Thursday, October 26, 2006

Busy, busy.

Sorry 'bout the lack of updates around here. Been busy with a few things lately.

It's the last week of uni. Tomorrow's my last class. FOREVS. It's really weird. These past three years have just flown. Part of me still feels like I've just come out of high school. But there is another part of me that's glad I'm finally out in the real world. Then there's a part of me who feels like a toasted sandwich. With ham. And tomato.

Even though I won't have any more classes, I'll still have quite a bit of work to do. I won't be fully done with uni until early December, as our grad show runs until the 7th, which we're all organising ourselves (more details 'bout this in a later post).

I got my film back yesterday. There were a couple of surprises. The shots that I thought were gonna be too dark turned out looking GREAT. Just perfect. But the shots that I had no worries about turned out overexposed. Most of it should be salvageable though. I'm a little disappointed, but not too miffed. I've chalked it down as a learning experience. It hasn't turned me off Super 8 at all. It'll just force me to be more careful in the future. Editing should begin in about a week.

In other news, I just spent two big days on a shoot for a Project Greenlight short film. In case you don't know, Project Greenlight is a televised competition where emerging filmmakers face off. It's televised as a reality-show of sorts on Foxtel's Movie Extra. They're down to the final four directors. Gordon Napier, the only contestant left in Victoria, was the director of the short I worked on. It was quite a bit of fun, although I'm still feeling a bit buggered from the two 12-hour shooting days. Can't wait to see the finished product, though. Gordon's quite a personable chap. I sure do hope he goes on to win. First prize is a million smackers to make his feature screenplay a reality. It's a great opportunity.

Here's a snap from the shoot. It was the first time I'd been around any real stunts. It's an action-packed little film.

Other than that, I've been doing some more work on background silhouette stuff for the Jen Cloher clip. Here's one that I've made into desktop wallpaper. Click on it for bigness:

I've also got a couple more small illustrating jobs, as well as work on another TV commercial next week. Not sure what that's for yet, though.

Stay tuned for more stuff soonish.


lucyrogue said...

Thanks for the great picture.
I hung it on my wall.

Joe said...

You sound like Ringo Starr in that Simpsons episode where Marge sends him her painting.

Oh, and your welcome. :)