Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 27, Friday=Brilliance

Alright, today was a day like no other, another day where I had a lot of firsts, starting from work, and going just before I started writing this blog post. I think today some of the most fun I have had just walking around the city. You really never know what you are going to find when you do that, or who you may see. But lets get this party rolling, and I will tell you why Friday=Brilliance.

So it all started when I woke up this morning, I actually for the first time woke up to my alarm because I think I was just too tired from last night, that I was able to sleep. I woke up and headed to work, got there around 8:45ish and just captured and transferred the footage that I got at the Red Carpet last night. It took me a little while to figure out actually how to get it transferred, but once I figured that part out and got it working, it was smooth sailing from there. I copied the footage and put it into Final Cut where I actually put the entire thing together. I still have a few things I need to put into it, but I cut the interview down and put music behind it and everything that goes into putting package for the Red Carpet last night. That was the first time I had put music and actually done like the entire clip, that hopefully will go out on the site when it premieres. So be looking for that.

After work, I headed back to the dorms and took a little nap just to get ready for whatever I was going to be doing tonight. I ended up going to have dinner at Palladium with Shannon and then we took off for a little adventure of our own. We were trying to figure out what we were going to do tonight, and I was like, how about we just walk around and find something, I mean this is New York City, there has to be something going on at 9 o'clock. So we started walking and just enjoying the evening, we found a bunch of places we didn't know were so close, we found the Shake Shack, Madison Square Park, etc. Then we actually walked all the way up to 42nd Street right across from where I work, and I work right across the street from The New York Public Library, but I had no clue that this was the same Library they shot "The Day After Tomorrow" in. First I find out as I am walking home, that I am a block from the Empire State Building, and tonight I find out I work right across the street from a place they shot a big movie at. The day just keeps getting better and better as we go along.

We start walking back, and this is when the real excitement starts to happen. We are walking down 5th Avenue and we get to right near the Empire State Building, and I look across the street, and I am like, "Shannon, they are filming something over there." I am huge into TV and things like that, so I was pretty stoked when I saw a bunch of cameras and like a legit scene being shot for something. We get closer and find out it is from the USA Network show "White Collar" so once we find that out, Shannon starts getting really excited, because this is like her favorite show (other than Pretty Little Liars) so we go to the side where they are filming and get pretty close, well they end and start wrapping up, and Shannon really wants to meet one of the main characters that was being filmed, Tim DeKay, who plays Special Agent Peter Burke on the show was the one they were filming. So as they are getting ready to leave, we go up to him and meet him and Shannon gets a picture with him. It was her first celebrity "meet and greet". So once that was done, she called some people and couldn't stop talking about how excited she was all the way back to the dorm. I was pretty excited as well, I mean its not everyday you get to meet a main character from a TV show, and actually watch that TV show being filmed. So that definitely ended the day perfectly!

Today was an action packed day, with editing interviews, to taking a stroll around NYC with a good friend, I don't think there was a down point in today. I learned a lot of new things about the city, and where I work, and around where I work. I challenge everyone to really look around the next time you go out, and be observant of what is around you. You could end up meeting someone famous, or you could be standing somewhere that was in a movie. Until you look up to the left and to the right, you never what could be around you. The World is a crazy place, and that is why Friday=Brilliance!

Dream ON!!!!

1 comment:

  1. NY City is like an amazing place for sure. Like it really never sleeps. Keep exploring, be safe, and like enjoy your time there......