Tuesday, November 25, 2003

A week has gone by since we graduated from our classes. My wife said to me last night that I should find another class so I will get out of the house two nights a week. Mike and I will be taking the Compix class for CG in December. We should have kick-ass graphics for the show. I still have not found time to edit some of our camera work, but will try to this holiday weekend. We need to extract some shit-packer talk. I still have not set up a personalities section to the site, but hope to soon. We need to hoist our personalities on the eager public.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Awww yeah! We just finished the class tonight, and we're now all certified, bonafide Producer/Technical Director/Floor Manager/Cameramen.

I don't know about the rest of these guys, but I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of tonight's show. The interview with Eva and Petrina was awesome! We couldn't have scripted that any better.

So, Smoke Break TV is now a political movement... Hmmmm! Oh, the possibilities...

i'm gay

Saturday, November 15, 2003

4 of 6 classes on studio production are down. The last class was interesting. We spent almost all of the night in the control room. During our class, there was a live show in the other studio - Chick Chat. They had a call in number. We were going to call in, but our break ended. They also wanted us to sign up for volunteers. We could volunteer on Chick Chat - that's probably our style.

Dinner and conversation at Hotel Congress was uninspiring. Mostly about whether Quick Time Rules or Quick Time Sucks. (It rules.) I'm working on adding a personalities section to the web site. I also acquired a trucker hat from my dad. It's a seed corn trucker hat. I don't know if that is a desirable as a tractor trucker hat, but maybe if I'm wearing it, that will increase the desirability.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

I won't bother to rerepeat the recap from Monday night. ;)

Today was a slow day for SmokeBreakTV planning at work. I don't know if it was because Mark wasn't at work today, or what? Greg was on a tear about work all through lunch. I was scared because he was closer to my peacemaker than I was.

I do have to say though that Mark conveniently missed a great meeting this afternoon. Gabriel's presentation to a room full of everyone but, oh, Documentation, Training, PS, and PM, and any other people he invited who decided not to bother showing up. (Granted, our own Idea Guy couldn't attend because he supposedly had Jury Duty. *cough*bullshit*cough*) Anyway, the room was far from empty and I still think there were more invitees missing than the number who attended.

Shit, this has nothing to do with SmokeBreakTV, does it? Oh well, it's still the stuff that drives us. It's still the energy that we're going to turn into creativity when we do start producing the show.

Yeah, today was a slow "show" day. Tomorrow's the next class though, so we'll have lots more to report soon. One thing we need to keep in mind tomorrow:

No "del Taco" for Greg before class.

We had a session on lighting on Monday, Wednesday we start doing some camera work. The instructor talked about how important lighting and sound was and how that really makes things look professional. I'm starting to see the value of doing a professional job making the show look amateur.

There are 9 people in the class, 5 from SmokeBreakTV. It is fun taking the class with other people from our group.