Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sorry...Snow, You Know

Well, my blogging has been pathetic recently. But, a lot has been going on. First of all, last Thursday through Saturday, I had my first real shoot here at CHP. The video has a upcoming deadline so, when it's done, I'll post it here. Also, I have some rather substantial revisions to make to the Wurmbrand project script. On top of that, (and interfering with my ability to make said revisions) I've spent a significant part of the week sweating whether or not Kristina and I were going to (and even praying that we wouldn't) get the stomach bug that hit our kids. So far, so good.

Our 1 year-old handled it incredibly well. He would mostly run around (against Kristina's wishes), then wimper a second, then puke, then run around again. If I could handle it that well, I wouldn't be so deathly afraid of it. Unfortunately, I lie in bed, or on the floor, in a complete state of delirium and burst the capillaries in my face with each trip to the bathroom. Sorry for the details, but...hey.

Finally, we are smack dab in the middle of the snow/ice storm that you may have seen on the news. It's been an incredible experience for someone who has never really spent a winter outside of Houston, TX. Fortunately, our power hasnt' gone out. Hopefully, I can paste some pictures later.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shattered Dreams

Last year, right before leaving Friendswood High School, my students and I did a project called "Shattered Dreams." It's a program that teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving. There is a simulated drunk-driving accident in front of the school, and we, as the video department, were responsible for producing a film that showed the story leading up to, and following, that car crash.

My students wrote the script and did the majority of the shooting. Students were selected by the faculty to act in the film. Since one of my students recently posted the film on YouYube, I thought I would post it here while it's up. BTW, my brother Seth makes his film debut here (though he was an extra in a couple of things I've done). The film does contain violent car crash images and simulated (obviously) alcohol consumption. I was extremely proud of my students and their work, and I hope you enjoy the film.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Get Back

Well, we left Houston yesterday around 3:30pm and made it to Jackson, Tennessee around 5am. Yikes! I don't plan on doing that again. We arrived in Louisville this evening around 8pm. Overall, enjoyable trip. The kids handled it really well.