Dec 22, 2007

Editing Luke in 2007

This post wasn't made in 2007, but it should've been (which is why it's been dated as such).  To fit with all of the my yearly recaps that came after 2008, I decided to create the one recap I missed the first time around.  Here's what highlighted the first year of Editing Luke in 2007.

May 31, 2007 - After retiring my old blog, I launched my brand new site Editing Luke on this day.  Here was my first post and mission statement.

June 2, 2007 - Having recently returned from a road trip to Mount Rushmore, I debuted a series of video postcards that I cut from a mix of my travel footage.  Uploading these projects to YouTube was a new experience and this marked the first time that I shared a lot of these edits publicly.

June 15, 2007 - My summer in Regina, not to mention this blog, was really kicked off with the creation of a little project titled, Buick to the Future.  Over the course of the summer a trilogy was created that resulted in thousands of video views for my underdeveloped YouTube channel.

July 28, 2007 - Creating a new site and trying to figure out how to brand my work wasn't an easy process.  The first few weeks especially saw me constantly redesigning my blog header and attempting different styles of posts.  I called attention to these changes with this post.

September 8, 2007 - My final year of film school kicked off and I wrote about my past and my fears about the future as Welcome Week ended.  

October 21, 2007 - In what became the template for how I showcased my other projects, I wrote my first indepth post about one of my film school shorts, Keys to Existence.

October 23, 2007 - Like every aspiring YouTube personality did before me, I created my first lip sync video.

November 28, 2007 - This was my first mention of the Sasktel video competition that I entered with my short, Give it Time.  I had no idea how essential my blog would become in helping with my promotion.

December 16, 2007 - After shooting what would become my second Sasktel submission, The Gizmo Tree, my friend Tyler and I had fun building one of the worst snowmen in history

December 19, 2007 - Before heading back home for the holidays I debuted The Gizmo Tree and officially kicked off my campaigning for the contest that would become in January.

Dec 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Well it's finally that time where I take that lengthy drive back home for Christmas. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been checking in on my blog since it started back in the summer. In that time I've been able to share over 30 of my original edits, and generally speaking have been motivated by the feedback and support many of you have given me. I wish all of you a happy holiday season and look forward to creating and sharing new videos with you in 2008!

Dec 19, 2007

The Gizmo Tree - Please Vote!

As of this morning i now have 2 videos uploaded into the Sasktel Cell-ebrities competition, where if you remember my previous posts about it, the grand prize winner gets $5,000!! What makes this right up my alley is that it's a video competition where you can do almost anything you want in regards to a cell phone themed video.

My first video 'Give it Time' was a sketch/commercial concept, but my 2nd submission, 'The Gizmo Tree' can be described as my narrative/mainstream entry. I think both short films have a different appeal, which was my goal in making two submissions. 'Give it Time' is a semi-experimental comedy and 'The Gizmo Tree' is my mainstream comedy piece. The deadline for submissions is less than 2 weeks away, at which time 10 finalists will be selected. Like i mentioned in my other posts, i could really use the money to help pay for school. Combating my debt is a huge incentive.
This latest film was shot on Sunday and partly yesterday afternoon. My friend Tyler helped me out with some of my initial scenes, but I'm proud to say that both my films have been largely independent endeavours. 'Give it Time' was obviously easier to do, but the entire second half of 'Gizmo Tree' was done completely solo. Keep in mind i have no crew or budget, so the fact that i starred in, wrote, directed and edited both of my projects should show just how committed i am.

In any case, the link below will take you directly to my video where you can view it and rate it. Be kind, it's nearly Christmas! haha.

The Gizmo Tree:

Thanks for checking it out!

Dec 16, 2007

Sad Little Snowman

Today was a busy day of shooting projects before heading home for the holidays later next week. The first project shot today was a brand new contest video (The Gizmo Tree) which will be uploaded within the next couple of days.

Besides that though, I had wanted to make another little time lapse video (similar to my dorm Christmas tree one) for my blog/YouTube account. At the end of a long day of shooting these projects, here is the sad little snowman that my friend Tyler and I made to wrap things up. Personally I love it, although by the end of the day the wet snow had stopped and what was left was too powdery to make a snowman. This was obvious, however it didn't stop us from giving it an honest effort in Tyler's backyard.

I think our snowman's depressing stature does for snowmen what Charlie Brown did for Christmas trees. Happy holidays everyone!

Dec 3, 2007

A Vote A Day . . .

Keeps my video in play! I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to check out my entry in the Sasktel Cell-ebrities Contest. It's great hearing your feedback, and i couldn't be happier about the support i've been receiving.

There's still plenty of time left to cast a vote, whether you've already placed one or not. You can vote once every 24hrs! I'm not far from begging people to check out my video as the rivalry on the site is starting to heat up with the competition coming to a close at the end of the month. So far i've been in pretty good standing, but all of the other films in the top 10 have quite a few more votes than i do (although my rating isn't too bad). If you have the time, please click the link below to watch and vote for my short 3min video, Give it Time.

Once again, i just want to thank all of you who have checked out my project and helped me along in this competition. You can be sure that i'll be updating more about how things are panning out in the contest in the coming weeks. Thanks for your time folks!

Dec 1, 2007

Sirens of Treasure Island

This is another new edit I put together from my 2005 Las Vegas footage. Sirens of TI is the free live show that they put on out of front of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. You've probably seen bits and pieces of it, it seems to be as common as the volcano in front of the Mirage. In any case, I wanted to share a bit of the show. It's cool to see, but it might actually be better as a highlight reel without the lame dialogue.