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Friday, December 18, 2009

department 56 and e.a.k.

My grandma has at least 70 of these in her house. Some of them just come out at Christmas time. Others she displays in huge glass cases in her den and living room all year long.

I've been staying with her the last 24 hours, because she had an epidural for her back pain. Thursday, I sat in the hospital waiting room for two hours reading Redeeming Love, and making notes for my screenplay. And watching CNN.

There was a lady featured who had over 2,000 statues of Santa in her home.

And I thought those department 56 houses were overkill...

So, in staying with my grandma I hoped to gain inspiration for my 3-5 minute film about redemption for the Regent University Reel Dreams competition. The winner receives a full ride to the university in the communication and arts program.

In studying these little houses, these collectibles, I think I've got it! I think I've got it!

So, I've got an idea.

But the experience, the knowledge of lighting and white-balancing and camera angles and sound recording and splicing...I have not.

But, I've got three months. One idea. One page of dialogue. One adorable actress (Miss Evangeline Angelica Korovesis) and one big, crazy, dream.

It's like I said, my endeavors lately are stacked on top of each other like ice cream. One wrong move and I'll melt quicker than the Wicked Witch of the West.

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