Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I don't know quite how to present this. It's instructions on how to use the 8mm film you purchased from Walgreens. Oddest part? Instructions on returning film from users traveling abroad. I had no idea what legal pitfalls that you could run into.
This thing is cool. I have a couple of video cameras in my collection but this is one of the few that could still be considered functional. The exposure meter makes it a prize in my collection.
I love the manual's bold instruction: "How To Take Perfect Movies" If only I could use this to make my own movie perfect.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I promised these would be on the dvd for Random Action but I never delivered. The only person who really wanted to see them was Joanna. At the time this was considered okay. If only one person cares about it then we don't need to care. The problem is that it's Joanna. I'm here to rectify the problem now.
The first part of those were written on based on my reactions to takes. They were drawn on by her own inspiration. The last part is our notes for the first fight. It's so hard to write down fight choreography.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I wish I could explain more about these or relate a story about my life. Let me try. Hills Department Stores, remember those? No? They had a great toy department.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I mentioned before that Middle School is the weirdest time any person can have. Every move you make is a mistake. For instance, I started wearing Hawaiian shirts on a regular basis. It is also a time for first kisses and other confusing moments. The above picture is the zenith of those moments for me.
I'm the one in the big white jacket in the center. I am flanked by mutually dateless friends Alex and Josh. Did we know how to rock the 8th grade dance or what? In regards to my suit, I had just played Big Jule in Guy's and Dolls and thought wearing a zoot suit would be killer. Note that I am not wearing a zoot suit. The suit shop ordered the wrong thing and I ended up looking like a Beatle/bellhop for the night. Note that the little connector button at the neck is a Yin Yang. Oh yes.
PS. I did get my first kiss wearing that outfit. Thankfully not with Alex or Josh. (no offense guys)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I used to be a big reader. Unfortunately this was when I was quite small. I'd go the library every week to check out new books. My favorites were big books about Greek and Norse mythology. Then I started reading Star Wars Expanded Universe books. I always hated assigned reading in school. This is probably because Norse Mythology and Star Wars were never subjects.
My gosh, my signature probably hasn't changed in the decade since I signed that card. My handwriting has remained stagnant and so has my reading. I read the news and a bunch of comic books (though I never keep up to date with the monthlies) but the only books I've read recently have been Jonathan Hodgman's books. Theres something about his lies as truth that clicks with me.