May 102007

Tribeca has long finished, but I still wanted to share a few stories

I arrived Wed eve so that I could document the opening party. The traffic was horrendous from the airport, so I was running late. I quickly get ready, rush out the door, hop into a cab, and… sit in more traffic. I am almost at the BMCC theater when I realize that I had left my cell at the hotel. With no way to meet up with my contact (who had my press pass) I turn around and go back. I burst into my room, madly looking for that little chunk of plastic and metal to which I am completely enslaved. It’s shiny red surface laughs at me as I scoop it up from the bathroom sink. I dash out of the room as I call my contact. Downstairs in the full lobby I head straight for the escalator at full speed–*smack!* It was me versus the glass pane and I lost. On top of that, the event is wrapping up, so there’s no need for me to go anymore. Waiting for the elevator I notice that the elevator-man is looking at me. “It’s one of those days,” I sigh. “I saw,” he says sympathetically.

Yummy apple
After some moping, dinner, and more moping I decide to go to the apple store. That’ll cheer me up. What’s more fun than the apple store? A 24/7 apple store! After my brilliant performance of Agorophobia I do some more dancing and singing on ustream (9 minutes in I sing What a Wonderful World, 26 mins I make funny faces, somewhere in there I sing grr’s song).
When I decide to stop streaming, several people come up to me to chat. *blahblahblah* Finally I walk back to the hotel around 3am. I manage to upload a bunch of video as I prepare for bed.

May 042007

I didn’t see these at the Tribeca film fest–I found them on vyc. I have a lot of thoughts about my trip, though I’ve been too busy to write them down. I’ve caught a cold and have been operating at around 50% efficiency. Hopefully this weekend I’ll feel better and have a bit of time.

I am an apartment building:

A funny thing happened at the Quick Mart:

Apr 232007

I’ll be in NY to help cover the Tribeca Film Festival. Here is the ridiculous hotel that I’ll be staying in. At first I didn’t intend to spend much time at the hotel, but it’s so pretty I feel like I have to take some time out to swim in their pool or something.

Here’s my flight plan:
From: SFO 8:00 am, Wednesday, April 25
To: JFK 4:37 pm, Wednesday, April 25

From: JFK 3:30 pm, Saturday, April 28
To: SFO 6:39 pm, Saturday, April 28

We will be filming like crazy. In addition to trying to be in the middle of all the action, one of my goals is to make at least one movie a day which will be posted on jumpcut. I will try my hardest to check in with Groovr and Twitter my progress. I may even update my blog as I go. What can I say, I’m feeling ambitious today.

I was hoping that Justine and Dez would be able to come out, but it sounds like Justine is going to be on this side of the coast while I’m on the other.

All three of us got to spend some time together when they were here for the Web2.0 expo. Videos will be coming shortly. Sometimes I feel like my videos and photos give a better summary of what I’m doing than this journal.