Friday, December 25, 2009

Things happened!

Today was a successful and non traditionally but still in some ways eventful day.

Last night I couldn't sleep, and while I was trying to fall asleep, I made the decision:

I'm going to buy a video camera. The thing is, I really like film. I like filming, I like being filmed, I like writing, I like directing, I like all of it. Recently, my dad was like "oh I have an extra video camera" so I was like FJKLALJFASLJF!!! and I took it of course. It turned out to be really poor quality, and I used it for a wellness project but was very disappointed.

Then I really started thinking. I really like film. I love film. I could see myself doing film for a living, majoring in some sort of film, acting, filming, I don't even know. Film is something that I have a definite strong interest in. Yet, I don't even have a decent camera. And I always think "Oh at some point" But why is now not that point? I should just go for it.

So I did. I spent hours looking and comparing and searching, and I found 3 similar $500 Canon Vixia cameras. I'm like 95% one of them is the one I'm gonna get. They're pretty much as perfect as I'm gonna be able to get without going professional.

So yeah, that got decided.

Then, I started rewriting some of my short film. I am in the process of writing it, and I kept hitting road bumps. I dislike what I wrote and delete it. I lose direction. I feel out of touch with a character. Basically I just couldn't get it past the first half a page. Today, I rewrote it too two pages, and I actually liked it enough. Then I sent it to Tim, and he said he liked it which was a huge confidence boost. I feel like I might actually be able to finish this thing.

I also got a new editing program that's really nice, so basically filmwise I'm feeling good. Unless we see some sort of huge day after christmas deal on saturday, I should be decided on what camera I'm gonna get over vacation, and I'll have it when I get back to MSSM. Oh man, I'm really excited just thinking about it.

I can already tell I'm going to be obsessed and overprotective with it. It shall be my baby. Heheheheheheeheheh (I'm creepy)

James out.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pulp Fiction Review

This is totally random but I just watched Pulp Fiction and really liked it.

First of all, this movie is awesome. Like theres no other way to describe it, it's just awesome. It's hilarious and intense and incredibly quotable. In some ways it even has deeper meanings and satirizes culture and various movies. Basically whether your looking for an epic hilarious movie or something really well made and high quality, this is it.

If I had one complaint, it's that the middle section (the one with Bruce Willis) is not nearly as good as the others, in my opinion. It really only had one hilarious moment (the Hammer, Bat, Chainsaw, Katana sequence) and was really vulgar and had some scenes that were painful to watch (like one moment where you saw a man being raped). The other two sections were top notch and I felt like all of the violence and stuff added to the movie, but this one I felt was excessively vulgar and dragged on the most.

Overall, I just wanted to say how much I liked almost all of this movie.


Friday, December 4, 2009


I simply have not been blogging enough!

I want to start giving you guys a general idea of what my life is like now, and I have not been. That will change soon!

Today was uninteresting, but I will start soon. No! I PROMISE! I SWEAR!


Also, I shall start introducing some of the people who I've become amigos with. Be excited. I haven't really told anyone from MSSM about this blog, but it's on my facebook so who knows maybe someone reads it?

Are you out there MSSM'er? WHO ARE YOUUUUUU!?!??!