November 19, 2011

Right in front of you.

Last night I had my "directorial debut," as I've been calling it. Basically a few weeks ago my psychology teacher told me about a local Potluck Film Showcase and suggested I enter. I wasn't sure my claymation was the kind of short film the gallery was looking for, but I finally worked up the courage and submitted it. They graciously took it and even gave it the first slot.
Besides my work being shown to 30 something people in the community, which was really awesome by itself, I got to watch other amazing films, too. One was called 35 minutes and it was about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. If you have about 15 minutes to sit down and watch, I highly recommend it. Being there, listening to the directors/actors, was an invaluable experience. I can only imagine going to these types of places in the Twin Cities. I am now more inspired than ever to get a MacBook Pro and start editing HD videos.
My friend Brianna came to support me! She and I will probably go get tea or coffee tomorrow and talk about Franny & Zooey. You know, adventures and photos await.
Today I went to the library with group mates to finish writing lyrics for my calculus semester exam. Every year students are asked to record a parody music video, rewriting the song to be about some math concept. My group has picked "I'm Sexy and I Know It" and has changed it to "I'm Tangent and I Know It." It's bound to be hilarious.

Lastly, I went to pick up the photos I had taken at Homecoming only to realize the photo of mine and Patricia's dress never took. This is why I should've woman-ed up and brought Cammy (my Canon T3) but I think I should also invest in a slim, yet affordable, digital camera. Any suggestions?

P.S. I am extraordinarily excited for the Blogger Family Secret Santa 2011!


  1. Congrats on your film! I just watched it and it really is adorable.

    Also, I am so stoked for Secret Santa. SO STOKED.

  2. Ah! That's so cool that your film was shown in a gallery!

  3. Ahh! That must be so exciting to have your work showcased. I just watched it, and it's beyond adorable, Lizzie. Claymation is such a cool endeavor to be involved with!

    The 15 minutes doc. is extremely heartbreaking. I remember you mentioning it before and wanting to watch it. I forgot to ask you for the link though.

    Also, your skirt is really cute. Thought I should tell you. :)

    Franny & Zooey! <3 I've read it approx. 5 times, and it's better with each read. I like reading books again and again - you're able to pick up on things you didn't before.

    As for compact digital cameras, have you tried Nikon's Coolpix cameras? A new model just came out a couple weeks ago

  4. Whoa, that's so awesome that you got to show it in a gallery and everything! That must have been awesome. :D

    Yeah, I have a big-ish camera but I'm always too lazy to lug it around... little nifty digital cameras are definitely neat to have!

    I'm super excited for the Secret Santa TOO.

  5. Congrats on your film!


  6. congrats to you lizzie!!!
    well done!
    i cannot wait for secret santa...its gonna be amazing. <3