A Frankenstien Monster Post

Well shit, I’ve taken a bit more of a break from blogging than intended, but ah well here’s the catch-up…

Been working well too much in the last week, balancing filming and working. Still have to work on actually combining the two into a one regular thing.

48 Hours continues to be prevailing. C4 is currently screening three 48 films from this year every night at 11pm on a weeknight. Starting Wednesday, they’ll be screening the regional winners, Friday will be the wildcards as picked by Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro (super cool) and Saturday will be the televised finals (at 9pm if you are interested in watching). Our film will be screened last on Wednesday night which will be really cool and you’ll get to see our retarded intro and possibly my retarded interview as well. Past that, we don’t have any illusions of actually winning the entire competition and while it is an international competition and there’s no telling who could be picked for whatever reason, I highly doubt we’d win anything and it’s basically just cool, if not still surprising, to have gotten this far again.

Oh and if you’re unable to watch any of the episodes of the 48 Hours tv show, they’re online at the C4 website here. It’s pretty much how I’ve been following the show as I’m working when its on and come to think of it, might not even be available to watch the finals when they screen.

There’s plenty of other things to mention, but I’ll save it for another post. This week shall just be catch up week really as I start sorting out what I need to do next. Room currently looks like a post-tornado site and the boot of my car is filled with just as much junk to go through.

In the meantime here are some videos:

A very cool ‘stop motion’ video with post its and computer who ha.

An online comedy video series thing that’s pretty funny and manages to keep being so in subsequent videos.

And my current favourite awesome, the latest N.A.S.A. music video for the tract “A Volta”. Totally brilliant.

Also a few New Scientist articles I’ve enjoyed and cause the tabs are still open…

Seven things that don’t make sense about gravity.

10 scientific objects that changed the world.

And the very cool article on The inside story of the Conficker worm.

Hello Blog

Haven’t neglected you, just too busy to do a proper update. But it will come soon. Here’s some tetris orgy in the meantime…

Bob Dylan – Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

New Bob Dylan music video is ‘o’ for intensely awesome.

Still Alive… Barely

Been dead on my feet the last few days with the flu which has been incredibly hindering considering the amount of things I’ve got to do at the moment.

Just dubbing another copy of our 48 Hours film to be sent to C4. The good people charged with producing the series requested an anamorphic copy of the film and it took the better part of a day and night to convert it from its original full-frame cut to a 16:9 version. It was orignally shot anamorphic, so you’d think this would be easy to do, but re-going through the files, it turns out I’d done so much strange tinkering to the edit during the 48 weekend, it took almost as long just to figure out what I had done. Gotta love the effects and fallout of a near sleepless weekend.

But anyway, techno mumbo jumbo aside, C4 will be running a 48 Hours TV series starting next week that will showcase some of the 48 Hours films from this year, which eventually runs the city winners and then the wildcards and then on the 20th of June, the national finals will be presented as an awards style ceremony, where I have no idea how that’ll go down, but if it’s anything like the Oscars or some kinda audience sit in awards type show, you can bet I’ll be wearing a top hat and monocle.

Also have to film an intro/interview style video tomorrow sometime with the good people making the TV series. Same good people from 2 Heads Production who filmed us last year and it’s something positive this week to look forward to, even though we’ve barely sorted out a location or confirmed who else can actually make it to the shoot.

Other things on the plate include moving my stuff in storage again as the good people who were looking after some of my things are themselves, moving; paperwork and some mail to send back that I really should have earlier, but was too sick to do anything about; some organising of things in prep for a friend’s birthday; sort out the planning of a filming job I just got handed for next week and various other bits and bobs I can’t even remember now but know I’ll recall at an inconvenient time.

Bitch. Bitch. Moan.