Well, spent Halloween night getting my demo reel reviewed by 3 different teachers, and turning in a video file for review by 3 more. This time around I got some excellent con-crit that will really help me out over the next few weeks and keep me busy. Met our Career Services adviser as well, who I have to begin seeing next week (therapy, anyone?), and got the beginnings of my exit paperwork (joy). By the time I got home, it was the height of trick-or-treat hour and there was no one trick-or-treating... probably because it was damn cold here in Colorado, as it usually is at the end of October. That, and we just never get many anyway - most of the kids go to the malls now. Especially here where it's cold.
So, I turned off all the lights and watched some scary movies. Ha. I think I heard one group of kids, max. I really didn't have much candy to give out anyway.
Yesterday was a total blur. I have a Compositing project, and all the film footage is due next week, which means I had to shoot in the dreaded Green Screen studio. Dreaded because you can never get in the damn thing, it's always booked 2 weeks in advance (mostly because they book it in ridiculous 4 hour blocks, which is totally unnecessary for most people). I managed to get in between bookings yesterday (when the studio is supposedly closed, *cough*) and shot a couple minutes worth of video to composite to a couple backplates. I had to shoot the backplates that morning in a field (joy) so the result was me running around most of the day shooting footage, checking out equipment, and driving. At least, in the end, I got my footage, even if it IS less than stellar.
Today I order my graduation announcements, fill out grad. paperwork, and fix a couple camera movements. If I have time I may start on a new 3D model -- one that will be perfect for the end of my reel -- if I can just find the time to get it done!
I sort of feel like writing today, but I'm really not sure I'll have the time! Eek!