So I figure I’d better post an update in here lest someone actually read this blog. Went to Indiana (Elkhart) for X-mas, saw family, ate a lot, gained a pound or two. Came back. It’s snowing now in Denver. I’m heading back to L.A. before too long. Probably on Saturday or whenever this storm passes. It’s late now so I’m going to bed. A whole lot of sleepin’ to do.
I got an autograph from Doobie Chae, one of my 546 Sound students. At least, I think it’s his signature. He told me it is, but it could be a swear word for all I know.
M. Night’s most consistent film yet, it adriotly plays with our expectations and preconceptions. And if the technical aspect of the theatergoing experience is up to snuff you might actually get to fully enjoy the movie. (…If the projector’s bulb evenly lights the screen, and remains consistently bright, and the film doesn’t pulsate in & out of focus in the third reel, and the right and right surround speakers are turned up, and the speakers are of decent quality, and the noise of the projector is sufficiently muffled.)
Consider it your duty to see this movie if you haven’t already. No really, I insist.
“As a student just starting out in this field I feel it is my duty to become fluent in both ‘halves’ of the motion picture business, picture and sound, in order to keep my options open; for as I grow older and more experienced and gain a place of stature in the industry I don’t know which my aging body will make me first: blind or deaf.”