So I woke up this morning…

With a surprise email from this guy at a film company I applied to saying that he wants to meet and have an interview at a cafe all the way in northgate in, what was then, 2 hours from now.

I said “Hells yes!” then thought to myself “Oh shit!” because it was very soon and I hadn’t done as much research into the place and the people as I would have liked to. To make a long story short, I met with the people and then we hung out where another employee was doing a shoot and I got to do some shots! The company does car commercials so we were shooting a car. And it was really awesome.

The people were nice and our conversations went very smoothly and I got myself a jerrb!! So after I graduate in two weeks I’ll be working!

Good day so far :)

Everyone who knows me knows I love really really dark, fucked up humor. Nothing is off limits to me.

The best part of saying inappropriate things is showing other peoples dark side by getting the most unexpected person to start laughing uncontrollably at the fucked up shit you just said.

Priceless. It brings my so much joy :)

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
It’s taken me quite a while, but I finally watched this. I have to admit that one of the reasons it took me so long was because… I hated this fucking book. Yeah, I fucking said it, the book sucked so much! I hated every page.
With that being said, I did go into this movie with as much an open mind that I do everything else. This movie has always interested me because I know the story has potential and I was curious to see if it would be better translated to screen. I must say… It was better than the book, yes, but I still wasn’t quite feeling it.
Lets start with what I liked. What I liked was the last 40-45 mins of it, or maybe the last 35 mins. I noticed that once Charlie broke up with Mary Elizabeth that it started getting a little better. They stopped a lot of the shit that made the book so god damn annoying like talking about what ever fucking band was good or bad. Or that endless dialogue of “Oh I’m so messed up, I can’t explain it logically and I don’t want to think about it but I’m just so messed up.” Among others.
During those last 40ish mins they seemed to cut out a lot of that shit and started talking and dealing with real subjects and feelings with logical thought processes that you could actually start to relate to. I liked it! I thought they did a better job of being real, in the second half, then they did in the book. If they would have done that through out the whole movie it would have been better.
I give the author lots of credit for being the one to write and direct the movie, I think that was a great Idea. There are too many authors that don’t take on that roll.
Besides the story not living up to it’s potential and the annoying-ness of it and everything, the acting was pretty good. The script sucked but they lightened the blow of it by helping convey the story visually with their acting and their looks. What DIDN’T help convey the story visually was the camera work.
The cinematography and camera operation was pretty basic and by the book. Which, don’t get me wrong, is a WHOLE lot better than I would be able to do, but it was just too bland. The cinematography is supposed to help tell the story and it just failed to do so. There was one shot that had some life and that was when Charlie gets high for the first time and the camera booms up past his head. That was probably the most life the camera had through out the whole movie. Even though it made the subject go downward in screen direction, which was the opposite of what the character was feeling, the camera at least did something!
Little note on that. Having the camera boom up, in this situation, takes the viewer out of the movie. Let me explain. Charlie was high and was feeling good, happy even. In the composition world, positivity goes up, negativity goes down. Having Charlie go down out of frame by moving the camera up was not only making the subject go the wrong direction, but it also reminded the viewer that they were a third party spectator from a viewpoint of a camera. It takes you out of the movie because you notice the camera. If, however, the camera stayed still and they had the subject move up out of frame, the correct direction for the character mindset, you would have never noticed the camera. You, hopefully, would have been immersed in what the character was doing visually because he would have been visually telling you how he felt at that point in the story instead of making the audience do that by physically moving the audience up and out of the story. You would have never noticed the camera, and never left the story.
If you put the movie on mute you wouldn’t be able to tell, by the cinematography and blocking alone, what you were supposed to feel about certain situations. Or how the characters related to each other or just what to feel about certain things in a situation. The camera told no story.
I don’t know what else to say about it, it had it’s problems, but it also had it’s moments too. It was definitely better than the book, the last half of the movie was getting there. It’s hard to make a good movie when the story you have to begin with is just so bad and annoying. 
I know this story means a whole lot to a whole lot of people, sorry owlysun, but I’ve just never been able to get into it. The story has some points and some subjects that are great and thoughtful and everything, but with the way the story around those things are it just doesn’t do anything for me.
It might be worth another watch if I’m ever really really in the mood for it.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

It’s taken me quite a while, but I finally watched this. I have to admit that one of the reasons it took me so long was because… I hated this fucking book. Yeah, I fucking said it, the book sucked so much! I hated every page.

With that being said, I did go into this movie with as much an open mind that I do everything else. This movie has always interested me because I know the story has potential and I was curious to see if it would be better translated to screen. I must say… It was better than the book, yes, but I still wasn’t quite feeling it.

Lets start with what I liked. What I liked was the last 40-45 mins of it, or maybe the last 35 mins. I noticed that once Charlie broke up with Mary Elizabeth that it started getting a little better. They stopped a lot of the shit that made the book so god damn annoying like talking about what ever fucking band was good or bad. Or that endless dialogue of “Oh I’m so messed up, I can’t explain it logically and I don’t want to think about it but I’m just so messed up.” Among others.

During those last 40ish mins they seemed to cut out a lot of that shit and started talking and dealing with real subjects and feelings with logical thought processes that you could actually start to relate to. I liked it! I thought they did a better job of being real, in the second half, then they did in the book. If they would have done that through out the whole movie it would have been better.

I give the author lots of credit for being the one to write and direct the movie, I think that was a great Idea. There are too many authors that don’t take on that roll.

Besides the story not living up to it’s potential and the annoying-ness of it and everything, the acting was pretty good. The script sucked but they lightened the blow of it by helping convey the story visually with their acting and their looks. What DIDN’T help convey the story visually was the camera work.

The cinematography and camera operation was pretty basic and by the book. Which, don’t get me wrong, is a WHOLE lot better than I would be able to do, but it was just too bland. The cinematography is supposed to help tell the story and it just failed to do so. There was one shot that had some life and that was when Charlie gets high for the first time and the camera booms up past his head. That was probably the most life the camera had through out the whole movie. Even though it made the subject go downward in screen direction, which was the opposite of what the character was feeling, the camera at least did something!

Little note on that. Having the camera boom up, in this situation, takes the viewer out of the movie. Let me explain. Charlie was high and was feeling good, happy even. In the composition world, positivity goes up, negativity goes down. Having Charlie go down out of frame by moving the camera up was not only making the subject go the wrong direction, but it also reminded the viewer that they were a third party spectator from a viewpoint of a camera. It takes you out of the movie because you notice the camera. If, however, the camera stayed still and they had the subject move up out of frame, the correct direction for the character mindset, you would have never noticed the camera. You, hopefully, would have been immersed in what the character was doing visually because he would have been visually telling you how he felt at that point in the story instead of making the audience do that by physically moving the audience up and out of the story. You would have never noticed the camera, and never left the story.

If you put the movie on mute you wouldn’t be able to tell, by the cinematography and blocking alone, what you were supposed to feel about certain situations. Or how the characters related to each other or just what to feel about certain things in a situation. The camera told no story.

I don’t know what else to say about it, it had it’s problems, but it also had it’s moments too. It was definitely better than the book, the last half of the movie was getting there. It’s hard to make a good movie when the story you have to begin with is just so bad and annoying. 

I know this story means a whole lot to a whole lot of people, sorry owlysun, but I’ve just never been able to get into it. The story has some points and some subjects that are great and thoughtful and everything, but with the way the story around those things are it just doesn’t do anything for me.

It might be worth another watch if I’m ever really really in the mood for it.

Anais Mitchell- Xoa (Out September 30th)
New Anais Mitchell this month!!! YEEESS!! Can’t wait. Here is the track listing of new and old songs :)
Any Way the Wind Blows
Out of Pawn
Your Fonder Heart
Why We Build the Wall
Now You Know
If It’s True
Namesake
Young Man in America
Two Kids
The Pursewarden Affair
His Kiss the Riot
Come September
You Are Forgiven
Our Lady of the Underground
Cosmic American
Awesome to see Cosmic American on there :)

Anais Mitchell- Xoa (Out September 30th)

New Anais Mitchell this month!!! YEEESS!! Can’t wait. Here is the track listing of new and old songs :)

  1. Any Way the Wind Blows
  2. Out of Pawn
  3. Your Fonder Heart
  4. Why We Build the Wall
  5. Now You Know
  6. If It’s True
  7. Namesake
  8. Young Man in America
  9. Two Kids
  10. The Pursewarden Affair
  11. His Kiss the Riot
  12. Come September
  13. You Are Forgiven
  14. Our Lady of the Underground
  15. Cosmic American
Awesome to see Cosmic American on there :)