This is one of my first short films I made, back in the day when I had dreams of becoming a filmmaker and was living in Los Angeles. This movie was made in 2013, and for some reason we did two edits…
I had the first one short, made by a friend who already knew how to edit. Then I made my own, which I titled so humbly “Director’s Cut’ it was twice the length, but for some reason the people I ended up showing this little flick to, enjoyed the longer version better.
Then I don’t really know what happened, but I lost the movie file in one of my hard drives, and the download website where I had stored it, had deleted it. I thought I would never see my version again, until today… I stumbled upon it, exactly where I thought : one of my old hard drives.
So if you have the patience to watch this old thing, that was made without any means or actual budget, and is frankly quite hilarious to see how we managed to do anything for the story, then please, enjoy !
But it is time to go back to Paris, and work on my digital presence… whatever that means.
The Blog will be on a break for a couple of weeks, for various reasons : jet lag, post-vacation rest, trying to re-adjust to my Parisian life, festivities I need to attend, and updating the last few websites I was meant to… with hopefully a coherent schedule for myself, as well. So, lots of things.
I will be posting again in a month, from Monday 16th January. See you then, and enjoy the holiday season with your family & friends !
This trip to LA made me realize that I have the potential of turning around my life if I want to. Not saying that it’s an easy task, but that it’s a possibility, if I want it. Knowing that gives me confidence, and hopefulness.
I definitely noticed that my skills were still intact, I still know how to write, draw, sing, make a video or edit pictures the way I feel them… I thought I’d lost that.
I need to figure out a way to stay in touch with me, while away from LA, because it’s gonna be tough to feel this good and enlightened when I’m back in Paris. Life is just so much different there, and I’m a truly LA girl at heart, so that’s harsh for me.
I have new limits I didn’t know about, that I can’t cross anymore. I’m looking forward to how I’m gonna re-invent a new life for myself, because that’s what I need in order to feel better.
You can get this view from the Ovation Shopping Center, wasn’t about to leave without a stop there. I had such a good time in LA, but I ain’t coming back on my own unless I have business.
It’s much more fun to have a travel companion. Since I stayed at my bestie’s, but he’s an Angeleno, obviously wasn’t up for touristy things : which is why a travel buddy would have been cool. Next time, it’ll be more adventures !
This is my least favorite moment. Well, let’s not dwell on this, just enjoy the last couple of days I have. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back sooner than later, with projects under my belt. Only time will tell.
Here’s another glimpse at Downtown, and its buildings, cars & newspaper.