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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

Have I used that title before? I think I have.

I'm a little Pixar inspired right now, well, actually I'm almost always Pixar inspired. I believe they are one of the few studios truly turning out great cinema and story telling right now. But I am more so than usual as I've watched the documentary THE PIXAR STORY for like the third time.


Pixar seems to really nail the essence of storytelling that I love in cinema. Something that I hope to really capture in my own movies. This is such a great documentary about the creation and evolution of Pixar Studios, and involves much talk about the making of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and really delves into the creative process involved in telling great stories like they do.

Thank God for Netflix Instant Watch. Thanks to our brand spankin new Bluray Player, we're able to connect our big flat screen to the internet and watch anything off of Netflix Instant Watch. Technology just blows my mind.

It seems to be my only source of entertainment that I can squeeze into my hectic schedule. Well, that and my obsession with the Wii. I know, I know, everyone else has moved on to Playstation Move or XBOX 360 Kinect. Sue me, I'm not exactly a bit video game guy and as a newbie I'm blown away by the active fun of the Wii. I've even figured out a way to get a decent workout just by playing Wii Sports Resort.

My brother is ok, sort of. It's up and down right now. He can communicate. Some by speaking, but he can write notes perfectly well. I wish I could be there to see him, but I don't think I can make it back to Texas at least for a while. I am glad I was able to be there a few months ago.

That trip to Texas was an eye opener for me. I blogged about it once, and I wanted to get into more detail with another blog, but I've been too busy. Also, there was a sense of magic and mystic about that trip that I've been trying to hold on to, and I think I was partially afraid it would all go away if I spoke of it too much. Like making a wish, if I tell it, it won't come true.

I will say that I've been trying to hold on to those inspiring feelings, trying to combine it with the inspiration I already feel on a daily basis. Letting it fuel me and my work.

Speaking of work, REDD is moving along. I still need a few bucks, and I don't know where it's going to come from, but I'm gong to continue to get whatever footage I can. We shoot again this Friday and Saturday. I'm REALLY hoping we can get a good chunk of footage shot. I'm going to get back into more fundraising efforts soon for REDD, especially as we collect more impressive footage.

Been working on Ad jobs. Here's the latest Ad I shot for Yamaha Motors. Yes it involves paper crafts again. Seems to be my lucky charm.



Got a bunch more ads and projects to shoot, and this Saturday is going to be rather hectic. We've got the REDD shoot, The Dallas Mavericks are in game 3 against the Oklahoma Thunder (GO MAVS!), It's Judgment Day, AND Justin Timberlake is hosting Saturday Night Live. And if you have never seen JT host SNL, then you don't know what you are missing. FRICKIN HILARIOUS!

The following Weekend we're having a HUGE garage sale, in an effort to clean out clutter, make a few bucks, but for me really, it's about cleaning out that clutter.

Ok, now I have to think about making a commercial for DISCOUNT TIRES.

Oh and if anyone knows of a Cave area and an Air Conditioned Warehouse we can shoot in (in and around the Winston Salem area) please let me know.

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