Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From A La Quinta In Sacramento

I'm laying on a double bed, propped against the backboard with three pillows behind my back. I'm slouching, creeping ever-closer to laying down. My eyelids are at half-mast. I'm still covered in sunscreen and I'm dreading the thought of falling asleep before taking a shower. I'm here shooting commercials for apartment complexes - a gig that has been very good to me over the last two years. Motels are lonely. I really don't like them, although the more days I stay here, the more at home I feel, and the better I sleep. Two more days of shooting and then I'm released on a vacation with Cole. We'll be staying in a hostel in downtown San Francisco for 3 days, watching fireworks over the bay on July 4th, and then driving up the coast for 3 days, to see the Redwoods and sleep in B&Bs. I'm very excited and I still can't believe God has been so gracious, to let me continue to live this life, to continue to feel so young and to be so happy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Studying Cinema On Netflix Instant Watch

I've been watching films lately like it's my job. In a sense, it is my job. There is a certain kind of film that I'm fascinated by, it's one that I come back to again and again. It can be summed up essentially as "man in the wilderness." Although, that "man" can also be a female. Some of my favorite films in this genre are:

The Beach
Empire of The Sun

Right now I'm watching a film from 1971 called "Walkabout." It's about a brother and sister who get stranded in the Australian outback and have to survive on their own. I desperately want to make a movie like this.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An Imperfect Beginning

I started my blog Deliberate Industries while working at my first job at a post house called Mad River Post in 2005. I worked in the tape vault and things were often slow, so I wrote a lot, sometimes three posts a day. I never really wanted the blog to be a personal journal - I felt that I had something to say and I was just waiting for my audience to arrive...they never really did.

But I just kept at it.

Writing on my blog has been a fantastic excercise and I've fallen out of practice lately. So I'm finally jumping back in with this new and improved personal, daily journal.

I can't believe that over the past 5 years, Blogspot (what was originally eblogger) has changed so little. On one hand, I enjoy the intuitive design, on the other, platforms like WordPress is far superior. Nonetheless, this is where I started and this is where I will continue. For now.