Today I am thankful for a lot of things. It’s good to be back home for the weekend, seeing family that I have not seen for some months. Home-cooked meals are always the best. I am also thankful for how far I have come while doing this project. It’s been quite a whirlwind and I am nearing the home stretch.
Tuesday of UCLA vs. USC Week. The Beat ‘SC Bonfire saw many students celebrating the accomplishments UCLA’s Athletics Department while getting pumped up for the big rivalry match this weekend. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to be able to take this photo. My only critiques are that it is a little out of focus and noisy, but that is a mix of human error and lack of higher end equipment.
Rivalry week is upon us and the Bruin Bear statue and the new John Wooden statue have been boxed up to prevent any daring students from vandalizing UCLA property. This week will see a whole bunch of spirit events, like the Beat ‘SC Bonfire tomorrow.
Today I got a new (old 2004) monitor to help improve workflow. Here is a picture of the VGA cable that came with it. Fun fact: VGA stands for Video Graphics Array. It converts a digital signal to an analog signal, so it is best suited for CRT monitors. A DVI-D cable is the best for new digital flat screen monitors, though I need to get a Mac adapter for it at some point to be able to use it.
A monumental day indeed. Here is another self portrait. Due to time and location constraints, I was not able to do what I originally planned. Oh well.
Tonight I had the pleasure of taking a few quick publicity photos and videos for one of UCLA Department of Theater’s productions. Women in Congress is directed by Eliza Laytner and stars quite a few of my amazing and talented classmates. From seeing about half of the show before I had to leave, I have to say that this is going to be a great one.
(Show runs from December 3rd to December 7th at the Little Theater at UCLA)
This little guy showed up in our stairwell tonight. Not sure what type of grasshopper (?) it is, but I am glad that I own and carry a flashlight with me everyday. Comes in handy.
I recently saw a video detailing an easy way to make a “smoke waterfall” or “smokefall”. Since I had the time and most of the materials tonight, I decided to try my hand at it. After taping some tweezers to act as a makeshift holder, six post-it notes were lit separately until I was able to achieve this: