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Oh yeah, this thing... Posted on 2016-04-08 by Will Newell

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.


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