Friday, March 12, 2010

Things I learned from my IU visit

1. The Communication and Culture Department seems like a lovely department with cool courses run by a well articulated faculty and administrators who are immensely helpful.

2. The Hutton Honors College is headed by foolish cowards who don't understand how to handle customers or properly tell the truth.

3. The Hutton Honors College is something that I would never lower my standards to be a part of.

4. I should probably apply for housing because I doubt I'll get much money to Emerson College.

5. I am 100% OK with that.

6. I really want to room with someone who is tidy. Can't I just room with a woman?

7. My couch won't be able to fit in a dorm. Bummer. I really like this couch.

8. Libraries are cool. Like, 50 more libraries than I would ever need is also cool.

9. Walking makes me really tired.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So we made a short film yesterday.

For this English project we're to present a lecture on a short story we picked. We chose John Steinbeck's, "Flight," which is concerning a boy who accidentally kills a man, becomes "a man," and is set on a horrendous journey only to die in an avalanche. It's pretty much about false titles and futility. You can read it here if you want.
I didn't really want to adapt it exactly, so instead we crafted what we're calling a "thematic adaptation." I like to think that some of the girls in our class will have nightmares after watching it. It's pretty much an exercise of objective correlative and symbolism, which I've never really done entirely. What happens isn't all that important. I like it for what it is.

One of the last shots is entirely lifted from Daft Punk's "Electroma." I'll admit that.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This is going to get old.

Fast. I figured I'd beat the rush.

Now, I love deaf people (really-- big turn on).
So you can imagine that I was ecstatic when learning that YouTube had a new "automatic subtitle" generator. As you can imagine, it is not without flaw. Hilarious, hilarious flaw.

Lots of laffs!