Now I understand people who say that they forget to eat or ignore it until the body won't take anymore, cause now I'm doing it. Darn body. So needy.

The relatives are home. I keep wondering how much their new plane tickets costed, but it's probably too painful a question.

I'm still not up to watching the new Doctor Who episode. It's too freaky. But it's DW! How can I not watch it? Then again, I'm not planning on watching the last DT specials due to abysmal reviews, so...

Oh, and I got a couple of yeses (that looks odd) from PA jobs I've applied for, so yay! No pay, but who gets paid to PA in a short, anyway? I hear that PAs in bigger productions do get paid, which is what I'm aiming for, and possibky lighting. I have to get it down pat for photography, anyway. Except that here the subjects are moving, which makes it a total nightmare.
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( Apr. 20th, 2010 01:34 pm)
I finally watched the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who. Yes, it took me this long )

Meanwhile, I need a scene for tomorrow and I have nothing. Well, I might have something, but not really, because I can't find anything that fits the requirements in the hilarious script for In the Loop, except for maybe one scene at the end and another with a humongous amount of inventive swearing and if we all keep cracking up on set, we're never going to get this scene finished. With all this hubaloo about getting actors for the shoots, I forgot that I need an actual script to shoot. Great. Oh, and thanks to this, I'm adding another show to my "to watch" list: The Thick of It, as if I didn't have enough time wasting activities as it is, although then again, I do have to be aware of the key shows out there, even if they're across the pond and ABC's planned remake of it went nowhere (they have so many desperate writers pitching them new ideas, yet the execs insist on rehashing the same stuff over and over again, come off it, already, will you?)

This post might be a little rambly. I'm not sure. I also need to remember to eat. I haven't felt like it lately and all this stuff keeps distracting it, but my stomach isn't buying it.
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( Apr. 19th, 2010 01:31 pm)
Thanks to the ash cloud, my relatives are officially stuck in Switzerland. I guess it's a good thing I didn't go. Who knows when we'll ever see them again. I just had to cancel my grandmother's doctor appointment this week because my aunt has all her medical papers and who knows where in the piles and piles of paperwork they are.

Meanwhile, I'm working on my first script idea from I don't know how many years ago. It definitely lends itself to low budget, which is what I'm looking for right now.
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( Apr. 18th, 2010 09:06 pm)
I've been depressed since yesterday, my hips hurt from sitting in this chair, I was supposed to go to my instructor's flamenco performance, which I paid for beforehand, but since it's in the fancy part of town every single residential street has a sign that says no parking after 6pm unless you have permit 143. By the time I found a street that didn't say that (though it had other signs, just Mon-Fri), I was half an hour late. I'd traveled so far away by that point that I would have been a full hour late and I couldn't do that. So I lost $17 for the performance and $10 in gas just to drive around.

On the upside, one of my cousins called today and guess who's also taking film courses? Her husband. And guess what he's got. Two video cameras. Movie cameras. Standard Definition, but who cares. There are film contests that require your films in SD. He's looking to buy HD, though I don't know where he even got the money for these, but the point is, he owns video cameras! And he knows editing. I've got to head over to her house this week to talk to him. I've never had a conversation with him. I've only seen him twice maybe. This family needs to visit each other more often.

I'm watching the second season of Doctor Who to cheer myself up. I've got to make sure to write something later, though. No script, no film.

I also have seven confirmed actors for the class. Unfortunately, with this whole thing I haven't had tome to find a scene for me to film. It need to be with two actors, 3 to 5 pages, and from a movie I haven't seen.
In a moment of confidence/madness, I volunteered to be my directing class's casting director for the scenes we're going to film even though I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but hey, I need to learn this stuff. I get to meet some of the talent in town (hopefully they'll be talented), start breaking out of this "meeting new people is scary" shell and get experience I can put on my CV. I've posted a notice on, a filmmakers meetup group I'm part of and got a pile of headshots from my instructor. So far so good. I already got a reply from the mandy posting.

On a side note, looking through the headshots has accomplished what I never thought possible. I now want to get into portraiture photography. Huh. I'm noticing every detail of composition now. We were analyzing some scenes last night in class and felt so awake by the time I got home that I was actually bouncing. I'm never awake when I get home. The drive is so boring that my eyes start drooping half an hour in (which is scary).

More replies are coming in. Okay, breathe. I can do this.


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