Top Gun and Jack

CTWR-516 Advanced Script Analysis w/ Jack Epps today. Awesome. We watched Top Gun, he told us some stories about it (and some about other stuff), people made a few jokes, we had fun. The print was in 2.35:1 and besides the right projector being a bit fast (my observation) everything went great. Although they should really check out the sound system in 108—something’s not right. Good class, good friends, good teacher, had a fun time, and learned in the process. Doesn’t get much better than this. :) And it only took me 6 semesters.

Rudolph, Aerial Beacon of Christmas, Dies at 54

read this aloud as a newscaster: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer died yesterday, he was 54. He was flying over Barcelona when his flight path crossed crossed with that of a large flock of seagulls… and a Boeing 747. Although authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, witnesses at the scene say the reindeer in Spain was hit mainly by the plane.

A Day at the Marathon

I spent the entire day volunteering as ham radio comm for the 20th LA Marathon. First I set up an APRS tracker in an LAPD unit, then I shadowed the assistant race director, who shadowed the race director. I got an “all access” pass as well as a “V.I.P.” pass and at one point was within an arm’s length (yes, literally) of Scott Bakula (who was running the race) and Muhammed Ali (who was not). Muhammed is only 62 but he has pretty severe Parkinson’s, which was evident upon his arrival.

Hire Me

I feel as though I should post something meaningful in my blog today. A segment of tonight’s Platforum was on blogs. (aside: okay, I know y’all don’t watch Platforum. It’s on TrojanVision, which nobody watches, but I direct on Fridays so I’m forced to watch the show. Actually, come to think of it, I could direct them without actually looking at the shots….) Anyway, one of the guests felt that she would never put her personal feelings on the internet for all the world to read. But the way I figure is it lets off steam, it acts as a journal of mental health for some of us, it lets us rant without forcing people to listen to us, and it’s fun, ‘cause hey, not too many people read this crap anyway.

Class, Technology, and Stuff I Can’t Write About

Advanced Sound class went to visit Chris Jenkins at the Alfred Hitchcock theater at Universal last night. They’re just finishing printmastering for The Interpreter. We got to watch (and listen to) the first reel. Too bad I can’t say anything about the movie. Not that I don’t want to, but I’ll have to wait until April 22nd to give my thoughts on the film. (Or April 13 in Europe—weird, huh?) What I can say is that the Harrison digital console they’re using at Universal looks like it’s going to shape up to be pretty awesome.

Osophy on QC

Always do your best work—you never know when or if you will work on it again.