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Weekly Roundup: Volume 2, Issue 7-8

February 27, 2012

1.The Amy who was plugged in
Thanks to my beautiful boyfriend, I’m now in the middle of a zillion TV series! Now, in addition to watching my shows (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Project Runway), I’m watching Breaking Bad on my own, and Abel and I are watching Frasier and The Wire together. Thankfully, he has great taste, so I’m enjoying all of them! I know that it’s a horrible thing that America spends so much time watching TV (see David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction”), but technically I don’t “watch TV,” I watch great shows online, sans brain-melting commercials. Trust me, there’s a huge difference, cerebrally-speaking, between The Wire and, say, The Real Housewives of Whatever New Place is Hot at the Moment. Weak justifications aside, the shows I’m watching with Abel are really great, and I highly recommend them. For example…

I made a couple posters for The Committee. I’ve been very excited about this, since I’ve never had the opportunity to design a poster, and it’s something I’ve been interested in doing for some time (see a previous post about movie posters). I wanted them to be modern, but also reminiscent of the time, drawing on inspiration from Saul Bass in the second one below. My team was equally excited about the finished products, so I hope they’ll be used in our screenings and such. They’re already on the Facebook page.

Yes. This first one was actually published. The article was about the Love Your Shorts film festival, which a few UCF students participated in, including the guy in the photo below. There just happened to be a lime green afro wig in the editing room, and he threw it on for the last couple shots, and I thought, “Hey, I’ll send this to the editor, just to make her laugh.” Yep. She’s laughing all right. But hey, I already passed portfolio review, so she can publish whatever the heck photos she wants!

Exhibit about the history of harp-making at the Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden.

This was a neat shoot. The Rec & Wellness Center hosted an Adaptive Recreation Expo, showing off how its facilities and programs can be used by UCF’s disabled students. I had no idea that wheelchair rugby existed, and that it was so intense! I have a lot of respect for these guys. The article was just published today.

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