Weightless —> This is the film that I made in 2007 w/ the workshop. Its a little grainy here, and I’ll admit a bit cheeseball, but it was an interesting exercise. Filmed on 16mm over 1 day, edited in 1 day.

Anyhew, feedback welcome. Unless of course it is negative, in which case you can SUCK ROCKS. Haha. Just kidding. Or am I?


It’s done….

Well, my exactly 3 min short film is done. Well done for now.

One of my key shots, because of the technical difficulties, was running long, so we couldn’t take time to get the number of shots that I wanted; and then the shots that I got, one was good, another was crap and fuzzy and out of focus. So, I’d like to re-shoot those ones, and then recut my short a bit. Have I said how much damn fun Final Cut Pro is? SO easy to use, fun kind of fiddly stuff, like I like.

My next thing is taking a production workshop (on how to get $$ out of the Canadian Govt to make your film) next Saturday, working a bit at my real job this coming week, and writing another paper for my course that I’m taking.

I screen the video tomorrow night, I know the narration is strong, but I really don’t know about the editing. We’ll see.

PS. No sugar? out the window. Happened when I was editing. I was a bit tired/nervous.
I’ll try no sugar again tomorrow or the next day. I do like it when I can stop for a good period of time, I usually feel better. But…. so…. tough….to…..quit.

Awesome music!

Tomorrow night I get to go and see Grrrls with Guitars – a group of women solo musicians started by a woman named Nadine. Some awesome talent in the group (which switches around depending on who is on the latest album, and who is promoting it).

The group is performing tomorrow night in a small town about 20 minutes south of where I live, which is about 1 hour south of the main centre of Calgary. Cooler yet, they are crashing at my folks’ Bed & Breakfast, as it seemed like a good thing.

It’s so nice to have some musically-inclined folks in the house. It makes me realize how much I miss making my own music, and how much I’ve neglected my own creative impulses.

Problem is I have to figure out how to finish something, rather than just having the sketches and outlines of ideas. Anyone have any advice on that?