My little sister turns 18 this weekend. We’re going to Miami on a trip funded by yours truly, out of my security deposit from prior digs that I just got back. My lease is up at the end of the month, so I need to pack & pay people to move that sh*t for me, cuz doing that ish with my bones and asthma is a recipe for an ER visit.
In the mean time, I’m still trying to add more gear (that will actually add production value) to my arsenal to try to get 3-4 polished pieces finished in a 10 week period, since I have a portfolio review coming up then.
And I gotta eat.
I’m about to be stressed out after next week, but it’ll be worth it. My sister hates being stuck here (being younger and not having traveled as much), and she’s still adjusting to being a teen mom. In light of the fact that family trips (funded entirely by my mom’s one-income budget) stopped once my parents broke up (my sister was between 4-6 when it was all happening), I can’t not do this for her. So I may end up hungry in the last days of the month, but it’s worth it.
Still tho, can I fuc*kin build a sterling portfolio of work I’ve directed/DP’d instead of 1stAD’d or whatever in 10 weeks?! We’ll see.
Or makeup. Or their gopher. Or their lens holder.
I want to start shooting a series of documentary web spots focusing on both the shared and diverse experiences of those in both African and Desi communities. These wouldn’t be combined. One would be African Diasporic and the other Desi.
If you’d like to be involved, or know someone that would, reblog, retweet, DM, ask on here, and I will get at you.
As far as I know, this is the first time my school has had a 24 hour film challenge. It was modeled after the 48 Hour Film Fest, but included submissions based on classic Universal horror monsters from the Media Arts & Animation and Photography majors, as well as film. My group was only one of two to finish. Even though we broke the stay on campus rule and got chewed out for it, I’m still happy with the way we did it. We almost exclusively had to use existing outdoor lighting (in addition to Jeep fog lights), so there was noise, but it’s par for the course. Had we had more time, audio (which was all put in in post) would have rocked the score and effects. We got some dolly action, some crane action AND locations that weren’t on campus! For a group of 7 that hadn’t all worked together before 6pm the previous night, we rocked out. We finished, and we showed up for the screenings early!