This past thursday was the annual MATC Art Club trip to Chicago. In general the Graphic Design students go, but these past 2 years Emmalee has gotten a group of Visual Communications students to come along.
This is my third year going on this trip, my first was while I was still in the Graphic Design program, and must have been in Fall ’03. And now ’07, and ’08. This year ended up being the least time spent in The Art Institute of Chicago Museum. At one point while walking around we saw a poster advertising the Field Museum and an exhibit of mythical creatures. When Emmalee saw that she went nuts and decided we should check it out. The day was half over at this point, so most of the rest was used there. Partly looking for Issac, but I won’t get into that.
Speaking of looking for someone, I was the doofus who made the busses late to leave this year. The past 2 years they loaded and unloaded in the same spot, this year they had to load in a different spot and I did not catch the notice. I went to where the map said and previous years had gone. I felt so stupid.
All in all it was a good trip though!
Photo Credits: 1 & 2 – Lucinda, 3 & 4: Emmalee
This weekend I was helping film videos of school down in Madison. Michael Sweet’s being was the biggest, and main one. We shot all of his stuff in the library. It was fun, but also long. We filmed from 4:30 into the night on Friday in the Library, and then more on Saturday for Sam at Ryan’s apartment. And since filming was happening on sunday too, and early in the mourning. I decided it would be helpful to stay in Madison to save time and gas money. So I stayed over at Sam and Kyle’s place. We finished up this weekend’s filming today (Sunday).
The original reason I was around was because I was supposed to be in all 3 movies in some way or another. And I thought my parts were going to be filmed. It turns out we did do some of my stuff for Sam’s video on Saturday. But that was it.
On friday I decided I would film the production of these films, Sam’s, Kyle’s, and mostly Michael’s. And they thought that was a cool idea, and over the weekend they became even more happy with the idea. So this means I have a video for class now: A documentary about the production of some of my classmates videos. I am not sure how much of a cohesive and interesting product I will be able to make out of it, but I will try my best. So far I have about 4 hours of footage from the 3 days. And will be getting at least 2 more hours, if not 4, from the rest of the shoots.
Oh Yeah, the Surpriseâ€¦
I knew my parents had gotten me something. I knew this from talking to my mom on saturday about staying down in Madison. She mentioned they had gotten me something. I had no clue what it could be, and expected something like a new button-down shirt, or other clothing.
When I got home today from the 3rd day of shooting, I found a new Mattress in my bed with Kadie atop sleeping. Sweet, a new mattress. I can’t remember the last time I got a new one, and this one is soooo much nicer. I think I shall take a nap now. I did not sleep too well on Sam’s couch, twas too tall for it.
I am working on an interactive teaching tool for Medical Rescue students at MATC with Sam. This is the first thing I have done for it, and it took about 2 hours. This project will involve all kinds of such Illustrations and I think we might have to sacrifice quality for time (and sanity).
Time, Money, and Quality. Always fighting each other.