Sunday, August 30, 2009

New York

I'm finally here. After a fun summer spending time with friends and family, it was time to say goodbye. Leaving was bittersweet, as I was excited to come out here to New York, but sad to leave Utah.

I'm getting settled in, but it will take me a little while to get used to it all. Everything seems so fast-paced here. I'm already getting the hang of the subways, and I've met quite a few people in my apartment building already. I also met some really cool people at church today, and I'm going to be okay (stop worrying Mom!).

Tomorrow I head down to campus for the first time (is it really a campus? I think it's more of a collection of buildings), and I'm looking forward to touring the area a little bit. I'll post some pictures once I've had a chance to go out and actually take some--I was going to walk around for a bit today, but I ended up taking a much-needed nap.

And on a slightly different note, I got a fortune cookie during my last week in Utah that said: "A solid challenge will bring forth your finest abilities." Nothing fancy, I know, but it still made me smile as I thought of moving out here to start grad school.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Photo shoots

So it is now August, which means that I have a little less than four weeks until I leave for New York. I'm really excited to head out, and I'm looking forward to new opportunities and experiences. I'll have a little more than a week once I'm out there to get settled and everything before school actually starts. I've been trying to make the most of my time here in Provo--this past week involved countless volleyball games, softball games, soccer games, pool days, film sets, and nights filled with board games. I've also been getting a lot of sun (hey, I almost fit in with my cousins! Almost....), and every day involves more preparations for New York.

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, there is a trailer up for a short film I worked on earlier this year. It is called Inspector 42, and it is about a shirt inspector that is implicated after various accidents are linked to defective shirts. You can see the trailer here (sorry if you don't have access to Facebook). I was in charge of transportation, which included getting the various antique cars you see in the trailer. It was a really big task, but I'm glad to have worked on the project (especially after seeing the trailer).

And I decided to post some pictures from various photo projects I have done recently. Let me know what you guys think.

My friend Asia "working" on the set of The Favorite

Nathan on the set of The Favorite. He was also the director of Inspector 42

Lyvia (the Director) and Luke (the 1st Assistant Director) discussing the next few shots for The Favorite

Becca, one of the main actresses

Brooke -- she needed a portrait shot for an application/portfolio. It was my first time doing a portrait session with someone as opposed to just candids, but I think she was happy with the way they turned out.