Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Well I just got back home from Pittsburgh and it's sort of bittersweet. I love my routine and everything I'm involved in but it is always nice to get away to relax and spend time with family. I feel a sense of adventure whenever I'm leaving the Virginia Beach area and a little bit of dread when I head back. Of course I always feel better when I'm comfortably in my home but some days I just want to hop on a train, bus, or plane and head somewhere I have never been before. I just love traveling I guess. J
I usually drive up to PA with my mom and brother but since fall break started before they could get off of work and school I took a 14 hour trip on a train to get to Pittsburgh. To be honest it was the best trip ever! I don't know what it is about the train that was so relaxing but I loved it! It was very peaceful and scenic. I'm hoping to take the train again when I go to D.C. this weekend for the Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert rally! By the way the train stop in D.C. is off the chain! It's three stories and filled with shops, restaurants, memorabilia, and beautiful architect! Oh, and there was some beautiful graffiti. I'm hoping to post a video of all of this as soon as I can get it together but right now I need to get some sleep before my 8 am class. Ahhh! 8 am! I miss vacation already. Haha.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
We'll technically we are in post production but I'm not apart of that process. Seeing as this was my very first film shoot I have to say it was a pretty excellent experience. We all met at starbucks at 730 which means I had to get my butt out of bed at 545ish. It takes me about 15 minutes to really get out of bed. After a few runs to the dollar store, a parade of cars to our location, and the transformation of a house to a set...we began! It was a long day but it was certainly fun. If there was an award for Best Food from the Director in the 48 it would certainly go to Eric. He bought us all catered food from Rose Bay Seafood! I worked with a good crew. Everyone got along well and was funny. We all worked efficently together and ended an hour earlier than Eric and Scott had originally planned. By the way props to the rest of my crew Alex our screenwriter and cam op who stayed up almost 38 hours straight, Tara who drove all the way from Elizabeth city and help with set up & tear down, Justin who is now in the process of editing with Eric and Scott, JP who starred in the film as well as set up and torn down everything, and Alicia who also starred in the film.
The worst part of the whole experience, if I had to pick a worst part, was how hot the lights got. I mean...I was sweating at one point! It was intense but it was good. Almost too good. I'm afraid the film shoots I'm on from here on out won't live up but I won't know that until I find out and I can't wait to find out!