Sunday, May 25, 2008

Renewed faith

If their was one word... one description that could sum up my last month... one final statement to conclude it all...what would it be? would could possibly explain my sudden absences? that final note


Honestly thats the only description i could conjure up. let me explain...

okay well for the first week of this month it was films ahoy! pre-production, production, and post production all rolled into one film! all in one week as well!,But hear me twas for a good course!

you see when you still trying to strive along on, survive, by yourself as a college student, one is going to some what of a financial support, a little cash in your wallet, keep you going by, you know what I'm talking about?
unfortunately i had none... not a surprising thing to hear from a naive teen my age, we are all broke!
however I struck gold a few weeks back! an old accomplice's and I ran into each other whilst fairing through the night life of Hobart, she also developed an interested in the film and television industry and apparently was lucky enough to score herself a job in a small add being created in little Tazy, I was fortunate enough to assist with the post production!!!! I was thrilled! the scenario ended up with my self getting a healthy budget boost! and one hell of a great memory walked right back into my life! friends reunited!!!

So with renewed faith in passion for the film industry releasing it wasn't just some phase most students go through, I realized it was time to up the game.. a journey down to the local film and television enthusiast and equipment hire establishment down in salmanca soon fixed it.

I found it with the help of my visual workshop tutor and some fellow colleagues a nifty little place called :Wide angle Tasmania turned out to be everything i was looking for, with the exception of the pricing! Agh alas it seems in order to make money in this industry you first need the money!
facing this prospect from a student prospective is like facing a huge concrete wall a mile high! with shadows reaching far enough you get the impression your back in the stone age.

It seems the universe is truly an image of the ying and the yang theory. here is the link if anyone is interested:

On the positive side i was able to secure a position as an observer in an up and coming film work shop called : Directing & acting masterclass with Di Drew, you know that director!!:)
who knows what that will bring, hopefully ill gain some useful insight in how things work far out and beyond the confines of a college campus class room environment. the master class is scheduled to start this coming Friday.
heres to happy future vendettas!

which brings me to last week.. last week was eventful as well full of productions, general catching up with class work and assignments due an age ago! ah just kidding I feel I'm fairing just as well as the next companion.

on top of all this work load it seems a whole lot of complications are trying to pull me down... a load full of family related, relationship related work related problems have popped up continuously throughout these last few weeks. almost as if these burdens are crying to be heard and sorting, unfortunately i Don't really have time for such matters this year... I've become somewhat of a cold bearskin... and i Don't like it one bit! oh well what am i saying, I'm sure everyone my age are all feeling the heat.

Okay well as I'm sure you all agree i have rambled on quite a lot more then usual! for this I am sorry , i just feel the need to catch up on my posting ill leave you all with one of my more favored pictures i have on this malfunctioning laptop of mine. i feel it really captures the essence of my position right now.

make off it what you will.
until next post, free loving to all! and ill catch ya all on the other side!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

result time!

okay it's been a while.

finally worked out how to use confused now oh well.

The production schedules for the virtual line film is coming along nicely i feel, we've given the team until late July early August to finish all preproduction and be well and truly on our way to film by mid year if all goes well hopefully.
we are currently finishing up the last pieces of the concept ideas and are well onto the script stage.

during previous lectures given to us by our class mentors we given the opportunity to witness how to create a project map. i feel this an essential piece of work that we should all get completed ASAP it shall greatly enhance the work attitude and mind set of the group as it's a given concrete platform as to where the production stages are at, what has been completed, what areas need more doing, etc.
I plain to have a copy of this project map on my next blogger for all to see!

In other news.... yesterday I sent an email to wide angle. A business in Salamaca place aimed at supplying forums, workshops and equipment for buddying film enthusiast, be it emerging, independent or industrial! great place all round i say!
the email was regarding my application for a actors/directors masterclass series of seminars and work shops set up by acclaimed director Di Drew a Tasmanian director as well!! in order to hopefully, fingers crossed gain entry to the course!!

In personal agendas various birthday celebrations have just passed e.g sister, cousin friends, the list goes on, I even had to miss my Tuesday afternoon visual work shops to celebrate! apparently was quite an important meeting as well! in short it generally means all though good times have been had! my bank account is seeming a little shy right now.... hopefully some confidence builds soon ey!

results came back for the first time this year for grade 12 college.
I can quite confidently say I'm rather pleased with my results and feel I'm aiming right on target. especially in my various visual related subjects.
can't wait to see a completed port folio reel of my works at the end of the year. though still high hopes.

phew almost forgot to add the paragraph about results, would have been no use for the blog name then hey! must be a sign I'm tired hey..

With that i think it's safe to say i can sign off for now, catch some down time.
Enjoy the what life brings you hey!