if you’re ever feeling sad, just remember that according to the infinite multiverse theory, there is a universe out there in which you are a member of starfleet and have probably saved the world at least once
I’ve spent that past few weeks working (Note: I fucking love my job) and the weekends also, sort of working. I vowed today to not do anything remotely work related today… Let’s see if that works out at all :P
My day 6 (of 15) is less than 12hrs away (5am call time) and the producer just called me saying they're going to add a new character that starts tomorrow and we need to issue a new call sheet... But doesn't know who this person is or what scenes they'll be in. Ever had that? How'd you deal?
Release a blue call sheet that just says “LOL” under scenes, cast, and call time.
I have recently gotten an amazing job, and have been spending a lot of time learning and growing there. So a lot of my time is going there. The rest of my time is going towards another thing I can;t talk about yet, but I will soon!
I am amazed the change to myself that has happened in the last two weeks.
Not long ago, I was having such trouble sleeping I could not rest my eyes until the sun had fully passed the horizon, and they would stay closed until well after that ball of gas was on the way back down.
Now I have started falling asleep at regular hours and waking up early. The idea of working best at night is a myth. I am happier, more active, get FAR more done in the same amount of time awake. It is such an interesting feeling to know that you have read an entire book before 1600, a time in which you often were waking up not two weeks ago.
It is amazing what waking up early and doing some simple warm-up exercises (stretches, squats) has done for my state of being. I’m more creative, driven, and most importantly: Happy.
I swear… Avid is like an abusive girlfriend. Some days she is all “Oh, I live you” and acts exactly how you expect with a pleasant challenge. Other days she is manipulative, nothing is going the way it usually does, and then JUST as your about to quit… Flips the switch again. Ugh.
Long story shirt I have been incredibly, stupidly, busy. This is a good thing. It really is. I have recently been doing some roto work that has been some of the most artistically rewarding if my career thus far. 11 shots in 6 days wasn’t ideal, but it was a great challenge. Now to recharge, and start working in the next one!
Yesterday, I went in to help a friend with a project, I don’t want to say too much but I’ll just say that it was something he had someone else do and I was re-doing.
He left me to get started and went out to get a cigarette. I quickly finished the shot and went put to meet up with him and chat about other work he wanted to get done.
The look on his face was one of worry, since he assumed something was wrong and though I may not be able to get the work completed. His expression soon became priceless when I told him I was actually finished.
In late 2012 myself, my good friend/producer Chuck some other colleagues and a few actors all got together and over two shooting days we shot a short film titled IMPACT. I don’t want to divulge too much information about it yet, but I can safely say I am proud of it!
You may be wondering why a 5 minute short film has taken over a year to complete? Well, that is simple. We had/have no money, nor a deadline. We are taking our time with this to make it the best it can be. Audio has been the real hangup, something so important we needed to find just the right person for the job. It took us awhile and we finally found someone who we feel will be a good fit for the project.
This past week I went into the colour suite and did some work on the short, trying to dial in the look of the film. Now, these are just a first pass and not indicative of the final look of the film; but I feel they are a good example of the feel of the short we will be going for.
Hello all! So, Project Monday, as an experiment, is finished.
However, I don’t think I’m done with this tumblr I feel that this is best served as a blog, a way to explain my thoughts on things, update everyone on new projects and the like. In the new year, I will begin posting every monday again, HOWEVER: It will rarely have video content.
I don’t know exactly what this will become, if anything. but I’m excited to find out with you!
So, this week I grabbed most of what I have created and put on this blog over the past two years and compiled it into a short retrospective. It was interesting to go through my old photos and really explore how I have greown and changed.
I won’t speak too much here. But the embed is below. share it with your friends if you like!