This year has been my year of stepping back from booking the MASC gigs. But, I’m now booking the November and December gigs. These are the last MASC gigs of the year. And, as I’m moving overseas next year (tickets bought, British passport received), the last ones I’ll be involved with. Yikes!
So, back into booking gigs. Yay! I’ve contacted some acts. The November gig is looking good so far, with Saran Goldie, Eb & Sparrow, and Robbie Ellis booked so far. Hope you can make it. Wednesday 02 November at Happy from 9pm. $5 entry. The gig invite on Facebook can be found here.
The V 48 hour Film Competitionis over for another year. I was in The Jump Cuts, a team who have been running for a few years now. I’d worked with a few of the team on other projects, but none of them for the 48.
Lots on at the moment. A breakdown (of what’s on. Not in me. Not just yet. I don’t have time to breakdown).
There aren’t enough hours in the day. I suppose to make my blog more interesting, I should have done more regular posts on each of the things below. I simply don’t have time. So this is what I’m working on now…
I’m happy to inform you that we have accepted your “Sound on Film” proposal for your FILM 489 Research Project.
All best for your Honours studies.
I have my superviser confirmed. Now to begin my research into the use of orchestral music by New Zealand Composers in New Zealand Cinema, as representative of a national identity (…or something like that).
Tonight (Sunday 23 January), at 10.15pm, TV One is screening a documentary called Sound and Fury, taking the viewer on a journey into the life and music of contemporary New Zealand composer John Psathas and his work in 2010.
My friend Dan has made a short film to a song he has written.
My friend, Dan who lives in Melbourne, has been experimenting with making short films to his songs. He’s a very talented musician, and it’s great to hear what he’s doing. Below is his latest on Vimeo. I’ve given him some feedback, and asked if I could put his piece here so others can too.
So, please to enjoy. I think you’d like the music if you like Sigur Ros and Arcade Fire.
With this project I wanted to experiment more with both film and music. Essentially, I wanted to capture beauty in its simplest form, which is also why I opted to work with black and white visuals.
As well as that, I wanted to work with my friend, Lou, on a track so I asked him to come up with a bunch of guitar lines to use. On top of these ideas, I layered instruments and ambience as well as some interesting edits to create this finished project. Hope you like what I did Lou!!
My PC has died. Do I get rid of it and cut my losses? Or do I get it fixed? Poll included. Comments welcome.
Yes, I am a dual computer owner. My PC was built for me in 2002. We’ve been together through thick and thin. Through 4 years of University study and a few years of work. However, it wasn’t working in the way I wanted for film editing (it definitely didn’t have enough space, even though it was built with masses of space/ram/memory at the time). It did, however, work with ProTools when my MBox was working. And it has Sibelius.
It’s been living in my downstairs studio since I moved back into the house in 2006. I became a dual computer owner when I invested in this Mac for film editing in … when was it? 2008? 2007?
So I had one computer for sound editing and one computer for film editing. Both were downstairs. Then I worked out I wasn’t heading down to my cold dark studio to do work. So I moved the Mac upstairs, and left the PC downstairs. In a cold dark damp room.
Then we had a flood situation in the studio. A broken pipe. Destroyed carpet. In emptying out the room, the PC was one of the first things to move. That was in about … May? (My sense of time can get a bit warped.) The computer hasn’t been plugged in since then. Before that, it hadn’t been turned on in months.
So, finally, finding some time, I decided to plug in my PC and get it working. Plus I need to use ProTools. (As an aside, did you know that MBoxes don’t work with Macs with Intel Processors? Yep. VERY annoying. Otherwise I would have had this debate when I got the Mac).
I cleaned the desk, found all the cables, plugged it in, and turned it on.
Loud squeal noise.
This brings me to my dilemma.
I don’t use the PC anymore, but I need it for ProTools. Do I pay someone to get it fixed, or do I cut my losses, say it’s obsolete, and invest in a different Digidesign system that works with Intel Processor Macs?