Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Film Festival 2012

    Just a short time ago I came home from the OJR film festival. This is the eighth one, and the second one i've been to. I went to last year's because I had still been trying to figure out if I was going to take video production, and I liked the films a whole lot. They were well-done by the students and I was excited to in the future be one of them.
    Unfortunately, none of the four films I entered git in. But I can't say I'm surprised seeing as I only took one semester of class. But hey, these other students have been doing it their whole high school lives and I made it into the running with "Oscar the Pig Interviews." I told myself I'd go whether my films get in or not, and I enjoyed it. I told myself this last year, in fact.
    A select few of the films were scary/dramatic, but most of them ridiculous/funny/comedic/made me want to burst out laughing. It's a good thing I noticed the dvds sold in the lobby or I'd forget some of them or rely on the students to put them on YouTube. But not this time. This time I bought a dvd with the films on it, and I do not regret this since it was only five bucks and the films are really good. I should have gotten one of these anyway since this is the year i graduate.
    Wish this year to end soon, I do not. But I don't intend on thinking about that too much or it will end sooner than I think. Making the best of it is all I can do, and its what I will do. I hear we get yearbooks next week, and hopefully soon in the middle of June I can get my "2012 Seniors" documentary done and posted. A lot of my friends who were in it are excited to see the results, and I can't wait to show it to them. In the editing process, it looks great so far. So I'm really itching to put it up and see what they think.

    I'm not sure what else there is to say, other than I recommend Video Production for Owen J. Roberts students, 'cause its really good. At least the first class is (I can't tell the other ones 'cause i didnt get a chance to take them). Talk to y'all later! :D

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Fly by too fast, this year has."

    On August 29th 2011, when I was seventeen years old, I walked into the school saying to myself "It's good to be back." Now it's May 6th, I've been eighteen for nearly two months and I've done so much this year, more than I could have expected then. Directed and edited over half a dozen short films, four of which have been entered for the Film Festival and one of them is a trailer adaptation to my book series, Darastrix Arcaniss. I've taken a great acting class and in doing so I have met some of the best friends I've ever had and ever will. I even made a music video about our good times in "Drama and Theater 1" in thanks!
    I've read and seen THE HUNGER GAMES (saw the movie four times, once with just one friend), made my own camouflage cloak for Halloween and hiking in the woods, and recently attended Post Prom again like last year, pulling my second all-nighter.
My best video blog by far is the one that talks about post prom. I swear it was one of the best days/nights of my senior year, and I'll never forget it or my junior post prom either.
    The first day of senior year feels like just over a week ago. Now the year's nearly over and I'll be graduating in a month. I really wish it didn't have to end so soon, but I guess everyone's has to. After I get through college, I will hopefully get into film and turn my books into movies. That I have to look forward to, and starting at the beginning of this year I've aspired to be a good filmmaker.

    In fact I've already started making an actual script. Yeah, I researched script format and I'm using it to start it. I bet it will turn out great when it's done. It's my dream, to create "the next big thing." I just hope that I can.
    But I'm trying not to look too far ahead, know why? Otherwise I'll lose sight of what I've got now, and I love seeing my friends at school too much to risk that, with the little time we've got left. I intend to make it all count and So Far I've managed to make this year the best of my entire life.