Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Life Update

So here is an update on my life.

I just finished writing a creative piece for my English class where the assignment was to write a new section/build off of Ayn Rand's Anthem. The paper had to be a minimum of two pages and a loose maximum of five. I just wrote seven pages. That doesn't usually happen, like, ever. Despite the fact that the internet hates Ayn Rand I haven't found a reason to dislike her yet. Anthem was a good book and I definitely enjoyed expanding on it. I think Rand might have some extreme views but doesn't everyone in one way or another? Even my favorite comic, XKCD, bashes on her (check the alt-text). Maybe the internet is right and I just haven't seen enough yet. Anyway, I plan to read Atlas Shrugged as soon as I can. As a consequence of writing so much on this project the other major project I have due tomorrow I've barely touched. I'm hoping to complete it in my study halls tomorrow. Otherwise I'm in trouble.

I got a message today from a friend of Allen (the director of Putt Putt, if you forgot) who asked if I would be interested in editing together his feature film. Needless to say, today has been a good day. Web Girl is the title of the film, though that's all I know at this point. And no, it's not a porno, it's PG-13. He's going to send me the script and then I will decide whether I want to do it or not. I'm already crazy busy what with the Mechuwana promotional video (which I hope to finish this week but probably won't), Putt Putt stuff, The Hazards of Love, the tech demo reel, school productions, Winter Carnival, schoolwork, and various smaller projects, I am BOGGED DOWN. Not that I'm unhappy about that mind you. I'm extremely excited. I just wish I had more time to do everything I want to. I'll keep you posted on what happens with this.

Since it is officially 2010 I need to buckle down and fill out my FAFSA form and start applying for scholarships so I can actually afford to go to NESCOM without going into mind-numbing debt for the rest of my life.

If I get the time I'll post a lot more about Winter Carnival because that is going to consume at least a good portion of my life between now and February vacation.

NEW YORK CITY! Shaw and myself and Anna and a bunch of other people are starting to nail down our plans for the New York City premiere of The Putt Putt Syndrome. We are going to take a train out of Portland, attend the premiere, then ship back out in the wee hours of the morning and sleep on the train. That way we don't have to worry about lodging or driving whilst exhausted.

Allen posted this on the Putt Putt Syndrome fan page on Facebook. I think it's pretty self-explanatory. And cool.

GREAT NEWS TODAY! THE PREMIERE IN MAINE IS GOING TO FEB 6TH AT THE WINTHROP PERFORMING ARTS CENTER! 92 MOOSE IS GOING TO HELP PROMOTE THE EVENT! THEY WILL BE GIVING AWAY TIX ON THEIR SHOW! SO STAY TUNED IN!!!


My Putt Putt poster was well recieved by Allen and the producers. They had a few minor changes but mostly they are just letting me run with it. I plan to crank out two more designs. Once I can I'll post them here.

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EDIT: Already have some new info on Web Girl. Here is some raw footage. Won't be winning awards, but it looks like a decent film. Remember, that's raw footage, no enhancement.