Camera: Olympus D550
Date Taken: Jan.02.2003
Camera: Olympus D550
Date Taken: Jan.02.2003
So after a few failed attempts to get everybody together over the last week we
have gotten together this eve and had an extremely productive session. I have
cast half the roles tonight
Maya is Cathy,
Martian is Tony,
Tammy is Judy,
Andrew is Bill,
Daniela is Lucy.
Andrew has also said the he may be able to acquire us an elevator for a weekend
which is very cool
It seams that we are starting to get the ball rolling, as people are starting to
get excited. I was worried about peoples levels of commitment at first but now
it looks as thought everybody is getting really excited and jumping in with
suggestions, and willing to stay late. The group is also getting a bit tighter
and far more accepting. In fact I was surprised to see that when I showed up 5
min late for today’s meeting that they were all there waiting and talking
amongst themselves. This is a good thing :) In fact martin who had never met any
of the crew was already introduced and chatting amongst them. It is good to see
that initial bonding, and that they are working well together as well.
So we have started to discuss characters and the life that they lead. I am for
some reason having a hard time relaying my character visions to the cast, It may
be the pure number and diversity of characters that we have to deal with I am
not sure but I am having a much harder time then with Emily for example. I am
sure that it will all come together though. I am very excited about the entire
project and can’t wait to get into things. I am going to start filming the brain
storming sessions we have and keep it for a making of type film LOL the extended
features of the DVD perhaps. I am also going to start working with Maya on some
story boards and such.
Daniela, Maya, Martian, and I are meeting this Friday to begin the long and
tedious process of Character development. I really have to get the shit together
for this as well.
However, I am quite tired and ready for bed so I will sign off with this my
incoherent rant of sorts.
Day 3 DOTP
Last night I went to the fava Monday night club, ended up being the camera man for the evening. I had a great time taking direction from another director and well basically keeping my mouth shut. I also got to see everbody act a little bit which was cool for I acually talked to this actor named andrew after we went for coffee with danelia and discussed the Destiny script. he sounded very interested & totally into what we are doing and is excited in coming out. We are gettingt together on wendesday eve with the group for coffee. there should be about 7 of us that night so we are getting really big as a group. I am also meeting with Martian on wednesday afternoon.
So today we filmed some extra scenes to the Crazy artist script. Daniela and I went out this morning and film some of the montage scenes that are all HEY LOOK I HAVE INSPEARTION … :)
Day 2 DOTP
We also talked a little bit about ‘DOTP script she sounds really excited about it. I have thought about the different location that we may need to do this Flick and I feel that the Black dog and Keegans would be the best bet for the locations that are in public establishments as per the script. The hardest thing about this film will be do we make an elevator in our living room for the Elevator scenes or do we suck up to a building manager and get them to close down an elevator while we film. I am thinking that the making of a replica will be the best because then we have complete and utter control over the setting and we have no funky issues with lighting or anything. Miranda disagrees with me and says that we should get a real elevator and have it stopped and film. I think we will choice the creation method. I have no idea as of yet who I will begin to think about casting in what position as it stands but that will all come in time. I secretly would love to have this film in the can by March and be well ready to take on The 3 friends and a funeral script or start the Art Film. May be pushing it really I don’t know :)
Tomorrow I meet with Heidi in the afternoon to see what’s up and if she would like to join our team :)
Any way the director need s sleep cause the director is sick and the director needs to get his ass in gear cause there is lots of people counting on what he does :)
Day 1 DOTP
So today Miranda and I spent the morning sitting down and Reading the “Its Destiny on the Phone’ Script. I have decided that I would Like to do this one. We sat and discussed the different things that we need to figure out and such !
Today is the beginning of the Movie
So here I am in school in class waiting for the class to start. I found the best free music site last night, it has all these great songs that are totally free to use. Some of the songs are really good although other are really bad 80’s music. So the doors have been thrown wide open when it comes to the creative use of music in films. I also have put an ad at Indecline asking for some music and I have been getting some response from that. All is good that way. We have been rocking on the films lately, in fact I am meeting like 6 people tonight. So we will see what comes from that :)
Anyway I should be paying attention to the Prof now :)
Well Class was good today. We talked about the social control Theory which is a whole lot a complicated stuff. Tomorrow we have a guest lecture and then two more classes after that and we have the Final :) So I am thinking about looking at the script that I had started writing again. I need to finish it by Oct that has always been the goal date that I had thought was a bit to long. But guess what here we are half way through Aug and I haven’t done a thing on it :) Well Maybe next week :)
So I like love Fire wire :) I transferred the Whole project to the laptop and I was working on it in my breaks in class today It is basically finished I think I just need to go over everything with a fine tooth comb. Making sure that the cuts are perfect and the sound is good. Could take a little bit of work. Then I am going to look at Emily again. I just cant seem to believe that it is as good as Miranda says it is. I don’t really know how to look at this project objectively other then just doing it all text book. And that is what I think I will do. Anywho I am to be studying right now.
So yesterday, Marcel Came over he seems like an all right guy. A little less pretentious then most filmmakers that I have been dealing with. :) So anyway we talked about the film that he would like edited and the stuff that he needs to do like work dubs ETC.. He may be coming over soon to start editing. I will most likley make about 600ish bux out of the deal. So Miranda and I sat down after he left and basically finished a film that I had been working on before I got dreads. It is really cool and I really like it. It still needs a lot of work but its looking ok. I am the biggest critic of anything I do so I kind of have a hard time thinking that it is fabulous like Miranda says it is. :) But hey what can you do:)
Monday August 12 2002 12 – 3 pm
So Here I am in class and we are talking about Spit. Odd I am for a reminder in my crim class Odd I am sure that there is a point ahhh there is it is – Spit is gross = Socially constructed Odd. So anyway, I answered an email from Lindsey at FAVA about a guy that is looking for a Digital Editor and/or suite. So I fired an email to him and got a call back the same day. He sounds like this sorta odd guy I am not really sure what to expect from him. However, irregardless the guy is going to pay me money and I mean real money to edit video. Well I am not sure of all the details he is going to come over tonight at around 5 pm and we will talk about what his needs are. Should be cool. Miranda and I have totally cleaned our Kitchen/art room and living room. It is so very cool. There is like nothing in our living room except our futon and Miranda’s desk. The track lighting is in on the walls in each side of our living room with three lights on each string, there are pointed on the wall at the paintings that we are hoping to place on the wall. I have also been drawing all the time, just drawing parts of our house including our kitchen and living room and the painting easel with the drawing on the easel with the drawing easel etc…. I also drew this neat pic of a fist using pastels and charcoal on drawing paper. I will post a pic of of it up soon. In fact I will have most of my work up here soon. Ahhh we are going over our tests now and she (Prof) is making up read one of our answers out loud I really hate that I hope that she won’t choose me. I didn’t do as good on this exam as I did last time. I only got 67.7% Unlike the 78 that I got on the last one. Wow I made it all the way through the test review and I didn’t have to read out loud. Man oh man there are these two whinny chicks in the class and they are all whoa is me they are making our program stay at Millwood’s and blaa blaa and there is like no support and nobody to sit there for hours and listen to me wine about bullshit. Man I wonder how long they last in any other school. Like the UofA or the UBC you know a real school that isn’t there to hold your hand and your education is in your own hands YOUR HANDS. People are just so goddamn apathetic and lazy you know that. Like today they are all asking the Prof can you out line what exactly I should know for the final cause I don’t want to read the 138 pages in one of the chapters. Oh ok the break is over now so Id better pay attention :)
Oh she has given us all the notes on a hand out so I just have to pay attention, which I guess if I am writing here I am not Paying attention. :)
Man it is cold in here today. I am just sitting here freezing to death. In about twenty minutes, I am going to become an ice cube I assure you. My typing is getting slower and the spelling is getting worse. Ahh Break time, time to get a new coffee to warm my ass up. So I am going to try to write to this more often I have been really bad at keeping up with it lately. As you can see since we got back from vacation, I have been a real slack assed blogger. So, I will get back into the swing of things again and write more often, which is something that I say all the time but I have been quite good at it.
Well this week has been a little bit in the busy side of things I have been in my Crim course and man oh man this three week course bs is a little on the rough side. Its not that I have been really busy doing that but I guess that it is occupying a great deal of my day. :) Miranda and I have give up on the loft idea and have decided to make our apartment the coolest place ever. We went to Ikea and spent a whack O cash on lights and other such shit. We will when we finish this weekend have an art gallery house that has all the cool lighting and all that jazz. We have taken almost everything out of the living room except the Futon and Miranda’s desk and we are going to put particular painting in the walls and such. In fact Miranda is going to do an installation :)
We are off to my mothers this Saturday for her birthday so that should be all cool and everything. I don’t really know if Miranda is coming or if I am
going by my self but it will be a fun drive and everything. Other then that I am in my Crim class right now and I have just finished the second test
with time left over and all this is the what I do with it:) I dropped a whole whack of printing off at Staples to get done so that is all fun it should be
really fun to get them all back. I am giving one to mom for her birthday and since I am spending the 6 bux I might as well print a shit load. I am thinking about re-doing Fragile works again so it is more user friendly :) In fact I am going to work on that right now.
So I am sitting in my Crim class right now, we are discussing what is deviant behavior and who is to define such things. Fun stuff really :) Well it is a break right now so I thought that I would write a quick blurb to say I did. So I finally got the Website content from HIV Edmonton so I will start that soon .. Oh the lecture is starting again….
Well today I didn’t get much done really with the exception of a little cleaning around th house. I called around all morning looking for Lofts for us to rent. So after a complex morning of phone calls and people that didn’t really sound like they knew what they were talking about, I found a number for a place that is a rental loft type place. So we went and looked at it and it was kind of the sort of thing that we were looking for, Brick walls, high beam ceilings hardwood floors, it was just that some one lost the other 1000 square feet of it. It was like 150 square feet. There would hardly be room for a bed in the place. It was I think in fact taller then it was wide. So ya. Then we went over to Jen’s place and had dinner and such. Now I am home with so much stuff to do :)
Well bye for now
So I should have the domain for Concept – New Media soon. I have just set it up and it is ready to go :) I guess that I need to stick a web page there hey :)
Concept New Media
Well this weekend was basically un eventful :) Miranda and I sat around home for most of it, but we got some relaxing in so that was all cool. So Saturday I sat down and I thought about something that has been on my mind for a while now. I thought about changing Um Ya Media Pro’s name. You see nobody really gets it. In fact I have yet to hear anybody actually say it right the first time. They either don’t try or they say it as one big word. So here I am starting to run advertisements and such when people cant even pronounce the company name. It isn’t going to bode well when it comes to getting clients. Also the name was devised for the video projects that I do. Um Ya is what I would like you to say when you leave the movie but not exactly what I would like to hear from somebody visiting my webpage. It all just didn’t fit together. So I needed a new name. SO Miranda and I sat down and brainstormed for a few hours and then I slept on it and well we came up with Concept – New Media SO this is the new webpage and print media company that I will work under. Wow so there is that. Roy came in to town yesterday for coffee so we called up Mr. John Hawk and we all got together at the Smitty’s at Whitemud Crossing. He is doing cool and such he has a 6 month old kid and he is starting a new job today. Other then that I haven’t done much. I have been cleaning the house and reloading the laptop today. Later I am going to run down to my school cause the library has some books in for me. Later for now.
SO I have been avidly working away at the new site that I have. And right now I am fighting with the Fragileworks server cause It randomly decides that it doesmt like front page extentions anymore. :( Oh well
So I have finally gotten around to doing the bad ass Fragileworks site
www.fragileworks.com So that is cool I am frantically trying to get the sites all ready to go becuase I have an ad coming out in See mag tommorow and I would like there to be a site there :) I am also doing some free volenteer work here and there doing Web sites. Tommorow I am off to talk to a guy at HIV Edmonton to discuss work on their site. Of the server extentions are finished reinstalling talk later
So here is the Wednesday after the Wednesday before we got home from our Vacation :) And I am just writing now. I have decided to do the Web page gig again. And See how that works. I have gotten all registered in school and everything Finally It will be a brutal year where the only thing that is different Each semester is my Pych 104 and EAS :) Should be a challenge.
Friday, June 21, 2002
So today is the first full day on our vacation. It started about 4:30ish Alberta time with a lovely serenade of trucks, cars, and trains at the awfulness that is the crappy campsite that we had the complete displeasure of finding at 11 O’clock last night. So that is all good I can live with that. On the plus side the office was neither open when we arrived nor when we left so it was a free evening of hell at least :) So we were making good time and we made it to Kolona by 9:00 but we had a slight issue with the brakes that we had to have it repaired so that sort of set us back to hours but we ended up with a walking tour of the Semi industrial area of Kalowna so it was a whack if cheap entertainment indeed. So with the car repaired and such we went back on our way to Van. We pulled in at around Four in the afternoon which is still great time, and came to D&T’s. SO after a bit of time talking with Teresa and Dana we decided that the 30ish + heat was a little much and we went for a cool drink down the road. Darren came in around 6ish and after a great dinner at the crazy Russian cuisine place we went for a walk at Spanish Banks, a beach that was filled with crazy beach type people all doing their own thing here and there. I happened to maybe possiblely start talking about Capitalism and Communism and the down fall of our society Via the media though. : ) I really have to relax when I have a new audience LOL
Any who its 11:30 BC Time and I am beat so off to bed with me. Tomorrow it is Bike ride at Stanley park among other things.
Sunday, June 23, 2002
So here we are in the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal and we are getting ready to board the ferry. It was so cool we just drove up and bought our ticket and drove up no line ups or anything it was so cool. So we should be boarding soon any way. So yesterday was a cool day. We started the day by going to “Bert’s” for breakfast and coffee, followed by loading Teresa’s bike up on our car with our bike and going to Stanley park. Man that is a pretty decent place. There is all kind of trails and the sea wall was a great bike trip. I ended up getting lost and biking like 20 some KM so It was fun none the less. We went back to D&T’s and hung about there for a while. Bought a pizza and Cheese cake. We even tried to catch a movie at 8 but it was sold out. So we went to this cool place for coffee and talked about the old days for a while and went back to the apartment. So anyway Dana had this fit about the fact that no one was waiting for her in the apartment to let her in and that there was all these people around because Apparently the entire world is supposed to revolve around her and as far as I could tell It didn’t :).
So we are in the ferry now getting close to the Island and we are in our car waiting to get off. So it should be good times indeed. We will hook up with the M&J and such
Wednesday , June 26, 2002
So here I am in this really cool Bed and Breakfast in Tofeno. It is quite cool indeed complete with hot tub and such. So to give a run down of what’s been happening over the last couple days. So Sunday after noon we got in to Victoria and hooked our self’s up with a campsite out at the Gold Stream Provincial Campsite. It is a great campsite that is always quiet and not to hard on the pocket book. After we had set up camp we ran back in to Victoria and hooked up with M&J. We sat around there house for a while and shot the shit about what’s new and such till it got a bit late and we fired back to our campsite to retire for the Evening.
Monday, June 24, 2002
Monday was a day that was almost completely devoted to Geo Caching and a couple of repairs to our car :) we found about four Geo Caches all through out Victoria and Area, and finally fixed that nasty ass cooling fan in our car. The Thing with Geo Caches is that the they are a great way to see an area that you are completely unfamiliar with. You get to see a park or a wilderness area that some one else thought was cool enough that they wanted to let others know about it by setting up a geo Cache there. So there are many pictures of our Caching trips about Victoria.
Tuesday, June 24, 2002
On Tuesday we got up and packed up our site at Gold Stream early in the morning and we fired of into Victoria for a 10Am Whale Watching exertion. We Arrived a little behind schedule and found parking in the inner harbor and then found the correct change for this newly found parking, signed our life away in the Whale Watching place and We donned the bright red Life Suits. After a moment or two we were in a Zodiac and we were under way. We went around the harbor and in to the Juan defuca straight I think (Although I Could be wrong) and saw a pod of Orcas swimming away as well as a whole crowd of dolphins. It was a good time all in all. So we came inland about 11ish just in time to have a very much needed lunch at the Swordfish Restaurant. I really cant say enough about this place. It is a small floating Caf? type place that is on the water in the inner harbor in Victoria. It is a place that Miranda and I joined Mike and Julie that last time we were in Victoria. So with lunch taken care of we went to a cyber caf?. Miranda Did work type stuff for a while and we grabbed some more Geo Caches basically did everything that we could while online. Late that afternoon we found some beach to sit at and enjoy the ocean for a while. We phoned up Joy and Matt to see what was up there. The Night Of Drinking that ensues is of the caliber of the old days in Calgary. We ended up going to a beach near Joy and Matt’s place where Dave Tricky (Naked Dave) Lived up to his title. He did so by Striping naked in a flash and then stumbling around drunk for a while in the buff. All the while we were hoping and hollering about what have you. We totally thought that the police were on there way. We finally decided that maybe we would fire on back to Matt and Joys house, a trip that Dave did naked, and mellow out to sleep and such.
Wednesday, June 25, 2002
The next morning we went to this cool place in downtown Victoria called The Dutch Bakery for breakfast. Once we had completed the eating gig we said our good byes to the Waller’s, Dave, & Darren and we left on our way for Tofino stopping in Nanimo for a Geo Cache on the way. We got to Tofino just in time for it to start pouring rain :) so with a bit of searching and a few phone calls we found this quaint little bed and breakfast Place called “Jensen’s Bay B&B” and well after a fine meal at a restaurant in Tofino we checked in and had a great evening. Miranda hung out in the hot tub for a while, while I wrote this down.
Thursday, June 27, 2002
We it is Thursday morning and Miranda and I are in the B&B having Breakfast, and man what a break fast that is. The serve this really cool continental style breakfast with smoked salmon and fruit galore. That is not to mention the abundance of yogurt and coffee as well. So Today we are going to check out some things about in the area and maybe find either a campsite or another hotel room for this evening We will see how that goes.
Well We leave for Van tomorrow
I am so stoked really I am. I took the last two days of work off so I could get ready to go cause man I do have a lot of stuff to do let me tell you. Cause our house/car/etc needs to be clean before we go and then we need to pack it all up and stuff and all that jazz. Everything should be cool though. Miranda worked on my dreads last night for a whole long time and look great. cause they where getting kind of bad. She says we should work on them on our trip
K I am going to take Miranda to work.
MMMMmmmm…. 7-eleven makes the best truck stop coffee I swear. Well Cleaning time.
Time for todays Song of the Day and it is
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderfull World
Stream It – Or Download It
AHHH only 3 more days of work :)
I should be done fairly early this eve We shall see. :)
So I am back
We also bought a Data Cable for Our GPS and man is it cool. I can upload and download waypoints to store them on the computer and such and with the right software I could map and stuff on my laptop :) Good times indeed so we are going to go Geo Caching while we are gone it will be fun
Well We decided yesterday that we are going to go to Vancouver for our 11 days holiday and Man I am stoked about it only three days away we fire off to Van and the island. We decided that we are going to skip NCF this year cause we really werenâ€™t all that exited about it and I wasnâ€™t really into dealing with stereos and drunk northerners. Plus it is a little expensive I think that we are at the point that we can say been there done that got the T-Shirt. NCF isnâ€™t the same without Mike there anyway. So we Bought some roof racks and bike racks for the Golf. They make the car look sporty again :)
Here is a pic
K I am off to take Miranda to work
So MMMmm Well Its Saturday and the sun is shinning and everything is joyous Yaaaah. Well I Have decided that I am into mountain biking all hard core like. I went out on Thursday after I posted here and rode to my school to pay my Arts deposit. After that I kinda went a little crazy I road all over the place. to downtown and back like 6 times all through out all the biking trails and stuff. Just all over the place I most likely bike like 30 to 40 km. Really crazy for a big bellied out of shape guy. I did have one mishap I kinda went over my handle bars on this hill and sort of hurt my leg a Little you know how that is. So I was limping about and screaming in pain and having to ride home yet thinking hey I have to go to work yet tonight I walked on it for a while and eventually came to the conclusion that work wasn’t really going to work out if I couldn’t walk well. So I called in I really didn’t want to but I did. Oh well so Miranda and I went out and about on Thursday and did some driving around and then we bought a mountain Bike a real cool one with rear and front suspension and quick release tires and seats etc Very cool indeed.
Here is a pic. (I know its not the best angle but I had Food I my hand:) )
SO yester day All I did was ride around on it again it was a day of going up and down hills and in the park this way and that you know having a blast. I went to visit Miranda downtown as well we had lunch at The CRACK CHICKEN I have tasted the crack and it was good. I can see what all the fuss is about. more ridding around and stuff I made a scavenger hunt for Miranda on the bike paths and such using the GPS and the digital camera. Its all cool you have to go and find the pictures using the GPS co-ordinates and this poem that goes along with it. I choose a word from each stop that best describes the area and wrote this cool little poem that will glide you along the way. All the GPS Waypoints are named after a word in the poem. So It is all cool and I thought that Miranda would be excited but she was just like ya I don’t wanna and that sort of sucked I guess. Oh well I guess that’s the way that things go. Any who I am thinking about making Breakfast now and I am not really sure what we are up to today. May be we will go to the Mutart or the Zoo Cept I don’t really want to go to the zoo and Miranda doesn’t want to do the Mutart :) (I don’t want to look at caged animals and she doesn’t want to look at Caged plants) I don’t know we shall see I suppose
MMmmmmm…. Cofffffeeeee is ggoooooodddd :) Today is my friday Yaaaaaa!!!!
Well I haven’t really much to say. Very little has happened :) I am going to make a database of all our stuff for insurance in case the place ever burnt up or anything complete with pictures and all that jazz Other then that not much new
mmmm I am Really tired tonight just got in from work going to go to bed now
Just testing to see if changing the time zone has any effect Wow It appers to have worked
Wow I just realized that the last 15 to 20 posts of mine have completely the wrong time!! For example Blogger says that it is 12:13:39 PM right now but it is really 1:14 PM right now like 11 hours out how annoying.
Wow all this time I have been doing all my html my self when there is these funky buttons like this one or this one or this one that input some of my html for me Jeeezzzz :) But after playing with them I think that it is most likely just as easy to just do it manually
So today I didn’t do much Miranda and I slept in till like 11am. We had Breakfast and drove around a bit looking at peoples backyards and Decks looking for Ideas for our house. We went and drove by the show home again just to see it and talk about ideas for our yard and Deck when we finally get the house. We most likely wont even be looking for another 4 to 6 months yet, then another 9 to 12 months to build and bango we are in a house that is very cool. That is the plan anyway :) So I am at coffee right now writing this jazz it is very late and I should go home and sleep or something but I am not really tired at all Oh well Today was also day six of my Sun spun carrier It was all cool I filled an order for Keegan’s today although I am not sure which one it was the south side or the north side but it was for Keegan’s none the less. Any way I am going to go home now and maybe sleep :)
SO I haven’t done much these last couple days. I went for coffee last night and wrote a lot more on the pretentious artists movie script I will go for coffee again this eve and write some more I am really getting into their characters and stuff now so it is a lot of work but it is fun. Slept most of the day today I don’t know what is with me lately I do nothing but sleep and sleep and sleep. So I am forcing my self to stay up more : )
I have One bitch of a headache I’ll tell you. Silvia From GMCC called and said all was cool with my conditional acceptance and that I would get some mail on the subject soon :)
Today is my Friday YAAAAA!!!
Ok That was just Fucked I just got cold called for a job :) What the fuck I mean I can understand sales or promotion but they called to let me know that they have a number of placements open and wondered if I would be interested in a “Career Change”. What the hell and people are telling me that they cant find work???? LOL what next!
Oh todays Song ….
Bad Religion – Kyoto Now
Well I registered for my course this summer today as well as got the results back from Al at Basco about the Bus. The Bus is basically beyond repair. (Moment of silence) No more bus for us so we are most likely going to donate it to the Kidney foundation. So I am off to grab Miranda and We are off for coffee before I go to work :)