Well, a fair bit happened over the last month, the least of which was forgetting that the blog exists and should be used..
I read the following:
Sanford Meisner's On Acting
Linda Seger's Making a Good Script Great
Susan Baton's Truth
Steven Katz's Film Directing Shot by Shot
and am working through Christopher Vogler's The Writer's Journey.
I saw too many movies to list, but the following are relevant to papers I am submitting to the program as part of my assignments:
About Schmidt, As Good As It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska, Inside Llewyn Davis, Sideways, The Fisher King, The Straight Story, Flowers of Shanghai, Shadows, Magnolia, and Manhattan
I also rented some server space, installed Debian, NGINX, HHVM, and both MongoDB and PostgreSQL database systems. Next will be designing and implementing a content management system suited to a film website, miscellaneous design tools, and of course actual content.
I am also working as a PA for a film. I have assisted for 3 days so far and am soaking in as much of the preproduction process as I can.