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Film Festival Meeting Minutes

Here we go, minutes to Thursday night’s UFO Film Festival meeting:

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First off, I wanted to post the minutes of last night’s UFO meeting on my blog. Here we go:

Right, now that’s out of the way…

Today was our first day of interviews for Student Voice. It’s a project being put on by Arts and Sciences Vision, and we are shooting interviews once a month. It was a pretty good time, but I am a little embarrassed as to how few people I ended up interviewing. I need to work on my convincing skills a little more.

Things at the VIC have been very, very quiet these past few weeks. I enjoy working the evening shift very much. The only downside to it is that it’s dark when I leave. I don’t like that so much.

I think we are going to make “Flea Market.” I got a nice email about it from Justin. So…I’m excited?

Matt is hot. And he’s here. Just sayin.’ We are spending the evening hours together at Walmart, drinking coffee, and gossiping. And then I have to go to Videobank.

I mostly wanted to put another picture of a puppy on my blog.

February 1 – 5

Quite a few things have happened over the past five or so days. A rundown:

  • Got paid cashmoney to be a PA, twice
  • Travelled to Farmington Hills, MI to shoot at the Holocaust Memorial Center, twice
  • Watched Puppy Bowl III
  • Got my very own plane ticket

More deets:

Cashmoney PA job A BG grad who worked as an editor on Building Dreams when I was a freshmen has started to hire me to do some freelance video work. He has a company based out of Toledo and he works mostly in industrial and corporate video. He told me he hired me because when he was in college, he was hired, and wanted to help other kids out. In the two days I’ve worked with him, I’ve already learned a lot (and made a pretty $100.) I’m really starting to think that maybe my focus should be in film and video for commercial purposes.

I just might change my major to TCOM.

Shooting in Michigan Friday and Sunday part of the Tikvah crew headed up to the greater Detroit area to shoot Super 16mm film of the Holocaust Memorial Center for our EPK. The museum is pretty amazing. I’ll spare details on my thoughts regarding the subject matter of the story, but I will say that I think that the lives and stories of Holocaust survivors are incredible. My favorite room focused on “The Post-War World.” It was filled with the stories of many survivors and was personally the most inspiring area of the building. Saturday we also shot, but it was in BG at the music building, and comparatively…that’s really boring. Tikvah has been put on hiatus until we get the rest of the funding we need to finish the production. It’s very hard to have a really great weekend of shooting and then be told that we just have to wait around for someone to write us a few checks. Here is a pretty good representation of Stevesy and my jobs on set:

Puppy Bowl III The Puppy Bowl came playfully prancing into my life last year during the Superbowl while flipping channels to see if there was ANYTHING on worth watching. And there was. Three adorable hours of cute puppies playing, plus a half hour kitty half time show was what I watched that night. The canine sporting event of the year was once again played on Animal Planet this year. We had people over for our TAIL-gate party and ate puppy chow, and once again, I was delighted as I watched the puppies play with balls, drink water, run around, and bark at each other. At the Animal Planet website, you can vote for MVP (most valuable pup.) “Action” Jackson got my vote. In close second and third was Lucy and Quesadilla (there were other puppies, but my top 3 were the cutest.)


Plane Tix This afternoon, Amy and I bought our plane tickets. We are actually going to LA in March. Now I need to get my resume and cover letter together and start convincing companies that they want to hire me…at least for the summer…for free. But, we are leaving March 8th, and returning March 13th. I am missing a few days of school, but I have talked to my teachers, and they have all been understanding (except my History of Dinosaurs professor, but…I don’t care.)

Also, since I am on a Print Screen kick, let’s take a look at what I found over at weather.com this evening:

doggie doggie doggie

A found another Wiki article to add to my list of favorites:
Maggie May (dog)

Today we had the Get Involved Fair. It’s a pretty exciting student activity event that actually isn’t exciting at all. A bunch of clubs set up tables in the ballroom, and attempt to rope people into joining our clubs. Last year was a bit of a disaster…but this year was far better. UFO actually did something right. We won two awards: Best Representation of the Organization, and Best Use of Theme (the theme of the event was movies.) We received two plastic oscar-esque statues with the category written on the bottom, and for the first time in a long while, I was very proud of my organization. This was our (nerdy) table:

In other getting involved news, I signed up to be a dog walker at the Wood County Humane Society. I AM SO EXCITED!! I also looked up puppies for quite a while on their website, and want to adopt one pretty badly. Mostly Sparky. He looks like my dog, Mollie. He is a little baby Jack Russell Terrier, and is full of energy, and is a good jumper (I read it in his bio.)

I’m going home this weekend. Amy is going to be home, too. And my brother.

hawks, mothman, kittens, wardrobe, musics, kellie, kittens, tikva

At sunset, I saw a red tailed hawk fly out from the stadium, over the VIC, and out over the parking lot. Now it’s sitting on top of a tall light in Lot 6.

Today in history class, our teacher mentioned Point Pleasant. My ears perked up, and I got really excited, hoping that we would get to talk about the Mothman, and the possibility of an Indian Curse on the grounds surrounding where the Silver Bridge once stood. Oh, and then I realized that most people aren’t obsessed with the Mothman. I just realized how often I write about the Mothman. Maybe I should make a tag? No, that would prove to be embarrassing.

OLD NAVY RELEASED THEIR SPRING CLOTHES! This means all of the winter stuff is starting to be put on sale. Today instead of work on my resume (which I need to have done by the end of the week!) I looked at clothing online and talked to Erica. I have a spending problem. Also, in my mind, if I start buying spring clothing, spring will come faster. It hasn’t proved to work yet. I do it every year.

My top artist this week on Last.fm was Neko Case. #2 was Neko Case and Her Boyfriends. I’ve got a bad CASE (get it?!) of Neko addiction. Langhorne Slim will be at The Grog Shop next Wednesday. I’m thinking of being irresponsible and going… I’m sure Corey would be up for it.

I ran into Kellie TWICE today. Oh how I love seeing her. She told me that my Nebraska sweatshirt doesn’t suit me as well as my “Bling Bling” sweatshirt. I don’t know what she’s talking about–I don’t own a “Bling Bling” sweatshirt. I also caught myself looking up pictures of kittens twice today. (so cute..) Today has been filled with my favorite things in pairs: kittens and Kellie.

We are starting shooting for Tikvah this weekend. I am very excited, but equally nervous. Our script is not finished, but Jose wants to start production right away. We are heading up to Detroit to the Holocaust memorial. There we will be getting mostly b-roll, but I’m sure that Jose’s genius will ensure that it is perfect. Tikvah means hope, and that’s what we need to make sure this production gets off the ground. (And being sponsored by Kodak isn’t going to hurt, either.)

“Genius” is a really embarrassing word to misspell.

here kitty kitty


hey there little kitty kitty

Have I ever told you how much I love kitties? Well I do. Actually I love most furry little animals that I can pet. Except for: ferrets, gerbils, lots of mice in one place. Anyway, back to kitty-cats. My father is highly allergic to these adorable animals, so as a child, I was never able to have one. Not even an outside cat that would just roam around the neighborhood and I would feed and pretend it was mine! (I tried once. It resulted in my mom having to take it in the car and dropping it off in another neighborhood. It also resulted in a lot of tears from the eleven year-old version of me.) Now that I live on my own (sorta…) I am still not allowed to have a kitty. Not only does my landlord not let me have one, but my cute animal-hating room mate, Meg also refuses. (Okay, not true.) If I had a kitty, I would name her Harriet Tubman, and I would clean her littler box every day, and feed her and give her lots of love.

Now, why all the talk about kitties? Tomorrow I get to go to Toledo to cover the Mid-Michigan Cat Fancier’s 283rd Championship & Household Cat Show with Cat Agility for Videobank. Yeahhhhhhhh. We caught wind of this amazing event from Marie’s mother who plans on being there this morning. I can’t decide which is the best part of it yet (other than seeing all the kitties) but 1. I get in for free because we are considered “Press,” and 2. There is a cat obstacle course. Yeah. I know. Anyway, Steve, Corey and I are heading up to Maumee tomorrow morning to shoot interviews with cat owners and cat trainers and cat superfans. Oh, and I might wander off and steal a kitten. Just sayin’.


From their 2004 show in Novi, Michigan

In non-adorable news, I’m working another Saturday at the VIC. I don’t mind the weekends like I used to. I get to listen to whatever music I want as loud as I want. I also get six hours to myself to do whatever I please (well, almost.)

Before work this morning I stopped at Tim Hortons to grab a bagel and cup of coffee (VIC coffee is baaad. Kyle can attest to this.) Well, the girl working the drive-thru gets an F- today. Usually I have no problem with the service at Tim’s, but today was a disaster. First, I pulled up, ordered the “Bagel and Coffee,” which rings in at $1.99 plus tax. Then the girl says “Alright. You can pull up now.” Whaaat? I don’t know if this girl has never been in one of these new drive-thru things, but it is her job to tell me what my total is. I pull up to the window and she says “That will be 2.29.” So I think Humm, that extra thirty cents must be tax. She hands me my wrapped up “bagel” and tells me to have a good day. At this point I realize that I have not been given my cup of coffee. So I sit in my car at the window trying to get her attention. She finally comes back and gives me a funny look and says “Did you need anything else?” I politely tell her that I got the bagel and coffee combo, she looks puzzled and then says “What size would you like?” I tell her a small is fine, and she gives me my cup of coffee and then charges me $1.35! Because I don’t want to argue with her, I cough up another dollar, quarter and dime, and go on my way to the VIC. I get to the VIC and go to eat my delicious bagel, and when I peel back the wrapper I was horrified to see that it is not a toasted bagel at all! It is a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich! Now, how “bagel and coffee” is mistaken for “sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich” is beyond me. Lucky for her, I am not my father, who has been known to go all the way back to an establishment to complain, and infamously once threw a sandwich on the counter at Wendy’s, pointed to the cashier and yell “You make a lousy sandwich!” We estimate that my father ingests an average of 3 pints of bodily fluids a year. Anyway, I peeled off the cheese and sausage and suffered through a (pretty tasty) egg sandwich. Don’t get me wrong–I love Tim Hortons. I will probably stop by there tomorrow before the Cat Show.

Sarah Wagner, if you are reading this, remind me that I need to send you a song. I have a feeling you would like it. Also, I lost your home address again. I have something to send to you. Want to email me your address? Of course you do.

Matt and I were going to go to Kelleys Island this weekend, but after finding out that the ferry costs a whooping $13 for an adult, we decided to postpone our trip for the Spring, when the weather would be worth spending $13, and also we can spend more time out on the island.

Meg and I made Veggie Pizza last night. It was well-received. I think that it’s pretty great that some of my friends think that I’m a good cook, when really I am just using the old family recipes. Crap. I just gave away my secret. The real culinary geniuses are the other women in my family. I just get their secrets written down for me on index cards.

I’m starting to think that maybe I should be a middle school teacher rather than a film crew member. My mother always told me that I was good with kids, and I think that I like the middle school aged ones the best (so sassy!) Too bad I didn’t have this revelation two years ago. Now I’m five semesters into my film production degree, and I don’t have the money or time to switch over at this point.

It’s rainy, but I am pretty cheery this morning. It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep and a cup of coffee does for me.