Posts Tagged ‘filmmaking’


last night was spent doing another cut of Vice Versa. I tightened up a few shots and did considerable work editing the ending collision sequence. its still missing one more thing apparently. if i had gotten a few reaction shots and maybe another take or two, i’d be set. there is still something about actually […]

Assembly of Vice Versa

last night i put together an assembly of the rushes for Vice Versa. i think today we’ll probably watch them in class. I’m pretty sure the rest of class time is going to be spent watching clips. and talking about clips. or listening to Bill talk about clips. in minute and downward spiraling detail. i’d […]


FIN! no more shooting! now i can just concentrate on the fun part, editing. I won’t be updating friday, saturday, or sunday because i am going to Penn State to the Max Garrett Invitational for fencing. i am going to kick some lily-white nittany ass. so in honor of my victory to be i give […]

Early Film Shoot

at around 2am this morning i woke up a little bit anxious. ok, alot anxious. my film shoot was to begin at 4:30 but the anxiety came first. i lay in bed while my mind raced and worried for an hour and then some. i dozed. at 3:45 i got up went to the bathroom […]

Fencing Lesson

yeah, well i’m outta control. i’ve also got this embarassing personal problem that i’ve had for several weeks now. its uncomfortable and makes me very self-conscious. and i don;t know how to fix it apart from going to the doctor. and i don’t have time for that. the above was just filler until i could […]

Blessed Be

May a blesséd star shine upon Alissa and Sarah and Salim. I give them thanks a thousand times. As I struggled to haul my several hundred pounds of film equipment across campus, I passed at least a dozen guys who I know. None of them asked to help. However when Alissa and Sarah saw me […]

Sprinkler Madness

motherfucking, goddamn sprinklers. i was all set up for my test shoot, the lighting was done, the talent was arriving momentarily and then guess what happens…the motherfucking, goddamn sprinklers turn on! ergo, i rushed about moving expensive camera equipment and lights around while jets of water squirt about me. shit like that always happens on […]

Location Scout

Emily and I did the location scout for our film today. we hit up 3 coffee shops, a deli and a bakery. We like Molly McGuire’s the best so far. we need to ask our prof what the best way to shoot through a window would be. reflection and enough light inside the room will […]

Film Pitch Crash Burn

well all three of my film pitches got shot down today. i wasn’t too surprised. i have trouble coming up with ideas for narrative films. thats not what i am concerned with. i’m going to make non-fiction films dammit, i could care less about the intricacies of the Hollywood screenplay. The basic concepts of screenplay […]

‘bee in the quad

today was spent in another filmic indulgence that all too often turns into a monstrous beast of unimaginable power. murphy’s law applies to filming more than any other activity. i tossed the ‘bee a bit in the quad after, with my ‘roos which was a good relief for the mental stress that 7 hours of […]