DIORAMA WORKSHOP - 2.0
A MESSAGE FROM FRANK DIORIO
Happy NEW YEAR everyone !!! and it will be a GREAT ONE here at Dioramaworkshop.com :)
As you may have seen in the past 2-3 years, site updates have been S-L-O-W and F-A-R between. I was swamped with lawyers crap, lawsuits, betrayals, city corruption, mom and aunts alzheimers and working 80 hour weeks in movie visual effects. That did NOT leave any free time to build dioramas yet alone come here and post updates. Well I have great news for you and I am SUPER excited.
Last summer I decided to retire from the movie biz. The visual effects have changed a lot since I began production 25 years ago. Now everyone wants higher quality in the least amount of time possible which translates basically to what we used to do in 6 months they want in 2 months so guess what? you will be working this and every weekend overtime and your days don't end at 6pm anymore, try 10, 11, midnight or even 2 in the morning. So at 53, I just don't want to do that anymore (plus my bucket list childhood dream of working at Lucasfilm's Industrial, Light & Magic came true in 2007, and those memories can't be beat) as Danny Glover said in Lethal Weapon: I'm too old for this sh*t :)
With all lawsuits and crap settled, I put my loft for sale and decided it was time to leave Montreal, the city I was born and raised in and lived all my life, and move to a small coastal town in New Brunswick, Canada. Going from 6 million population to 6,000 is quite the difference, but here there is the ocean, beaches, quiet and more important TIME.
So what does this all mean to you? well I now have the time to start building again, I have the time to interact more in social media and I have the time to update the site properly. This led me to decide a rebirth if you will or VERSION 2.0 of the site was due. I have updated to more modern GoDaddy servers and I am learning how WordPress works and will be redesigning the site to CONCENTRATE on the BASICS that I am good at and that you love the most - DIORAMAS, DECALS, BLUEPRINTS, MAKING OF's all the rest I will let go. There are plenty of other sites that do better reviews etc... So STAY TUNED... I will likely roll out the new site in PREVIEWS before the summer starts. It's gonna be so much fun. and THANK YOU for being so patient.