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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
8:51 am - Happy Birthday hvideo!
Sending you good birthday karma and lots of love!

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Sunday, March 28th, 2010
12:17 pm - Burning that candle at both ends
yesterday and today were AWESOME but really truly exhausting.

Filmed all day yesterday (from 7am to 8pm) on one project. Got paid that day with a $200 bonus. Then got asked out by the producer. (He's a good guy so I'm going to go out with him)


Then, came home and slept for an hour, dealt with a lot of pre-filming emergencies from cast and crew and then went to our first day of filming on the action film!

All night shoot (real all night shoot) we shot from 1:30am to 8:30 am. Didn't leave set though till 9:30 am as Don Shanks son (who jumped in for a small cameo, ) bought the entire cast and crew a drink.

The bar that was the location was just fun. A lot of the employees hung out for the shoot and played extras. Were charming hosts.. and the owner (a "reformed" geek he says who used to play WOW and be a programmer) fed us all lasagna for lunch (served at 6am since "lunch" is the term for the meal period 5-6 hours after we come on set).

I've been so worried about this cast and crew coming together and being dedicated. This project has faced so many uphill battles just to get to this point.

But we did our first day of shooting, started rocky but got much smoother by the end. Shot all the pages we needed to WITHIN the time frame we had the location. Finished on time and really came together as a team. At the end, the sense of accomplishment for our beginners as they learned and were able to do their jobs as well as the experienced pro's who were the teachers and mentors today was palpable.

I'd only had 4 hours of sleep the night before this marathon, after a late night rehearsal and production meeting and was supposed to get 1 hour of sleep today and then go to an editing session.

Slept through the editing session. Ah well. My crew is starting to tell me that they're worried about me, so, if it's that apparent it's perhaps time to limit the candle burning.

So I'm taking tonight OFF! Rescheduled editing for tomorrow as well as photo storyboard shoot for Monday and Tuesdays filming. (which is when my character debuts)

Now I just need to raise another $1,500 for this film to really be able to relax and just act.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
9:26 pm - I was just cast in an independent feature
Which will likely be my Zardoz...

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010
9:13 pm - 10 hours of editing
Yup.. that's how much it took yesterday just to put some ADR (sound overdubbing for the uninitiated) and peice all the episodes into a movie.

Should have been 3 hours, maybe. But for some reason Final Cut decided to start randomly changing aspect ratios and lengthening sound files...

But, all the effects shots are in there, all the music is glorious and all told, we have a movie length..well.... MOVIE that will have the chapter headings be the episodes.

Also re-editing the 40 minute behind the scenes video that will be on there but that will have to be another day. *sighs*

So tired!

And worried. They haven't replaced my client who passed away yet so I'm going to be short on this months rent. :(


But isn't this how it always works... things are toughest and darkest right before the dawn?

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
5:36 am - the good the bad and the ugly
The good, Raising Kayn soundtrack cd being done, dvd being done and nominated for a Streamy award.

the bad, I have the flu and feel like crud. Plus one of my favorite clients died which leaves me both sad and short of money for rent. :(

The ugly, the wonderfully warm Korean blanket I have that is bright orange with peacocks on it.....

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Thursday, January 14th, 2010
7:07 pm - I just got
The Raising Kayn Soundtrack CD Master from the amazing and Godlike Mr. Conway!

It's an hour long!!! and it's just sooooooo cool! OMG!

*is listening to it over and over again*

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Friday, January 1st, 2010
10:53 pm - I got the keys today
to my new apartment. Moving day tomorrow.

It's cute but kind of dungeonish... I'm thinking of turning it into a ruined temple ala Indiana Jones. :D

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009
8:54 am - I'm feeling lonely today.
I'm not sure why.

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
8:55 pm - My guardian angel working overtime. He deserves a raise!
Heavy snowing at the point of the mountain...semis on two sides, cement divider on one side, little tiny car ahead of me slams on it's breaks. I don't have to slam on mine because I've left enough room but breaking at all sends me into a nice spin.

I managed to stop the car after the full 180, facing backwards towards oncoming traffic..

And I didn't hit anything. Not even the cement block.


Then 3 lanes of traffic kindly let me turn around and get back going the right direction...

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5:54 pm - We're in the press
Check the CW Salt Blog at

http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/blog-2797-streamin-it-up-awards-style.html

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009
7:14 am - Moving day
I've been working with the elderly for a few months now and have been spending literally half my money on gas since all my clients are in Salt Lake City right now.

So, gonna move to SLC in January I've decided. Makes me nervous and sad though. I'll miss seeing my daughters every day and I'll miss having a nice safe and reliable place to live.

But I also can't afford to work this job and stay here. The few guys I'm dating all live up there too so hopefully that will help a little with the missing. The apartments I've looked at so far, the two I like I need to make more money to get...the one I really hated really wants me in there. Figures.

On the bright side of things, Raising Kayn is nominated for a Streamy Award which makes me feel good (I didn't do the nomination). Perhaps all the hard work and personal resources I've poured into that labor of love may pay off after all.

Now if I could just get the last episode done. Music is done...editing is done... now waiting on effects.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
12:15 am - We've been nominated for the Streamy's!
WOOT! Please please please all of you who read this please go vote for us.

http://www.streamys.org/submit/public-submissions/

Raising Kayn in the category best new series.

Please! This means a lot to me!

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Monday, December 14th, 2009
8:41 pm - Over 200 hours in 2 weeks
But.. .that's over as of yesterday.

I feel like a zombie... literally. Brain cells not firing on all cylinders...

I did get a lot of writing done while there. But I'm afraid to look at it after sleep and see how bad it is. :p

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Friday, December 4th, 2009
7:57 pm - 125 hours
Yup...that's what I've worked so far this week... Tomorrow I get to put in another 28....

*falls over*

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
7:39 am - ARGH!!!!
Just sayin'. *sighs*

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Saturday, November 7th, 2009
9:01 pm - I went on a date!
The first one in years actually.

Finally got to the place where I'm ready to dip my toe in those waters again.. And it went ok. Which means I'm likely to do it again. :D


He is a narcotics detective who is also on the federal task force for child abductions. A good guy with ice blue eyes and very pale hair.

The best part, he actually treated me like a lady rather than a whore (like the bulk of the men in LA which is why I quit dating).

Perhaps there is hope

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Sunday, November 1st, 2009
10:30 pm - Marketing madness
So, I'm expanding my marketing plans to be more broad.. our viewers are dedicated but not plentiful enough. So..

Anyone who has ideas as to how we could expand our viewer base I'm all ears!


One thing that can help I hope, you can now see all the previous episodes at http://blip.tv/search?q=raising+kayn

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009
10:12 am - Yes, I'm Satan...
Or was last night for the two Halloween parties I went to (Seanna's birthday party and our set designers kids party).

tiny, subtle little horns and a nice suit. Oh, and a contract.. to be signed with a pen filled with blood.

The contract was nicely legal and involved the exchange of ownership of a human soul for 1 wish.

I got 4 souls last night. The demographic is probably indicative of these kinds of deals in general.

The first to sign was a director looking for funding for his film.

The second a man wanting an expensive film camera to further his career (and perhaps a little of my attention)

The third a young lady looking for a husband.

The fourth a intellectual trying to test her wits against Satan's.

I should write a movie about it. ;D

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009
11:36 pm - A new place to see Raising Kayn episode 1! (that also helps us make a little money)

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12:43 am - Another question for those watching Raising Kayn
What do you think of the character of Adapa (introduced in episode 6 now)?

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