Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WE DID IT!!

Just got back from BORDERS today...and look what I found!!

Rest assured...this IS the right magazine! Ha ha ha!!

Congratulations everyone!! You all worked so hard and now look where we are!! XD There were only two copies of 3D World in our bookstore, but we bought them all anyway! All of the customers in the checkout line gave me strange looks because I was squealing and jumping around like a lunatic. Ha ha ha!



I didn't care of course! Today is a wonderful day, and I will rejoice any way I choose!
[Insert ridiculously happy showtune here.]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I miss you like the sun...

A lot of people wonder exactly where I got the phrase "I miss you like the Sun misses the moon." It's a strange saying, I know, and I kind of just started quoting it. XD The whole idea came from an episode of "Gullah Gullah Island"! (Does anyone even remember that show?!) Anyway, one of the sing along songs were about how the sun and the moon were in love, but whenever they got too close, the sun's heat would melt the moon into a crescent. So they had to break apart, for what seemed like forever...only to discover that they can still see each other in passing at dusk and dawn.

I wanted the both the sun and moon tribe to be very bright and graphic...so I started looking at Kabukii actors and some African tribal dancers and got super inspired! This is just a first pass, but I'm very excited to keep exploring the different aspects of light, cultures, and dance. It's going to be fun! XD

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A long over due "thanks"!

Words really cannot express how blessed and thankful I am to have had such an amazing team to work on this monster of a project! Without you...none of this would have been possible. So thank you, Lord! Thank you to all of my wonderful producers, compositors, background artists, my composer, my sound effects artist and of course, the ARMY of clean up artists and colorists who helped work on the film! Thank you for taking the time out of your super busy lives to help make my ridiculous dream a possibility! Thank you for all of the late nights. Thank you for all of the encouragement. And most of all, thank you, for putting up with me and my anal ways! All of you have the grace and patience of saints. Seriously.

Thank you.

There were a few moments while working on this film that I just wanted to give up. The amount of work that needed to be completed continued to pile up and up and up and I just could not see over the top. But thanks to everyone's hard work and positivity...not only were we able to finish Ma Monde, but the film will be showing in festivals, featured in this year's SCAD catalog, and have an ad in 3D world magazine!!

This is not that magazine.

In all of my excitement, I ran to the nearest BORDERS and bought the one and only copy. The cover was sealed, so I was unable to look inside until after the purchase. Low and behold...I had the right magazine, just the wrong issue. :/ Luckily, October's launch starts tomorrow, and a Barnes and Noble receptionist said that there would be a new shipment next Monday! You can bet I'll be stalking that store come Sunday night! Ha ha ha!

In the meantime, since this is indeed my self-proclaimed season of thanks-giving... (Har har.) I have prepared a special packet for everyone who helped bring Ma Monde together! So don't forget to e-mail me with your mailing address! Because I absolutely cannot say it enough:

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!

Each and every one of you were a pleasure to work with! As I'm typing this in my home now, I'm overcome with a sudden case of school-sickness. The only remedy is a big hug, but unfortunately all of you are so far away! I miss you all like the sun misses the moon, and I really hope that all of you succeed in whatever dreams that you are chasing after right now and in the future! For all those still in school: Keep it up! I cannot wait to see the fabulous senior films and personal projects that you all will produce! For all of those out of school: Keep going strong as well! The post grad adventures have only just begun, andI know that in time you will all take this industry by storm! So to everyone: Keep moving! Keep creating! And most importantly, never give up on your vision. For as long as you continue to rally together...nothing is impossible!

As for me...I can only hope to work with another team as absolutely amazing as all of you.