Monday, March 27, 2006

Keeping It Up

I'm managing to keep things up, as I struggle along.

I got my new video card today, so that it could support my new monitor. That's a relief to have dealth with.

Also talked with my good old friend, Tanner for a while about what our plans are. It seems that he's planning on moving to Portland, ME sometime in October, so if I planned on living in Utah this summer, (as I have been considering for a little bit) I probably wouldn't ever get to stay with Tanner again.

Tommy is probably the greatest rock opera ever. It's just spectacular.

In other news, I can feel sickness welling up in the back of my throat. I've started taking herbs, and am trying to get enough sleep (ha) and eat better to fight it off, but I don't think it's going to work. I'll have a sore throat and probably something worse coming right behind it. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to have my home teachers give me a blessing when they come by this week.

My film shoot went pretty well, we've been working hard, and we only have one more day of filming before we wrap the second film. But that's still in the air because we need to find three new actors by friday. A hippie and two cops. Wish us luck.

The assembly edit of "Callisto" (I posted Julius's pictures earlier) is really good and I'm super excited that it's coming together. I hope it is done enough to enter as a "Best Film II" for the EVVY awards this year.

Which is another thing I need to be thinking about, on top of Taxes, Financial Aid, my C- in British Literature, What I'm going to do this summer, and getting sick. As EVVY Submissions coordinator, it's my job to make sure that everyone submits their work so that we have a reason to do the show. I am terrified that I will screw it up. Please pray that I will be okay. I just fear screwing up because I don't want to let the EVVYs down and be yelled at. I also need to think about what things I'm going to submit this year. I think I may submit Best Film II, Best Color Photo, maybe best Director... hahaha, right. I'll probably submit 5 on the 6th or the 7th, since it'll only cost me 52 dollars if I do it then, as opposed to 60.

I need to either a) do homework or b) go to bed.

Right now b) is looking better.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

WHOA! I'm Back From The Dead!

Okay, so I know I haven't posted in a while... but I'm hoping to get back in the habit. At least to help me stay connected to those around me.

I don't want to make this post a laundry list of all the crap that I am doing that is stressing me out, so instead I'll just share an interesting anecdote.

I was directing my Nightly News show, and as director I am calling the shots on the show. So I'm watching the monitors, telling the technical director to change the cameras, etc. It got a little loud in the studio, and I asked everyone to keep it down because I was having trouble concentrating.

Here at Emerson, there are perpetual campus tours. Emerson is a marketing machine, bringing in 7th and 8th graders on occasion to hook 'em early. So I guess the normality of seeing a tour group coupled with the fact that I was focusing on directing a show made me miss it.

I found out what "it" was after the show.

Tim Robbins.

Yeah, That Tim Robbins. The academy award winner.

He was on a tour of Emerson College, and he was in the studio while I was directing a show. Funny thing about it is that I never saw him. So I can't even tell the story as "I saw Tim Robbins". I can only say "Apparently Tim Robbins was behind me on Tuesday". Strange.

Most later.