It’s been a little while since the last post. I was a bit busy with the drive back out to Los Angeles from Ohio and the whole moving in thing. But now I’m settled in and back to work.
Telecine 4 at FotoKem
Currently, I’m re-editing a short film I worked on 14 years ago. The producer/director decided he wanted to re-insert some previously cut scenes and otherwise try to extend it out to fit an hour long TV slot. It’s been interesting going back to that footage… it was a different time and a different place!
The Avid we used was a Quadra 900 based Avid… Two Apple processor generations ago… not Intel… not PowerPC… but the Motorola 68040! Steve Jobs was still at NeXT and I was a 20-something.
I’m in the process of doing telecine at FotoKem in Burbank of the original footage. I’ll begin editing as soon as that’s done.
Sunset from the Hollywood apartment balcony
Found a nice apartment in Hollywood, just down the street from AFI (American Film Institute). The balcony looks up towards the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory.
It’s good to be back!!
Well, I’m heading back out to Los Angeles. I’ve completed my Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects… it’s good to finally have my degree 20 years after I first went to college! What can I say? I started getting movie work back when I was in my early twenties and no one ever asked me if I had a degree.
I’m looking forward to getting back to Los Angeles… getting back to friends and places I know. I’ve enjoyed my two years back in Ohio and am so glad to have met everyone that I did at school (ok mostly everyone!) but it’s going to be nice to be back on my familiar turf out there.
I’m just a couple days away from SIGGRAPH in Vancouver. It’s going to be fun this year!
I went to SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles last year and met some great people. I was still fairly early in my Visual Effects training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, though, so I wasn’t quite ready to hit the job fair at that point.
Not so this year! I’m dutifully putting together my reel and various other sundry items. I’m keeping the fingers crossed for a great run at the job fair this year!