Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Audiobook Podcast

Another Audiobook is in the works with my sister Elizabeth!

Last year we recorded The Giver by Lois Lowry and this year we decided to record Gathering Blue by the same author. Check it out via the links below or in the sidebar.

Gathering Blue

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Editor's Choice

Washington State University has a literary arts journal.

I didn't know this until I saw a poster three months ago. It said I could submit my photographs and that they might publish them so I thought I'd give it a try. And sure enough they liked one. They liked it enough to both publish it and to give it an award!

I got my copy of the journal yesterday and it's pretty neat to see my photo there on page three opposite the Table of Contents.


[Baker Summit]

To top it off, when I talked with Claire, the editor of the journal, she said that she has "absolutely fallen in love with" a photo of Sophie in my second batch of submissions. I'm hoping they'll find a place for it in the Spring edition.


[Snake]

Wide Eyed Wonder

Two months ago, now, a fledgling band of four musicians played together for the first time in public. The group was temporarily called "US", the venue was an open mic, and the music was very acoustic.

After these two months of refinement we've changed our name to "Wide Eyed Wonder" and we're hoping to record a demo in early January.

Chris Akers - Lead vocal, Rhythm guitar
Derek Nevins - Bass
Tiffany Stephens - Drums, percussion
and myself - Lead guitar, background vocal

The first three tracks here are our debut performance:

(Tacks 4, 5, and 15 are me going solo.)

And here's some of the first art inspired by the name:

[Created by my housemate Jeff Storvick]

Rent Comes Round

Facebook has robbed this blog of my attention and it's time to take a stand for blogging. Today I counted four separate things that are each very "notable" so, now that my final exams are finished for the semester, here comes a whole pile of fun news...

To start, I've been producing/directing/filming a music video these past three weeks with my friend Amy and tonight we finished it.


Rent Comes Round from throughwaters on Vimeo.

5 hrs planning
11 hrs filming
18 hrs editing
...and worth every second.

We had fun with the credits:
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Starring
April Moore and Josh Hughes

Dealer
Kevin Fitts

Dancers
Kevin Fitts
Kevin Gowan
Sean Parsons
Haydn Roberts

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Producers
Brian Russell & Amy Woodcock

Director
Amy Woodcock

Assistant Directors
Brian Russell
Josh Hughes

Editors
Amy Woodcock
Brian Russell

Colorizer
Brian Russell

Lead Camera
Brian Russell

Assistant Camera
Amy Woodcock
Josh Hughes

Lead Grip
Brian Russell

Choreographers
April Moore
Sean Parsons

Assistant Choreographer
Sarah Jacobs

Wardrobe
Amy Woodcock
April Moore
Josh Hughes
Brian Russell
Kevin Fitts
Sean Parsons
Haydn Roberts
Will Hughes

Props
Josh Hughes
April Moore
Amy Woodcock
Sarah Jacobs

Set Photographer
Brian Russell

Special thanks
Asher Springs for access to Duncan Dunn
Honors Hall for after hours grace