Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 15

Hi there!

It's been a couple of weeks since the last TT here on Pervy... Well, I'll make things right today ;-)
I've wanted to post something about the similarities between the Dutch and English language for a long time. So here are a few simple words that look surprisingly the same ;-)










  1. Bread = Brood
  2. Door = Deur
  3. Cat = Kat
  4. Mother = Moeder
  5. Fish = Vis
  6. Book = Boek
  7. House = Huis
  8. Moon = Maan
  9. Bath = Bad
  10. Kiss = Kus
  11. Hand = Hand
  12. Bed = Bed
  13. Ring = Ring
See?! Pretty cool, huh? ;-)

Happy TT to you all!

-xxx-
Andi

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

The solo report...

Hello there ;-)

You wanna know how it went? The mean-ass jury's comment? :-D

Well... Let's start with the beginning. There were about 70 solo's to be viewed. Yeah, that's a lot! Normally, mine would be showed on Monday, but when they put my dvd in the dvd player, it didn't work. So I had to wait 'till Wednesday.
The jury wasn't that mean. Actually, they were very friendly. They told you what was good, and what was bad about your work, so that calmed my nerves a bit ;-)

They told me they liked my work! (Big YAY!!!!!)
They liked the 'photography', my images, the colors,...
But, they had a few problems with the story; it was not very credible that a man would give everything up, they said, for just a fight with his girlfriend. I should have given him more depth. They also said my solo was a bit like a video/music clip, but that there weren't enough images, or scenes, for making it a real video clip.
But, overall, they liked this first try ;-)


Then they told us that they wouldn't give us high grades. At the end, there was only one guy (of the +/- 70 students) who got an A. One girl who got a B, 14 who got a C, 17 who got a D and 36 with an E.

Those grades actually mean here:
* A= 14 ore more
* B= 12 or 13
* C= 10 or 11
* D= 8 or 9
* E= 7 or less

D or E means you've failed.



I got a C, whoohoo!


That's encouraging. But they expect you improve really hard too. For our second solo, which is planned for May, they want us to improve a lot! They told us that in the end, the ones who want to become a really good director all should earn an A. The ones who get less, usally don't get the chance (ever) to make a real movie, or find a job in this branche.

And so, now I'm already working on my next solo. The theme here should be 'Passion'. The jury also told us that, for the next solo, they want us to show something about ourselves, reflected in our work. Our opinions about something, our visions.

And I'll do just that. A few years ago, I wrote a script. One of the best I've ever written, I guess. The story itself isn't about 'Passion', so that could be a problem, but it has a message, a problem you could say, which passionates me very much.

It's about a dog, who lives a great life with her owner. But then he gets married, the wife hates the dog, and he gives the dog less and less attention. Then the couple gets a child, and there's even less time for the dog. The man gets a promotion at work, they have to move. So does the dog.
He takes her to a pet shelter, but the dog is so sad, she dies of grief.

The title is 'Goldie' and I'm going to work on it together with a friend. She'll do the production, I'll do the directing ;-)

Now to find a dog who can act, eh ;-)

Anyway, when it's finished, I'll put it up here at Pervy's. If everything works out as we planned, we're shooting this film somewhere in March. So watch out then.


-XXX-
Love,
Andi

Friday, January 18, 2008

I'm baaa-haaaack!!!

It's been long, sooo very long, but finaly! The exams are O.V.E.R.

(By the way, my computer died, and now I'm using my sister's laptop.)

So sorry, sorry, sorry about being away for so long. Stien won't be back 'till February, since her exams are spread about more weeks than mine. Hereby, good luck Stien! I'm thinking about you girl!

I also wanted to thank you all for your friendly words about my Solo! Thanks guys! This Monday, it's D-day, and my Solo'll be judged in front of the whole class. Yaiks... Wish me luck!

To relax, I'm going shopping with my mom tomorrow ;-)
I need new shoes (badly), and a few new clothes would be welcome too. Then we're going to look for a birthday present for my sister... So lovely there are sales this month ;-)

Ooooooh, I'm really hoping I can catch up with all of you. There's much reading to do, I'm sure :-D
I'll be at it in the next few days... so watch me ;-)

Now, I'm off. I feel a killer headache coming up. Ouch.

-xxx-
Andi

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Finished!!!

Oh. My. Word.

I'm done! Finished! Yaaaaaayyyy!!!!!

Oh my, I'm so happy! My first Solo is done :D
Yesterday was the shooting, in the afternoon. I edited everything afterwards. So it was finished in less than a few hours time!

The best thing about it, though, is that I have now a week to fully concentrate on my exams. No more stressing about the Solo, no siree... Just quietly studying... *sigh*

Now, I'm going to try if I can get the Solo up for you guys to see... Please let me know what you think about it :-)

(I could use a little critique to prepare myself for that *mean-ass* jury at school)

video

Oh yeah, almost forgot, that song is from Regina Spektor. *She's a great singer*


So, let me know ;-)

Love,
Andi
-X-