Friday, September 30, 2005

Sci-Fi Dream

My first dream post:

I "wake up" and find myself on a spacecraft surrounded by aliens. I get up and look around the ship. The room is somewhat circular and has two levels. I am on the lower level. I see other humans around me (on both levels). Two of the aliens approach me. I ask them why they keep taking me and what they want from me. They "tell" me (they don't really talk) that they just want to get to know us and they can only take certain people. As I begin to ask them why, there is some commotion on board. Everyone seems panicked. One of the beings tells me that I am about to find out why they take me.

They guide me over to a sort of window and I see a giant, reddish, electric-looking ribbon moving toward us. I glean bits of conversation around me and begin to understand that this is some sort of time disturbance. The ribbon gets closer and closer. Suddenly, it envelops us. I look at the other humans. Some of them, like me, just seem kind of stunned. However, many of them fall on the floor in pain- almost as if they are having a heart attack. We spend a few moments in this strange reality and then it is over. Everyone tries to help the people who were in pain. Someone explains to me (though I don't really see them) that most humans can't handle a shift in time like that and that's what makes me and some of the other people on board unique. They tell me to think of it this way: fish cannot survive out of the water. They need to pass water through their gills to keep their bodies functioning. Humans cannot survive out of their time reality. Our bodies require a sort of "rhythm" to keep functioning (heart beat, breath, etc.) Apparently, I (like some of the other people on board)am kind of like an amphibian- able to survive in both "environments!"

I don't remember too much after that. It's had me thinking, though- Were our fishy ancestors aware of life beyond the water? Probably not. There was no way for them to even probe beyond the ocean. Did any of them have dreams about being snatched out of the water? What kinds of existence aren't we aware of?

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Computer Rap

This is what happens when text-to-speech programs fall into the wrong hands:

That's Right, Yo

Of course this is the G-rated version. Before doing this, we made the program go through the prerequisite cursing for our amusement. Don't we just love it when we can teach other things how to swear?

What Am I?

Fifty points to the insomniac out there who recognizes and solves this equation:

It's an easy one ;)

A Still From "Polymer"

Today is one of those days where it's better not to write...

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A Sample of My Art Work

Formal Introduction

So now that the initial excitement has worn off a little bit, I guess I should tell you what this is all about. I am an experimental filmmaker. This has a wide variety of interpretations, but clicking on this link to my site will give you the opportunity to watch some clips of my work. And before anyone asks: no, I do not drop acid or do any other drugs when I make my films!

My background is music. I've played the piano for 25 of my 28 years on this planet. I kind of like to think of my films as songs and they should be watched that way. We don't always pay attention to lyrics, right? Sometimes we just like to listen to the music. So, why do we feel that we need a narrative background to watch a film? Not that I mind- I love movies. I just think that there can be so much more to a film than story. Currently, I am making non-narrative, abstract, animated, short films. I am also working on a full-length narrative project at the moment.

Oh yeah, and I am also trying to get into grad school as an astrophysicist.

Okay, so these two things seem entirely unrelated, but if you could live a day in my mind (and I don't recommend it), it would make perfect sense! Many of my films have astronomical themes and involve some pretty interesting optical techniques. There's also not really a "living" to be made in experimental films. However, all of it makes for interesting blather, which is why I decided to start a blog. It also has an amazing impact on my dream life, which I also thought I might share with the Internet Ether. I enjoy bringing the unseen or ignored into the light. (This link just shows some still versions of what I do on film. You wouldn't believe the materials I use to create these bizarre little landscapes! ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

It's a picture!

Wow! That's me over to the right of this text. Some day, my blog will not be so inane. Until then, watch me, invisible world, as I ooh and ahh at the wonders of modern technology. For now, I go to job #3. That's the job where I go stand at a makeup counter all night and either stare at the reflected lights as I polish the silver around the glass case for the fifth time, or convince women that some lotion is going to make them look like they are fifteen again. Unless they are fifteen. Then it is my job to convince them that some lotion is going to make them look like they are thirty...

Monday, September 26, 2005

First Blog

Okay, so thanks to Cynthia, I am now a part of the blogosphere (which is somewhere between the ionosphere and deep space, I think). Now there are two more sentences like this out there to basically say, "hi folks, I will try not to bore you!"