Sunday, December 12, 2004

Film Shoot was a Success! Financial Woes

Okay, before I tell you about the film shoot yesterday, I wanted to note that I have updated my Christmas List with a very important number. Assuming that I don't spend any money during chirstmas (HA! Fat Chance!) I will need $1062.04 to pay next semesters tuition bill. I think I may end up trying to get some temp work after all.

This starts me worrying. I know worrying accomplishes nothing, but tell my mind that! It's the one doing the worrying! But seriously, I am depending a lot on my Grandma to help me with the gaps in the financial aid. However, I know I shouldn't depend on her to pick up my slack.

This raises the question on financial aid. In about 17 days I will have to start filling out another FAFSA (argh) to hopefully receive the same or more financial aid. However, this year my mom's income went up, (even though her child support dropped about the smae amount that she is now making) and I also just read an article that said 1.4 million people will probably lose their pell grant funding (IE, 800 dollars a year, right there) if I am one of those people.

Now, my school gives me FAR more aid than the Federal Government gives me (Emerson gives me about $15,800 a year in "Emerson Grants" (That's about 2/3rds of my tuition) but still, the Federal loans are important... I mean, they add quite a bit. Of course, the Federal Loan Maximums are supposed to go up as well, so I might end up in about the same situation.

But yeah, I just wish I didn't have to worry about money. I mean, when I start enrolling in Film I and Film II, I'll have to add at least 300-400 dollars into film costs, then you add processing, which is really expensive. It's just kinda scary.

Okay, moving on to the Film Shoot for "Lunchbreak" yesterday:

The shoot was fantastic, even though I wasn't involved in the technical or creative parts of it, it was really fun to be on set and help things run smoothly. It reminded me of why I am here in the first place, to make movies.

So when we got to the location on Harvard Ave, I was a little suprised, as I had never seen it before, because it was so small. But everything worked out fine, despite many problems.

One of the problems that we had was that one of our actors decided that he couldn't make it, and we had to re-write the script! Also, we had some troubles with outside noises getting on tape, but that wasn't that big of a deal. We actually didn't start filming until about Noon, (about 1.5 hours behind schedule) but we still managed to be out of there about one hour early (10pm)it was sweet.

All of the food things went well, and I really think that was becuase I prayed the night before that there would be enough food for everyone to be filled. It worked, and I am very thankful for that help. Modern miracles do happen.

I'm going to get ready to go to church. Later!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the money, just expect it will work out, and yeah it will.