These last three months have flown by and it is hard to believe that we are already in the sixth month of the year. I have been incredibly busy with work and with Teeth‘s post production, running from here to there almost every day. But now that the film is almost finished and we are getting ready to submit it to festivals, I find myself day-dreaming about ideas for new projects, holding endless discussions with myself about what I want to say next and how it should be expressed, but above all, I find myself looking forward to the quietness found in researching, writing and fleshing out stories…
But, I digress, let me get to the point since the Mobile Phone Adventures are already pretty late!
To start March on the right foot, I went exploring. Austin has the neatest secret spots.
You can’t see it, but I am standing above a small waterfall.
Can you see the snake? It slithered away as I walked past it.
Sara and I did some pick up shots for Teeth. She was dog-sitting this awesome dog named Matthew and we decided that we had to get a shot of him.
Sitting in Isabel’s room, waiting for her to get changed so we could take her senior photos.
I worked Downtown for a couple of weeks and at the end of each day I would walk back home. On my route I would pass by the Capitol. One day I saw this little girl taking pictures of her family.
Donnie Darko clouds from my car.
I keep on seeing packs of vitamins like these in shoots or for sale at 7/11. You are supposed to take all of them in one go to perk you up… I have to admit I feel a little bit culture shocked every time I see them.
On my walk back home I saw this Chewbacca contest poster. Felt tempted to call.
Juan’s pile of books.
I went to work with Sara and Anuk moped about, probably because we didn’t give him enough cheese!
I had to buy a lot of plants for a shoot. I wondered if they would fit in my car…
…they did. And I drove while re-enacting the Jungle Book.
This was in one of the locations where we were shooting. I don’t know what I loved most: it is hard to choose between the “No Whining” sign or the “Sparky the llama” article!
I got to drive this truck through a thunderstorm. I had to follow someone else’s car to get to the production office so I pretended I was a truck driver/detective. It was pretty cool.
I kept on buying plants for the shoot.
And felt like Clarissa Dalloway.
They had the best napkin-holder ever on the crafty table at the shoot.
Me watching people watching people watching people on the shoot.
The gaffers turned a rainy day into a perfect sunny one. Film magic!
And then, I turned 30! I worked all day until 11pm but when I got home I had this waiting for me. : ___ )
I was at a store buying more things for the shoot and this little dog would bark unless I pet him. So I had to pet him all the time.
And then one of the happiest days of the year came: swimming season started!
We went exploring to celebrate my birthday.
I saw Zubi with her “computer working”.
JoAnne and Kate cooked dinner for us. They have the cutest dog named Isobel. I like that everyone in Austin has pets, it makes everything x100 better.
Zoe rescued a baby squirrel and kept it in a scarf around her chest.
Justin and I worked on the score for Teeth.
And I also worked with Nick on the color correction and grading for Teeth. It was like magic!
Another poster I saw during one of my walks.
And in the Capitol: a girl in her quinceanera dress and a crown.
Juan and I were going to the Texas Mini Maker Faire but I took a wrong turn and we saw a sign that said “bunnies”. We decided that we needed to investigate what it was and we ran into a rabbit show! It was amazing!
I felt so sad for this lone bunny. It didn’t say “don’t touch” so I petted it after taking this picture.
Texas-flag shirt and sad face. I was so upset that I didn’t have my real camera.
All the bunnies were lined up in cages so people could judge them.
I loved these kids. The red-haired girl was pretty upset with the boy.
I never wanted to leave. There were so many stories and things happening.
We then found the Mini Maker Faire and it was as if we had slipped in to a parallel dimension that had nothing to do with where we had just been. Here is a lady riding a butterfly bike.
Boy posing with a robot in the shape of a Dalek.
We ran into Kate and she wrote me a poem about her dog, Isobel.
And then I talked to these girl scouts that had designed and built a robot that caught giant balls and threw them back at you. They were pretty cool.
After a two month long absence, Lupe showed up! It was all meows and purrs…
Until she decided to climb a tree and try to eat some birds out of a nest. Luckily, the baby birds had flown away a few days before.
Juan and I went for a night walk and bumped into this toad.
We re-shot one of the posters for Teeth. That meant that we had to break another TV but this time we discovered that TVs implode and that they are also pretty hard to break. I tried my best to smash it but couldn’t…
And then Sara gave it three blows and smashed it to smithereens. She’s the boss!
Dream-life porch I spotted during a walk.
Rings, who still remains my favourite amongst all the cats in the neighbourhood.
A lucky girl was going to be surprised.
Lupe came back one afternoon.
And Toki tried to bite my toes.
I saw a baby squirrel on campus. It was really friendly and followed me around.
A nosey sidewalk.
Working. Landry mixing sound on location.
An to end the month, a rosy-colored brush in a make up artist’s belt.