Short Done

I’ve just submitted my short film “My First Job” to the Tribeca Film Festival’s 15-second Short Film competition. I found out about the contest late Friday, and brainstormed with Millard Sunday. After solidifying the concept, I edited it all on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (hey, that’s tonight!). To watch the short, please visit the new Screening Room located in the navigation area of the site.

With the short out of the way, I’m going to start in on the full length DVD movie again. I’ll start that Friday night, as I’ve decided to take tomorrow night to watch the Lightning get trounced again by the Senators. I shouldn’t be such a dammed pessimist, but I’m not feeling the playoff vibe like I did two years ago. Hopefully they’ll prove me wrong, and whip the shit out of Ottawa.

Millard’s flying to Philly on Friday, so I’ll be spending all weekend on the movie.

In other exciting news, I’ve totally weaned myself off of caffeine. Fucking. Sucked. It was hard, but I’m over it and am now drinking between seven and eight 8-ounce bottles of water each day. And I’m pissing like an old lady.

Sick Thought of the Day: Hairy feces on the chin.

Server Done; Tribeca Short

The new server is fully operational… Just like the second Death Star. I was able to finish up tonight, which is great since that will free up half my day tomorrow. All services are now functioning again, including FTP. Yay for me. The only thing left is to resurrect the old e-mail and migrate it into the new server (although the new server sends and receives e-mail fine).

I’m sitting here, the clock has just pushed past midnight, and I ponder the next video project (besides the movie with Millard) while listening to Mozart. I’ve decided to film a short and submit it to the Tribeca Film Festival. Maybe I can get some recognition, or even win me some cash. It’s going to have to be quick, since the festival’s submission deadline is next Wednesday night. I’ll be shooting the short all day Monday (I took the day off).

Sick Thought of the Day: Bloody gonad muscle.

Server Serves No More

My server took a big, brown, stinking shit last night. Drive C: failed finally (the server’s only 6 years old for God’s sake). Luckily, all my data is stored on a D: and E: drive in the machine, so all I lost was the installed software and basic server configuration. I went to restore the data from my backup to find… the backup was corrupt. I suspect that the server failed in the middle of the backup. No biggie. I had a new server in house already, but was procrastinating the migration of the data over to it (I was going to retire the dead server soon anyway). So, last night I just accelerated my plans and started installing and configuring everything on the new box. E-mail is back up and running and some basic things like antivirus and such. I’ll be tweaking it more this weekend. The goal will be to be fully back online by Sunday night, which I think is very do-able. I’m glad I no longer host on my home server. 🙂

So, this whole server thing will be pushing back the timeline a few days for me jumping into the scripting of the movie.

Millard has created MutantMall Radio. Head on over, take a listen and buy some stuff.

I’ve decided to stop wearing my shoes while I’m sitting at my desk at the office. I think its improving circulation to my brain, as I’m more productive today. Or maybe it’s because I’m one of those people who hate having their feet hot – I prefer them to be ice cold. I even sleep with them poking out of the sheets. It’s a weird body-heat-comfort regulation thing I got going on. Some people need their hands cool, or can’t wear hats. Me, it’s my feet.

Sick Thought of the Day: Little china man has raw egg fooyung.

Demo Done

OMFG, the Demo is finally done! There was a lot of hard work to get this thing just how we wanted it. I’ve added the video (MOV) to our Production site, burned the DVD master, and have begun archiving the Premiere project. With the Demo out of the way, I can finally begin looking at the full movie. I plan on spending some time finishing up some photo scanning tomorrow, then I’ll be diving right into the script and storyline, which will take be about a week to pound into shape.

What else has been going on?… Well, I’m reading an excellent book that I borrowed from Millard called Whole-Brain Thinking (Ballantine) which is great. It’s a “self-help” style book that talks about people that are left-side of the brain vs. the people that are right-side of the brain, and discusses techniques on how one can successfully blend their two hemispheres together. I’ve been lacking this flexibility for some time. Those of you who know me know that I’m more left-side (analytical, anal-retentive, mathematical) than right (creative, spontaneous, intuitive). Hopefully I can train the brain to be better at this. Mix some grey and white matter.

What else… Oh yeah… Easter just went past and we all congregated at my place. We ordered a bunch of Sonny’s BBQ and pigged out while watching King Kong on DVD.

I’ve also decided to go on a detox diet. My meals have been littered with rice and beans, fruit and vegetables. And no caffeine. Damnit. No caffeine is really fucking tough. I’ve had a constant, dull headache since Friday morning (the day I started the detox). The only cheating I did was the turkey and pork (and a couple of diet sodas) on Sunday (why fight it?). The food thing is easy, but the caffeine is hard. I’ve tried to replace it with decaf Green Tea, but it’s not helping much. I hope in the next week or so I’ll get over this perpetual hangover and my head will clear.

Sick Thought of the Day: Worms in the scrotum.