Thursday, October 28, 2010


I'll say it again!

That means I'm stressed out :)

I have so much to do this month. Who said that Senior Year was a breeze? They should be punched in the head, because they are deceiving the masses. Today I have due: a reading response on "Retrieving the Tradition & Renewing Evangelicalism: A Primer for Suspicious Protestants" (which is a really, really great volume on Church History. If you're not familiar with Tradition, you should definitely take a gander. So rich.) A project Summary, and a review on Thomas Watson's "Body of Divinity". My biggest midterm is tomorrow, as is a greek test, and a thesis presentation. In November, I have three big book reviews, a symposium analysis, two class-long presentations (in addition to my weekly hour-long thesis presentation...), and a 20 page minimum paper on how failure of subduing the land leads to sexual immorality. And that's only the big stuff :(

I feel unprepared.

In other news, my set design for the film (did I tell you guys about that?) went really well! I'm still in the process of breaking down the set, but everybody loved it. Hurray!
Also, Colton got an impromptu job on a feature film! I probably won't get to see him for a while, but I'm super proud that he's pulling focus for the A camera. Go Colton! And the director and AD have both made several comments about how glad they are he got to come... apparently, he's one the most consistent AC. (Poor team... they lost about half their crew less than a week before the shoot, because the union got involved, so they had to scramble to reassemble a crew. But hey, that's how Colton got called, so I'm pretty glad about their rotten luck.)
Also, I had my first real photo gig! With Andy and Susie, some of April's friends. Here's a few pictures:

(I scanned the film myself. I'm proud.)

Monday, October 11, 2010


Now don't get too excited... I don't mean a vocation type of job. I mean a week-long project.

I'm the art director for Bryce and Colton's new film!

It's called Sunderwater, and it's a prequel to JesusFish, a larger film which will be shot in May.

It's this great southern story about a young boy named Light. In Sunderwater, he visits his grandmother, an elderly, eccentric black folk artist, and she tells him the legend of the Jesus Fish, which has been around since she was a little girl.

I'm in charge of Production Design, so I'm in charge of turning an empty room into a cluttered folk art studio. For $50 or less. I think I can do it, though! I also need to do a few things for the front of a house and a dock, but not as much.

I've made some progress! I bought an old ugly flower painting at goodwill, then painted over it nice and bright, then added snake tongues to the flowerbuds and a scary face to the flowerpot. It's the Garden Gorgon! I love it.

And here's a picture of the painting I did last night.

Pretty folk art-y, huh?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Three fall Things!

It's October! It's October!

1) A Fall Song
   composed by: me. And I'm just making this up as I go, so sorry if it's not very good... It's meant to be sung to (sortof) the tune of that one monty python song about the lumberjack.

Fall is a time where the leaves turn gold
And you put on a sweater cause your arms get cold
Appley dumpling a la mode,
It's super delicious, I've been told...
Pumpkin carving is so fun
I etched Frodo in a pumpkin once (which is true, by the way.)
You can fly kites in the nice warm sun
And mix up some cocoa once you're done!

The end.
Ps, here's my Frodo pumpkin. I made it last year for a jack-o-lantern contest at school. I didn't win :(
(But that's okay, cause the guy who won made a swine flu pumpkin which was totally awesome.)

2) Pictures!!!
They're not here yet, but they will be. Colton sent me a roll of Kodachrome in the mail! (it's a type of slide film that has been discontinued. The colors, especially skin tones, are unrivaled.) I just finished off the roll and sent it off to Kansas to be processed. Dwayne's Photo is the only place left in the world which is liscensed to process Kodachrome... and you have to send all rolls in by December 30th. After that, Kodachrome will be no more. So this is probably the only roll I'll get to shoot in a lifetime. I sure hope I used it wisely!

3) Fall drinks!
I was studying for a midterm this afternoon, and so I went into a local coffee shop and ordered a first for me: chai smoothie with a shot of espresso. I like tea and coffee both, but I've always considered them to be in very separate categories. But I asked the barista what he suggested if I was in a chai-ish mood, and he said that he wouldn't charge me extra to add espresso if I tried it and told him how it was. So that's what I did! Lemme tell you - it was delicious. The espresso really cut the sweetness in an incredible way... it was sortof like eating a toasted marshmallow from the inside out. It was sweet and mellow on the surface, but after I swallowed the smokey spices and black pepper from the chai and the earthiness of the espresso stayed on my tongue. And the espresso rounded out any acidity in the chai. I can't wait to try it hot! (It was really warm in the coffee shop and I'm wearing a wool sweater, so I just couldn't handle it hot today)

I can't wait to get my film back.
Also, I bought a pair of Italian leather Cole Haan loafers at Goodwill for $3. Yeah!