September 6th, 2009


Not-So Safety Dance

Been a crazy week, but a lot of fun.

Last weekend, moving in was kind of a blur, but I managed to get everything straightened out.  For moving in and everything, anyway, my financial situation still leaves much to be desired.

My roommates and classmates are awesome.  I live with another Screenwriter and two Production students, and everyone's really friendly.  It's pretty good, actually, because I have the same people in all my classes.  Last week I had my first taste of each class (except Production Lab).

Elements of Screenwriting - Best class ever.  We get to work on our first screenplay, going element by element.  One of the first assignments is reading a screenplay and doing an analysis.  I chose The Dark Knight.

Production - The teacher is a bit frightening, but since everyone else is intimidated, I don't feel so bad.  We had to write about something in a recent movie that we had an emotional response to, then were assigned another film to write about style and content and all that.  I wrote about Up and was given this French movie from the 80's.  Which...wasn't as bad as I was afraid it would be.

TV Genres - Also a cool class.  The reading is a bit dense with theory and all that, but I like the professor, and I'm sure I'll learn a lot.  We had to write our favorite television genre, and I was afraid to write action/adventure cartoon, so I said supernatural drama.  But then someone admitted their love of Gossip Girl (a man, mind you), so I came clean.  Hopefully I can do my final paper on a kickass cartoon (in other words, I was afraid I'd have to do Smallville and now I'm hoping to do Justice League).

I've had a lot of free time, which is good, because I don't have to sit down and do all my work in one chunk, I can work on it here and there.  The only downside is since I have no money, I can't buy any of the books.  Argh.