October 31, 2008

reality check

so, this guy came and spoke at my school the other day. he has his own design studio in new york and he is kind of a big deal in the motion graphics world. at the end of his great speech, he had some of the upper division students stick around for a challenge. i was fascinated by that idea so i stuck around. he gave this challenge and wanted to see storyboards and animatics the next morning at 10:00am (he gave the challenge around 9:30pm). so i thought, why not try? it could only be a good experience, and worst case scenario, if it doesn't go so good, i'm only in motion 1 and at least i tried? WRONG... not to go into too much detail because i know that most people become board with long blog entries. suffice it to say, he hated my idea and didn't see the connections and i was the only one out of the eight or nine students there who got pretty negative feedback. on top of that there were a handful of smirks and laughs from some of the people behind me. the words of kenny rogers came to mind 'you got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run'. so it was one of those things. i decided to fold my cards and after that i called it a day, blew of my next class and came home and took a nap. these two sketches above were the first two of my storyboards sketches.

October 26, 2008

times are tough

fleas + economic crisis + student loans = a homemade haircut by yours truly. a talent learned while on a mission comes back to serve the needy.

October 22, 2008

fashion-turn to the left, fashion-turn to the right

well, our very own d.j. got another gig. chase played a really fun fashion show last weekend. it was fashion week in l.a. and a really cool boutique called rojas asked chase to do their music. our good friend jose works there. he not only hooked us up with the fashion show, he hooks us up with great clothes! the show was super fun and had some killer stuff. the models were amazing and i would die to be able to rock a walk like they do!
p.s. chase was a huge hit! when he started playing "rock the boat" by aaliya the crowd went crazy!

October 17, 2008

i wish my parents lived in california

my folks came down for a visit last week. i have been crying since they left........i am not kidding. we had so much fun. the night they came into town we went to the julieta venegas concert at the nokia theater. it was a cultural event. we first ate at taco nazo, we were the only people not from mexico. that theme continued into the concert, julieta is a mexican musician. she doesn't sing in english and my mom and i don't speak spanish. we just make up words to her songs, and this didn't stop us from singing at the top of our lungs.
the fun did not stop there. lucky for us it was dollar day at the santa anita race way. lance could not have been happier. everyone got a hot dog, drink, and ticket for a dollar. we were also able to see a statue of our relative georgie wolf. he was a jockey that road sea biscuit. my mom put a dollar on atticus jack, the horse with the curly hair, and he won!
our luck stopped there since we had to leave for the bonnie hunt show in culver city. my mom has always been a big bonnie hunt fan. it was really fun to see her show and meet her. she was a hoot in person.
what bingham visit would be complete without a stop at disneyland? there were halloween decorations everywhere. it looked spooktacular! here is a photo of why i need my mom here, they remember everthing, even plastic bags for splash mountain!

October 6, 2008

a piglet in l.a.

we found barn yard animals in the middle of downtown los angeles! last weekend we got to go to the l.a. county fair. it was huge!!! and the amount of food was unimaginable! we ate ourselves to death. chase enjoyed a smoked turkey leg, colt and i had balboa bars and grilled corn. if you want something deep fried this is the place for you, they even had deep fried avocados. we felt a little like pigs ourselves.

i fell in love with this little guy. i wanted to take him home, but i found out he will weigh 400 lbs. when he grows up. needless to say, colt said no.

October 1, 2008

we are just keeping up with the kardashians

last night colton and i got to go to dancing with the stars!!! it was so much fun. we got to sit right behind bruce and kris jenner along with kourtney kardashian. love them! unfortunately, we also saw kim get the boot, but at least we got to see her boot...tay ........amazing. we got to get all dressed up and see everything in action. i am obsessed with t.v.
after a most fabulous show, colt and i walked around the gove and enjoyed an ice cream. it was an enchanting evening.