cadeira: (working)
I hinted at it in the last meme I filled out. I was in contact with a young film maker who planned to produce the second season of a web series called "Dämmerung" which you can watch here on the 3min web series portal. What can I say, I just returned from a ten day shooting, seven of which at the northern coast, East Friesland.

clapper girl
That´s right. That´s me. I was the script girl, the one with the clapperboard. Of course you don´t clap it anymore because we were shooting on digital video/hard disk and not on film, still you need someone to record the names of all the scenes. It´s vital for the postproduction so the cutter doesn´t get caught up in a mess of unnamed film material.

I just watched the entirety of the web series The Line because one of the guys on the shooting recommended it to me. Man, they were a bunch of film and computer nerds. I didn´t feel that much at home since the weeks in the theatre despite the facts that food was terribly monotonous, the shower water barely handwarm, the hours we shot incompatible with any occupational safety and health laws and the weather switching between freezing and windy or raining and muddy.
The people were mostly awesome, funny and could take much more alcohol than I did. I was happy when I didn´t barf after two tequila and two beer.

Oh my, it already took me six hours to catch up on my flist. I´m so glad House had a one week break when I was away.

How have all of you been?
cadeira: (Default)
It´s been exactly one month since I went from this cripple



to this baby. )

I got awesome post from America. )

And I got tagged. )
cadeira: (dork talk)
Oh well. There must be some way to get this problem solved. Micropayment, my ass.



And have you heard about Windows 7 yet? It makes me want to cry. How can a multi-billion dollar company be so dense and release seven different SKUs of one OS? Did you know that the producers of the new netbooks are still bound to certain hardware restrictions? They can´t build faster netbooks with more disk space because they´d be forced by Windows to preinstall Vista on those machines that step over predetermined hardware constellations. People don´t want Vista, so the Sony and Acer and what have you decide to keep their maschines small just to be allowed to put XP on it. Gah!
What you could say on Valentine´s Day to someone you love if you, other than me, cared about it!

*cackles*

Feb. 7th, 2009 08:38 pm
cadeira: (i have no peers)
I love my new shiny show.



There´s even a shirt.
cadeira: (dork talk)
Last I´ve been so excited about computer stuff was when someone explained "open source" to me.
There be pictures and links. )
cadeira: (stephen_not_amused)
Stephen Fry was stuck in an elevator and instead of wishing him free, people probably more wished themselves in there.
I, on the other hand am free of university for over a month after that last presentation on Obama today.

Oh and there´s a new movie coming that looks promising. Can you tell I manged to pass my film class with 1,7? I had to talk about Adaptation. A film with a story about a screen writer who has problems with turning a plotless book into a screen play and instead making it a story about a screen writer having problems adapting a rather plotless book into a screenplay. And no, that last sentence was no copy&paste error. It´s a great film though. By the same guy who wrote Being John Malkovich.

cadeira: (default)
I don´t know about you but Obama´s speech made me cry. But then again I weep easily. It was oddly comforting.
cadeira: (i have no peers)
Oh girls, I gots me a new fandom. See, this is what happens when your primary show goes into a pause - you become an unfaithful bitch.

Geeks Galore! )
cadeira: (dork talk)
Guys, guys, guys!
This is my first post from my new shiny MacBook that arrived yesterday.
I feel like I´m clothing my nerdy baby doll getting all these fancy looking programmes that are so much simpler than on a PC.
I got an adapter too and now I can plug the Mac into my flatscreen TV and watch my downloads in HD. We tested it with Mamma Mia! yesterday.
I think this movie managed actually to be so awful that it was great. I cried when Meryl Streep sang 'The Winner takes it all'.

Other than that - something inexplicable made me watch the Golden Globes from 2 to 5 am just to see Hugh and House not win. But I was of course delighted by Ricky Gervais beer-drunk and Tina Fey´s internet flamer speech.
I think 'Slumdog Millionaire' deserved every price it got. It´s a very inventive and colourful movie with a simple story that doesn´t fail to involve the viewer into the spirit of India. I stopped watching 'Who wants to be a millionaire at the age of, idk, 17 and simply couldn´t be bothered by it any more. So I wasn´t much into the idea of watching a movie that has this show as a major plot point. I heard so many praises about it beforehand that I just gave it a try.
I had seen the film just hours before the Gala and would like to recommend it to you. (Let´s see if you guess the final question of the game too before it´s posed to Jamal.)

Sorry!

Dec. 31st, 2008 03:56 pm
cadeira: (DUH)
 I´m so sorry I didn´t put the whole thing under a cut yesterday. But I was so knackered.
Let me make it up to you with my new valueable lesson for life:

Fresh parmesan makes all the difference!

And now go party!
cadeira: (brain_out_calvin)
I have watched Twilight and liked it. There. I said it. Now slap me.
Or better yet, watch it yourself and tell me what you think.
First of all, I have not read the novels and I don´t intend to do so because some things in the story are just plain silly. I´ve seen extracts and the language is gruesome. So this is just what I got from the film, alright?

There be spoilers. )
cadeira: (Default)
I´m still sick with the flu but it´s getting better. What´s more I´m writing on a small story and seeing it come to life ever so slowly makes me fatuously happy.
I also watched Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon online and it´s just as bad as Kermode made it sound. Puking babys are the funniest part of it. You really wanna watch it? JUST. DON´T.

Sooooo, this year, I can confidently assure was the year I read more fiction than ever before. I want to keep track of the stuff, so I´ll list it on my journal. It´s my sandbox and I can do in it whatever I please but feel free to join me!
Ladies, lay aside your books and tell me what you´ve read this year! (and please do include your audiobooks because they do count.)

Many books under this cut - like a meme, or something. )
cadeira: (xmas)
I should be reading Donna Harraway´s Cyborg Manifest for college. Instead I spent my day getting over the awesome that was last night´s House episode.

cadeira: (Default)
meme found at [livejournal.com profile] karaokegal
This is the list of the top 100 grossing movies of all time. Bold what you've seen.
Blockbusters ahoy! )
cadeira: (Default)


I have also time for this addictive browser game here.
What a tough last stage, man!

Have a fandomy song:
Harry and the Potters - Christmas at Hogwarts
cadeira: (xmas)
I´m not sure whether you can see it on this picture made by the crappiest webcam ever to be manufactured but the children outside my window are building snowmen.



I´m going out now with my dog, on my iPod the new film critique episode Mr Fry recommended. Have a nice start of winter you all!

And have a neodisco song:
!!! - Pardon My Freedom
So you don´t think I got all mushy because it´s snowing.

edit:
I´ve been out now and every year the first snow always makes me feel like a small child again. My dog and I were chasing each other through the untouched layer of sugary cold.
cadeira: (Default)
Now that the winter has arrived, there´s even more reason for abandoning a walk in the neighborhood for a good book. Isn´t it crazy, I had one centimetre ice on my car during daytime.
I´ve just finished listening to two books by Ben Elton (of whom Hugh Laurie once said that he discovered him as a serious actor - if that isn´t justification enough to listen to them).
I expected much of the books seeing as he is not only a productive but also pretty successful writer of novels and screenplays. Fortunately I wasn´t let down.
The first one was Inconceivable, his more or less autobiographical novel which dealt with an infertile couple and was later to be turned into the film Maybe Baby. The film amused with a great cast (Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson are always amazing), hilarious scenes and a really engaging emotional story.
But in case you´ve already watched the movie you probably won´t miss much with the book. The story is told entirely through the diary entries of Lucy and Sam. This idea works out quite well in the beginning where you get direct responses by both to everything that happens in their life. You really get into their relationship because you´re able to compare how differently both really see the situation of their infertility. Lucy´s desperation is even more affecting in that way. Unfortunately toward the end, where the outer action overtakes the inner conflicts this device completely fails to let the reader empathise with the whole solution of the situation.
The audiobook is still a lot of fun though because it´s being read by Emilia Fox and Hugh Laurie. And my favorite moment surely is, hearing Hugh Laurie complain about some abhorent doctor ("Great guts!"; later played by Atkinson) with the words "Stephen Fry would play him perfectly." I had a serious self-referential-loop-fangirl moment there. The audiobook also offers some good jokes about the BBC that were left out in the film.

The next book was hugely entertaining throughout. Past Mortem is a murder mystery that features a lot of cheesy 80´s music and a great plot. At first I had the feeling that the characters were somewhat stereotypical but I was lead on to believe this. As the story unfolds Ed Newsome, the New Scotland Yard Detective we are following as he is trying to track down a serial killer, and all the other characters: his co-workers, the suspects and friends become wonderfully quirky. Be warned though, some scenes are incredibly graphic, like ewwwww. But they fit perfectly into the whole thing. I knew who the killer was way before he or she was revealed but that doesn´t do harm to the book; it only makes you feel smart.

Speaking of Ben Elton:
Have today´s song themed.
We Will Rock You Musical - Fat Bottom Girls
There´s more comedy here... and Jimmy Carr. )
cadeira: (stephen_not_amused)
I was just looking up the release date of the movie (which is the 22th January in Germany btw.) and the status of the film in imdb has been changed from post-production to completed and now Stephen doesn´t appear in the cast listing anymore.
Eddie Izzard and Kenneth Branagh are still in but I´ve already seen them in trailers.
Stephen was the reason why I intended to watch the movie in the first place. I´m going to watch it anyway because of Tom Wilkinson (I can´t even find words to describe how much I value his acting qualities) and because Bryan Singer is the director and I´d love to see in what ways his pictures and his way of telling stories differs from the House episodes I´ve seen from him.
But still, no Stephen?

Have a song anyway:
The Faint - The Geeks Were Right
Man, this one starts and your legs start moving automatically.
badabum. badabum.
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