ARGH! Only 8682 seconds left. So much I still wanted to accomplish. Fuck!
Nearly forgot that new #fxphd term gets announced tomorrow. Possibly “tonight” depending on whether John & Mark are too blitzed.
#10yearsago I was in grad school finding out that A) I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but that B) I liked bossing around undergrads.
RT @schnittman RT @artguillotine Pietro Scalia (Ridley Scott’s editor) speaks http://bit.ly/7TJtCE #filmediting
Good fortune and clear skies to all in the new year! Farewell 2009. May I never meet another like you.
Never more true than on a toddler. Hours of entertainment. http://www.morenewmath.com/227/mittens/
A friend of mine is involved with a ™ infringement suit. I won’t say which side, but could you have a look and vote? http://bit.ly/5W9ByM
“The Story Behind the Still” Superb new Canon and Vimeo film competition just announced. http://bit.ly/8R85Vb Stu, Laforet, Bloom, et al
“The Man Who is Scaling Mt. Criterion Film by Film” — A worthy goal. http://j.mp/8ShUE3
I think @PhilipBloom is taking it a bit seriously. His skill & experience are good, but he’d have a rough time handling a crit in my class.
Gollum was always CG to me & took me out of the films. Several times I forgot Na’vi weren’t real. Something Just Happened (~2 weeks ago).
Saw Avatar. May I say, with all sincere respect… Fuck Gollum. Wow.
Date day to celebrate New Things. Seeing Avatar in “IMAX” 3D & Sherlock Holmes.
BDLive is such a waste.
Merry Christmas everyone. Be good, be nice, be safe.
RT @ronbrinkmann: This reverse-engineering of Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” is pretty fascinating: http://bit.ly/85I5Kz
The Boy: The sun is like a person! It’s like a head because it’s bald like you! Me: Christmas is 2 days away… http://yfrog.com/au1x9fj
I think The Boy just got old enough to realize he sucks at Mario Kart.
Dave Hill — Lush, gorgeous photography/compositing/color treatments. http://www.davehillphoto.com/ (via @smak67 @adoramalearn)
Re: Dave Hill — Don’t miss the behind the scenes videos link at the bottom of the site! http://www.davehillphoto.com/
Heard “Santa’s Stuck in My Chimney” song today for the first time at the mall. Oddly, it wasn’t while shopping at Victoria’s Secret.
Helpful grading tip from a fellow instructor (okay… Professor). http://bit.ly/5f4aGK
How much money is Sony flushing by not selling $0.99 screensavers & music visualizers for the PS3?
Up tonight: Youth Without Youth (with commentary). Wasn’t what I expected the 1st time around. Curious about motivations.
It’s a 5-week revision on an initial 5-week design, and you still can’t manage to nudge the text into title-safe? #facefist
Grading puts me in such a foul mood. Thank God for the A/B-level work.
I permitted students to include Creative Commons images in a final project. Apparently that includes any website starting with “www.”
One student’s citation reads, “All images from google.com and flickr”
That said, some students pushed their concepts far enough to become commentary/criticism, and thus fair use. And also awesome.
“I didn’t occur to me until just now that when editing a movie trailer, I shouldn’t include all of the swearing in the movie.”
“I’m not sure why my footage keyed so badly. I shot it with the camera in the default setting.”
For posterity’s sake, I will tweet comments I received from various students during final critiques as I recall them.
falling madly in and out of love with squarespace every 15 minutes.
I have very sophisticated taste in sports — I cheer for whichever team’s going left.
RT @toolfarm: Toolfarm is giving away 3 Red Giant Plug-ins TODAY at 12pm PST. Follow @toolfarm & RT this to Enter!
Editing class’s genre-bending trailers have been screened & crit’d. Finals are over. Grading is next. But not today!
RIP Dan O’Bannon : http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=26564 via @davidstripinis
“Your sequence should not be your bin.” Quoted from a great post on timeline organization: http://bit.ly/7tm6eV (via @editblog)
new Down in Front — The Nightmare Before Christmas. Wheeee!!! http://tinyurl.com/ycjl8fw I enjoy @downinfront way too much.
Going to The Boy’s 1st Christmas program in a few minutes. Bracing for an OD of ridiculous cuteness.
RT @rymden: “File Not Be Found” - AE users check this out! http://vimeo.com/8122132
Finally finished Synecdoche. Indulgent, slow & pretentious. I think I loved it.
RT @Oddernod: Book cover designer Will Staehle runs the Bazaarium where he sells Victorian-inspired cool stuffs… http://bit.ly/7wO8ns
Win a new Nikon D300s (or 2000 photo scans) from @ScanCafe & Scott Bourne. Pls RT. Details here: http://bit.ly/8SJuMT
RT @5tu: ProLost Holiday Shopping Guide 2009 http://bit.ly/6LXkPw
Just ran the family Xmas photo shoot with on1’s DSLRemote for iPhone with LiveView from the D3. Worked well. http://yfrog.com/3gyxrlj
… Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog followed by Synecdoche, New York. The Wife knows nothing of either (evil laugh here…).
On the docket for this evening
Follow @Drobo to win a FREE Drobo S! http://bit.ly/5tejIU
A fellow instructor and #fxphd post-grad just walked his students into my class and applauded me for my challenge submission. I blush easily