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Monday, August 10th, 2009

In doing this new geotagging thing, I’ve found that my photos are slightly off on the map. I know there’s an offset option in the program, but I still went ahead and fixed the clock on my camera. It was 4 minutes and 21 seconds behind, so if you see photos that don’t look like they are where they are supposed to be – this is why.

Leaving Calgary

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Ray, Brian and I are sitting in Christine’s place right now after enjoying a nice delicious lasagne lunch.  It looks like snow will fall soon out here, so we’re going to be heading on our way.

Homeward, towards Vancouver.  Here we come!

Off To Shuswap

Friday, August 1st, 2008

I woke up an hour ago, and it’s currently just after 10am.  I’ve showered and packed, and I’m just about to leave for Shuswap!  My parents and Vanessa went up almost a week ago and  have been having a blast from what I’ve heard!  Brian wasn’t able to get much time off work, but he squeezed up there a couple days ago and I’ll probably be passing him on the highway this morning.  Perhaps I’ll call him to meet up for lunch?

It’s raining hard outside now.  I hope it’s good weather up at Shuswap?  Either way, I’m sure I’m gonna have fun!  Rain just might mean less unicycling =P

Above is a photo of our Shuswap group last year… it’s huge!  This year we’re gonna have the smallest family group we’ve had in many many years.  I believe it’s only like 5 campsites, which is less than half the norm.

If you’re bored, I have some video of last year’s Shuswap vacation – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 – The fourth one was probably my favourite because it’s got a lot of us on our unicycles, and even some footage that I shot while riding the 5 foot unicycle!

Anyways, I feel like a kid who just wrote about his “super summer vacation” in his grade 2 english class so I think I’m just gonna take off down the road and go live it already.  Although I am going to be bored as heck, I’ve got a flashy new 8GB Zune to keep my tunes flowing!  Should be there in about 5 hours… putting my arrival at 3 or 4pm.

Polishing the House of the Century

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Yet another long work day… except this one was on a Saturday!  Spencer and I played catch-up for all the times we slept in this week.  It was hillarious because when he came in the other day just over an hour later, he realized that the clock in his room has been an hour late for the past several days and THAT’s why he’s been consistently an hour late every day!  Good thing we figured that out for today.

I pretty much spent a good eight hours going over the new draft for Century House, now that we have pretty much 99% of the revisions completed!  I went over every second and polished everything up to run smoothly again and it’s really looking good!  It’s really nice to hear Pelley’s voice throughout the whole thing finally.

Going to bed early tonight because we’re going on a full day hike up the Black Tusk tomorrow!


UPDATE: It’s now 1:54am as I lie in bed after going over some more Century House revisions with my dad.  I guess going to bed early didn’t work so well!  Oh well – goodnight!


Working With Audio

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Simply, today was a long work day spanning around 15 hours I think.  I worked all morning and afternoon with Spencer and Corinne on a variety of projects.  One highlight included creating a sample disc as a sample of our work for a dance competition where we’re going to be offering the dance judge’s commentary as additional audio tracks on the DVD so you can listen to what the judges are saying!  It was fun because we got to create “sample commentaries”.  I did the voice for Luke Skywalker and Spencer did the voice for Attila the Hun.  Here’s a sample of one of Spencer’s commentaries.

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I hope the lady in charge of the competition has a good sense of humor.

Just as Spencer and Corinne took off, Jason Pelley came by to do voice overs for the Century House project.  He also brought a friend who was pretty cool, but I felt bad for him because he had to sit patiently and watch as we work.  Although he did pop in a few times with some really good suggestions!  He’s an actor and really good at English because he’s been teaching it in Japan for the past year so it was all right up his alley.

We finished laying down all the tracks and we’re estimating that we’ll only need one more couple hour session to do any touch-ups after the committee review’s the new draft.  He really did do awesome work, but I did happen to draft up a quick reel of some screw-ups just for fun!  But really he’s much better than this!

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Cirque is In-tents!

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

It was a huge surprise for me to wake up at 10:30 this morning and realize that I had done it all on my own without my alarm clock!  I had forgotten to even set it because I went to bed so late.  Hooray for my body’s internal clock!

This morning Mike Waddell dropped by as promised last night to pick up his 4 to 5 Servings DVD.  He hung out with Corinne, Spencer, and I for a little while before he took off to let us work for the day.  We took a break around two when Christine dropped in to trade me a vanilla bean frappuccino for me to cook her a burger for lunch!  An awesome unwritten deal that also got Spencer, Corinne, and myself a solid lunch!

Later in the evening, Brittany and I went on another one of our magical evenings – this time to watch Corteo, the Cirque du Soleil performance!  It was intense – or should I say “in-tents”!