Cecil B. DeGraham

I am back in the New Media Lab tonight just playing around with the footage that Chuck and I worked on last weekend. I am hoping to pretty it upa bit, or at least learn Final Cut Pro a bit more. We were thinking of coming back up here a few weeks after the end of the quarter to edit the other reel we have from the summer together with the footage with last week.

All good things must come to an end

Chuck left around PM last night to avoid the impending snowstorm that hit NJ late last night…. He mailed me when he got home around 2:30a to tell me that he started hitting snow around 2…. So at least he didn’t hit too much of it and made it home safely. We had a lot of fun this weekend, going out with Trouble and crew.. Chuck and I edited up the last of the video just before he sailed off; We ended up doing a rush-edit just laying the logged clips down next to each other without much finishing… He has another Mini-DV back in Jersey that he forgot to bring with him, so we will take that footage and combine it with what we saved from this weekends shooting and do a real edit after I return to NJ. DV is a great format, and it was real fun playing with all the DV and 1394 stuff that I never really had an opportunity or knowledge to play with before.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming release of Hannibal. The book was wonderful, and I have since learned, contrary to rumors I had heard previously, that the book’s ending remains mostly intact. The ending of the novel was very powerful, and I was truly disappointed when I heard that they sissified it for general consumption. Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorite novels and movies, and I am quite anxious to see the film…..

I love this album. :)


It’s been a really fun weekend so far… Chuck has been here since Friday afternoon, and we have just been hanging out, filming his Trials riding, and going out with my friends up here. Friday night we went to The Old Toad, and last night a bunch of us went out to see the movie Snatch. The movie was good, but the MTV-esque camera/shot work was a little overboard in the first 20 minutes of the movie….

Chuck and I are going to the New Media lab in the art building today to edit the DV footage we have been shooting while he is up here. It should be a fun time as well….