The past few days have been fun. Everyone is back in town, including others that aren't from around here. I went to the Madison East Christmas Show last night, which made Christmas feel like Christmas again. I saw people I haven't seen in a couple years and the new band members and songs sounded great. Break has been a lot better the past few days. I definitely can't wait to get back to Athens though...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
For those of you who don't know, I've spent the better part of the last week in the hospital. My mom had to get heart surgery to have a valve repaired. The surgery went alright but they found blood clots in her leg and are waiting for them to dissolve. So what was supposed to be just a few days in the hospital is turning into over a week. I have tried to make the best of my situation and trying to shoot some while I spend time there. I'm not sure if this frame works or not, so I'd like some outside opinion. Please keep my mom and family in your prayers. And Merry Christmas everybody!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I think I finally wrapped up my shooting for my story on Isaac. It's kind of a weird feeling. I've spent the last 3 or 4 months working on this project, and now it's finally done, unless I decide to make it a multimedia piece... It was a great experience though. The family was great and very accommodating and I'm happy with the results. I also started working on making my hospice story a multimedia piece. I'm not sure if it's gonna turn out that great, but I'm mainly doing it just to get more experience with final cut. These are a few shots that recently popped out at me when I was going through my RAW take again. I'd like some opinions on these, especially with deciding which bedtime picture to use. I hope everyone is enjoying their breaks!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The quarter is finally over. It has been the most exhausting, intense, fulfilling, and greatest times of growth I have had yet in my life. But I'm glad it's over. The last few days have been pure bliss, spent by climbing, reading, sleeping, and worrying about nothing. Go figure the first day I really have a clear mind I shoot some of the most meaningful images of this story yet. Isaac shot his first deer last night with the help of his dad. I was there to watch them show off pictures to everyone at church, which were variations of congratulations and looks of complete joy. This hit me really hard today, showing me how much we take for granted in our lives. Then in church the sermon was on giving thanks. In the last picture, Isaac's mother is singing "Thank you Lord, and I thank you Lord." It was a rewarding experience to be a part of. Happy thanksgiving everybody.