Tuesday, May 27, 2008

1:This is one of the shots from the Fashion show night. Frankly it was the only one i really liked out of the whole mess. I had plenty of good ones but most were straight on fashion shots. I moved towards the end of the show and got a different vantage point and got this angle.
2-3 : So I did it i went to the number one thing i was looking forward to see in NYC. Now i know how big of a nerd this makes me but I DONT CARE ITS FREAKING COOL!!!!! I went to the Fire house that was used in the filming of the movie Ghostbuster 1 & 2. I mean i was walking up to it and i got goose bumps. thats one of my favorite movies and its like seeing something like Jaws at Universal or something you like from one of your movies. Well i thought it was cool. It is still a working fire house and infact while i was standing right there they went on a call and i got to see the sign with the ghost used in the movie that hung on the side of the building, i have a photo of that but these were better.

So here I am going into my third week in the Big Apple and it has gotten a lot better, not that it wasn’t good before but I feel that I am falling into my spot here and I am feeling a lot more comfortable. My new roommates have arrived and have added a certain flavor to the apartment haha. Both are very nice and have been very helpful even in the short time of them being here.
The one thing that continues to bother me through this move is how hard it is to meet new people. I feel like the new kid in my 2nd grade class sitting by himself at lunch. Not quit Steven Glansberry but almost haha ( That’s a movie reference for those who don’t know). I mean it is hard but I will get there.
So the big question: what have I been doing????

Well At work since the high school fashion stuff has been shot I have firmly assumed the role as the “ INTERN” or gopher ( go for this) get it. I mostly have been running errands and dropping things off to clients. I really don’t mind this at all right now simply because im just going around the whole area on and off the island to various people in the business seeing new areas and collecting more and more business cards for myself and future opportunities. I have recently gone to the MTV building seen in the pics of Times square to drop off episodes of “ Damien’s other show” a web series we do for MTV with the guy from TRL. You can find them on MTV.com and there actually pretty funny. I also have gone to Brooklyn and much much more. OOOOO and I also inventoried and labeled all of their equipment ooOoOOO lol. Let me say this NOW so that all my uncles reading and all others, I AM NOT BITCHING OR COMPLAING!!!! I am well aware that this is normal. As I said above I liked doing the errands for now. I realize this is how you get into the BIZ. ANY WAY back to the action; Recently I have just started a cool new project for scouting locations for a new project we are pitching soon. The project is with Amy Poehler from Saturday Night Live. Basically its another web series thing were she will interview woman who are really high up in their fields I.E. an astronaut or something. What they want is for it to be done in a area bar or pub with a stage and a band. This is where I come in I am running around Manhattan right now going into bars snapping pics and talking to owners and hopefully setting up possible locations. So I think that is pretty cool. Again it gets me out there to new places meeting new people exploring the world. So that’s pretty much work. The two other interns come soon so im hoping there cool and looking to go out every now and then.

Out of work I am pretty much still in the exploring stage. Although I had a pretty cool weekend. Friday night I went out with Ashley who is a friend of my cousin Ashley. We met up and went to a bar right next to my place that is awesome. I have already gotten to know most of the bartenders ( I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing). But we hung there had some drinks and cheered on the WINGS TO A GAME WON W. Saturday I went to the Czech and Polish fair outdoor beer garden thing in Astoria. It was a lot of fun going with my roommates neighbors and their friends. It was a bit weird being there with some of the people i was there with but like I said it all adds to the New York Experience. And Sunday I went out exploring again looked at some cool art and walked around a bunch. When I came here I want to leave with some really cool stuff to come home with. Some things I can always have to remember my time here. Since some things I had wanted to get are falling out of the picture now I think some clothes and some cool art are looking like the best options we will see.

So I have decided that I am going to try and post on this as much as I can. The postings will obviously get smaller than this but they will keep coming so keep looking back. And I am really liking the few comments I have been getting so feel free to leave them.

Oh as far as pictures go these are just some i have been snaping either from my good camera or my point and shoot.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Finally!!!! ( NYC the first report)

1. This is a view from the top of the Empire State building, my dad and i went before he took off for home.

2. This is MacDougal street, the street with a ton of really cool bars, shops oh yea and my apartment!

3. this is 6 Av. the Avenue of Americas, Phear Creative where I work is located here

4. These are two of the girls who go to the high school where i am shooting.

5. This was taken at the high school during rehearsal for their senior fashion show.

Whelp I am finally in NYC; after a very long apartment searching process and a lot of work I am living and working a internship in the Big Apple. If you don't already know I am working for a company called Phear Creative. They are a sweet video production company off of 6 Av.
After a very long and excruciating apartment search I finally found a place with two other people off of Macdougal street. The neighborhood is awesome and there is soooo much of so many different things from bars, shops (good and bad), and food. I cant say enough about where I live it is such a cool area and a lot of fun. As far as the apartment goes I will say this, I was not to happy when I first walked in. My first thought was wow I am paying even more money to live in another fraternity house. But after some work cleaning and some homing it up and making I my own it will definitely get the job done. As far as the roommates go there is one guy and one girl who both work as makeup artists together. Masako is this little asian girl who is adorable but doesn't speak a lot of english (or at least to me) and Joey is this super nice guy whom i have not met in person yet due to he is in FL shooting the new Macy's catalogue. Oh and there is this little kitty meow named Moochie ( Japanese for ice-cream) walking around and craving attention.

The first couple of days of work were really cool. We were on a shoot at a speciality High School in NYC designed just for kids who want to go into Fashion and modeling. Apparently these kids apply to get in and once they do they go through their normal high school classes but have all these others that are specific for the fashion industry. Let me tell you once walking into this high school you can tell. Some of these kids look and dress better than any high school I have ever seen. The kids were super cool and very friendly. Brian (one of my bosses) and I had this conversation with one of them about sneakers. She had talked about how this school was so different than all others in NYC in how you will see someone wearing Jordans talking to some on in Converse. I couldn't believe it, how in many schools around NYC this doesn't happen. So for two days myself my three bosses (Brian who hired me, Elliot, and Casey " who is like RJ Burr's older brother its really freaky") Roy another young guy who works for Phear in post production and Mike a hired photographer, shot all of the pre performance stuff leading up to the show which goes on tonight and next Wednesday. Now we wont be there tonight but next Wednesday is the industry show where a lot of alumni small time and big time in the industry come and see the fashion show. It has a red carpet and everything. Another cool little thing that happened to me already is i will be shooting the red carpet event for publications and have a publicist with me. So thats awesome i broke into the industry on the 2nd say of working haha not really but its cool to think of. So during the shoot I shot video a bunch of stills, ran errands got kids for interviews and was your basic intern.

Well thats about all that has happened so far. I am thinking about doing some touristy stuff this weekend but above all else relaxing and simply walking around getting to know the city. I would love to hear from any one so give me a call or drop me a line and say hey. Thanks for reading more notes and pics to come.

These are some of the pics from the first shoots at the high school.