I’m so proud of this film. We all worked so hard and so well together. From the very beginning, we did some serious pre-production. This is one of the first films we were able to meet together and discuss the look of the film. We looked at examples of lighting and coloring to pinpoint the kind of look we wanted....

This one felt different. Lets get that out of the way right off the bat. I don’t think I’ve hit my professional “peak” when it comes to film. But from my small experience, I can tell you this one was different....

AAAAAhhhhh…….my workspace. Seeing someone’s desk in my mind is akin to seeing the inside of the trunk of a car; unique to each owner.   Here are the highlights of mine. Mac desktop, calendar, notebook, lamp, and whatever I’m working on at the time. I like to keep my desk pretty clean and neat, just makes me work better. There’s the spider I created for the Valentine’s Day animation laying next to my keyboard. I want to frame him because he turned out so well but have yet to buy a tiny frame. His legs pop off pretty easily too so I can’t...

1 Watch more Independent movies. I’ve never had a problem with going to the movies. Do it all the time, and my husband is always game. But we always see “mainstream” movies. Nothing wrong with that, I quite enjoy it. It’s harder to convince my other half to see a film that may be foreign-made, has a bleak outlook, and a possibly depressing end. Not that every independent movie is like that, but my point is they’re more of a gamble when it comes to emotions. If you go see a mainstream film, you probably know how you’re going to feel...

Ah the dual nature of stop motion animation… The first side: all the planning, and prepping: It can be anything from sand, to Legos, G.I. Joes, to drawings, to the classic “Claymation”. You spend hours plotting out the story, making the background, each individual frame (if required), and then you finally shoot it. Which, if anyone is wondering, takes several more hours. The second side: you’ve accomplished all this work!!! Then you play the footage……..it lasts 8 seconds. Literally. 8 seconds le sigh That’s it. You might be able to stretch it to 10-12 seconds, 15 if you’re really good. But all those hours of work...

[gallery columns="4" ids="6883,6882,6881,6880"]   …..So three weeks and three trips to Houston later, I've got a dress and a Church!!! You have no idea how good it feels to have those 2 VERY important things done this early. I feel like I should get an award for only having to visit one church and 3 dress shops, but I know I got lucky. So I'll try to keep things in perspective. But lets discuss a few things concerning these 2.   #1- THE DRESS: Wedding Dress - Lyceum Galveston Moth to Flame    I had looked at dresses online early on and mentally decided on a style I...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Starring Arnold Swarzenegger, Forrest Whittaker, and Johnny Knoxville   The Last Stand is basically the Old West mixed with modern day firepower and a classic action hero. Arnold Swarzenegger plays Sheriff Ray Owens, the sheriff of a small, sleepy town on the U.S./Mexico border. This town also happens to be the last stop of a Mexican drug lord on the run from the FBI. Of course the sheriff, being an honorable Old West type, says, “Not in my town!” To preface this review, I would like that to say that I grew up watching action movies; that was father-daughter bonding time. We...