Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I want to be a producer!

So, on Monday we shot the very first film type thing that I've produced. It was a scene from the film Charade done for an advanced acting class.
I started out not really knowing what I was doing or what to expect. I mean, really, what does a producer do? There isn't really a good job description anywhere, so it's a lot of guess work.
The wonderful Skyler Brunner directed it, and we had two of my favorite actors Leslie and Ben perform.
My INCREDIBLE friend Lauren saved the day, and came in last minute to do make up... Seriously, this girl is incredibile

Colten (1st AD) and Spencer (what was he? Gaffer? I can't remember what it's called, but he did lights)

Ben reading about acting in film while he waits to act in our film... perfect

Brandon was SO helpful for the time he was able to be onset. The room was so small we didn't have enough room for a big crew, so he covered every position as it came up. He he is doing sound.

Then I had to fill in... I avoid doing technical things because I'm terrified I'll mess it up somehow, but I think I did good. Yes, I was posing for this picture. I just wanted to look legit

Luckily, the beautiful Rhonda came in and saved me from doing sound for too long

Skyler directing the actors. Notice the painting on the back wall. We had to add that, and it fell down every 20 seconds. Amazing art, but SUCH a pain :)

Leslie... making a face and still gorgeous

It takes three to make a good dolly shot. Woot

I had so much fun that the next day I agreed to produce a short. Here we go!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I looked out the window and what did I see...

"If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes..." It's the truest quote about Utah that I've ever heard, and never was it more true than this morning.
I had an early class, and I finished around 8. The sun was shining, and I didn't even have to wear a jacket. When I got back to my apartment I went right back to bed. After a two hour nap I decided I should go for a nice run outside. So I got all ready to go, and just before I was about to leave I looked out the window to see SNOW, and lots of it. I literally had to check my phone to make sure I hadn't slept into the next day. But no, it had only been two hours. Needless to say, the run will be moved indoors (oh man... I just realized I have to brush the snow off my car.. NOOOOOO)

This is Me this morning. You're probably thinking, "but Bri is not a hippie," it only goes to show the power of the sun can cause you to go vegan and stop showering. Spring is that great
Me now.... 

I know that Utah does this all the time, but it doesn't stop me from complaining to the world every time it does, ok?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My sister tagged me FOREVER ago...

So, Blogging is hard, right? Just kidding, it really can't be that hard to talk about myself for 5 minutes, but I've felt like I didn' have anything to say.


Luckily, after catching up on a month of NOT reading blogs, I discovered my sister had tagged me in a post, and I shall continue it

The rules of blog tagging are:
1. You must share 15 interesting facts about yourself
2. You must tag 5 other people

Sounds like fun right?

Here we go.

1. I am really really good at saving money. 
2. I wish my wardrobe consisted entirely of fun dresses
3. I hate wearing pants.
4. I love popsicles
5. I love when I have to make a long drive in the morning because I get to listen to morning talk radio.
6. I'm really terribly at keeping in touch, but I really love all my friends from all my life
7. The feeling of stepping on snow is the same as nails on a chalk board...
8. I'm pretty sure I'm in Disneyland just as much as my own home.... yeah, it's my home away from home
9. I hate to be alone. It would be great if I could be around people all the time.
10. I love tattoos
11. If I could have any super power, it would be to change form (shapeshifter? I think that's the real name)
12. I despise texting. You should almost always call me
13. I'm challenged by the idea of finding 15 facts about me
14. Sometimes I feel like I need to change my major to science so I could find a clean energy solution... but I'm not really going to do that
15. I don't really like sleeping, but I feel my best when I get like 9 or 10 hours a day... it's wrong... so wrong

Now the 5 people I tag, If they ever read this, are:

1. Becca Madsen (get a blog girl)
2. Jessica Kennedy
3. Jill Morrison
4. Ben Borup
5. Eli Bauer