I’ve been in the process of upgrading my style, now that I’m out of college. Which means a lot of clothes shopping, something I typically dislike because I’m an awkward size and nothing fits me well.
Today I continued my quest at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. Shopping was not as painful as usual because I was with my awesome friends :). And I actually found a shirt that fit me so bonus points to that. But just riding in a car for an hour with a few of my favorite people is enough to keep me happy.
With the first weekend of shooting under our belts, I feel good.
It’s been hard staying on schedule and adjusting to problems that arise throughout the day. But I think it’s a testament to our group that we’ve been able to keep rolling.
I reflected on the weekend with Olivia and I realized that all of us have high expectations for ourselves and for each other, and when we can’t rise to meet those expectations we get frustrated. But we are fortunate to be working together because we can push each other to reach our potentials. And after all is said and done, no matter how fed up we get, we know that all of us care and are fully committed to producing the best film possible.
I’m really blessed to be working with such talented people, and if I could make movies with them for a living, I would do so in a heartbeat.
Another day down, eventful as always. We hit some snags with equipment malfunctions, but we proved quick on our feet and worked around them. I’ve come to believe this is one of the most important characteristics of a filmmaker.
I think we got a lot of quality footage. We’re perfectionists, who work for ‘the shot’ until we get it, but work fast in a crunch.
These long days of filming are draining, and I’ll be glad when tomorrow is over and we have our first weekend completed. I’m grateful to work with such a supportive and talented crew, who share one vision and work passionately towards it.
First day of shooting in the can. We got off to a slow start and were behind schedule all day. But once we got rolling, things flowed pretty smoothly. I had some issues while running sound, but we managed to resolve them more or less. Part of me is excited for tomorrow, the other part is dreading it. But I think we’ll push through any problems and we’ll find a way to make things work.
11/11/11: not really lucky, but we’ve got a leprechaun for that.
I’m not normally one for musicals—except when I get to see them for free.
Last night Jessica and I interviewed students on a field trip to the New Repertory Theater to see the musical RENT. It was a tight schedule so we only got a few interviews, but we the professors of the classes hooked us up with free tickets to the show.
Personally, I found the storyline hard to follow, but when the directors and cast gave a Q&A at the end, I began to appreciate the production. Some of the actors approach their roles with such passion, and I hope that I will be able to find this passion in film, or whatever I end up doing in life.
New job today working as a caterer. It’s tiring work, but it ain’t bad. I learned a whole bunch about how things are done in the business. And I have a new respect for waiters who carry trays of drinks. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Also, if you’re looking for new music check out J. Cole’s “Lights Please”. Can’t get enough of this song right now! His album drops Sept. 27th.