Originally uploaded by zeelje
I hate watching the footage I've shot.

It's not that I dislike the footage, think it's bad or any other permentiation of the sort. In fact, from what I've seen on set I adore my footage. It's just that rewatching it stresses me out like nothing else.

I rewatch the footage and I start second guessing, trying to debate if the footage will cut together, did I get all the angles I need, etc. This feeling stays with me until I see the footage start to be put together in editing.

I think that one day, when I have a budget and know that I can afford to make little mistakes watching dalies and footage may not bother me as much on some levels; however, I do not think the complete concern over my job as a director will ever go away. That is with me until I see the fottage being put together by an editor.

The artistic process is made up of small stress moments for me. But I still love the process.


Harry Potter Junkie

So they announced that The Tales of Beedle Bard are coming out to the mass market. Of course I am buying my copy...but there's a special (limited) edition of the book on amazon.com. It's more expensive, but it looks like the ones J.K. Rowling made for auction.

Guess which one I'm getting?



I just started looking up more information for the final stages of my film. I really shouldn't do that yet as it is mind boggling.

I jsut spent a good deal of time absorbed in the American Film Market website. Obviously, my feature won't be completed in time to shop it at this years conference at the beginning of November; but by next November if I haven't found distribution yet that is definitely a way to proceed. An expensive way, but a way.

The most mind-boggling thing on there is that they have laid out steps for the first time attendee to follow if they intend to try and shop their project.

My brain now hurts.

I can only continue to pray that all the efforts of everyone involved in this project manage to come together the way I've been praying they are and that God does use this project to help us all jump into the careers we want instead of the jobs we work at now.

I am 26 years old and I am ready to stop pretending to enjoy my daily life; I am a director and I want to be one. I do not think that God would have given me this drive and passion if He didn't want me to do something with it.

So as I continue to pray, please join me in that effort.


Originally uploaded by berbercarpet
So as we all know was the truth, the Goergian finders of Big Foot were lying. They of course made it all up and thought it was funny.

The finniest part is now the idiots are the subject of legal action and they apparently want to rely on the defense that it was all "a joke" that got out of hand.

Have fun with that in court.

Seriously, I think people are getting dumber with every generation.


Random Quote #14 of Many...

"Robert Mitchum played the drunk in El Dorado. Dean Martin played the drunk in Rio Bravo. Basically, it was the same part. Now John Wayne, he did the same in both. He played John Wayne."

Chili Palmer
Get Shorty


Random Quote #13 of Many...

"Back when I was picking beans in Guatemala, we used to make fresh coffee, right off the trees I mean. That was good. This is shit but, hey, I'm in a police station. "

Verbal Kent
The Usual Suspects



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I love myths & legends, and do think many of them have roots in reality. Personally, I do believe in Nessie. I know many of you will find what I am going to say next dumb in light of that admission.

I think that Big Foot is a myth. In a country as densely populated as the United States, with logging, and other numerous forms of enviromental destruction that goes on here in our wooded areas someone would have found the Sasquatch years ago.

Instead, every single time someone has come out claiming to have found "evidence" of the real Big Foot it has been uncerimoniously debunked as fake. In my lifetime alone I remember there being "evidence" of Big Foot's foot prints that turned out to be made with a cement press or something to that effect, and more conclusive evidence showing the classic video of walking Big Foot to be a man in a suit, just like the gorilla's in Congo.

So imagine my skepticism when I saw on CNN.com today that low and behold two Georgia residents have the body of a Big Foot shoved in a freezer and will be revealing undisputible evidence today. They know where the Big Foot den is as well but are refusing to reveal it's location out of "respect" for the creatures...yet they're trying to make money off of the body. Contridiction much?

Pardon me if I am wrong as this is unresearched, but I thought Big Foot was theorized to live in the pacific north west - so what the heck is a Big Foot den doing in Georgia? Did they migrate from Washington, traveling across the flat plains of the mid-west until finally saying "Ah, the land of Peaches. This will be our new home, surely the men in white cowls burning crosses will leave us alone out of respect for our habitat."

Please. I think that Rick Baker pulled off a better Sasquatch in Harry & the Hendersons than the guys in these photos did.



Okay, i know I am making a movie and working a day job but I am exhausted. Don't get me wrong, this is a great, but very tiring thing to do.

I am putting all of my energy into my film and that leaves very little left for the day to day function of life.

What can I say?

This must be done in order for me to be a successful director. Right now, my "day job" is not the job I expend my energy at. I spend my time working hard at work, then going home to work harder on my film.

Don't worry about me though. While I will continue to be exhausted for awhile, I do believe the worst of it will be over when I am out of production and on to post. The schedule will be a bit looser and I will not be stuck inside a sweaty, sticky house for hours on end.

I am enjoying myself though - at the movie, not the day job.

So friends, continue praying for my film and me, but don't worry. "It's all going to be okay".


I'm Trying

"Though the world is so full of a number things,
I know we should all be as happy as
But are we?
No, definitely no, positively no.
Decidedly no. Mm mm.
Short people have long faces and
Long people have short faces.
Big people have little humor
And little people have no humor at all!
And in the words of that immortal buddy
Samuel J. Snodgrass, as he was about to be lead
To the guillotine:
Make 'em laugh
Make 'em laugh
Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?"


For Those of You Paying Attention

This is my last few days before photography begins on my film. It's going to be an exhausting endeavor, but it's going to be fun and the end product is going to be so worth my time.

Anywho, the next month or so is going to be a whirry-wind of busy for me, so I don't know how good I will be at keeping in touch unless you are actually involved in my movie. Sorry. What I really came here to say is that I would appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers as I go into filming. My person prayer requests are that I keep up my strength, be a good leader and that my cretivity keeps flowing through the entire process. For my cast and crew I'd like if you would pray for the same. It's going to be long days, and close quarters and all that goes along with the constant creative process. Please pray that we avoid problems, etc. on set as well and that the shoot would go as smoothly as God will allow it.

Thank you all and I will try to keep my blogs posted on the process. So many of you have already been helpful beyond anything I could ever expect and I thank you for that.

Speaking of which, the movie has a blog to keep people updated: http://endmovie.blogspot.com/


New Blog!

As some of you may know I am working on my first feature film. I now have a blog devoted to it. Please check it out to see what's the what.

Here it is: End


Breaking Dawn

I just bought my copy of Breaking Dawn. I am far too excited about that, but I love fantasy and I love books so I guess that makes sense.

It better be good.