Posts Tagged ‘Subaru’

A Year in Review

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Two thousand and eight has been a growing experience for me, and I just wanted to take a couple minutes to note down some milestones. In January, I registered paulromein.ca and launched this website. It has been in a work in progress for just twelve months now, and I’ve enjoyed coding every line of it. That might be a shocker because it feels like my website has been around forever, but it might also come as a surprise to recall that it was only last January that I bought my first digital camera! Nearing the end of the month, Sean and I completed the “Do it yourself Stop Motion Animation Station” for the Science World in Edmonton.

In the spring, my company took in a few extra editors in-house to manage with the workload, and also went on the road with skilled teams to deliver our specialized one-hour-video and photo dance coverage.

I bought myself a 1998 Subaru Forester in red, just prior to the summer, and have made good use of it on a regular basis! Summer was a nice break from everything, and it was great to sit back and enjoy it with friends. We had two major barbeques, sandwiched with numerous smaller ones. At the end of the summer, I celebrated my first one-year milestone in a relationship.

In the fall, I made two trips to visit Nate and Christine over in Alberta. Shortly after, we created our first award winning film, Shoulda Boughta Viper. It was also around autumn, that the Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion broke two million views.

This winter has been amazing snowboarding up on cypress, and it’s been a wonderful Christmas, visiting with family and friends. In my business, Tim and I have been working to brand the company and develop strategies and focuses to build a platform which we can use to bring the business to new heights. However, not every milestone can be centered on forward growth, and as the seasons change throughout the year, Brittany and I regret to announce that we are no longer together.

After The Car Crashed

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

We got a phone call from ICBC this morning confirming that it will be a write-off because it’d be at least $4500 just to fix the rear door assembly.

Today’s morning and afternoon were spent digging into the Century House project, mostly gathering the 27.5 hours of video we’ve recorded for it, as well as locating the 16mm film from the 1950’s, and scanning photos from ancient photo albums.  We’ve drawn up some sketches on a white board of how we’re going to make it flow, but we’re mostly using a whole whack of side documents for the meat. It begins….

In the evening, I re-opened the edit from last night which I was up until 3:30am Cantaloupeediting.  I’ve titled the film “After The Car Crashed”.  Spencer scored it this afternoon, and I touched up the audio track and foleyed the intro tire screeches and I created the car crash medley.  Lastly, I got Mark Condon, Brian, and Petrin outside in the backyard to hit a cantaloupe with a baseball bat in mid-air while I recorded it and plopped that in as the sound for the hit later on in the film.  It was quite weird to be holding the mic, and not be able to move as you get splattered with cantaloupe.  I wasn’t really expecting such an explosion in my face.

I present to you all, After The Car Crashed.

Subaru Being Towed Away

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Subaru Being Towed