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New Video

So we have two videos to do in Video Production 3.  This is the first one we did.  The film is missing the credit rule in it’s current form.

Produced By: Mason McKinley
Written & Directed By: Steve Grigdesby
Original Score By: Sean N

Some day I can show you the film with the credit role because it rocks, until then follow this link.

http://vimeo.com/10338717

Mason

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A weekend of fun

So the long weekend was a very nice break from school and from Muncie.  I took Kayla to Kokomo so she could see where I have lived my whole life.  It was a fun trip, and I think she had fun with it.  On Friday we went out to dinner with my Aunt and little cousin.  Then we came back to my mom’s and I showed her Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween.  I think it was a little intense for Kayla, but I don’t think she hated it.  We had planned to see his sequel on Sunday.

On Saturday I took my car in to get it looked at.  The place wasn’t even open on Saturday, but my mom had talked to the guy and he said he would come in and look at it.  He told me it was the alternator and that he would stick around and go ahead and fix it for me.  It took about an hour and a half.  I was so thankful, it was very nice of him to do it, even though they were closed.  After all that Jordan Andrea, Kayla, and myself went to my grandma’s house at the lake, which is my dad’s side of the family.  We had fun eating, talking, and taking a boat ride.  Saturday night we had dinner with my mom, Jordan, Andrea, Grandma, and one of Jordan’s friends from the seminary.

On Sunday we went to church to watch Jordan preach.  Then we all went out to lunch afterwards.  we pretty much all packed up after that and headed back.  Kayla and I went and saw Halloween 2 Sunday night.  It wasn’t a great movie, but I didn’t hate it.  I just looked at it like it was Rob Zombie’s film, which is was, and it wasn’t cannon to the series.

Today Kayla and I just kind of chilled and did homework.  We’re definitely not ready for the week, but at least it’s only a four day week.  It was a good weekend though.  Chip and Jordan’s dog Tobi got along great.  Chip was really wore out when we got back, he even slept in the car.  I’m pretty sure out next long weekend, which is fall break, we’re headed to Michigan to see her family!

Mason

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“You wanna run away…”

It’s been awhile since I posted, probably not since classes started.  This new post is coming from my new acer mini book.  It’s a pretty sweet little device, and very convenient.  Now I’ll be able to work on my writing everywhere I go.  The keyboard is small, but I’m getting use to it.

Anyway, I’m entering my last week of classes for summer semester 1.  The 5 weeks went by pretty quick, so it’s very important to keep grades up all the time because it’s only 5 weeks and not 15 or whatever.  The semester went well, I think.  Spanish was really tough, but I made it through.  I think next semester will be the harder one.  I’m taking Spanish 201, Video Production 2, and Geography 150.  It kinda sucks that my first class starts at 7:30 am, but my day of classes ends at 12:35.  Which is good, because that gives me the day to be hopefully working a bit and then filming and editing movies for class.

Summer has been going pretty well.  I try to have some fun in there, when I’m not overwhelmed with school.  It’s going by fast and I feel that I’m missing out a bit, but at least I should graduate on time next year and then I will be finished with college in May!  Well I think that’s it for now, I got some work to do.

Mason

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“Lights will guide you home…”

So it’s been a few weeks since my last entry.  I figured I would write something while I’m taking a break from my summer class homework.  Well, this semester ended up going really well grade wise.  My grade point average for this semester was a 3.0, which is way cool!  Overall, I now have a GPA of 2.877, so maybe by the time the summer is over I could have a 3.0 overall.  My lowest grade of the semester was Math, a C-, which I was very happy with since I started to struggle at the end.  I am officially done with taking math.  The rest of my grades were:  Audio Production A, Video Production B-, Spanish 101 B, and Fitness Walking A. 

Then I had a week off before I started summer classes.  I spent the time at home, hanging with family and friends.  I didn’t plan on coming home for a week, but I ended up getting a Tetnis and Meningitis shot, and the Meningitis shot made me sick late Monday night and I had a fever all of Tuesday.  I was also hoping to hear back from a job, but I got nothing.  So I just hung out at home. 

I started summer session 1 today.  I got to my first class, and found it a few minutes later that BSU cancelled the class, and I was never notified.  So I had to find a class to replace it, so instead of history of theater, I’m taking history of music.  After that, I have ten minutes to get to Professional Business Communications, and then ten minutes to get to Spanish 102.  I go to class from 9:15 to 3 Monday thru Friday.  It’s actually kind of nice just to have all my classes back to back.

Have a lot planned this week.  Going to the midnight showing of Terminator Salvation Thursday/Friday night/morning.  I also have to go to Kokomo Thursday to pick up my tux for Emily’s wedding.  Then coming back to Kokomo Friday after class for the wedding rehearsal.  Then Saturday is Emily’s wedding.  On Monday, I think I’m headed for the Lake to hang out with my dad’s side of the family.  Busy, busy, busy…that’s my life.  Hope I can find a job too!  That’s all for now!

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“Where were you, when everything started to fall apart…”

Yesterday, a good friend of mine, had some crushing news.  I don’t plan on going into any detail, it just made me want to write about something.  A lot of bad things happen in this world, and sometimes it just doesn’t make any since.  Most of us ask ourselves, “Why me?”  We can run that single question through our heads over and over and most times we can never get an answer.  We have those times when just the worse things can happen to us, and we wonder “What’s next?’ 

The worst part is, sometimes we feel so alone.  But looking around, we’re not alone through the tough times in our lives.   The greatest gift God gave us was family and friends.  Without all of them, I do think we would be alone.  The good thing about family, for most, they are always there.  No matter what goes on in your life, the constant love and support of your family is greatest.  Friends are so important as well.  In life, friends come and go, but sometimes you just make those connections that just stick forever…those our the best friends.  The best friends are right with you, even through the tough times.  When you lose someone so important in your life, your friends are here for you.  Whether it’s just a shoulder to cry on, a late-night talk over milkshakes, or even just being there all night just in case you need someone…best friends are always there.  Those best friends would drop anything for you, and not even look back.

We go through tough times in our lives, but family and friends are there to help us get back on our feet.  Never think you’re alone, because your not.  We ban together and work through anything, no barrier can get in our way.  So the next time you ask yourself the questions, “Why Me?” or “What’s Next?” don’t think you have to work it all out by yourself.  There are people who will be right next to you, no matter what.

for Kayla

Mason  

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Music Video Project

Here’s my latest project for TCOM 332.  My partners and I did the song “By My Side” by the group Loser.  Unfortunately the group is no longer together.  On the other hand, one of my group members has the rights to use the song, which is pretty sweet. 

Mason

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TCOM 332 Project

I finished my first project for TCOM 332.  This project was to do a video biography on myself, and I guess I went over time.  I must have looked at the time code wrong, because I thought I was well under the max time, but I’m not.  It’s all good though, it’s finished and I’ve finally got it up for viewership.  I have two videos for you to watch, the first is the actual biography.  The second is a short making of mucis video, so you can all see what goes into shooting a small piece like this.  The biography runs about 6 minutes and the making of runs under three minutes.  You wull notice in the making of I used the song “Be My Baby” as a nod to Martin Scorsese’s film Mean Streets.  Enjoy!

My Video Biography

The Making of my Biography

Mason

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