|Sunday, November 20th, 2011|
If anyone's still out there in livejournal land, check out my new music video! Current Mood: accomplished
|Friday, October 3rd, 2008|
|Robert's music now available on iTunes and Amazon!
Hey just wanted to let everyone know that my 5-track EP "Island of Misfit Toys" is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon! You can find it by searching for "robert hill island of misfit toys" (since there are apparently multiple Robert Hills). Go check it out!
Special thanks to J. Wesley Brown for photography and Travis Woodman for graphic design. Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, October 22nd, 2007|
New songs up on my myspace! http://www.myspace.com/studiorobert
Three songs from my almost-finished album Island of Misfit Toys, + a cover of Radiohead's "Videotape." I will post the rest of the album tracks in some form online when they are all done as well.
Let me know what you think! Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, September 25th, 2006|
Eh I guess I may as well make an actual entry since I haven't been on here in months. Let's see, I didn't get into film school but I'm re-applying. Still working at the TV station, it's ok. Moved into a townhouse with Jennifer, you should come visit us.
I have 2 new songs up on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/studiorobert
They are drafts, not finished mixing them yet but I would love feedback, moreso on the mixing and recording than the songwriting. It's my first time doing my own stuff in Protools. That is all.
Oh yeah, they are the first two songs from the top, "Duress" and "Hurricane."
|Thursday, May 4th, 2006|
|and the moment will come when composure returns
Finally heard back from the film school (four days after the supposed deadline), and... I'm not in, but I've been selected as an alternate. If anyone drops out between now and August, I'm next in line. Or possibly second or third in line, I'm not exactly sure yet. I know people who were alternates and got in; I also know people who were alternates and didn't. So, it's still up in the air.
Still, this is good news. If nothing else, a much needed booster shot for my self esteem. Waiting up to three more months for closure won't be fun but I've had two months of practice now so I guess I can handle it.
|Monday, March 27th, 2006|
This just in - "Rabbits" will be screened at the 3rd Annual IFL Spring Film Festival, at the Student Life Building at 7 PM this Sunday, April 2. Now is your chance to see its magnificence on the silver screen, and also to vote for its magnificence for the audience choice award. I'll update this post with tantalizing promotional materials later on.( tantalizing promotional materialsCollapse )
Is anyone free at 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon? I have to shoot some footage for a commercial for work, and I need some people to be extras and sit around at a bar. That's all you'd have to do. I could arrange transportation and everything, and you'd get to be on TV! Let me know if you're interested, I only need a couple of people. Current Mood: stressed
|Saturday, March 11th, 2006|
|and then, it's nice and quiet...
Had my interview today. I feel very good about it - I think I had great energy and I was very articulate and animated throughout. They seemed to like my pitch, and they asked me some questions about "Rabbits" which makes me think they actually watched all of it. I think I gave great answers to some of their questions, less great answers to some, but I don't think I said anything fatal and I didn't freeze up at any point. At one point I was asked "if you were a toy, what toy would you be?" and I shot back with (IMHO) a great answer involving my resemblance to a jack in the box. When they asked me a movie I didn't like I foolishly said "Far From Heaven," foolishly because I haven't seen it in forever and basically all I could say in defense of my answer was "the racist and homophobic characters were two dimensional and boring." Which I think is totally true but I fear that it made me sound a) un-analytical or b) racist and homophobic. I went on to talk about how important it is for the audience to relate to the villain, which at least was interesting I guess.
So after the individual interview I had about an hour break and then the group interview. Seven of us, wrapped around a table, had to choose one of seven story ideas and then develop it into a short film in seven parts. I think I did OK here - I contributed some ideas that we ended up using, and I got a laugh with the part of the story that I ended up telling. Everyone there seemed pretty on the ball and I don't know if I distinguished myself enough or whatever, but again I'm pretty happy with my performance. Then we did an hour tour of the film school which would have been great if my new shoes hadn't been gouging bloody blisters into my heels with every step. Ouch.
In summary, I'm happy with my performance today (and yes it was a performance), I don't know if it was enough to get me in because I think I'm up against very competent and qualified people (no surprise there). Guess I'll find out in a few weeks... Current Mood: relieved
|Monday, January 30th, 2006|
|Saturday, December 31st, 2005|
|Monday, November 14th, 2005|
A couple things - unfortunately, "Rabbits" is not going to be screened at the IFL festival, because of time issues. (The cutoff was 15 minutes, "Rabbits" was 21, and they had too many submissions to justify bending the rules, which is fair). So, I'm thinking about setting up some other sort of premiere, no definite plans yet though. However, the other film I submitted, my music video for "The Tourist" (which I posted in this journal a few months ago) is going to be shown, so that's something. If you're in Tallahassee you should attend, show up at the SLB at 7:00 this Sunday. I'm looking forward to seeing the numerous other submissions; I didn't realize the IFL members had been so productive this semester. I've also started thinking about working on another project of my own. It would be short this time
(<10 minutes), and nothing as involved as "Rabbits." I have two scripts that I'm working on, both of which would be quite simple and fun to produce. Hopefully I can shoot them both eventually.
Also, Mark told me today that he is having some financial difficulties (hate to say it but I saw this coming) and he probably won't be able to keep me on past the end of this pay period, which is Thanksgiving weekend. It's not a huge problem - I've been looking for a new job anyway and this will just give me a stronger impetus to find one. What may be a problem though, is that I'm going to be out of town for Thanksgiving, then possibly again at the beginning of December (to see Travis's senior thesis project thing in Troy) and then for several weeks for my birthday/Christmas/vacation at the end of December. What would be really nice is if I could manage to set up a job that would start at the beginning of next year and just take a work Sabbatical for December. I'd still be doing the piano accompaniment gig and a few odds and ends jobs for Mark still so it might work. I guess it all depends on what sort of employment I can find. I really don't want to get stuck going back to Domino's or something, I'd like to find a real job. In the short term I may seize this opportunity to take a long Thanksgiving break and maybe spend about a week at home. We'll see how it works out. Current Mood: pensive
|Tuesday, November 8th, 2005|
Today I went to the WFSU TV studio to do an interview about "Rabbits." They did a 10-minute segment, about 5 minutes of interview with me and a 5-minute clip from the movie. It may or may not air since it was a "pilot" for this show that may or may not happen. But if and when it does I'll find out the times and announce them. Regardless, it was a fun experience. I was nervous being in front of the cameras even though few people were in the studio and it wasn't live, but it was surprisingly painless once we started talking. I think the only embarrassing thing I said is when she asked what my influences and favorite filmmakers were. I said something like "I like a lot of different directors...I like Silence of the Lambs..and uh... Quentin Taratino and Woody Allen and..." And she was like "wow, that's...quite a diverse list!" So I probably sounded completely moronic, but otherwise it was good. And it was lots of fun to see clips from "Rabbits" on the studio screen with identifying graphics underneath.
More updates as they occur. Current Mood: pleased
|Tuesday, October 25th, 2005|
|fill in the blank...
Your mama's webpage is so ugly...
Fill in the blank. Help me make this a cultural phenomenon. I can't think of any punchlines. Current Mood: determined
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
On my last day of working at Domino's, I get a $15 tip and a $9 tip, the two biggest ones I've ever gotten. Kind of weird, that.
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2005|
Also of note: I just notified the manager at Domino's that this will be my last weekend working there. It was fun while it lasted.
|Monday, September 26th, 2005|
I have a bike now. And it's starting to feel like the beginning of autumn.
But, I'm embarrassingly out of shape. Current Mood: sore
|Monday, September 5th, 2005|
|Thursday, September 1st, 2005|
|Sunday, August 28th, 2005|
In retrospect, jumping into the swimming pool without emptying my pockets was a bad idea. My new phone has the same number (thank God), but I lost my phone book so everyone please give me your numbers again; you can send them to me in email or IM if you don't want to post them here. Also, Tasha, if you happen to be reading this, could you please give me the pet store guy's number again? Haha thanks everyone. Current Mood: annoyed