Saturday, October 29, 2005

Editing Again!

I'm editing sound to the previous film that I edited picture for. It should be fantastic. I'm a little annoyed because I have editing that I need to do and they told me that the EDC was going to be open at 9am, but it's actually open at 10am, so I have to kill some time in the Emerson Channel Office. It's okay though, because I have been listening to the latest edition of the Fred Freddy Podcast, a internet radio show hosted by fellow Emerson student Fred Young. It is a hoot and a holler, so you should check it out.... or not, because it's mostly only relevant to Emerson Students. But I digress.

This should be an interesting time, and I'll tell you how the editing goes. I've never edited sound on mag-stock before (literally splicing the tape together to make your soundtrack) and it should be fun.

At 2:30 I'm meeting with the Missionaries and going to talk with William a fellow Emerson Student who is investigating the church. It should be pretty fun, and I'll try to let you know how that goes too.

In the mean time, you can visit My Webshots and check out some cool pics. (Eventually I will add many more and place this link permanently in the sidebar of my blog, but until then, just check it out!

Friday, October 21, 2005


I just saw Ed Helms of The Daily Show in Boston's Downtown Crossing... I didn't want to seem like a jerk/fanatical fan, so I tried just taking a picture from far away, but his crew kept getting in the way.


Here's my lame picture

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Sweet! Papers! Awesome! GME! Computers!

Right, so I thought that I would slam out a quick post while killing some time in the news room as they try to figure out why our video feed is not being received. I just found out that we were the ones originating the bars and tone, but that's a Tim M. problem. Anyway, I'm all well, considering that I went to bed around 2:30am with another half a page to go. Then I got up as 7am to do GME. Because even though I want to quit, I actually do enjoy my time on the set. Oh well, we'll see what happens.

So anyway, my paper was about the Gestalt Theory of Perception, and I jad to have a 4-6 page, 10 source paper. It's not that that is hard to do, per se, but I am very bad with science paper, and I hate them. I think it's because at the level I am writing, all I am really able to do is rehash what everyone has already said. I mean, optimally I would try to draw a conclusion that is original and critical, etc, but that's so hard, especially at 2am. So I decieded I'd try and finish it in the morning.

That's all for now, I've got a show to work on!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Continuity Editing Exercise! FILM IS FUN!

Okay, you've all been waiting....

Here's my second film! This one was one that I edited using splice tape and a guillitine splicer on a Steenbeck Flatbed editing machine! It was super fun, and I think I did a pretty dandy job! Please watch it and let me know what you think!
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Remember, that Quicktime 7 is required!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Film One Projects

Well, this is awesome. I shot my first roll of film EVER, an entire hundred feet of Black and White Reversal Film. Reversal film is different than conventional film in that when you shoot with it, the film is processed to be a positive image, as opposed to other films which produce a negative, from which a workprint is made. In other words, when you send film to the lab, the film you get back is the same film as the film that when through the camera when you shot it. You actually cut it up by hand to edit it!

Anyway, the first assignment was an in-camera edit, meaning that we had to story board and shot our film to obtain proper exposures, and learn how to use the Bolex camera. So I enlisted my friend Joe Collesano to help me film at Logan Airport, and this is what came out:
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Be sure to let me know what you think!

I'll be posting my second exercise (Editing for continuity) where I actually have spliced film on the Steenbeck Flatbed!