April 2, 2020

​I am so damn EXCITED today!

I’ll tell you why if you read on…

But, before that, I wanna tell you little story:

Last night before I was going to sleep, I had my nightly ritual of listening to the Joe Rogan podcast. 

And, I heard something very interesting:

Something I never considered but, it astounded me when I thought about it…

I bet it will impress you too!

Joe had a guest on called Rick Baker.

Rick Baker is someone I’ve NEVER heard of but he’s worked on some BIG hollywood movies…

He’s a make-up artist famous for creating some wild and realistic creature effects. For example, he worked on:

  • American Werewolf In London
  • Coming To America
  • Michael Jackson’s legendary Thriller music video
  • Planet Of The Apes (The 2001 version)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas

And more…

But, here’s the interesting thing:

​These two legendary dudes started talking about a guy called Ray Harryhausen…

And, Ray is an absolute G!

Why?

Well, Ray was a visual effects creator on a bunch of early films…

Most notably to me is: Clash Of The Titans…or Jason And The Argonauts.

I’m not 100% on WHICH of these movies I saw, or if it was both…

But, I remember seeing (one of or both of) them on TV as a kid and I thought – “wow, this is a wack ass film”…

My child brain probably didn’t phrase it that way but, you get the point. 

I was a kid and I didn’t wanna watch ANY old movies (these films were made in 1981 and 1963 respectively).

I only wanted to see the best, glossiest most modern stuff available…

But, here’s the point:

In the 1963 film Jason And The Argonauts, there’s a scene where a group of men fight some skeletons…

Today, this is unimpressive…but back in 1963 fam??

That was some sensational work!

And, the crazy thing is:

Ray used stop-motion animation to animate all the skeletons by HIMSELF…

That means he created little skeleton models and moved them, taking pictures frame-by-frame (there are 24 frames for ONE second of film, usually) until the skeletons were animated in the way he needed…

He did this for a FIGHT scene…with 7 skeletons…that lasted about 2 minutes…

Cuz, that would’ve taken AGES!

For context, these days studios employ hundreds of people to pull of these kinds of special effects…

AND, they have the luxury of computers that can automate some of the tedious work (if you’ve ever used keyframes in adobe premiere pro or another editing software then you know what I mean).

Now you can set a start point and an end point and your editing program can fill in the blanks.

I even tried my hand at animation a few years ago (it was for a music video that never came out) but, it was LOOOONG…even with today’s software…

Ray didn’t have that luxury.

He did that boring ass work, step-by-step…

He got the job done…

He became a LEGEND…

…and 40+ years later a child version of me saw these skeletons and thought they looked janky af.

There’s a lesson in there…

Anyways, why am I excited today?

Here’s why:

I’ve spent the last few days doing a bunch of marketing stuff behind the scenes…

…preparing…plotting…progressing…

I updated my beat catalogue page (reply to this email and tell me what you think).

And today, I’m finally gonna be creating some new products that I know you’re going to LOVE!

I cant wait to get all this work done so I can focus on making content and getting these amazing offers in your hands…

I’m gonna be doing all the necessary step-by-step work…even if it’s boring…

And I’m gonna take pride in it – Just like Ray.

Now click the link below and tell me what you think of my updated beat catalogue page!

Are you feeling it or nah?

https://JayCartere.com/Beats

All the best,

Jay “One Person Can Do Great Things” Cartere

About the author 

Jay Cartere

Who is Jay Cartere?

It's a long story, but I'm going to make it short because I respek your time...

I'm a producer, rapper, singer and creative entrepreneur from London.

My musical journey started in 2007 when I decide to spit some lyrics to a grime beat... through a laptop.

That's right, no mic or anything - I was spitting DIRECTLY into the laptop cuz.

It's safe to say things have changed since then...

But, that's not all:

The journey has never been easy...I had to put my entrepreneurial mind to work and figure this stuff out.

I taught myself how to record and engineer my music.

I also had to learn how to film and edit music videos.

How to market, promote, sell and build a business.

Poverty gave me the pressure I needed to develop these skills...

Now I'm gonna share those skills with you...

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