Monday, February 27, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy... In other words, if it's not one thing, it's another.

Well, I've been working incredibly hard for the last little while, but part of me wants to know what's happening to me. I don't use my time as effectively as I should, because somehow I don't have enough time to do the things I need to do--and I end up doing them poorly or not at all.

I have a take-home mid-term exam for a class called British Liturature. It was a huge mistake to take this class in the first place, and I am going to pay for it with the grade that I will undoubtedly receive. It's due Thursday and I haven't started.

My Nightly News Show that I direct is going up tommorow morning at 10:30am, and I'm nervous because I've never done it before. We'll see what happens.

This weekend was the taping of the first of my two film II shoots. We shot on location in New Hampshire, and let me tell you, it was SUPER exhausting, but it was very fun, rewarding and I can't wait to see the footage when it comes back. In the mean time, if you'd like to see some stills from the production, visit our director's flickr account. He took some awesome stills, and you'll be able to see what our film is going to look like. I'm so excited.

I produced, but we worked with basically just the four of us, plus the two actors. I helped by Assting with the Camera, Gaffing, (setting up lights) in addition to my producer duties. I only got 3.5 hours of sleep before I got up at 5:20am. I didn't sleep until 2:30am the next day. And I only got to sleep for three hours that night too. But I now have my midterms, EVVY's stuff to worry about, Taxes, housing, financial aid, W2's, Homework, reading, why my computer is acting up, cleaning, packing and doing all that stuff that you have to do. (This is a truncated list.)

Well, I always feel tired... maybe I am diabetic or something? I doubt it.

I loved working on this film, and I had an amazing time, and while I was doing it I really felt like all my decisions to spend all my (and everyone elses) money on this film school were affirmed. However, I still don't feel like I know enough or have enough experience... In fact, I feel like I am slowing down... and the one thing that you can't do in this day and age is slow down. Or you get left in the dust. I want to make a film, I want to make something amazing, and I want to be in a creative role... but I keep finding myself in Producer roles. I don't really like it as much, but it seems that I'm pretty good at it. Is this God's way of guiding me, or am I just not being assertive enough to get into my creative roles. Who knows. I sure don't.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sitting Evvy Office... It's Been A While, Ain't It?
And I'm Hella Busy, Too!

Well I'm sitting in the EVVY Office again, and all seems well. Except that I am writign in my weblog when I have tons of things I should be doing instead. Such is life. It's going to start getting very very busy, very very quickly. Today I basically onlyy had 3 hours of free time from 8am to 10pm.

So much for academia.

Such is the way it should be at a school like Emerson. I'm working on producing my film two stuff, and I just did a rough budget the other day, and realized I'm probably going to be spending over $500 dollars on these two short films.... and I'm already trying to do the cheap route! One major way that we could get costs down would be to find someone with a van/suv or truck witha cap so that we don't have to rent a car. Those costs alone are around 400 dollars of the total budget... About 1/4th!

Other than that, things seem to be going pretty well. This is what's on my plate in the near future.

Direct Nightly News Show A (Show time + one meeting per week)
Segment Producing Speechless (Includes finding EDITORS, WHICH IS GETTING HARDER! + two meetings per week)
Camera Operating Speechless (Show Taping)
Chyron (Graphics Computer) Operating for Tracking (Show Taping)
Master Control Associate (Programming The Channel, putting in tapes + one meeting per week)
On Air Promotions Editing (Off and On)
Editing "Gentle Urban Beasts Of Burden" for Women In Motion (ASAP!)
Acting In Rob Krauss's Digital Film "Self Help" (All This Weekend)
Host Packages for The Gentlemen's Club (shooting on location once a week)
Submissions Coordinator for the EVVY Awards, which includes four meetings a week, plus updating and figuring out the submissions packets and methods.
General Meetings for ECTV every other week.
Producing My Film II "Callisto" (Two Meetings a week)
Sitting EVVY Office (2 hours a week)
Hosting "The News" as a Weatherman (One Show Taping a Week)
One book to read a week for British Literature Class

That's a pretty complete list, but it doesn't count all the e-mails and things I have to deal with (Like sleeping, eating, personal hygene, etc)

I'm crazy I guess. But as I've told others--I'm not paying 35,000 plus dollars to sit around hanging out with friends. I can do that for free!


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Brokeback To The Future

This movie, a parody re-edit of Back To The Future footage, is absolutely hilarious! The concept was created by Emerson College's own comedy troupe, Chocolate Cake City and edited by Patrick De Nicola and Jonathan Ade. It is hilarious! Check it out here!

It's already becoming an internet phenomenon, being linked by sites like and!

I'm so proud of Emerson stuff!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Never Enough Time

I have class in half an hour, and I am way too busy these days. My presentation on Auteur Theory in Television is due at 4pm today, but I have class until 2pm, so I've got 2 hours to pull it all together.

Oh well.

I sold my first item on e-bay, which is cool. I'll be shipping it out tommorow. Anyway I had better go. Hope all is well!