William Redd's Blog – April 2009 Archive (30)

The End is the Beginning is the End

This is to be played while you read:

Here we are, the final day of BEDA. I can hardly believe it. When this month started, I thought for sure I was not going to complete this thing successfully. I certainly never thought I'd end up with 30 blog posts. Fifteen was certainly possible, maybe somewhere in the twenties, but to actually reach thirty? And have something to say most of those thirty?

What can I say? I… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 30, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

ADR Is Fun

So, it's been a busy day (technically two days since I'm writing this on Thursday, but posting it on Wednesday. Time travel, you marvelous bitch!).

The day started early as I had a meeting regarding a potential job (well, the potential for a potential job, actually). After the meeting, ran to meet up with Mike to get a DVD including a scene from the horror movie we've been working on for quite a while, The Artifact. The scene was so I could get ADR of that scene for one of the… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A MovieStop-Centric Day

Today was a day full of MovieStop related things.

Aaron came over to work on the edit for the Twilight Midnight Release Party video so he can fix all the little quirks that keep bothering him. He's trying to put together an optimized version that he and LeAnne can show around. I'll be sure to post the new video when it's up and running.

LeAnne, Aaron, and I went out to Old Chicago for the first time in a long time (first time in a while that LeAnne hasn't been working on a… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Another Short In the Can

The commercial shoot went off without a hitch. We'll be editing at some point in the next week or two. I'll let everyone know when the finished product is up. In the meantime, for those interested to know more, there's a website to explain what the commercial is for. Check it out:

After that, I gathered a few DVDs I'd decided to sell and traded them in at MovieStop. I really like MovieStop. It's the only… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 27, 2009 at 10:55pm — No Comments

A Finding Maria Update

So, I've mentioned before that I am currently shooting a short film called Finding Maria. Well, I just found out that I've hit another production snag.

Now, I've known for some time that one of my actresses was moving. Turns out, it's the end of this month. I know, in previous posts I've stated that we were trying to shoot earlier in this month, but everything kept falling through. This is primarily my fault I think because I don't jump when I need to all the time. I'm working on… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 26, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Our American Cousin

It's the last piece of entertainment that President Lincoln would ever see.

With that knowledge, I never knew that the play was a comedy. Strange what history can do to our perceptions.

Anyway, the UNCW theatre department put on this very funny play about an American visiting his English cousins and saving the day. I just got back from the show. It was really well done.

The director, a former professor of mine, Dr. Terry Theodore, followed the original concept… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 25, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Looking At My Options

So, the spring cleaning is moving along, slowly, but forward.

I've started to post things for sale on craigslist, but there are no interested parties at the moment. If no one buys, I need to figure out some other options. E-bay doesn't seem to be working, and I don't really want to keep wasting money on something that won't return anything.

Don't know if anyone here would be interested, but right now there are two listings. One is a box of Hero Clix that's never been… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 24, 2009 at 9:48pm — No Comments

I Just Had A Thought

So, I've been working on an idea for a series for a while now. I always say that it's "like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the whole team is like Xander".

Well, every time I try to write the characters, they just end up becoming the basic "save the world at all costs" types. But, that's not the show I'm trying to make. I want this thing to be something unique. While I love shows like Buffy, Angel, and Doctor Who, the characters I'm creating aren't those people.

They're just… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 23, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Even God is on Facebook

I originally had every intention of writing two blogs today, but after eating my feast of Chinese food, I kind of passed out. So, instead I am going to repost my FiveAwesomeBloggers blog (which I finished before dinner):

A friend sent me this yesterday:


So, not only does… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 22, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Apparently, Today Was Moving Day

I was planning on having another day in, when I got a call from Mike. He was moving out of his house today (landlord is upping the rent towards the ridiculous, so Mike's had to go). Well, he runs in to a little hassle with the U-Haul place and doesn't get the truck when he planned, putting him four hours behind.

This, of course, is where I come in. He calls and asks for a hand getting stuff onto the truck. So, I head over and spend the next few hours completing the job he's been… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Moments of Absolute Silliness

I'm watching an episode of M*A*S*H right now, and there was a moment between Hawkeye and Hot Lips where the two of them are desperately tired and get a case of that silly, tired laughter.

I absolutely love those moments. The times when you and a friend stay up way past times of consciousness, and everything you say becomes ridiculously funny.

That's just golden.

I need more moments like that. They seem to be fewer and fewer lately.

Had another one of… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 20, 2009 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Final Cut Film Festival

Went to the screening tonight. As always, there were some really good submissions, and some just alright ones.

Apparently, only twelve teams entered this year, and one never turned in a short. This means that, with a Top Ten screening, only 1 short didn't make the cut. That kinda sucks. I would be very unhappy if I was a part of that team.

Something seemed to be missing from this year's festival. Several people mentioned it, but none of us could put our fingers on what it… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 19, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

I Have Just Been Lazy Today

First, I was up late last night watching television and synching up my blogs. I decided around 11 to add all my BEDA blogs to my Nerdfighter ning page as well. Fortunately, it's a simple copy and paste, still time consuming though.

Today, I have been doing a little editing. You would think it would be easy just to add a little piece of footage into the editing timeline, but it has proven to be a complete pain in the rear. I'm thinking of just killing my original idea and just go for… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 18, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments

A Warrior's Call


Yesterday I told you I was going to be filming a video for my friend Stan so he can enter a contest to become one of the new Vikings at Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe. Here's the final product:

While a lot of people here are running around filming for the Final Cut Film Festival, I shot and edited the gem above. And now, I'm going to do a little work on my… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 17, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

More Film Talk

So, as many of you know, I'm a filmmaker (when I'm not busy writing blogs of course).

Right now (and for quite a while) I'm working on a short called "Finding Maria". I have now brought on an Assistant Director who has done a complete script breakdown for me (Brea, have I said thank you lately?) and have been in the process of trying to get some shooting days scheduled.

There are a few problems.

First, our title actress has moved to L.A. and I'm not sure when… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 16, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What Is Disney's Issue?

Why do they try to make EVERY Disney "star" into an actor/singer?

I guess it started with Miley, but does every single "star" have to sing AND act? Let's do roll-call: I mentioned Miley, then you have Mitchell Musso, Emily Osment (that's all from one show!), the Jonas Brothers (who started as just singers, but Disney had to turn them in to actors as well), Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale (and the entire HSM cast)...

The list goes on, but that's all the names I can think of at… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Just a "Blah" Kind of Day

It's raining here right now. Raining hard.

So, nothing much has happened today. I've been working on some writing and theories for some WNU articles I plan on writing eventually.

One thing I did find today (and this will probably be the nerdiest thing I ever say... in this blog) is a date conversion chart which gives approximate dates to the Star Wars Universe as it correlates to Earth history.

That's right. I like stuff like that.

Anyway, I'm looking… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dolls May Very Well Be Evil

I'm beginning to see Libba Bray's point.

My niece has one of those talking baby dolls. Well, actually she has several, but I want to focus on just one. This one was one of those that was recalled due to a prank with the voice chip. There is a point in the babies speech function when it says, "Islam is the light."

You probably heard about this back when it happened. When it did, my sister didn't see a point in sending it back because my niece loves it, she just keeps the… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 13, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Art of Multitasking

So, it's Easter.

Hope everyone had a very happy one today.

My family decided to head down to the beach for the week, so that's where I'm blogging from now. There's no wireless signal at the moment, so I'm on Mom's computer. It's interesting trying to write one of these with your parents (specifically your mother) looking over your shoulder (keep catching her out of the corner of my eye).

Also, she almost dropped the Easter Lily my Dad got her looking for the bag… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 12, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

But With Good Reason

Yes, I'm running late in my blogging... again!

But, I have good reason. It all started at 9 this morning.


It all started at 9:30 this morning.

I got up, hopped in the shower, burned a disc of Doctor Who Series 3 and 4 Soundtrack highlights, packed, and hit the road for New Bern.

After a two hour drive, made it safely to New Bern. This began the insanity that is the holidays at home. My sister was there already with her… Continue

Added by William Redd on April 11, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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