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How true it is

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my life.

Mind you, it's written by the founder and president of the now-defunct Columbus Film Consortium, so he should know. He even appeared briefly in one of the two shorts I did over a year and a half ago that I have yet to receive copies of. Specifically, the one that I know actually got finished, because it screened at one of the CFC premiere nights Ross busted his ass organizing at the Arena Grand before he packed in the whole venture because too many people were being severe jerks about the CFC not doing stuff for them that it was never intended to anyway. It screened last April (as in 2002), which begs the question of why I haven't heard from them since, but at least I got to see it, and have the little thrill of discovering that what was supposed to be a very quick bit in a montage wound up with all three takes of babbling improv, basically in their entirety, interspersed through the whole sequence and adding up to a good 45 seconds. Not bad for something where I showed up that morning expecting to be background. (I wasn't expecting to freeze my ass off because they forgot to mention the little tidbit that it was outdoors in November, but I survived.) And discovered that it was rather cool to have people come up to me and congratulate me on a performance that (a) I actually got to see the same way they did (ETA: on a big screen in a snazzy place with stadium seating, which rocked), and (b) I wasn't utterly brain-fried from having just completed.

In other (non-)news, I still haven't heard. I'm going to have to be pathetic and call Brennan & Clark tomorrow and make them tell me straight out that they gave the job to somebody else, because I have plans I need to make. That airfare to Vancouver isn't going to sit still forever. :-P

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vretallin
Aug. 8th, 2003 04:03 am (UTC)
eep well been there and done that, but knew that it wasn't going to go anywhere. ::chuckles:: Just did it for fun.
wiliqueen
Aug. 8th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
I started doing it in the hopes that a different kind of work would jump-start me out of burnout, and it did for a while. But it didn't take long to get as frustrated with it as I was with the equivalent lack-of-having-it-together I'd been putting up with in theatre. And in the meantime I kinda got hooked on doing some film work as well as theatre, so it means more to me than it probably should.

{shrug} Life will come together, sooner or later.
vretallin
Aug. 8th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)
You do have to be careful because these small, typically bad, no budget, student films, come with a whole new level of frustrations and issues and politics of their own. Film is a blast though and I look at the lessons learned from past experiences as things I know not to do, or what worked well and to do, but that is far too raree, and can apply it when phawkwood and I begin shooting our current script. Heh a project that's been many years in the making, but we do slowly step closer and closer to completion every year. Now I think it's mostly a wait on me to get the storyboard finished and script where we want it. Hrmm one of the many many more things to get done.
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