The Reel Deal and Other Bad Jokes
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
"MISter Anderson...welcome back. We've...MISSED you."
The last movie quoted was "The Big lebowski." A really awesome movie. Go see it.
I worked on an indie this Monday entitled "Ruff Roads." It was about how dealing drugs will bite you in the ass, like when you beat up an addict who didn't pay you who then goes to the house of your mom and kills her to get money to buy more meth, but not before being stabbed to death by her with a letter opener passed off as a kitchen knife in the actual film...
I really enjoyed it.
It was fun watching the actors work, they were good actors, or cast well anyway. The big black guy playing one of the drug dealers said it was giving him flashbacks. He was incredibly intimidating on camera, and a little bit off too. The actor playing the addict was awesome too. I'd seen him before in Matt Moore's 48 Hour Film, and liked his performance.
The actual gripwork was great. I managed to snatch a catnap during a slow period, which energized me enough that Red, Crazy Bob and I set up a 1200K HMI and C-stand/bounce card assembly, raised twenty feet high, in sixty seconds. You talk about fuuuun shit!
Friday, September 10, 2004
"I'm the Dude. That's what you call me."`
The previously quoted movie was Indiana Jones. Like, practically any one of the three, and probably the fourth as well. More from this post's movie: "I'll suck your cock for a thousand dollars."
"I'm gonna go find a cash machine."
Makeup class was kind of boring. So was Production Management. As usual. And Editing. Why am I telling you this? Bleh.
Here's some real news that you may or may not find interesting: I found out recently that I'm in the wrong person's class. I was told to go to the EIGHT AM Wenesday class. After a month, chris asks me why I'm not on his roster, and someone tell's me that I'm actually in Matt Moore's class--at least, he's been calling my name for the past month. Since his class is Thursday night and that means one less day I have to get up early on, I'm going with that. Sweet. Plus, Matt is less straitlaced and a cool guy in general. I thought he was a student when I first met him.
This means I now have a four day weekend, with a class day in the middle though. More time to sleep in. More time to watch porn. More time to goof off. More time free for dates, or thinking about sex anyway. As I said to my buddy Joey: "Four day weekend. BITCH!"
I interviewed for the position of Key Grip on the student shoot just now. Kinda tense. I think I got it though.
(A key is the senior position; a grip rigs flags, nets, cookies, dolly track, camera mounts, and makes sure everything on set is safe.)
I think a store that rents out independent films exclusively would be really cool. The store members would rate new arrivals and then they'd go to the pay shelves. If it enjoyed enough rentals, it could go to the other franchises in the chain (this store would be awesome as a chain) and possibly get screened in the backroom theater. A combination theater and rental place. If you wanted to rent a filmt currently screening, it would cost a bit more. And stuff. Is this a coherent idea?
Thursday, September 02, 2004
"That belongs in a museum!"
The previously quoted movie was "Anchorman." I hear it's real funny.
We did age progression in Make-up today. I did a pretty good job I think. Issac didn't age very well though. Ouch with the enlarged alcoholic pores. Also, I think I have a crush on Ann, our makeup teacher.
I can't wait to actually get a real assignment in Editing class.
I may have a date this weekend. Don't get your hopes up though.
I like living by myself. A lot. A hot female roomate would be nice, though. One who enjoys doing dishes. I really miss the dishwasher. And I kind of miss having the internet at home. Nothing wastes time like that.