Friday, September 11, 2009

Producer's Log: Day 3

For the record, I am loving my job. :)

(More to come this weekend when I finally get internet set up at home!!!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

USC SCA Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star!

I took a little trip back over to the Alma Mater today to witness the USC School of Cinematic Arts receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on the sidewalk next to the new complex on campus. Really hot day, but really cool ceremony... and maybe I did sneak into an invite only luncheon afterward, but hey! A gal's gotta eat sometimes right? (Besides- quite a few "honarary guests" didn't show up and the food was already there. It was just going to go to waste. You can't make me feel bad!!!) Anyway, here are a few pics I took at the event.

the honored guests:

and the sheriff of Hollywood:
(on a sidenote, Dean Daley got her start in TV and now basically runs this town. Who knew? I think I want to be her when I grow up...)

and a Hitchcock!

and the students and faculty that make the school what it is:

and of course, I couldn't do a SC posting without giving a little shout-out to my old TV8 crew:

All in all, good times. Here's the actual star unveiling (uncovering?) video I shot- it was a REALLY bright day today. Now onward and upward!

Producer's Log: Day 2

So today was a little bit of insanity, but rest assured, it's all working out. I was really tired last night after work. Got home, washed my face, got ready for bed, and then realized... oh yeah, I wanted to update you guys! So being the producer that I try to be, I've stuck to my word and shot a little video journal piece, sans hair and makeup, attempting a re-cap of day 2. Not my most brilliant on-camera work by far, but hey- sometimes it's just good to be real. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Producer's Log: Day 1

So P.S. Happy Labor Day everyone! I totally forgot to mention that a) Friday was my last day of old FTJ (full time job) and b) nothing was getting posted Friday night because I went out to celebrate the new transition and am smart enough to know that nice cameras and Hollywood outings don't always mix and c) nothing was going to get posted over the 3 day weekend because I still have not set up internet at my new place.


Rest assured chillins, I will be posting Monday through Friday unless there is a holiday or unless I am doing something so super important on a weekend that I must write about it.

Sooo... okay! On to Day 1 at the new job.

First day was pretty mentally exhausting, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Lots of research for stories, lots of trying to avoid my constant search for cohesion between topics (as I'm used to doing with "WHLA?",) and LOTS of trying not to feel overwhelmed by everything at once. Though I've gotta say, the minute I began to break the project down into little bitty steps, it started to make a lot more sense. Prior to arriving at this realization I was pretty much at a total loss, trying to create a format for a show without any stories. But, as I have mentioned before (and as I should've know better!!!) the story always comes first! And the moment that I went back to this fundamental logic was the moment that everything began falling into place.

So now, armed with a pack of post-its and a handful of note pads, I am ready to tackle anything that comes my way... I hope?