Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Lights, Camera, Action - Virtually every time Jenny and I see a Hollywood film (which is rare now), we walk out of the theatre disgusted (well, I least I am) and vow to be more selective about the movies we pay nearly ten dollars to see. Then, I'll turn to Jenny and say the same thing that I've been telling her the past four years: "I can make a better movie than that."

Jenny usually dismisses my talk with a now-famous flick of the wrist, rolls her eyes and says, “Blah, blah, blah—you’re all talk and no action.”

Now, I’ve apparently caught Jenny’s attention with my raw footage from her baby shower two weekends ago. She’s already watched it five times, and shows her concern when I tell her that I’ll be using the “Rocky” soundtrack as background music for the finished product. Freddy and Sharone were so amused by what I had done that they had me tape their bon voyage party last weekend and borrowed my Sony MiniDV camera to do a little vacation filming themselves.

The first two projects I’m going to pursue once my parental leave of absence starts is to finish editing Jenny’s Baby Shower footage, and to begin filming a documentary about my parents. Although it’s going to cost me an arm and a leg, I’m going to purchase an Apple computer and software for editing and creating my own independent films. It’s an expensive hobby, but well worth the cost, I believe. Who knows—maybe I’ll be the next Ang Lee.


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