I came up to the studio early, today, to organize, sweep and clean the floor.
Monday, November 14, 2016
There is some sort of internal Open Studios, today, so it should be fun enough. The Art History people are invited, so hopefully some will attend. I wanted to go up and do that part so that it would be completed and I can do more fresh editing and rendering. I’m pleased that everything is filmed and now it’s edit and polish time.
An annoying day. Partially due to me being “cheap” or at least spending money on some things and not others. I’m upset because today is the Open House which includes First Years. It’s an internal open house, just for school members. I had planned on showing seven or eight of my nine “Casual Cruelties ” videos, as they are all filmed and getting processed. The “cheap” part is that I’m still using Final Cut Express as an editing tool, because Final Cut Pro (which is still supported by Apple) is $300 when I’ve already bought the Adobe set of tools, and I don’t want to re-train myself on Adobe Premiere, although it seems like a necessity and an inevitability.
Now I’m headed up to school later than I wanted and having missed the Open Studios of some of my peers. A mess. The good news is most people haven’t seen the old stuff and it’s ready, so I have to run with it.
The Open Studios weren’t incredibly well-attended, but there were a few people. I also had a faculty visit, which went fine. The visitor made good suggestions concerning how I present the set of nine videos I am producing, as well as how they are distributed across media.
I was pleased to build the modular set that I did earlier in the semester. I have used the upright board configuration for my “stockade” video, my “whipping” video, and now to actually display the pieces on a set of monitors.
It’s funny with this whole “critique” business that happens in school: Everyone has their own opinion, so a lot of the time is just sitting and listening to what people have to say and not taking it EXTREMELY seriously. I can pick and choose what I want to alter or implement and then move on.
Ugh. I’m at 388 words (and counting) today, and I don’t have a lot to say. I like to have a minimum of 500 words, for some reason. I feel like that’s a good amount to read per day, and doesn’t feel chintzy.
Today, I will attend a special lunch meeting with the Dean of the School of the Arts. It is an opportunity for different persons within the school to talk about projects and how things are going. I need to make sure that I have things prepared, but I’m not sure to what extent I need materials.
That’s better. I hit 487 words. I can reach 500 with no problem.