Film scoring

Gain:
  • Finishing projects: 6/10 (up from 5/10) 
Loss:
  • Being punctual: 3/10 (no change)

Here is my entry to this year’s Tropscore competition. It was edited mainly on planes and in the bars of backpacker hostels, using a laptop that bloody loves to crash. Underneath is a song I contributed to my buddy’s Tropscore entry.

Is it smart to upload your first film scoring attempts to the internet? No, no it’s not. Should I have just left this locked up on my hard drive? Definitely.

I’d like to do more of this. Hit me up if you’re a budding filmmaker looking for scores.

Wheelbarrow for president

Tony Abbott will be leading our country next week and Kevin Rudd is to blame.

Abbott’s stumbling, backward and blatantly dishonest media statements weren’t enough for us to forget Rudd’s treachery; clawing and scrambling back into the history books over the bodies of his comrades.

The whole ‘pick the party you least dislike’ scenario got me thinking about elections gone by and made me realise – there’s only one leader I know that could change the game up right now. One visionary with the experience and tenacity to separate the beige from the beige, and take on the Liberals like he did in the 2008 Monash University Student elections.

That man’s name is Wheelie McBarrow.

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He’s aged a bit since the ’08 campaign, but Wheelie’s still got that fire.

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He might not look like it now, but Wheelie scrubs up well.

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Research your shirt.

Loss:

  • Historical knowledge: 3/10 (down from 4/10)

I thrust myself into an ideological warzone at the Victoria Markets with this tee shirt today.

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AWARD school

Gains:
  • Finishing projects: 5/10 (up from 4)
  • Being busy: 9/10 (up from 7)
  • Being good at art/cool graphics: 6/10 (up from 3)
Losses:
  • Being punctual: 2/10 (down from 4)
  • Having lots of friends: 7/10 (down from 8)

It was 3am on a Thursday morning. My final submission for AWARD school was due at 5pm.

I was tracing Slipknot logos from an iPhone and wading back and forth through an ankle deep pile of screwed up tracing paper, red bull cans and beer bottles to mutter at a malfunctioning scanner.

Product: Foxtel Parental lock
Single-minded proposition: Make sure your kids aren’t watching programs that they shouldn’t.

Product: Australia Post / Paid Postage
Single-minded proposition: Encourage people to send more mail

For three months I’d pulled late nights, spent lunch breaks buried in my notepad and woke up at 4am stressing about ads. After pumping out forty ads every week it was time to submit my final eleven for scrutiny by advertising gurus. It was better than five years of university combined.

While things had gone really well up until that point – things weren’t going well now. The power went out for three hours. The internet died for six hours. The temperamental wi-fi scanner said FUCK YOU.

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Back soon.

I’m going to AWARD school and don’t have time anything else.

Ruining everyone’s lives at the Aldi supermarket.

  • Being organised: 5/10 (down from 6/10)
  • Liquor cabinet: 4/10 (up from 0/10)

Aldi supermarkets are hilarious. They’re German precision meets not giving a fuck and I am super into it.

Pallets of eerily familiar budget products are wheeled out for us to scoop and heave into our coin operated trolleys. There are items to bamboozle the most cavalier of thriftsters, like home brand power tools, white goods, jumbo televisions, children’s camping sets, musical instruments and lookalike iPads for next to nothing.

I discovered Aldi in uni because they sold $24 slabs (one dollar beers = YES PLEASE) and recently rediscovered it – again thanks to beer. A slab of 500ml Karlskrone Lager cans costs $40, the same price as VB but with eight extra cans.

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