Sunday, March 12, 2006

That Day DVD Version 1.1 complete!

After burning the midnight oil over the weekend, David and I managed to compile and finalize the That Day DVD. It was quite a learning experience to use Adobe Premiere to edit the clips from David's camcorder and use Adobe Encore to put together the DVD menus and such, but after getting past the initial learning curve, it was hell of a lot of fun putting everything together :) David and I were so giddy like kids when we saw the credits we put goether roll across at the end of the show and the names of each actor and actress show up on the cast interviews :D Of course, there's an interview of me on the DVD since I was the assistant director, but I think I look like a complete dork on it and probably should have spoken a lot louder, but hey, I'm sure a lot of people'll get a laugh out of it :P I've also learned that my voice sounds a lot different than I think it sounds...

For those who'd like a DVD, we're selling them for $5, and the proceeds are going to the Scarlet Mask Society, so if you want to get a DVD, drop me an email and I'll see if I can get one to you!

Friday, March 10, 2006

So that's how I really look...

As David and I put together the DVD for the show, I've had the chance to see how I look and react in some of the "behind the scenes" footage that David took of one of our dress rehersals. For some reason, I've noticed that my face looks incredibly "flat", and the second thing I notice is that my voice sounds a lot different than how I think it is. The other interesting fact is that my eyelids seem to fold into my eyes instead of outwards, as you can see here. Guess it must be an asian thing...

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Deal of the Day

For those looking to get a laptop, Dell has an awesome deal here on a laptop based on the new Core Duo cpu for $729 after a $250 rebate.

-1.66GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
-512MB Shared Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ (can upgrade to dual channel with another memory module)
-40GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
-15.4" Widescreen LCD (1280x800 resolution)
-8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
-Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card (54Mbps)
-Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
-53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
-Free Dell Color Printer 720
-Windows XP Media Center

Get em while it's hot!

Monday, March 6, 2006

The day after "That Day"

Despite the fact that we had access to the stage on opening night, the cast and crew came through and "That Day" was a success both this past Friday and Saturday night! Over 250 people showed up over the 2 days to watch the show, and about $200 in donations to the Scarlet Mask Society was collected! I wasn't so much worried about the cast since every single one of them pretty much had their role nailed down, but I was worried about the spotlight and lighting issues since I had to manage the stage lights backstage while the spotlight and sound were being taken care off behind the audience in the auditorium. Fortunately, we designed a very good cue sheet to make things run smoothly. The other big issue finding a efficient method of getting 20 cast members on and off stage since the room backstage was basically the size of a closet, and it only led to the stairwells in the Ohio Union, but several members of the cast took one of the cue sheets and took responsibility for getting the right people backstage, which made things SO much easier since all I had to worry about now was managing the lights. Despite all the madness, I'm going to miss those Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday practices watching the cast members do what they do best. Even though it was a lot of work, I had a lot of fun directing, script editing, visualizing, and working behind the scenes backstage.

To Ann, Barbie, Doug, Janice, John, Kate, Katerina, Kim, Kristen, Lamarkus, Laura, Louise, Matt, Mike, Pamela, Shannon, Srivathsan, Tracey, Vincent, and Zeb: Thanks for dedicating so much time, effort, and hard work in taking these roles! Jason and I are proud to work with such a great and dedicated cast :)

To Grace, Marysha, and Seth: Thanks for making my life easier behind the scenes in getting the props, stage and sound together :)

For those who haven't seen the program for the show, click here to see the roles played by the cast members.

Next up: The "That Day" DVD....

Friday, March 3, 2006


It's showtime tonight, but I'm confident that the cast'll step up and put on a good performace :)

In the meantime, check out this nifty video demo of this game called "Spore", where you basically follow the evolution of a species you create. The video is 35 minutes long, but definitely sit down and see how clever and "big" this game is...