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June 08, 2008

Random Thoughts

I went to the UCLA Animation Showcase tonight, and so much of the work was top notch. It makes me so proud that I go to a school where other students are doing work like this, and this, and this.

I'm on page 84 of my Tovenray's script. I thought it would be a 90 page script, but as of right now there is more story than that... It's looking more like 115 for the first draft. I really want to finish it! I want to write it as a novel next, actually.

I saw the movie "300" and I still don't quite know what to make of it. I think I liked it, but it was so weird and I wouldn't like it if many more movies were made in that style. It felt like I was watching a ton of cut-scenes from video games. Some shots were just gorgeous, and in the end it won me over. But it was so odd, all those greenscreen backgrounds, and slowmotion, and washed out hyper-real colors, and constant voiceover telling us things that we were seeing so we didn't really need to hear it. What can I say... SPARTA! It was certainly imaginative, and their vision of everything was mindblowing. I guess I liked it.

The executive at my internship said he wanted to talk to me about my story treatment that I submitted, because he had heard about it from the assistant and thought it sounded really good.


Posted by jason on June 8, 2008 12:55 AM

Comments

awesome, Jase--let us know what the executive thinks!!!! But, that's a good sign...

Posted by: jessica on June 8, 2008 04:41 AM

300 was great. writing was cool, looked awesome. great movie. so much fun

Posted by: Anonymous on June 8, 2008 12:40 PM

the weird thing about 300 was that some of it was based on fact and some of it was totally ridiculous like the creatures and stuff.

Posted by: Anonymous on June 8, 2008 11:54 PM

I also found it funny that they would wear the least useful battle outfits ever - a tiny leather black loincloth and a cape, and that's it! I guess showing off amazing abs is more important than... you know, surviving a barrage of arrows.

And yes, when the crazy creatures showed up, I was thinking... all bets are off, anything could happen!

Posted by: jason on June 9, 2008 01:01 AM

that heart attack short is really funny!

Posted by: Anonymous on June 9, 2008 09:48 AM

I loved 300... After it was over, Bill Drew and I formed the VCF Sparta Club where we intended to get ripped and have sweet abs, but then we decided that we like wings and beer too much to look that good.

Posted by: Jason J on June 9, 2008 12:32 PM

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