I really do. And because of this, I think too much (yes, there is such a thing). I over-think everything that happens and often come to the wrong conclusion. Someone will mention a medical condition and I think "oh geez, do I have that?" I start analyzing the symptoms and find that they match... but it could also be some kind of weird hypochondria that happens BECAUSE
I heard about it.
The thing is, I can't really think of a solution to this. The easiest is of course, go… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 21, 2011 at 3:00am —
Whatever can go wrong, will. And it will always happen to me when I absolutely need something done.
All I want to do is use Compressor to render my video. Why won't you let me do that, computer? It's not an unreasonable request. You've done it with such ease in the past. What's different this time?
Too much open? Why are you trying to save anything to the hard drive? You're supposed to be using the external, after all.
This is a colorful way of saying: Today's… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 20, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Elisabeth Sladen, best known for playing Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who
and later in her own spin-off series The Sarah Jane… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 19, 2011 at 4:30am —
Anyone who has driven in Wilmington has probably experienced the madness that is Oleander Drive. Recently, I've noticed exactly how mad it is.
On Thursday, I narrowly avoided a rear-end collision. While stopped at the Oleander/College intersection waiting t turn on College, the guy in front of me stopped short, causing a chain reaction that ended with the three cars behind me hitting each other. The car directly behind me was pushed into my bumper, but it was only a mild tap and I… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 18, 2011 at 12:00pm —
There was a time when I didn't think it would ever happen. Today, I finally got back into directing a short film.
I know I talked about this yesterday, but I was fully prepared to write a fail blog today with the excuse that nothing went right and we didn't actually shoot anything.
Not to say that everything did go well, but we still got something shot.
The real issue today was the lack of an actress. I know this was totally my fault due to my poor planning… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 17, 2011 at 7:30pm —
As most of you know, I've directed a few short films in my time. For example, "Taboo
" (which has just recently inspired a short film currently being shot in L.A. More on that some other time) was what I consider my best directorial work thus far.
But that, believe it or not, was way back in 2007. Certainly not the last film I have worked on, but I have been working as camera, writer, editor, etc. on all these other projects. And it's not for… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 16, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Whenever I can, I try to get out to the theater. Live performances are always so much fun, and I agree with Oscar Wilde when he said:
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
The UNCW Theater Department prints this on the first page of every program they produce, and it's absolutely true. A well done live show can be both effective and… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 15, 2011 at 9:00am —
This semester I have been tutoring students every Thursday at Isaac Bear Early College.
When I first started, I was very nervous. I thought I would end up with students who did not want to be there and would, as such, not try to learn anything. They would be unwilling to listen to anything I said. Fortunately, minus one or two exceptions, that was far from the case.
Most of the students I tutored seemed very keen to learn and to figure out how to improve their writing. I… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 14, 2011 at 2:00pm —
I don't know if a lot of people know about it, but it really is.
I remember watching this movie when it came out on video (I was working at Blockbuster at the time) and thoroughly enjoying it. So, a while back I saw it on sale for a cheap price and picked it up. Finally got a chance to watch it again tonight.
After watching it again, I figured out what I like about it;…
Added by William Redd on April 13, 2011 at 11:00am —
So, by the numbers I'm a bit behind on my Script Frenzy script, but I already have the whole thing planned out, so I just need to take a day to get it on the page.
I think that's the point, really. That should be the slogan for Script Frenzy and NaNoWriMo:
GET IT ON THE PAGE
One of the hardest parts of writing is actually getting over any concerns in your abilities as a writer and producing something. Or, at least that's my biggest problem. I'm still trying to… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 12, 2011 at 10:30am —
Week two of April. This is when my motivation for BEDA/VEDA/Script Frenzy starts to die. I just get that lackadaisical feeling where I just want to sit on the couch and watch television.
Fortunately, I don't have cable. Unfortunately, I have several stacks of DVDs I've yet to watch.
Still managed to get my video for today done, even with the prolonged nap in the middle of the day. I think one of my main issues is not having a definite plan. Look at vloggers like… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 11, 2011 at 10:00pm —
At last, an entry into The Tenth Daughter of Memory! No punishment for me!!
From Hell to Breakfast A tale from the 5 Regular Guys Universe
I swear all I wanted was a couple of eggs... maybe a piece of bacon... or two. I know I shouldn't eat it, and she'd kill me if she ever found out, but when death is around the… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 10, 2011 at 10:30am —
We still have that?
The folks and I went to the Alabama Theatre tonight and saw the Drifters, the Coasters, and the Platters. Great show, but I have no footage because the Alabama Theatre wants to try to sell their really crappy DVD copy of the show.
I mean, I could run out to the car, get my Canon DSLR and record the whole thing in HD and be far beyond anything the Alabama Theatre could do.
But, I digress.
The show was great.… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 9, 2011 at 11:00pm —
This isn't the first time the claim has been made.
My parents are currently in town and we decided to watch Despicable Me tonight (Dad told me to find something cute that Mom hadn't seen. This is what Red Box had to offer). This was my second viewing, and I noticed a few things.
Of course, there is Vector, Gru's chief rival and the new supervillain on the block. His name was chosen because, as he claims, he is "committing crimes with both direction and magnitude" (and… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 8, 2011 at 11:00pm —
Ah yes, the other hurdle to success this month.
My schedule is strange this semester. I have one class on M-W, while everything else is T-Th, with Friday free.
However, I forgot to take into account how tired I usually am by Thursday afternoon. I've been asleep since I got home at 5p.m. (it is currently 11p.m.). I haven't filmed anything today (except for a few things first thing this morning), so I'm going to have to throw something together last minute.
Added by William Redd on April 7, 2011 at 10:30pm —
So, my first punishment video is done and posted.
The real humiliation wasn't actually the act of having a small dog lick peanut butter off my nipple, it's having the video posted to my Youtube channel knowing that everyone is going to see it.
For the first time since joining Youtube, I don't want one of my video getting views. And yet, the views come. This video already has more views than yesterday's and is about to surpass my monologue video (as I type this, it probably… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 6, 2011 at 8:30pm —
Somehow I knew Tuesdays would be a problem.
And, instead of planning ahead and having a video ready before my full day began, I spent yesterday hemming and hawing over driving to Durham and back.
On the plus side, my first punishment has finally been filmed and will be uploaded tomorrow. About to throw a quick teaser video onto Youtube
for tonight because I just don't have the time with an 8a.m.… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 5, 2011 at 9:00am —
Didn't sleep well last night. Nerves.
Performed my monologue for my acting class, which is being uploaded to Youtube as I type this. It went well. Had a few moments where the lines escaped me, but I didn't let on and kept going. I felt good when I was done.
After that I met with my advisor about registration for next semester. I don't know why, but I seem to treat him as a therapist and tell him a lot more than I probably should. But it's cathartic, you… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 4, 2011 at 11:00pm —
For as long as I can remember, I've had stage fright. It's one of the main reasons I started making videos.
Thought it would be a good way to get over it. Especially since I'm planning on teaching.
However, I've noticed that I still have issues getting up in front of a group of people. Twice this semester I have had to present in front of the class on my own. Well, technically once. The second one is tomorrow. But I've practiced for tomorrow's monologue (more on that in a… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 3, 2011 at 9:00am —
When John Green was younger he came up with a list of band names for various styles of music. One of those band names was "Moe and the Lawns."
I think about that name every time I have to mow the lawn, which I did today. As I mowed, I thought about how society forms some rather strange customs. When did people first begin the process of maintaining lawns? What was the purpose? Aside from keeping the yard from getting extraordinarily muddy, of course. But why do we spend so much time… Continue
Added by William Redd on April 2, 2011 at 1:00pm —