Okay, yes. I did go on a hiatus for quite a while. I guess I should have expected my viewers to drop off a bit. I really wanted some response to that question though. Oh well, that’s the price I pay for having to turn my focus away from here. We’ll get back to this here in a few minutes, because as of right now I’ve wrapped up my first week of classes.

I’m rather pleased with how everything looks this semester. Most all my classes seem interesting. I’m still on the fence with that Media Law class, but it looks like I stand to learn a little about copyright law, which would be pretty nice because I’m evidently confused on how long the process takes. I’ve got a couple of pieces of music that have been sitting in the ole government processor since about 2008. That seem a bit long to anybody else? Yea, me too. Haven’t checked up on it in a long time, but I know it’s still in queue.

Anyways…classes.
As anticipated, Audio Production looks like it will be some good fun. The professor is fun, and she’s got 4 projects planned for us. Better even, our T.A. that teaches the lab essentially told us, “I don’t really know yet what she has planned for you, but I want to get y’all into Pro ToolsAudition sucks.” Good news, hopefully I can fill in some of the gaps in my Pro Tools knowledge this semester.
Film Style Production looks like it will be a blast as well. We’ve got another 4 projects planned in there, and if I finally get myself some editing software, that means that I can probably avoid having to use the lab facilities too much. A couple of the projects are group projects, and while my faith in humanity has been somewhat restored, I don’t know if I could have the luck that I did with my Recalibration group. Luck like that is hard to come by, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

Speaking of the Recalibration crew, I’m hoping we can get a production meeting set up soon, so that we can start working on that podcast within the next 2 weeks or so. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for that one. I think this podcast will be a good way to keep my sanity up here.

Cinema Verite seems like it will be pretty interesting. It feels like the subject matter will be very similar to the Documentary History class I took last semester with the same professor, but this time around we will be focusing more on style, methodology, and ideology. This class should really be helpful for getting into the heads of some of the filmmakers we will be studying, an opportunity I don’t want to pass up.
There will be a lot of screenings and lecture, but it all should prove pretty insightful.

As I haven’t met with my Film Style Lab yet, that’s all I know up to this point. Feels like it’s going to be a fun semester.

Now…last week I asked y’all a question, What is your favorite Sci-Fi movie? I get it, it’s a new year, and plenty of work to be done. I ask the question because, after my Sci-Fi class last semester, I realize that I very greatly need to add to my personal Sci-Fi collection. If I’m going to be a Sci-Fi film buff, my collection needs to be a lot bigger than my 15-20 flicks that currently fit in the category.

Seeing as I just had a birthday, and Christmas, I had some spending cash to throw around over break. Needless to say, I expanded my inventory. Limited funding though, so I could only pick out a few from my list.

That list is:

The Alien Series
The Terminator Series
The Fly (not sure whether I want to pick up the ’58 version or the ’86 version first)
12 Monkeys
Gattaca (by a friends suggestion)
Total Recall (the original, I need to see it before I see the new remake, which most tell me is an abomination)

and finally, the new gem of my collection…

Blade Runner: the Final Cut

This is why I posed the question…I wanted to try and spark a debate over the best Sci-Fi movie of all time. Just as well though, there is only one right answer…Blade Runner. It’s got everything, how could you not love it?

Anyways, from that list I decided to pick up Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner……..Gattaca, Terminator, and Total Recall…and for what its worth I also picked up Book of Eli and Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. version), just because I need a little variety.

I’ve got some good projects and some good entertainment to keep me occupied for a while here. Hopefully not too much though, I’d like to keep this thing going for a good while.
Well, I don’t know what the plan is for next time, but I’ve got a lot of stuff popping up, so I’ll be sure to have something interesting to speak on. Until then.

Keep your heads up, your minds sharp, and your hearts open.

– CVSleen

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