Sunday, June 29, 2008

Talking Stick Film Festival

The first annual Talking Stick Film Festival just ended and it was so amazing! Go Carin for making this all possible and I'm totally entering whatever comes out of this IAIA summer program into next years festival. These are a few (trailers) of the incredible films I saw:

Older than America by Georgina Lightning

Imprint by Michael Linn

Turquoise Rose by Holt Hamliton

Sikumi by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean

I saw a lot more and they were all pretty awesome. It was just really inspiring to be around all those Native filmmakers who are paving the way for all us upcoming Native filmmakers. I tip my hat to everyone who can do it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dude Vision

Here's a short (30 min) movie I saw tonight at the Talking Stick Film Festival
It's totally funny.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where you been Little Shell?

1) My Div 3 show was AMAZING! Everyone loved it, professors and friends and family were all raving and excited to see where it goes! My birthday party/closing reception was totally awesome also. It began as a stressful day, but the evening of magic and love made up for it. Thank you everyone who came, wrote in my book, supported me and the other two brilliant artists I got to show really made it all worth while. I finally got a chance to read through my guest-book and it was extremely touching to read all those encouragements. Thanks again to everyone who helped me pull it off. (For some reason the interweb, in all it's communicational glory, isn't letting me post pictures, but don't worry, I will post them soon!)

It's been a long time since I updated. Suffice it to say that, aside from my fabulous senior show, amazing final meeting with my faculty committee, bbqs, friends, and family visiting, I graduated from college, moved away from New England via a quick road trip to Austin in 3 days, dropped Trey off at his new city and apartment (Austin), spent a week there, drove to Santa Fe and started the Summer Film Workshop at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). whew! That's all why I haven't updated my inter-web life in a while.
At the summer workshop I'll be learning the more conventional way of making movies. So far we've been doing technical workshops, learning the Panasonic DVX100B, the Advanta-Jib, dollies, etc. as well as picking screenplays to make into movies by the end of the 6 weeks. We'll each (7 people in the program) be directing our own shorts and working on each other's crews. We already did some photo assignments and made a 2 minute video (which I'll post on here soon). All that already and it this is only the 4th day! So stay tuned back in because I'll start updating pretty regularly again.

Thanks a million times over to everyone who loves me. I was so sad to leave Hampshire and Massachusetts when it really came down to it, but I know we'll all do great things in the world beyond. Please keep in touch. I love you.