For the Love of Books is my documentary film about Kathy Patrick’s Girlfriend Weekend. I’ve entered the film in five festivals. If you don’t know Kathy, she’s the founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, an organization which now has over 500 chapters worldwide. Each January, Kathy hosts a “Girlfriend Weekend” book party that brings over fifty authors and three hundred book club members to Jefferson, Texas. This film captures Girlfriend Weekend 2012. I edited the film on Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and shot the video on a JVC GY-HM 150 U.
Please consider “liking” the post and sharing the link on Facebook. I think you’ll get a laugh out of Wade’s costume and from some very funny lines from talented Pulpwood Queen Authors. Thanks to Kathy Patrick for putting this event together!
At the Pretty in Pink Prom Party
Photo by Natalie Brasington
Thanks to Mrs. T and Izzy for giving me lots of space and quiet to work today. I met the daily 800 word quota I set for myself when I’m working on a novel. Lately, it’s been more like 800 words four days a week.
Pulpwood Queens Favor Safari Print
photo by Natalie Brasington
I followed up my writing by meeting another daily quota: I read seven student papers. At that rate, I’ll have them done in seven days, which would put me a day ahead of schedule. This semester I’ve spaced out my face to face classes’ assignments so they come in at a different time than the writing of the online students.
This Banner Blew Down After I filmed it
(I didn't steal it)
I spent the whole rest of my day doing color correction to the Girlfriend Weekend “For the Love of Books” documentary. To be truthful, rather than call it color correction, I should probably call it “color improvement.” When I’d do an adjustment, it would take a while for Final Cut Pro to render the change, and while it was “working,” I watched videos from NYU’s “Media Talks.” The more I learn about their master’s degree in publishing the more I’m impressed by it.
We used my kids' puzzle map to
illustrate my trip to Jefferson, Texas
I should note that my wife Megan made the little airplane in the picture.
There are some good videos related to the book business on the NYU site here.