Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I did my very final shots for my thesis today

You shouldn't really shoot more footage two days before the project is due, but I had to be sure I had all the other shots before I did this one since it involved cutting all my hair off.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Three more days left to finish my thesis!

I spent another ten hours or so editing today. And shot some little things at night.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Opening Titles for my Thesis Project

I spent a little too long making these, but they will be worth it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shooting Done

I think I got all the shooting for my thesis done tonight. Well, maybe there are a few tiny inserts left, but the majority is done. Six days left to edit, composite, and mix sound! Oh, and write up my half-hour presentation about the piece.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Oh, it's Thanksgiving... I didn't go anywhere because I've got too much thesis work to do. I did get over to Gina's for a couple hours for a Thanksgiving orphans dinner.

I haven't been keeping up with the blog because making web versions of the video is just extra stuff to do, which I really don't have time for. I am alternatively excited about my project and then totally worried I will fail even if I get it done on time.
Most of what I previously posted has been reshot, which is stressful to do at the last minute. But it's got to be right, and I'm finding out you can't fake video the way you can sound.
I've got a week left and still have tons of work to do.

But since Star Trek is my source material, I am inadvertently following in the tradition of the 1979 movie, which was being rewritten as it was shot and the effects were delivered so late that the first print wasn't finished until the very last minute. The director drove it from the printers directly to the world premier to load it into the projector.

That'll be me this time next week... except it will be from a computer lab to a classroom.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday night masking

If I don't get this shot to work, my thesis is doomed!

Found Photo Friday

Photographer unknown
Found by Michael Lease

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm so tired I can't even tell if this is good or not

(It's still missing a few clips and still has some I want to replace, and the sound is not done)
This took 10 hours today to edit. Plus the time shooting it last night. Literally all I'm doing now is thesis work. The days just blur together.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Look.. check out this horrible rough cut of a scene from my thesis!

The black and white shots are to remind me that I need to reshoot those because they're terrible. (and don't tell me the whole thing should have been black and white!).

Check out the rough cut of my fight scene for my thesis!

(no sound yet)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mark makes his acting debut

Sixteen days left to get my thesis project done!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Facing Fear at Launchpad Gallery

I showed my video/performance piece "When Chris Freeman was Visited by a Ghost" at this last night. It was super fun - there were like 100 people watching it, even though I had to use a small home movie screen in a corner of the gallery. They all crowded around and were quiet and attentive. And they laughed at the funny parts.
But I had so much equipment to bring that I didn't bring a camera. I should ask for a new point-and-shoot from Santa this Christmas.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

First test footage of my thesis project

I'm not going to use any of this except maybe some of the insert shots. My teacher wants me to decorate the walls to describe the character more. And I'm changing the story a bit so this footage won't work. I just needed to put something together to show my teacher. But this is an idea of what the first minute will be like.