Monday, February 23, 2009

Light Graffiti Video

Okay, I just found out that I can post the video today. So, for those of you who don't know, I was asked to help out with a BYUSA campaign by making videos and stuff. Along with my roommate Marcus and my old roommate Aaron, we conceptualized, shot, and edited this video. It is for Brooke and Andrew, who are running for BYUSA president and vice president, respectively.

Let me know what you guys think--


Okay, before anyone asks, "Spit" isn't referring to anything gross. It's actually the name of a short film that I'm helping out with, and the title refers to the card game of the same name. I'm told that the same game (or at least a very similar game) is referred to as Nert, Nerts, or Oh Heck (to put it mildly...). It was a lot of hard work, but it was a lot of fun--quite a few of my friends are on set, so it was fun to chat with people during the downtime. I've included a few pictures that I took as well (I really like my new camera lens!).


One of the guys on the camera crew. He was complaining about how there are very few pictures of him on set, so I told him I'd upload this to Facebook.

One of the actresses. At one point, there was a lengthy break where the majority of the cast and crew were confined to the basement during a production meeting, so I just started taking random pictures of people. The lighting was terrible down there though (most of the pictures came out green).

Also during the basement break. He's done some other student films, and if I'm not mistaken, BYU-TV did a brief special on him because he and his brother played Hyrum and Joseph in Nauvoo (but I could be wrong about that...)

The director. I only had a split second to take the picture before he yelled action, so I didn't even get a chance to set the exposure--and I actually like the way this picture turned out, because the background would have been completely blown out otherwise.

And I've also been working hard on a video for a BYUSA campaign, which I will upload as soon as I get permission to do so. They have some very strict policies about campaigning, and if I upload the video too soon, the candidates could get hit with an infraction. For now, let's just say "light graffiti..."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stick shifts and safety belts

A funny thing happened this evening that is probably going to take way too long to explain for it to be worthwhile, but I'm going to try anyway. I tagged along while some of my friends went grocery shopping, and on the way they had to stop to get gas and get their car washed. I had never actually been through a carwash, so it was a new experience for me. I kept joking around saying I wanted to roll down the windows, which only made Elliot turn on the window lock.

We went to the store and they finished getting everything they needed, while I kept making random cooking suggestions--one girl (Breanna) was in the mood to bake something, so I just suggested making those sugar cookies with Hershey's kisses on top, but to use the cherry-filled Hershey's kisses instead of the normal ones (I'm actually curious to see what that would taste like...).

Well, after everyone finished shopping, Elliot used his car remote to roll down the window on the hatch. It was really fancy and everything, and they finished loading up the groceries and got back in the car. But there was one problem...the window was broken. Elliot kept pushing the button, but it didn't even make a sound. It just wouldn't roll back up. He even got out and they tried opening and closing the hatch trying to get the window to work--still no luck.

Elliot was joking around about it, but every couple of seconds he'd try jabbing the button again. When we were almost home, I randomly asked "Is the window lock still on?" There was an awkward pause, followed by the sound of the window rolling up behind me. Who knew the window lock worked for the rear window as well?

Like I said, that was way too much explanation for that story to be worth reading, but hey, I needed something to blog about after a month and a half hiatus.

And for the stupid joke of the day: Why does a seagull fly over the sea? Because if he flew over the bay, he'd be a bagel--