Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Son's First Film...for Film Class

My son is a student at a local college, taking a film class which required the completion of a film. (I know, you're thinking, 'how odd that one would create a film, in film class.')

He worked very hard, staying within the parameters given for the project. There was to be no sound recorded during filming-all sound was post filming. The finished project (excluding titles) was to be no longer than one minute...not one minute and one second, one minute only! A tough accomplishment considering he has to convey the message his film in such a limited timeframe.

He shot using an old Russian 16mm camera we bought off eBay. By using this camera instead of a digital camera, the requirement of needing film came into play as did developing and something called telecine. Of course there was also much editing capabilities involved, as well money, since he is a starving student! Actually he isn't starving, I feed him too!

Alas, I am now broke...take a look at the end result: April's Voice

Never enough time!!

The holidays are here, I have not finished one gift and I'm exhausted!! So what else is new... My plan was good, I had every intention of making many gifts for Christmas this year. Bags, scarves, ornaments, crazy little doo-dads, etc. As they say, "the best made plans..." Actually, I believe I will look at it another way. Perhaps I'm not late, I'm actually very early...I'm working on gifts for next year!! I have tons of time to get my gifts made...for next year...right?!?!!! I keep thinking life will settle down a bit and I will be able to get a handle on things, but it just isn't happening. Oh well, shooting for next year...

On a separate note, I saw a screening of "It's Complicated"...not bad, started out slow but ended up being somewhat cute. Light, fluffy movie. Go see it if you want a 'feel good' movie.

On another separate note, was having lunch yesterday and noticed, sitting at the table next to us, Elisabeth Rohm. I didn't care for her much in 'Angel', but have enjoyed her a lot in her more recent roles.