A sign on 6th Avenue near Bleecker street: "Side Salk Sale."

Foot Whippin’ Fun

I wanted to make sure I shot a video this week, as I am taking a trip to the West coast.

A sign on 6th Avenue near Bleecker street: "Side Salk Sale."
A weird sign on 6th Avenue near Bleecker street: “Side Salk Sale.”

Monday, October 17, 2016

I got up early, today, took a truncated walk and headed up to school for a 9 am meeting with my current Tasker. Heaven knows why I want to go: Mainly to do some record shopping, see my sister and a couple of “friends” and enjoy the sights and familiar places.

I was fairly pleased with the shoot. We had to re-do it because, amazingly, the shots were over-exposed. It is often the opposite situation, so it’s good to know that I’m doing a good job with lighting. That said, I *might* re-shoot this piece. The feet are so big in the frame that it looks awkward, or perhaps I’ll do another two close-ups to balance it out. We’ll see, as I revisit the piece, during editing.

Camera, Tripod, Board, Video: Preparing for Shoot # 6
Preparing for Shoot # 6

I’m headed back home, quickly, so that I can work on catching up with the blog and writing some letters. As I was mentioning to my dinner companions, last night, there really aren’t enough hours in the day if one wants to live relatively healthfully and achieve things. This is why the mornings and evenings are important to me. Mornings are important because they are, generally, the best part of my day. I have energy and enthusiasm and I apply those things heartily to that time of day. The evenings are meant for rest — if not winding down. I need to stay disciplined with my sleep so that I can pack all of the activities I need to perform during the day and feel positive, alert and energetic.

Camera, Tripod, Board: Preparing for Shoot # 6
Preparing for Shoot # 6

Today was mostly spent just catching up with my blog entries, as disturbing as that is. I’m going to try to keep up with them even more if I have to travel, as that’s the time I can fall behind. Happily, I’m caught up and I plan not to let things lapse until I absolutely want them to.

Camera, Tripod, Board: Preparing for Shoot # 6
Camera, Tripod, Board: Preparing for Shoot # 6

I had another faculty critique and it went well.  In a way, it’s disturbing, because there are lulls in the criticism in that the pieces are almost “too” done, or complete, or too successful in conveying their message? I’m not sure, but I’m fine with it.  Could they be too bad because they are “too good?” Too “complete?” Too “wrapped in a bow?” I’m not super concerned. I just need to keep going. In a way, this is so typical of my life, where if not seen as under qualified or “not good enough,” then suddenly I’m OVER-qualified and “too smart” or “too good.” Annoying. This is life.

Tomorrow is my long day and then I am going to the West coast for a 4-day trip. This will be my moment to “let loose,” as it were. I go to Los Angeles for one night and then San Francisco for three. I have to get up early for all of my connections. That’s fine. I look forward to indulging in my friends and perhaps a few vices, as well.

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