Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tweet tweet.... I succumbed ....

to the "evil lure" :p of Twitter now, too....

so if you wanna be up to date on more randomness from me, here's the link.

Evil Ssss on Twitter

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The two things I like best!

After my longish, enforced break, I had to do something to get back into movie-making mood... what could be better to do that than combining two of the things I like best?
Which are? Well, singing and movie-making, of course!

So here it is - my rendition of the Cole Porter classic "What is this thing called Love", accompanied by a video shot in Moviestorm.

Hope you enjoy! :)

The Thing called Love from sisch on Vimeo.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Costume frenzy - Stage acting

As some of you know, I'm a member of a theatre group, and once a year, we stage a play. For over half a year, we have been working hard on our roles - and on May 14th, we will perform the play for a small audience made up mostly of friends and relatives.

I'm looking forward to it with equal measures of delight and dread - will I remember all my lines? Will the audience have fun? Will I get in and out of my costumes fast enough??

Because for the first time ever, each of us has to change costumes for every scene - most of us play several roles, and we all now carry suitcases to every rehearsal, taking time on how long it takes us to change...

Costumes, costumes, costumes!
Since I was a child, I loved dressing up, slipping into another skin with a new outfit, a new make-up, a new hair-do or wig. And it is amazing how much a costume helps you to invent a character, and fill it with life! I've been taking pictures of our group now (I'm trying to make a little "book" with pics and character descriptions for each of us); and seen through the cameras lense, became aware of how much postures and facial expressions change according to the role. I hope we came a long way since we started rehearsing in terms of making the roles unique... and sometimes I wish for the time when I was a child, when being someone else was so much easier.

Wish us luck!
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Friday, April 10, 2009

New look! (Hey, it's spring.... )

Did I say I wanted to learn how to design my own blogtemplate? Well, I did not much else over the last few days...

What you see now is what came out of it - I have to say a huge thanks to Blogger Buster and Tips for New Bloggers - both sites have an excellent range of tutorials and html to use, as well as links to great widgets like the picture and label cloud in my sidebar - if you're thinking about designing your own template and have no idea where to start (like me), these are the places to visit!

As it is I'm pretty happy with how the blog looks now, and it was a lot of fun. :)
I also learned a lot in the process, which will come in handy once I start on my long overdue website - the domain has been sitting dormant for ages because I'm lazy and scatterbrained (don't quote me on that :p)... I'm too easily distrac....

oh look, shiny things!
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Enforced breaks.... well, semi-breaks

I have been talking for quite some time now about the need to take a break.... and actually, the break was forced on me rather sooner than I wanted to.

Truth is, for the last two weeks, I have been doing nothing on The Afflicted, haven't taken much part in the community (no listening to TMOA, no chatroom, next to no watching films)... simply because I have been slapped down by the worst cold I've had in ages. Maybe it wouldn't have come out this bad if I had done the sensible thing and stayed away from work, but it's just typical me to refuse to go see a doctor... and crawl to work no matter what.

Well, I've got what I deserved - I'm still not feeling my usual self, my nose and voice still don't sound good (after two weeks!); though it's getting better slowly now, and I'm starting to pick up where I left off. And of course it was only a semi-break - I'm just not able to stay away from my computer totally, so I redesigned the look of this blog last weekend (using a template by Our blog templates - I really want to learn to do them myself - another thing on my list... ), and... (enough whining now)
... wrote the largest part of the script to the idea the Muse hit me with - after long consideration (I'm lying) I couldn't really make myself believe that to be "work" .... :p

Strange thing about that script - it wrote itself almost by itself so far, which is kind of spooky - because it's so very different from the sripts I wrote before - I had to go the 'Matt Way' with this, because of the story being..... (no, I won't tell :p).
Right now it's in the hands of Norrie, and I'm anxiously awaiting his feedback and suggestions.

In other news; a whole bunch of people are waiting for me to do urgently needed vo's for them... and I will do them this week, stuffed nose or not. I'm very sorry for the hassle I caused!

Work on The Afflicted will be taken up again after Easter - man, am I glad the deadline for the competition was taken off....

Oh, and while you're still here, I highly recommend you'll watch this - I just did this morning, and was totally blown away:

Lizards Coming Home

I can't embed it here, because it's in the 18+ category. It's a sci-fi dystopia with a wonderful story, inspiring visuals, vo's, music - I've never seen iClone look this good! Go watch it now! :)
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