films on the weekend. It was a Black Friday special so I saved a bunch of money. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Greg's Map

I'm still working on the edit of Greg's Map. It so challenging. Films take on a life of their own. The film is different than when I originally write it. The film is different than when I produced it. It's different than when I directed it. I have to forget all the different versions of the film as the editor and make the film that it wants to be. 
Making a films is a huge challenge and if it was easy I wouldn't make then. I love the challenge. 

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Time to replace the camera

I think I dragged as much footage as I can out of the water logged Sony x160. Micheal has on order a Sony z150 but it's not going to arrive anytime soon.  I'm thinking to find another $1000 and buy the in stock Sony z190. I will also need to buy a computer that can edit 4 k video. What to do? Just wish the films would make money to solve all the money problems.  

Monday, 24 October 2022

All new QHR Reports

11 year old Conan Bauer will be taking on new episodes of the QHR Report this week. The first episode will be on the old outdoor Fergus Pool where we filmed Swim Zack Swim in 2002. It was 20 years ago last August. 
New episodes will have a budget of $100 to produce and my hope is people will support Concans efforts and hopefully I can pay him a few bucks per episode. If you would like to sponsor episodes please contact me or swing by our website and make a contribution to new episodes. Thank you for your support. 

Saturday, 22 October 2022

The plan is

So the plan is to rent the pool for one hour at $300 to film the next round of fundraiser videos for the film. Also going to take the guys official diving photos. The guys will also get some jump time off the 5 meter platform.  I just need to fundraise the pool rental money. A great big thank you goes out to Mitchell D for his donation of $100. Just $200 more to reach the goal. 

Saturday, 15 October 2022

new actors

I'm autioning a bunch of new actors this week for the U12 boys diving film.  Hopefully people still want to support the actors diving lessons.  I need to have them funded before Nov 15 so they get a spot. Lessons are selling out fast now that I'm advertising for the team we are hirering for lessons.  If you would like to support the lessons please swing by our website www.sterlingjohnstonfilms.ca or just use the donation button on the right.  We are also looking for monthly subscribers to help cover monthly costs. Website $8 $32 for editing program, $200 for the storage locker.