Wednesday, March 14, 2018

cameras rolling

well actually it is the projectors that are rolling- the cameras rolled much earlier (LOL) but in truth I doubt much of the work you see today in film festivals is actually ON FILM... we do, after all, live in a digital age...

but today I saw two films at the local Jewish Film Festival - and they were both good ones.

Phil joined me for the later of the two and really enjoyed it - then we had BBQ (his fave) for dinner so he was a happy camper :-)

my first film was The Wedding Plan... which sounded somewhat trite and hokey actually turned out to be a touching story of faith with plenty of laughs and plenty of tears. 

the second film was a bit more predictable LOL and I didn't even intend that reference to the title (which is apparently NOT the title if you read Hebrew) - you could see the ending coming miles away but still who doesn't love a happy ending?

and here's the funny thing- both movies had the same actor in them- in the first he had somewhat of a peripheral role as the wedding hall owner and in the second, of course he was Mr. Predictable - but he was very good in both roles.... Amos Tamam

so a good way to while away and afternoon and take a break from the work around the house which continues- yesterday we almost completed the closet build outs (still missing two shelves which are to be dropped off by early next week) but we make slow and steady progress.... tomorrow the symphony in the evening after a lecture in the afternoon... oh and some furniture delivery in the morning! (for the "Florida" room as they call it...) so we remain inordinately busy and my project list has expanded as finding an available handy man is more difficult than it ought to be... we will get there eventually....

Monday, March 12, 2018

Oh yes- and school

so while I was doing all those other things as well as moving I also was going to class.  I am taking a spring semester class at Ringling College - thirteen weeks regular spring term... three credit hours (if you are matriculated- which I am not LOL)

here is where we are headed LOL for my class on skyscrapers- it is basically from Chicago to Shanghai

First a bit about my school-
it is quite impressive and also very expensive (I am given to understand) but when you see where the graduates are heading on career paths I guess many would consider good value-

below a quote from Sony Pictures IMAGEWORKS

so you can see it is a school creating practical talent- and last year we learned in a lecture unrelated to Ringling College that the NSA has been hiring RC grads to do graphic interface of massive data collected that business types need help interpreting- so lots of possibilities exist for post college positions apparently...

Any way - back to my course- the name of the course is Skyscrapers: From America to Asia

so here have been the opening slides for the lectures so far-

each lecture has been incredibly full of information but a detail level no possible to do quick summaries here -

today we did FL Wright and the Skyscraper - but the slides have not yet been posted... so no cover slide yet- but we go on to the third and fourth skyscraper ages along with green movement and suburbanization (the opposition movements) before the end of class April 30th... so I have lots more to come in class and will let you know as it evolves... but thought it would be useful to show I have not been twiddling my thumbs here during the time i was not posting...LOL - as if moving wasn't enough!