Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Go Lucky, Maybe.

Other than gathering the things I will need for tomorrow, I took a break from all things Bingo. After I shoot the interviews, I'm taking the weekend off and then I'll finish tweaking the movie. Then I'll start cutting down the interviews.

Last night, I watched Happy Go Lucky. Sally Hawkins plays Poppy, the type of girl we've all met at least once: perky to the point of being obnoxious, yet at the same time totally genuine. She gets on the nerves of her driving instructor, who by contrast is perpetually grumpy. The whole sounds like a premise for a sitcom, but like everything else Mike Leigh does, there's real dimension. I'll watch it again.

Able Danger, a movie I saw opening night at 2008's Brooklyn Film Festival, is now available on's VOD, where Are You From Bingo? will soon be heading. When I saw it, it was in black in white (with some key objects colored in), but you'll be able to seeing it in color.

Also, I'm pleased to hear that Andrew Bujalski's Beeswax got picked up for distribution by Cinema Guild. I figured given Bujalski's growing popularity, I figured it would get picked up by a small distributor, but I'm somewhat shocked it's taken this long.

Off to Binghamton tomorrow. Hopefully, nothing tragic (unless you count the rain they're predicting) will happen.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shared Birthday

Hey, remember me talking about Jillian Burcar, whose lecture I attended last week?

I discovered last night that she has the same exact birthday as me. Exact. Month, day, and year. Weird!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Going It Alone

I finally got ahold of the guy who backed the movie and the first round of interviews. He says that money is tight for him right now.

"Wasn't this supposed to be done already?" He asked. Yeah, it would've been done, had it not been for the shootings. I think I have enough money to go this alone. My plan is to try and squeeze everything into Friday if I can. I know that my camera guy has reserved the camera, but I've been having a hard time getting ahold of him, too.

With that being said, I'm getting psyched about the next round of interviews as the day looms closer. I'm just hoping that the weather will change, because right now, Friday's not looking too good.

I finished the collection of the writer I'm hoping to make a documentary on next. The poems I think gave me a better perspective on her, and hopefully, they will be helpful is fleshing out the narrative further.

Finally, if anyone sees the junkie who broke into Craig Zobel's car, please direct him here.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Too Darn Hot

The heat cut my weekly trip to Ithaca short. By noon, the heat got to me--and this is after drinking more than enough water--and decided to hightail it home.

Rather than drive into the city and pull my hair out trying to find a parking space, I parked at the Cayuga Medical Center's visitors parking lot, and took the bus in. My first stop was at the Workforce office, then Kelly Services (both are in the same building). Then I dodged the heat at Gimme! Coffee, and later purchased a one pound bag of their Hartmann Honey blend, which is very expensive, but gave off a nice aroma as I drove back.

Then I stopped off at that room that I wanted to check out. The room itself isn't bad (in need of a few repairs), but the house is occupied by older people, has no cooking quarters, and reeked of stale cigarettes. I'll keep looking...maybe. Usually, I stay in Ithaca until about 1:30 or 2, but as I mentioned, I left after checking out the room. I got a ice cream Flurry on the way home, and did a walk at the lakefront later.

Earlier tonight, I e-mailed three local car dealerships about doing driveaway service for them. My uncle does this when he's here in the summer. I want to do more traveling anyway, so why not combine work and pleasure? I might have to be careful, but it might be a lot more fun than staying in an office all day, or worse, doing customer service!

I'm also giving a lot of thought to putting together a web series. After seeing both of Lena Dunham's web shows, and I'm competent I can do something like this. I'm still planning on doing the documentary (In fact, I'm reading through one of her poetry collections now), but doing a web show will allow me to dive into narrative filmmaking without being overwhelmed with the tasks of feature filmmaking.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tweaking It

Today I continued working on Are You From Bingo?. For whatever reason, the audio seemed to drop out when the archive footage appeared. I've been tweaking it, but then there are hisses. Oh, well. At least you can hear it now.

I've also made a hard decision. It turns out that the software I would use to make the actual DVD (Adobe Encore) isn't available on its own, and I don't know if I really want to take the time and learn new software. I'm still planning on putting it up via CreateSpace, but it won't be as elaborate as I thought.

I'm going to create a YouTube channel to upload what I've already shot, plus I'll probably be doing more interviews eventually, and I don't think I could cram all of it onto the DVD anyway.

It might go up to 90 degrees tomorrow. Yikes!

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House of the Devil Trailer

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Alexander the Second

Yesterday I saw Alexander the Last on demand. I'm almost convinced that Alexander may be Joe Swanberg's best film. Working with actors has a little bit to do with this, I think, but also I think there's a lot more attention paid to details. It's more observed and better shot than his previous stuff, too. A scene that stands out has Amy Seimetz and Jess Weixler making up a stupid story in front of Barlow Jacobs. Anybody who has siblings that are close enough in age can relate to the inside jokes that Weixler and Seimetz have with each other.

Last night, I went to see "Two Absurdities", which were two plays put on by Headless Sullivan, a theater offshoot of Geneva 13, Geneva's center of all things Bohemian. I liked both plays, but I especially liked the second, where the plot centers around three people who are trying decide which one they are going to cannibalize.

Monday, I'm planning on taking a look at a room (not an apartment) in Fall Creek in Ithaca. I don't know if I'm going back there, but I'd like to see what my options are. It would be nice to be alone for a little while.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reanimating the Cyborg

The interview I had today was the shortest job interview I've ever had. Basically the women interviewing me filled out a sheet, asking whether or not I preferred working part or full time (I said either), could I operate a multi-line phone (I can!), and what shift I preferred (day). They told me that I would hear from them again next week about a possible second interview.

Yesterday I watched Are You From Bingo? for the first time in God knows how long. Today I cut out anything that might inspire a cease and desist letter, plus I tweaked a couple of other things.

Last night, I attended a lecture by Jillian Burcar at The Warren Hunting Smith library. Jillian has spent the year at HWS as a predoctoral fellow with the Fisher Center for Gender Studies. Her lecture, titled "Reanimating the Cyborg", focused on gender construction in Anime and comics, plus she read excerpts from her own fiction. One piece of her fiction, Usagi's Cookbook, particularly hit home for me. It reminded me of the years I used to read the websites and blogs of anonymous friends, and pour my own thoughts into my blog. Heck, I'm doing it right now!

Afterward, I asked Jillian how she got the plum job of presenting Wes Craven with a Lifetime Scream Award. After she'd dressed as a character from Nightmare on Elm Street at Comic Con, she got a button that had a red mark which was her "golden ticket", if you will.

Right now, I'm reading Mia Farrow's autobiography, What Falls Away. I started on it early yesterday, and I'm at the point where she's seeing Woody Allen. I've been wanting to read it for ten years. So far, I'm not really disappointed, but it seems to lack the intimacy that a lot of great celebrity memoirs have. Especially since Mia has lived such an interesting life. I, for one, would like to know how she got the name Mia, since her legal first name is Maria.

It's supposed to be in the low 70s tomorrow. Can't wait!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

'The Devil' and Ti West

Ti West was interviewed by Karina Longworth on this past Monday. In the interview, he discussed his two most recent projects: the Cabin Fever sequel which has been shelved, and House of the Devil, which is premiering at Tribeca Saturday Night.

In it, he talks of the frustrations he's had crossing over into more mainstream fare, such as Dark Sky cutting a crucial four minutes of House. West says that in spite of trying to mainstream himself for his larger efforts, his financiers still weren't satisfied. Longworth writes:

In the case of Devil, West says, the money guys knew what they were getting into when they hired him, and didn’t seem to have a problem with what they got until recently.

Then adds:

West says the producers test screened his cut without his knowledge, and then showed him response cards. The audience’s answers to the leading questions along the lines of “Were you bored by anything in the house?” were presented as evidence that the audience asked for the specific cuts that Dark Sky eventually mandated. That he had made a film that was even subject to last minute revision based on testing came as a surprise to the director.

“It was in the rough cut, it was in the fine cut, it was in the final cut it was in the sound edit — it’s never changed, and it was always boring the whole time. It’s this whole last minute fear.”

I've seen Trigger Man. I'll be honest--it was a little slow for my tastes, but I really wanted to see House of the Devil. It was the one movie I really would've definitely seen had I gave in and gone to Tribeca this year. Ti makes an important point here:

I feel there’s some value to people knowing that if they go see this movie on Saturday night at Tribeca, and you think you’re at an independent film festival seeing an independent film, you should know that this movie was market researched like a new flavor of Pepsi. Nobody thinks about that, that they’d go see a low budget movie, and that’s the process it’s gone through to get to a film festival. And it’s a bummer.

I don't think people who see indie films in mainstream theaters realize that "indie" films (or as others call them, "Indiewood") are often just as market researched as their bigger budget counterparts. Many "indie" producers keep marketability in mind when packaging their movies.

Go, Ti! I'll be seeing House of the Devil when I get a chance.

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This Tornado Loves You

They didn't allow cameras into the show, so there were no pictures of the actual concert. I had to surrender my camera at the box office, but not before I got two pictures:

The State Theater Marquee for the show.

Neko Case's Tour Bus.

The State Theater, however, did have WiFi, so I browsed my ITouch while I was waiting for the show to begin.

The opening band, Crooked Fingers was pretty good. Suprisingly for me, the crowd was people of many different walks of life, from kindergarteners who came with their parents to elderly people.

I was seated next to a couple from Niagara Falls. They had wanted to see her show in Toronto the day before, but it had sold out by the time they found out. About a third of the way--or was it halfway?--into the show, the guy (from Niagara Falls) sitting next to me got up and staggered out of the auditorium. At first, I thought that maybe he'd had too much to drink and couldn't handle his liquor. Several minutes later, an usher came to his wife and asked her to leave. I never got a chance to ask anyone at the State what happened, but I asked my dad on the ride home (he used to be a health teacher) what it might have been.

"Probably drugs," he answered, and guessed that it was likely a prescription drug like Valium. Back to the show.

Neko Case was FUCKING AWESOME. Easily one of the best shows I've ever attended. Her show was very well put together--she had a screen in the back that projected movies. Neko herself has an incredible stage presence and made witty small talk with her backup singer between songs.

As Neko pointed out, she was touring to promote an album, so naturally a lot of songs from her new album, Middle Cyclone, got played. She also played a lot of her older, awesome songs like "That Teenage Feeling", "Margaret vs. Pauline", the catchy "This Tornado Loves You", and two of my favorites, "Deep Red Bells" and "Hold On, Hold On". She and the backup singer promised us that she'd take the audience out to The Cheesecake Factory after the show. There's one problem with that: there's no Cheesecake Factory in Ithaca.

She played the longest encore I think I've ever sat through, but it didn't matter, since she's awesome. I think it was definitely worth shelling out the $25, plus the Super 8 Motel room fee, and I'd really love to see her again.

On my way out, I ran into Luke Fentchel, who used to run No Radio Records. Apparently, he's doing some lawyering now, and as I noticed in a couple of articles posted at the State Theater's window, writing for The Ithaca Journal as well. Luke was one of the early supporters of Are You From Bingo?

On my way to a lecture on "Cyborgs"...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hospitality Interviews

My interview, surprisingly, went well. I don't believe I'll get the job, but it was nice to be considered for an Administrative Assistant position for once. Thursday, I'll have another interview, this time at the Ramada Inn lakefront in Geneva.

Given that the two interviews I've had this week were at an airport and a hotel, I wonder if something isn't being suggested here. It's strange that I'd have two interviews in a week when I haven't had interviews in two months.

More about Neko Case next post.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

How's My Job Search Going?

Of all the things I've blogged about lately, I've neglected to discuss one thing: How's my job search going?

I have an interview scheduled for Monday at the Ithaca Airport for a part time Adminstrative Assistant position. I'm doing this to keep the energy going. I'm still sending out resumes and filling out applications, but in all honesty, I'm not really that enthusiastic about it. I realize I have to work to live, but I'm getting bored applying for the same jobs in the same place. I realize I have to work to live, but if I have to work, I'd at least like to have something I can enjoy.

In this economy, I suppose I should be happy just to have anything at all, but I've been working these types of jobs since I got out of college six years ago. Now that I've found some direction in my life, I'd like to have a job that compliments it, and allows me to continue with what I'm doing now, and what I hope to do in the near future. This internship looks like a lot of fun, but it probably doesn't pay, and I'm probably too old for it.

I spent most of today finishing up Notorious, Donald Spoto's biography of Ingrid Bergman. While Spoto's biography was thorough enough, I thought he skimmed over a few key moments in her all her Oscar wins. At some point, I want to check out Isabella Rossellini's autobiography, Some of Me to fill in the blanks.

Less than 48 hours before Neko Case...

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Ingrid Bergman, Margaret O'Brien, and Delusional Downtown Divas

I've spent the last couple of days reading Notorious, Donald Spoto's biography of Ingrid Bergman. I'm just less than halfway into it. Not bad.

I spent some of yesterday afternoon watching Lena Dunham's web series for Index Magazine, Delusional Downtown Divas. Despite being a Computer Art major and having studied 20th Century Art History extensively, I had no idea that Lena Dunham's parents were prominent artists in the '80s art scene until I googled her after seeing Creative Nonfiction. No doubt that growing up in this environment served as the inspiration for Delusional Downtown Divas. Since Index's website doesn't allow you to embed the video elsewhere, I'm going to link to the best episodes:

Ry Russo-Young and Amy Seimetz guest star in this episode, which features them as members of Mountain Don't, the Feminist Art Collective that the title characters are trying to get into

This episode features a not-immediately-recognizable Mary Bronstein as an assistant to a legendary "Penis Painter" that AgNess is trying to get a job with.

Finally, Isaac Mizrahi guest stars in an episode. The girls seek Mizrahi out for advice on how to make art their career.

Also yesterday afternoon, I saw a movie I DVR'd on TCM called Her First Romance, starring Margaret O'Brien and released by Columbia in 1951, not long after O'Brien was released from her contract. I've been intrigued by this movie since I read about it in Cinemania (Microsoft's CD-ROM forerunner to the IMDb) when I was 13.

It was entertaining enough. The plot isn't really that much different from your average DCOM. O'Brien's character has a crush on a boy, chases him to summer camp, and goes so far as to hitchhike back to her father's ice factory to steal money (and, accidentally an important note), which nearly puts her father out of business so that she can compete in "Mardi Gras Games" with him. Elinor Donahue, a few years before Father Knows Best, appears in the film as O'Brien's rival.

However, seeing O'Brien in this after seeing her in Meet Me In St. Louis is a little disappointing. The intensity she had in that movie is not present here; if anything, it seems marginalized. Still, O'Brien managed to make something of a transition into being an adult actress, but like her fellow child star Hayley Mills, her greatest adult successes have been in the theater.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lindsay Lohan for eHarmony & Raising My Profile

If Lindsay Lohan had done something like this two or three years ago, she'd have a very different career right now.

I've been giving a lot of thought of expanding my website to make a professional profile on the web. Even though I'm thinking about scaling back, I still want to have a presence. I think you can still have a presence on the web without having to talk about every detail of your life.

More blogging later...maybe.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Ithaca: Photoplay #3

Before I left for Austin last month, I travelled to Ithaca and took some pictures. This is what The Fall Creek Gorge looked like at the beginning of March:

And here's what it looked like last Thursday:

Here are some more pictures I took last Thursday:

This is a bridge crossing over Cascadilla Creek, between North Aurora and North Cayuga Streets.

Who's this?

A mural at Fall Creek Elementary School of what I believe is the Solar System. How pretty.

Another view of the Fall Creek Gorge, looking down the Creek.

Water running off the shale of the Gorge.

Finally, the Fall Creek Gorge from a wider angle.

I'm going to my sister's concert tonight, and I'm going to working on cutting the other interviews this week.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jon Bovi

Of all the things on Saturday Night's SNL, the following clip cracked me up the most. I think it's because it's funny in a third grade non-scatalogical kind of way:

Jon Bovi, everyone!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Future

This may seem really abrupt, but I've been giving serious thought to winding down this blog. This was never supposed to be permanent, but I've begun to realize that it's been taking me away from getting other things done.

I've been blogging on and off since I was 19. Back then, it was a great outlet to channel my angst. Blogging was also relatively new, so I felt privileged to have an outlet to share my "discoveries" with others. Now that I'm older, I realize that everything is relative and sharing your life on the internet isn't particularly unique. Blogging has evolved considerably since then as well. In order to have a truly successful blog, you have to be willing to build a community, which right now I don't have too much interest in. According to my Google Analytics, I get 5-10 visitors a day. Not bad, but not enough to really keep doing this, either.

When I started posting videos to YouTube and re-started blogging two years ago, the whole point was to get noticed. I believe I have accomplished that goal, and then some. I have a more discernable focus now, and want to continue building on it by writing and make movies.

As I said earlier, I really want to work on other things now, and the time I spend blogging every day takes time away from working on other projects. I may not leave right now, but I may end this soon. I'm planning on continuing to contribute to The Film Panel Notetaker and I may even launch a new blog about writing eventually, but I don't think I want to do any more personal blogging in the immediate future.

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Staying In Character: Hannah Montana and Peter Sellers

Originally, this post was going to be much longer, but given that it covered two topics, I decided to break it up instead.

Last night, I watched the 2004 HBO TV Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. I've been on a real Peter Sellers streak as of late, and I've wanted to see this for some time. It was kind of disappointing. Geoffrey Rush does a good job inhabiting Sellers, as does Charlize Theron as Britt Ekland. The production and costume design was very period accurate as well, but it's not enough for me to recommend it.

The timeline is really screwy--Sellers made Casino Royale after After the Fox, for one thing. Also, the music seemed to be misplaced as well--"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" which plays in a montage set during Ekland and Sellers' courtship, came out in 1968 (Sellers and Ekland were married in 1964). In another instance, The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go", which is placed before the making of Being There (released in 1979), came out in 1982. Finally, and most importantly, you don't really see what made Sellers special. Yes, he was an awful husband and parent, but even his children saw some good in him. To get the essence of Sellers, you need to go rent his movies.

Today, I saw Hannah Montana: The Movie, which wasn't bad. Anyone who's seen the show knows the story: Miley Stewart is an ordinary teenage girl with a secret. She moonlights as Hannah Montana, a big singing sensation. Hannah Montana was created so that Miley could maintain a sense of normalcy. In the movie, things come to a head with Hannah getting in the way of Miley having a normal life. There's also a subplot of a British Tabloid reporter trying to expose Hannah Montana. At the end, Miley takes off her Hannah wig and sings "The Climb". After telling the audience she can't keep up the facade anymore, a little girl tells Miley to put the wig back on--she'll keep it a secret!

I enjoyed it, knowing that if Miley/Hannah had been a real person, "Hannah Montana" would've been exposed a long time ago on TMZ. Also, I'm glad they picked Peter Chelsom to direct, as the movie's overall look actually looks like a movie, as opposed to a bigger budget Hannah Montana episode.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

My Kris Swanberg Interview

I've done a new interview at The Film Panel Notetaker with Kris Swanberg, whose movie, It was great, but I was ready to come home, debuted at this year's SXSW film festival. To read the interview, all you have to do is click on Kris!

Enjoy your Good Friday!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Feel Really Stupid About...

I watched the footage yesterday, what I have thus far. Hopefully today, I'll start cutting a short video to upload to YouTube to show on the IndieGoGo website. I hope people like it, and people pledge.

Watched Shotgun Stories last night. Whoa. Intense. Straight out of an Erskine Caldwell novel, two sets of half brothers living in Arkansas duke it out after their father dies. Things get ugly. Really ugly.

Want to know something really embarassing? Through some casual surfing my ITouch last night, I discovered that Craig Zobel was one of the creators of Homestar Runner. How did I not know that? The creator of The Great World of Sound (go rent!) was also the creator of Strong Bad. I never put two and two together. Here's me and Craig at this year's SXSW:

I'm off to the Workforce Office. Tomorrow I plan on going to Ithaca...looking for work again. You know, I wouldn't mind going back to work, but it would be nice to take a job somewhere else, or do something completely different.

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Monday, April 6, 2009


Needing to put some distance from the events of this past weekend, I decided to work on my final panel from SXSW. It's a panel on Stanley Kubrick featuring Jan Harlan and Elvis Mitchell.

I'm still continuing to follow the story of the shootings, and on the Today show, they had the gunman's sister. I think his sister shed some light his deportment, and even what drove him to do it:

“He didn’t share any of his thoughts and feelings, and he kept all of his frustration inside and didn’t want to share with anybody else in the family.”

I'm going to watch the footage tomorrow. There's only about 90 minutes all together, but whether or not I watch it all tomorrow depends on how my battery holds up. Then I'm going to start dumping the footage onto the hard drive and editing it.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Long Hair of Death: My Binghamton Experience

As I got off of I-81 just before 11am Friday morning, a Broome County Sheriff's car zoomed right by us. We made a left and drove down Front Street, and made another left at the intersection. The rest of Front Street had been blocked off. My father and I weren't totally sure what was going on--maybe there was an accident, or a domestic disturbance. I was dropped off at the Holiday Inn, where I was annoyed by the fact that I'd left my Driver's License and Debit Card back home.

Ten minutes later, my father called me, and told me there had been a shooting, and that's what the scene was. Initially, I thought maybe it had been a singular incident.

I wended my way down Court Street, taking care of some pre-interview errands. I marvelled at what Court Street has become. A lot of the buildings that were unoccupied when I first made Are You From Bingo? were now housing restaurants, boutiques, gyms, and bars. I felt like I was seeing the progress that the interviewees were talking to me about in 2005.

Ten more minutes, and my father called again. He told me that there had been multiple shootings, possibly multiple deaths, and that it was "A really bizarre situation," and he speculated that it would make national news. Shortly after I met my camera guy, the office of Mayor Matthew Ryan called to cancelled the interview we had scheduled for 2:30.

In spite of the increasingly gruesome circumstances, my first interview went well. We touched upon the shootings that had just happened, even though I really had little idea of what the details were. Other than that, we talked about what I had planned on talking about. The person who funded my movie was the next person I interviewed, and that interview went pretty much the same way. After we finished his interview, we stuck around his office, and watched Mayor Ryan's press conference on CNN.

Tragedies aside, it was very rainy. My feet were soaking wet, and I had only one other dry pair of socks for the next day. So on top of being worried about the shootings, I had wet feet most of the day.

Later on, we got some footage at Little Venice of people watching the news. I also talked with a woman who was friends with the receptionist who dialed 911. We did a few interviews of people's thoughts on the situation, shot some footage of the media trucks, then called it a night.

Among the witnesses that were interviewed on TV was the mother of one of my interview subjects, an interview I had scheduled for Saturday. She lives across the street from the Civic Association, and that interview did not happen. I did, however, manage to shoot some B-Roll of some places that were in Bingo on Antique Row, and we shot footage of the Civic Association, as well as the media shooting reports and footage from the Civic Association.

I did manage to get two interviews in, one with a girl who manages a boutique my funder owns on Washington St., and an interview with another couple who renovated the building. The wife had a baby girl March 18th, and stayed off camera. After the people who owned the stores downstairs kicked us out, we wrapped. I told my camera guy that I'd stay in touch in regards to rescheduling.

I got back just after 8pm. Earlier today, I typed up my trip in much more intricate detail than I've written here.

The question for me is, "What now?" In all honesty, I had been doing some thinking about a sequel before this happened, but that the shooting wouldn't commence for a few years yet. Now, I'm not so sure. I definitely want to finish the DVD and finish the interviews, and I guess I'll determine what I want to do from there.

In the meantime, I'm hoping to work on the Stanley Kubrick/Jan Harlan panel from SXSW to help seperate myself from the experience (something I would've done anyway), then I'll take a look at the footage later this week. But it looks like I will have to resume the fundraiser.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yeast: A Really Good Movie

I meant to post this yesterday morning before everything happened, but better late than never!

One of my favorite movies from last year, Yeast, is on Hulu. I first saw it at SXSW 2008. The only thing that's more entertaining than the movie is the comments at the site.

I will fill you in on every detail tomorrow.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Yeah, Baby!

Today was spent writing up questions and packing as I watched a Snapped marathon. It took me two days to write questions for two people; it took me two hours to write up questions for the remaining three.

I've been in a real Austin Powers mood lately, and I do not know why. I think it's more of a reflection of my state of mind than anything else. I spent the better part of my Junior and Senior years of high school really obsessed with that movie. In fact, my senior year, I dressed up as Austin Powers for Halloween. I used to own a VHS of a widescreen version of the movie, but I have no idea where that went. I've never bought the DVD, but I may have to soon if I'm going to satiate my urge to watch it. Of course, I can rent it from Netflix as well.

For now, here's a song from the movie, "Call Me". This isn't the version in the movie, but I like this version better. (With that being said, the Mike Flowers version isn't bad.) Off to Binghamton tomorrow!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Holy Cow! My 100th Post!

This morning, I resumed my weekly visits to the Workforce Office, and found an opening that I replied to. I also gave the offices of Manpower and Kelly a call.

What I'm giving serious thought to now is resuming that freelance article that I researched last fall. Earlier this afternoon, I stopped by the magazine's office and got the e-mail address of the editor.

Speaking of publishing, word has it that Perez Hilton no longer writes in his own blog. I stopped reading his site after it became clear to me that the guy wanted to be a celebrity himself. It seems that the facade is finally coming off, and his days are numbered. Oh, and if you're looking for a gossip site with truly funny snark, I suggest checking out DListed.

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