Jul 30, 2007

On a Jet Plane

It would be nice to say that I'm leaving on a jet plane, but sadly it isn’t so. 

I felt inspired to put this video together because my friend Tyler is actually about to take his first ride on an airplane. He's heading to Los Angeles on a vacation that's been several years in the making, which will no doubt be full of even more firsts and great experiences. Seeing as he's spent the majority of his life in Saskatchewan, I look forward to hearing about his adventures in the big city. 

I think there are more than a few movies that start out like this.  Have a good trip Tyler! (and maybe spread the word of Buick to the Future while you're down there!) 

Back to the plane though. I remember my first plane ride was to LA too, or more specifically, Disneyland. I was in grade 3, travelling with my parents and sister, and being so young the unexpected was a bit more frightening than thrilling. I vaguely remember sitting on the plane and my mom explaining to me what the take-off was going to be like.  Kind of like a roller coaster, she said. Funny how I can still picture that. She was right, it was fun. 

I don’t remember the flight so much (I think my sister and I got to go check out the cockpit), but the take-off was intense. I picture my grade 3 self clinging for dear life to the arm rests of my seat, but still beaming thinking about the Magic Kingdom. For someone who doesn’t get to fly all that often I still find it to be a pretty spectacular experience. Looking down with such a brilliant perspective, I don’t know if it’s something a person ever really gets used to. 

Although the romanticism may be destroyed somewhat by the hassle you have to go through at the airport, flying is still pretty darn cool.

Jul 28, 2007

Early Blog Evolution

I thought I'd take some time to share how this blog has been polishing up nicely over the past 2 months. There's not actually a whole lot to say, but i thought for future reference I'd post the title cards that I've used so far for Editing Luke. Chances are a year from now things will have switched up multiple times for one reason or another, but at the moment, i like the cluttered film prop mish-mash of the current site header.

It started out with a simple picture that i took from the roof of the parkade in my hometown of Medicine Hat. It's still there, just harder to see. As for the content the most notable series of posts have been the Buick to the Future movies, and the Desert Island Flicks. The Buick to the Future series is done but will undoubtedly show up again, and the Desert Island Flicks are still going, and will continue to go well past the initial 10 I'm sure. In any case, the opportunity to share original films has started off really well and as of this current post, 18 of my original videos have been linked to this blog, with original video #19 to appear in the next post.

In contrast to my old blog that lasted just over 2 years, this site has already received 40% of the hits that the old blog did in it's whole existence. There are numerous reasons for this, but mainly I've promoted this blog way more on various sites, and subsequently the link to YouTube with my videos has generated some traffic. This post is likely more for myself to look back at months down the road to see how things have changed. In the meantime, I'll be doing my best to keep the content interesting and fresh on here, and if you think there is something that can be done to make it better, as always, i welcome your comments and feedback. Things are off to a good start, thanks for making it so.

Jul 24, 2007

Buick to the Future: Part 3

It's been 2 months between the first project being written and the last film being posted. Not too bad considering the Buick films were purely a self-motivated summer undertaking. It's nice to have them complete though, and now I can start on some other things. I can't believe it's already the end of July. 

Anyway, part 3 was just filmed on sunday, so the editing went pretty fast this time. It was close to 40 degrees celcius that day, and I've got the burns to prove it . . . plus a gash on my face thanks to some wise ass chasing his hat, haha (that's a fake laugh Tyler!).

This time we were competing with the heat and the sound of the wind and bugs. Turned out alright in my opinion despite it - we're well aware of how campy the series is and that's the point. I think each of the Buick movies have something different and funny about them, but generally they're kinda weird . . . all good fun to make though! Hope you've enjoyed this mini-trilogy of Back to the Future parody nonsense and 'the lack of time travel adventures, but comedy in discussing it' concept between Doc and Marty. Without a doubt you can expect the Buick to the Future movies to show up on this blog numerous times . . . in the future *the music swells . . .