Today is my Birthday and I am going to the.........Ballgame! Surprise to everyone reading this. Shocker I know. So, since this is live entertainment I am going to place this along the blogsidebar 'Shows I Have Seen This Year'.
I will be working on my first film project! I can't say to much about it other than it will be very different than what I am used to. I will keep you posted!
The past year and a half has been very busy for me. I have worked on so many shows I can't count them all. I have also learned alot, massive, from my mentor. Sometimes I get to work on her shows and assist her in paiting, model making, learning how to improve my drafting, by hand mind you, and countless other things. This has been a great experience! She also helps me when I am in a bind and critiques some of the work I do. The critiques are most helpful and they help me learn new ideas and better myself.
A month or so ago I was given the chance to intern at a multimillion dollar budgeted theatre, was rated top five 'Best Theares' in the United States from Time Magazine, overseeing design and construction and working with the resident set designer! Unfortunately, I had to decline the offer. Then, this morning a theatre company offered me a resident set design position! I also had to decline the offer too. Reasons being? Two right off the top of my head. Number one, it seems as though the set designer needs to start building the sets as well as designing them with very little pay, we can thank the economy for this. Number two, the pay is very little in general and one cannot support themselves without living on food stamps and living under a bridge. I have to work a full time job, 40 hours per week, with health benefits and do set design, on the side as a hobby, to avoid this.
So at the end of the day you have to ask yourself:
What am I doing this for? Pay, personal growth, voulnteer, networking possibilities, an award, to impress others, or another reason. It looks like I am in this for personal growth as a designer, to know I can design the best stage set possible given my budget.
Wow, the weather has cooled off! Today's high was only 89 instead of 107. I saw a toddler dreesed in a coat today! Very sad that it has been that hot out. I can feel the change in the air....well for today at least. My favorite time of the year is coming fall and fall means HALLOWEEN and pumpkin spiced lattes!
I have been watching the classic Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons. This still holds up even after 62 years later! My favorite character in the WB series is Witch Hazel voiced by June Foray. June was born September 18th, 1917 and is still around! She also voiced dozens of characters that we all know and love, like Rocky the Squirl, Natasha, Granny, Witch Hazel and countlell others.
The sequal to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, has now been playing in Australia for a couple of months now to steller reviews. The original production (London) has been shut down because of poor ticket sales, poor story plot and mixed reviews. The newest production in Melborn has gotten a visial makeover, as well as changing the story and moving some of the music around. What makes this kinda sad it that their is not any advancement to remount this back in London or on Broadway. The buzz on the street is that it will be coming to Broadway but it was already suppost to have been her a year or so ago. You can look forward to a DVD copy of the show in the next few months. The show will be recorded on September the 15th. I would really love to see this show as The Phantom of the Opera is what got me wanting to design sets.
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