14 February 2010

after 2 months of silence: I'm still boring

Well, I'd like to apologize for the lack of... anything on this blog. I made the decision at some point that this blog would mostly be for large updates and new work to post, and... well you know how it goes. Anyways.

My Christmas vacation was alright, but real hectic, resulting in me being a little behind on this documentary I'm supposed to be working on. But that should be done in 3-4 weeks. Other than that, here are a couple experiments I worked on with Lilly Ball as projects for our Lighting/Cinematography class last semester. The first owes a lot to Maya Deren's Meshes Of The Afternoon, and the second one is pretty directly influenced by [rec]. Mirage (the first one) definitely feels like a dry run for Floor 2 (the second one). They are, by definition, experiments with the way I work and conceptualize. I do love some of the camera work in Mirage though, and so I think it's worth sharing. At the least, they're kind of interesting. I wouldn't call them polished, but anyways. Enjoy.

Mirage from Ethan Holbrook on Vimeo.

Floor 2 from Ethan Holbrook on Vimeo.

Tomorrow, I am taking a road trip to Milwaukee with Ned Hurley to see the freakin' Residents perform Talking Light. Good God I'm excited. Maybe I will have pictures to share... maybe.

The classes I'm taking this semester are pretty theory-heavy, and I hope to make a couple things that are a lot more experimental than anything I've done before. I saw My Name Is Oona by Gunvar Nelson at the Walker recently and I can't get it out of my head, not ever. I think it's stuck in there.

For Advanced Screenwriting I am supposed to pitch and write a feature-length screenplay (or, well, at least 40 pages of it). I pitched a story about vehicular manslaughter, blackmail, plane crashes and bombs, and well, I think it's really great.

I've also been working on other blogs that update more frequently.

Fat City!: My personal tumblog, it's basically an amalgamation of stuff I like that I find on the internet.

I Love Short Songs: A blog with several contributors in which we share very short (but very good) songs.

last seen: A visual archive/record of what myself and Ned Hurley are watching.

So yes, if you were wondering, "What's going on with Ethan? Does he have a life yet?" the answer is: not much, and of course not.

Love Ethan.


Toby Jones said...

I Love Short Songs is pretty bad ass. Let me know if you ever need another contributor.


Vv said...

1: Your script sounds pretty neat. Let me know if you need any unhelpful feedback on it.

2: Mirage is way better than Meshes of the Afternoon, mainly because you're actually a good filmmaker.

3: Holy freak, the freaking Residents! That's supercool!