Wednesday, May 15, 2013


We had our showcase premiere last night.  Let me just say the community was really fantastic and encouraging.  There is something amazing about your project moving not just to a computer to a large screen but having an audience watch it.  I feel greatly blessed by being able to enjoy the films that all of my classmates made and enjoying my last showcase as an undergrad.  It is really exciting to see how this film has been recieved, we will be doing a few tweaks before we start festing it!

A random quote that I have found very true over the last year:
“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.”
- Alan Cohen

A special thank you to all of my friends who have supported me over the last year, you should be able to find their blogs on my sidebar.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Showcase and other such things...

So we are getting down to the final days before our project is finished and will be premiering in the showcase.  If we can make it to Friday we will be in the clear!! But tonight there will be some more audio and after effects work.  I'd also like to say that Jake Sidwell is pretty cool since he composed the score for this film.  It's brilliant and perfectly fitting. Anyways this week is quite busy, but hopefully manageable.  If we can get everything worked out I would like to post a very happy blog update but for right now in the final stretch and just wanted to get everyone up to date on where we are. 
Other such things include the fact that graduation is quickly approaching... actually lets not think about that until projects are done.

A quote for your day: Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.  -Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In the works

There is a website in the works.  I don't know if that is a good thing since I am just now becoming a regular updating person on here but oh well.  It will have a collection of my work from the past four years ( okay maybe more like last two because no one needs to see before that.) Anyways I am pretty excited I have my demo reel finished and will be sending it out to some more people.  Curio is continuing to move forward.  We are getting down to the final weeks so I am really hoping it will all continue to come together as we move closer. This really isn't much of an update but I felt the need to express my happiness of completing my reel.

Random quote because quotes are fun:  Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle - Plato

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Time is a funny thing when you think about it.  We always want more and never appreciate it when we have it, thus creating an endless cycle.  Graduation is just around corner and I am in constant turmoil wishing it to come sooner and not come for another six weeks at the same time.  There are days where you realize that some people are really wonderful people to be around.  Everyone needs to vent but its nice when its a two way conversation instead of just one person telling you how everything keeps going wrong but can't see when you are drowning in your surroundings.   These people are the ones who appreciate you for who you are.  They understand that you are flawed person. But its the really fantastic people who don't just accept your flaws but force you to work through them to become a better person.  I am happy to say I have friends like this and I appreciate them.  I wonder what would happen if we spent more time uplifting others and appreciating those around us instead of wallowing in self pity and assuming we are in the worst position until the next week comes around.  I am guilty of this, I know that not everyone is but I am and I want to be better I just wonder when I will have the time.

A quote for the day: We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. - J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What? Today marks half-way through April???

So, apparently it is already half-way through April.  I am not exactly sure where the time went but now its getting close to crunch time so I am going to do my best to try to get as much done as possible before we hit actual crunch time.  It's just amazing to think about the fact that after school ends this semester, I will be done with college and that is less than 4 and a half weeks away.  Our project is picking up we have the rough done for one side and are working on the animated part throughout the next two weeks really heavily.  I am hoping to upload my gallery reel to vimeo this week so that people can check out some of the behind the scene photos from the set of this project.  Also business cards are coming together I have a good friend of mine (Cara) working on one for me.   Gallery is always a busy time but I am happy to say that my senior class has a pretty cool set up with gallery complete with posters, reels, and a video game.  The video game is being made by some good friends of mine, Shanay and Zach, you should check out their stuff it's pretty awesome. 

Anyways off to accomplish things!
And a quote to leave you with:
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. - G.K. Chesterton

Monday, April 8, 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Among other things.

So this week I watched Beasts of the Southern Wild.  This film was one that I had not realized the production company Court 13 was working on.  If you have seen Beasts of the Southern Wild you should check out Glory at Sea and Death to the Tinman by Court 13 as well both of which you can watch here: Court 13 Films.  It is hard to explain why I love these films so much.  But one thing I can easily say is that these films all have fantastic scores.  Even if you don't like the film you might like the soundtracks to these shorts they have a great unique sound. 

Also Jurassic Park in 3D IMAX... need I say more?

Moving on from rambling about this film and such, I have been working on a short film one of my friends wrote for her senior project.  I helped produce and then I was Assistant Director on set.  I never would have thought I would say that working with Balloons was harder than working with kids.  Everyone says kids are hard to work with and I disagree I am not saying that all kids are easy to work with but I think that sometimes people d not really try to work with the kid and treat the kid like an adult only addressing them at a precise moment and ignoring them the rest of the time. Well if I were a kid I wouldn't wanna work like that either but it is hard to find the right place between authoritative and friend with kids on a shoot.  Luckily this weekend I found it and it worked out really well.  My friend who directed it is now moving on to edit it and I am very excited to see how this charming little film turns out.  On other news since this has not been updated in a while, I am working on my own senior project with my friend that is a mixed medium of live action and stop motion and I am really excited to see some of it come together.  The filming of live action is done for it but we still have a long way to go. 

Alas I shall return to doing work but leave with a quote I stumbled upon today:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" -Dr. Seuss.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I'm still alive...

Hey so I have not updated this in lets see almost a year! I am sorry for that... Right now I am in the process of tweaking some of the layout and trying to really figure out a way to get this to have more recent and relevant things on it.  I am currently working on a project that is pretty exciting and will be putting updates on here as it comes along.  After a semester of pre-production we are getting to the actual production.  So here's to 2013.