Sunday, April 29, 2007

domain names

I wish I owned some so I could afford better DV tapes and not cheap Sony "Premium" tapes that may or may not HAVE NO TIMECODE after I shoot and now I have to sit here and manually capture every clip and have no assurance that the footage won't crash leaving me with my timeline of unlogged clips.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Found Footage Film 2006

Made from found footage both 16mm and 8mm. Most of it came from my uncle(paternal) who filmed the black and white Iranian footage and my grandfather(maternal) who filmed most of the 8mm footage. The rest is from assorted educational films on Islam, science, and Mexico.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Always to remember to format your hard drive to a Mac when editing with Final Cut Pro. It will save you the hours of tedious recapturing that I have recently fallen victim of. :(

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Internship at WITNESS

I was recently chosen to work as an intern at WITNESS in NYC this summer. I am pretty excited since it was definitely my #1 choice of internship. I leave AZ at the end of May and will be in NY until the first week of August God willing. From what I hear, I will be working on the new video hub feature of WITNESS. I'm anxious to start working to say the least : D

.in other business. good article on the Save Darfur issue.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Evils of technology

It has got me thinking... between my roommate who falls asleep in front of his laptop monitor 6/7 nights a week and myself and JorDan working non stop this last week on our film (constantly on the phone, emailing, texting, drinking coffee and then repeating) it makes me realize that technology has allowed us to either work ourselves too hard or not do anything productive at all.