Posted by Geoff | Posted in Blog | Posted on 10-27-2010
So I was casually looking at my computer’s clock when I noticed the date. It’s been a month since I moved to Seattle. I felt compelled to write about it. It’s been a big month.
I’m living with some very good friends I met at NAU, Matt and Roxy Hornbeck. As soon as I got to Seattle, Matt and Roxy took me to a rehearsal for quiet’s production of “Pick-Up Artist: The Musical”. For those of you who don’t know what quiet is, it’s a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts community. And for those of you not familiar with the show, Matt wrote it for his master’s thesis in sociology. After a few days of tagging along to rehearsals, Matt asked me if I play the bass. Knowing what was coming next, I simply said, “Not yet.”
So I started learning how to play the bass. I learned the show in the two weeks before we got into tech week. Once tech week started, it became clear that there wasn’t anybody with the time, or else the experience, to build the set. So in the few days before we opened I built three platforms. Along with having very little help, we also had the wrong screws, and the paint didn’t take to kindly to drying with it being cold and dark outside. It finally got done by final dress. Read more…
Posted by Geoff | Posted in Blog | Posted on 07-29-2010
This past week or so has gone by in quite a blur. Last weekend I had 4 performances in 2 days for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which went very well. The week leading up to that was one of scrambling to get the set pieces finished and painted, getting used to the props and costume changes, and just overall working my ass off. This week, following the production, has been one of me going to see what I would consider 3 of the best movies this year. Monday I went to an advanced screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World which was INCREDIBLE. I’ll definitely be writing an early review of it in the near future. On Tuesday I had my second viewing of Toy Story 3, which was just as good as the first time. And yesterday I saw Inception, which I’ve been dying to see since it came out. Absolutely stunning. I loved the story telling, the mixture of action and legitimate plot, and the thoughtful questions it gave me to ponder. And of course the effects were beautifully done. It’s a movie I’ll talk about more after I’ve seen it a second time.
I also got a job yesterday! It’s a small one, but a job nonetheless. I’m designing the website for my friends Matt and Roxy’s community of artists, Quiet Productions. It should be great fun.
So there are the reasons that I’ve been away from writing posts or making more videos. Busy doing a show, followed by being lazy and watching awesome movies. That changes today.
Because I wrote this post.
And I’m planning a new video.
Look for it soon. As for me, I’m off.
Catch you later.