Friday, March 30, 2007
About the Camp
The Summer Film Camp for Girls is a 5-day program that teaches the nuts and bolts of filmmaking to girls between the ages of 12 and 18. Participants will learn all the steps in making a short film, including writing, producing, acting, camera, sound, editing, and post-production. Morning discussions will include film history, film genres, and women filmmakers. In the afternoons, girls will break into small groups to create short films under the supervision and instruction of local women filmmakers in a supportive and inspiring environment. At the end of camp, we'll screen the short films for an audience of friends and family.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Life's been non-stop for the past week. So many of my students have been shooting their shorts. So I've been jumping from set to set boom operating, observing, smiling. I've been helping students edit their projects and watch their rough cuts for feedback. All the while trying to squeeze in my own work, like another slightly nuanced draft of Brain Brawl which I'll wrap up by the end of the week. And in the discussion stages of a cool project Stacy and I might tackle with a friend.
My laptop late last week bit the dust so I've been at the mercy of Stacy's little Apple. Losing your computer is like lopping off a limb. You feel helpless and broken. So I ordered a new little Apple of my own, hopefully to get here this week. I will love it and cherish it and be good to it. And hopefully it'll help me grow.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
1) Finished another script for the contest I'm judging.
2) Reread Brain Brawl and made lots of notes.
3) Updated the Summer 12 Week Class Outline.
4) Updated Financial Spreadsheets for classes.
5) Got my Odyssey Kids up to speed for shooting their short film.
6) Continued to finalize music licenses.
7) Advertised more for Summer Classes. The Script to Screen class is almost half full. Yeah!
8) Lots of correspondences for upcoming JOB screenings.
9) Prepared for tonight's class.
Whew. Now I feel better. Another day of catching up awaits me, but it feels good.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Yes, last night I should've been at a friend's party. Or I should've been at Quack's working. I should've been reading the pile of scripts that I've barely made a dent in. I should've been working on some revisions for an upcoming conference call. I should've been reading an editing book to brush up on my editing skills. I should've, could've, would've ... ah hell.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Spent much of the day at the hospital, watching little Noah sleep, cry, wet his diaper and suck on random fingers. I missed several friends' films, but my excuse is a good one. Family is priority. Always.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
We had a nice review come out in the March issue of Counseling Today. As a result we're getting a flurry of requests for more screenings.
About to start the next draft of the spider script. Stacy and Mark are supposed to get me feedback by the end of the day. I want to have something new to send out next week to a select few.
Saw Mike Tully's Silver Jew yesterday. It inspired me to rethink my notion that I don't like making documentaries. I really enjoyed the film and remembered why I love the Silver Jews. Thanks Mr. Tully for making a sweet glimpse into David's journey. It brought up a lot of good thoughts about faith and humanity.
Karen and a gazillion other friends arrived Wednesday in time for the music madness. I needed to see Karen in a big way.
Hoping to catch up on some work work today. Have a lot of scripts left to read for a screenwriting fellowship I'm judging. I've read one out of ten so far. I'm using SXSW as an excuse for my slackness.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Feeling sappy? Hmm, yeah, maybe.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Michelle Voss, Stacy and I are putting together a summer film camp for girls at the Ann Richards School. As soon as we lock all of our dates and schedules we'll be making bigger announcements. We're getting a great response from friends in the film community. We're even talking to some national folks about a bigger version for summer of 2008, inviting girls from all over the U.S.. More details coming soon. If you have anyone who's interested in this years program, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be announcing registration at the end of the month.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
We also discovered that when Mark doesn't shower and goes out in public, people think he's homeless or, even worse, that he's a menace to society.
Driving home from Houston the other weekend a state trooper pulled us over. Mark looked scruffy and unkempt, opting to take a shower when we got back to Austin. The officer pulled him out of the car and questioned me. He gave me the impression he thought I'd been abducted. He finally let us go with a warning when I told him Mark was my husband. Then Mark told me tonight over dinner that on his Sunday walk a group of Boy Scouts in the park pointed at him and said, "Hey, watch out for the hobo".
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This is really lame, but I've always idolized the old triad of Ted Hope, Ang Lee and James Schamus. They were my heroes. I always thought back in the Good Machine days they were a complete force to be reckoned with, artistically and as a company.
Ted Hope responded to the Recommended Reading blog that Scott Macaulay posted the other day. This is my geeky fan girl coming out. Just the fact that Ted Hope read my name on that blog entry sent me into a tizzy. It's funny the people that leave you a little weak in the knees.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
12-WEEK SCRIPT TO SCREEN FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
12 Weeks - May 1st , 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th
FINAL SCREENING - July 21st
6-WEEK TEEN FILMMAKING WORKSHOP (Ages 12 - 19)
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm AND Saturdays, 10am – 12pm
6 Weeks - May 30th, June 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th and 30th, July 7th
FINAL SCREENING - July 21st
These hands-on courses will take you through the process of making a short film from script to screen. Learn everything you need to know from screenwriting, shooting, scheduling, marketing, sound, directing, festivals …
Each class will be broken into small filmmaking teams. Each team will produce a short film using digital video technology.
The course will feature guest speakers from the Austin Film Community on cameras, sound and other elements of filmmaking.
Students need to have access to a digital video camera. You will need to provide your own tape and cover any expenses incurred by the short film.
The Austin Film School
( 906 E. 5th Street, Suite 106)
All Classes - $550
Checks Payable to Kat Candler
All experience levels welcome.
Limited space available in each class. Please contact Kat Candler to sign up ... email@example.com.
Send checks to:
PO Box 301463
Austin, TX 78703 (*include your phone and email with your check so we can contact you to confirm your reservation and provide further details.)
For more information, contact Kat Candler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 512.771.5863.
To learn more about Kat Candler and her films, visit www.storieproductions.com and www.jumpingoffbridges.com.