A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of acting in a movie.
The Instagrim Generation
For several years, the Outcasts team has entered the 48 Hours film-making competition. I joined the team and at 7 pm on Friday, we were given our genre (Generation Gap) and elements that needed to be included in the movie (wind, overhead shot, double-take, and audible laughter). We then brainstormed the plot, wrote the script, gathered costumes and props, scouted the locations, set up lights and cameras, filmed. scored, edited with titles and special video effects and delivered the finished movie with 2 minutes to spare on Sunday evening.
The film made it through to the regional finals in Wellington and was nominated for Best Use Of Required Elements – Overhead Shot and Best Original Score/Song.
The whole experience was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about making movies. While those, who were more skilled than I, were finishing the movie, I made a behind the scenes short movie. It contains several in-jokes and almost all of the elements of the competition entry.
Behind the Scenes
Director, Derrick Sims, released a director’s cut of the movie as The Reapers and added it to the Internet Movie Database.
Derrick has directed and appeared in other short films and so I now have a loose connection the Kevin Bacon.
My current Bacon Number is 4!
Theo Heartist was in The Reapers with Derrick Sims who was in Making the Film: Come Morning with Michael Ray Davis who was in Endure with Tom Arnold who was in We Married Margo with Kevin Bacon
I looked out the window and there were three types of light sources of increasing power. On the ground below were man-made city lights. On the horizon were flashes of lightning from a tropical storm. And above a myriad of stars.
As I predicted almost three months ago, a scammy website that is “selling” pirated posters of my work would have a recursive poster of my pirated posters for sale on their site.
Now, the 11th item on the scammer’s list of Theo Heartist posters is “Psst wanna buy a #1 | Theo Heartist”. In future, I expect the above screenshot to appear as another recursive poster of posters for sale.
The scammers capture images from websites and their goal is to phish photographers and artists when they try to take down their copyrighted images. They still have the same number of “happy buyers”, but look how nice this poster of posters of my art will look above your orange sofa.
Please don’t buy from these scammers. I won’t reveal the name or address of the scam website because I doubt that they would actually send you a real poster.
Buy a genuine Theo Heartist print
If you do want to buy a print of my art, check out genuine items I have for sale on Society6, Redbubble, or ArtPal.
I took this photo at the Citadella in Budapest last week. It has beautiful views of the Danube and the city.
Like on the bridges in Paris, Budapest and other romantic cities, lovers have their names written on a lock, fasten the lock to the structure and throw away the key to symbolize their everlasting love for each other.
Notice how many of these locks are hanging off another. Why would you lock yourselves to another couple’s relationship?
Nearby was a lock engraved with Joanne and David. Close to that was another lock with a later date engraved with David and someone else. For Joanne’s sake, I hope it is not the same David.
Are your relationships locked onto something solid?
I have updated it for 2018 with the current top 6 social media platforms according to DreamGrow.
The 2018 die features logos for:
Facebook (~2.10B monthly users)
YouTube (~1.50B monthly users)
Instagram (~800M monthly users)
Twitter (~330M monthly users)
Reddit (~250M monthly users)
Pinterest (~200M monthly users)
Tumblr and Google+ on my original procrastination die have been replaced by Instagram and Reddit. I am on Instagram but I am procrastinating on joining Reddit.
Using an online tool to randomly go to a social media website could save you time, but remember, procrastination is not about saving time. Make your procrastination more effective with this manual tool. First, step away from the computer, then roll the die several times, then type in the address of the social media website (not provided so you get an extra procrastination step to find them). In every part of the process, there is abundant opportunity for you to get distracted and procrastinate further.