May 04, 2006


I have several things to write about, so here's one of my world-famous roundup posts:

- First and foremost, the TRF project is done! We spent a total of 16 hours over the last 6 days editing the final cut, along with many more hours of writing, shooting, editing, and paperwork over the past 3 months.

The result? A 15 minute dramatic film called "My Sister's House" that is quite possiby the best production I've ever been a part of (although I still find myself occasionally watching Against the Wind and wondering how we managed to pull off something so incredible).

I have it all ready to upload to the blog, but I don't officially have clearance to publicize it because all the actors haven't signed performance releases yet. Fortunately, the official "premiere" is tomorrow afternoon, so everything will be taken care of by then, and I'll probably post it around 8 PM.

To hold you until then, I threw together a quick promo picture. Check it out:

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And if you're wondering, those are actual stills from the film, but they're really two separate shots that I combined in iDVD.

- Next order of business: I finally have a complete class schedule for next semester. Let's take a look:

ANT 311 - Anthropological Theory: Complete bullshit course that I'm only taking because I need another arts and sciences elective and it looked vaguely interesting. Let's move on...

COM 506 - Communications Law for Television, Radio, and Film: Required course for seniors. Supposedly rather difficult and dull. But I guess knowing the laws of your trade is fairly important.

ENI 010 - Large Bands: It's hard to believe it, but next semester will mark my eighth and final year of marching band. I still remember my first day of band camp in 9th grade...when I couldn't understand what the drumline intstructor was telling me to do for the audition and ended up getting stuck on bass drum for a year (a scenario which would repeat itself in a slightly different fashion on my first day of college band camp). But still...two years of bass drum, six years of snare. Good times...

PSC 357 - U.S. Foreign Policy: This class seems to get good publicity. The professor has all kinds of credentials from the Department of State or something. Again, we'll see what happens.

TRF 421 - Feature Film Writing: Ah, yes. The class that almost caused me to have a fucking heart attack when I was closed out of it last month. Luckily, the waitlist procedure was a success, and I was able to enroll this afternoon. If you don't know why I'm excited about this class from its name alone, you probably haven't been reading SIT very long.

Oh, and a fun fact about next semester: I somehow managed to work out a schedule where I only have classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. So that means that aside from football games, marching band rehearsals, etc...


I've been trying to pull off something like this since my first semester here, and since the screenwriting elective I want to take next spring is on Friday morning, this was my last chance. Mission accomplished.

- On a completely unrelated note...


Seriously. If all goes well, I might be buying one within the next couple weeks. I figure I can justify it by...*shudder*...actually getting a job over the summer. Although I'd probably end up doing that anyway since I can no longer use "I don't have a driver's license" as an excuse for not finding work.

- Oh, and speaking of summer, I'll be home by this time next Thursday. That's pretty sweet. Unfortunately, I still have four final exams, so...I should probably start studying.


Posted by CD on May 4, 2006 10:11 PM | TrackBack
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