Sunday, November 18, 2007

Where there's a Sea

I'm aware that when I write about the Intrepid moviemaking, I've leapt straight in with no preamble. Unless you've checked the links below, you'll probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Where there's a Sea is a short Star Trek fan film which myself and some friends are making as a follow up to Heavy Lies the Crown which we released back in January. Our new one is the first outing for a new (ish) camera and a chance to put into practice everything that we have supposedly learnt over the last few years. A few weeks ago we shot the last of the footage needed to piece the thing together. Last night I got the footage from Nick (writer, producer) on an external hard drive and got it into the computer. I now face the unpleasant prospect of looking at myself for a few months, since for a change I was in front of the camera, and now I'm editing it all together. I swear I will not try to make myself look good at the expense of everyone else!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

NaNoWriMo Crash and Burn

Well, so much for all the planning. By some horrible co-incidence on Thursday, the very first day of the eagerly anticipated competition to write a novel in a month, my laptop decided that it'd had enough. Pausing for a half-minute and then a minute between coming out of standby and doing anything useful had now got a little worse. A minute became two minutes and then on Thu, indefinitely. So of course I blamed windows and got as far as wiping the whole lot before discovering that it was a hardware problem that could be fixed by, um, taking the laptop in both hands and flexing it slightly.
No, I don't understand that either.
In any case, this has had two effects. One is that in a fit of pique, I installed Ubuntu (very nice by the way) and the other is that I have abandoned NaNoWriMo for this year since as I write this I'm about 5000 words down before I've even started. Watching telly has never seemed so appealing this weekend.