Monday, May 18, 2009

My up tos

I really don't have much to talk about at the moment.. but I decided that maybe I could quickly blog about what I've been up to and what I plan on being up to this summer.

First of all, I am kind of a work-a-holic this summer. So far I've worked two 60 hour weeks. I have two jobs. I work at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library as a multimedia consultant/computer assistant/general reference assistant. My duties mostly have to do with answering people's questions. I also teach classes on how to use creative software.

I also work for this small production company as an editor. It is kind of free-lance work. I don't have a certain number of hours I work. I just get called up when they have projects that they want me to take on. Their biggest client is Omniture and so I am am often editing the company's training videos-- which are incredibly boring.

Last weekend I finished working on a film titled "Lest We Forget" directed by Courtney Branning, who is awesome. It was a fun project and I think it will turn out really good.

I am also planning on some vacations this summer. One trip I am looking forward to is going to Moab to go whitewater rafting and hiking through Arches National Park next month. I went last year and loved it. I'm also going home in August as I always do so I can get some beach time before I come back to Utah. I may be going to Oregon for a few days as well to do some hiking and stuff. I haven't quite decided.

I also have a few other projects I am working on. I am editing the film "El Maldito," finishing up my mission book, which I started last summer, and restoring some pictures from my grandma's life. I also want to develop an idea for a film that I want to direct before I graduate.

So I have specific things I want to accomplish this summer. #1 Earn Money, #2 Finish Projects, #3 Have fun, #4 Start new projects. I am working a lot so that I can begin to buy my own work station. It'll cost around $7,000 for everything that I want. I don't know that I will be able to get it all this summer, but I can at least try. I also want to pay off my braces and maybe get my windows tinted- the summer is hot. I also need to save some money for a cruise. My family has decided to do Christmas Caribbean style this year. My mom said she'd buy my ticket, but I want to do it myself.

I really want to be successful in film. I hope that this summer will help me get there.

1 comment:

Brensters said...

Wow seems like thing have been busy with work and film projects! My roommate went to the arches a couple weekends ago and showed me pictures. It made me want to go. So hopefully next summer or so. Hope you get all you want accomplished.