Archive for January, 2017

I Needed Fake Check Stubs for a Scene in a Film Project

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19th, 2017

I have hopes of getting one of my short films into the Cannes Film Festival one day. You really have to produce something of quality to get in, but you do not need a huge budget to do it. I have access to video editing software professionals use, and it only costs about as much as one dinner out per month to afford it. I use local talent who works on spec. That is, if the film makes anything, they get some of it. As for props, I find a way. I needed fake check stubs for a fictitious company that was part of the script of my latest project. I found an online check stub maker that made very real looking check stubs. Better than I could have made on my own.

It was for a scene where the fake check stubs would be seen for just a few seconds on camera, but the prop was a needed element of the scene. Some days I get the things we need for shooting just hours before the camera is actually rolling. Sometimes it is minutes before. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why We Kept Our Contract with the Cleaning Services Company After We Finished Up Our Major Work Projects

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17th, 2017

Work can get crazy. The more you do, the more they expect from you. I have had to actually sit my boss down and set boundaries that the corporate world is not allowed to cross. However, I am not stupid. I realize that there are others who are willing to jump into your job and push you out of the way for less money and more hours spent at work. I never liked that about the corporate world, but it is what it is. Recently, my wife and I had to research cleaning companies to help take care of our home as we both had major projects at work that needed more attention than we really wanted to put in.

The staff we had to develop the project was new for both of us. We had to spend countless hours bringing them up to speed on a learning curve for the technology that was being developed for the client. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Have to Find a New Apartment

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5th, 2017

I had to buy the newspaper this morning to read about what happened to my roommate. The guy had been missing for a couple of days, which was not that great of a surprise. He loves to party and from time to time he takes it too far. At any rate he got into a drunken bar fight over some other guy’s girlfriend and then when the police came he did not exactly follow directions. At any rate he is looking for someone to help him with bail and I need to look for Rio Rancho apartments. If he is not working and earning the money to make his half of the rent, then I have to figure out what else to do. Read the rest of this entry »

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