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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
12:50 pm - Overdue update
So I was home this weekend. I apologise to those of you I did not contact for hang time. I did manage to see Puck however. I told him about a website I am on that lists most of the projects I have been working on. Here is the current list. You can go to the website to learn more about the projects and look for updates on me or anyone else who is in the crazy business (www.imdb.com then type in my name). I hope you are all well.

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
(In Production) (2000s)

1. West 32nd (2008) (post-production) (grip)
2. Twisted Fortune (2007) (post-production) (additional electrician)
3. Long After (2006) (post-production) (gaffer)
4. Somebody Like You (2007) (post-production) (additional grip)
5. Watching the Detectives (2007) (post-production) (additional grip)
6. Waz (2007) (post-production) (additional grip: USA)
7. Saturday Morning (2007) (completed) (production assistant)
8. Confessions (2006/I) (completed) (best boy electric)
9. Bernard and Doris (2006) (completed) (best boy grip)

10. My Brother (2007) (art p.a)
11. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) (rigging electrician)
... aka Kank (India: Hindi title: informal short title)
... aka Never Say Goodbye (USA: informal English title)
12. The Path of Most Resistance (2006) (third electrician)
13. The House Is Burning (2006) (additional swing)
14. If I Didn't Care (2006) (best boy)
15. "Johnny and the Sprites" (2005) TV Series (art p.a)
16. The Seinfeld Story (2004) (TV) (production assistant)

Filmography as: Miscellaneous Crew, Cinematographer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Cinematographer - filmography

1. Bushido (2005)

Filmography as: Miscellaneous Crew, Cinematographer, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director - filmography

1. The D Word (2005) (second assistant director)

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, July 11th, 2005
2:15 pm
Hello all! It has been a long time. I just signed on for the hell of it and realised my profile still said Vancouver. Man I miss that place. Just a quick update. My best friend Andrew moved here a month ago and is now leaving because New York is too tough for him. Kinda screws up my plan but what do you do.

I am getting more production experience but I have to squeeze it in between a work schedule for my job in the real world. I will be working as a DP next week. And of course I am always writing.

My sister got married. Went home for the wedding. Had a blast.

I am looking to put in one more year in NY. That might be as much as I can handle living here. I will have better resume by then. So maybe by then I will have more work avaialble to me.

Other than all of that, I am still just way too single. But now I am meeting people. I am even somewhat pursueing a girl. My line of work is difficult for relationships. But I know I can make something work.

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Friday, March 25th, 2005
5:42 pm - So...
I just finished working on an Indie feature. It ruled at first, until I realized how fucked up everything was. I didn't get paid enough but frankly I am amazed that my paychecks didn't bounce. The feature is called "My Brother" and the "star" is Vanessa Williams.

But I made an awesome connection though. The Production Designer I worked for thinks I rule and wants to hook me up as an assistant to a Director. Which would rule. Other than that I am tired. I wish you all the best. Take care.

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Monday, November 29th, 2004
12:02 am - Re-align
This will be my last night in Madison Wisconsin...tommorrow I will be getting on an airplane...I will not be returning...for three weeks. When I come home for Christmas. My schedule was very full. I saw everyone I was close to in "The Mad City." Unfortunately, I did not get time to hook up with Milwaukee people like I had hoped. After my time adjusting to the city of York, I kind of just felt like going moment-to-moment. It has been an interesting half-week here. I see Madison has undergone a rebirth of a quality music scene. It was tapering off before I left. Then Kathy finally got her bar back up and going again. With it good bands and the spine Madison has been restored. Nothing has changed at my old job. I ran into a girl that was my closest friend in High School. It was so random. It was great seeing her though. She is working two jobs so her and her fiance can go to scotland and ireland for their Honeymoon next summer. I caught the Inferno on a very dead night(pardon the pun). But had a great time anyway, I still saw people I have'nt in a long time. Puck has realized he is quite the ladies man. With that, I can now lay my head on the pillow at night knowing I sleep in a more just world. So tomorrow I go back to Queens to find work as a bartender. Alas, the woes of an aspiring filmmaker. Anyhoo, I will try to keep up with my journal more regularly.

current mood: contemplative

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Monday, October 18th, 2004
5:00 pm - Long time no type
Hello everyone!

How are you guys? Well I hope. I don't know how many of you know this, but I am now living in New York. Not Vancouver. I moved out here with my stepbrother. He is going to school studying the violin and music. Where I am working in film the best I can at the moment. I primarily have worked as a Grip(I set up lights for cinematographers, think of it as the nuts and bolts of filmaking). I did manage to grab a 2nd Assistant Director position on a pilot for three weeks. That was cool. Other than that I am just waiting to see how my student films do at festivals. Especially my final project. I had two feature film actresses in it. I (like a lot of people) believe it has potential.
I am coming home on Thanksgiving. It would be cool to see people that weekend. Let me know how your schedules are it would be great to see you guys.

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, July 12th, 2004
5:21 pm - Quote
Learn to pause ... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.

-  Doug King

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
2:06 pm - some days are better off left alone
Hello fellow livejournalist's!!! I have hijacked Dan's site for a minute to tell the world about who he REALLY is! You see I have had the pleasure of "getting to know him" over these past few months since I kidnapped him and stuck him in my LAIR OF EVIL!! muahahahaha.. ahem. Daniel or "Hung Monkey" as we have lovingly renamed him remains unmoved by the evil plots and schemes we have attempted to fill his "head" with. Every night I hook him up to the electrode magnet machine to try and pump his "Brain" with useless knowledge that he will henceforth go out into the world to spread. But recently he has revolted. Could this be beacause we have been filling his member instead of his head??? By now his schlong is bigger than a Marx Bro.'s Salami but smarter and more evil than Dr. Evil HIMSELF!!! But thats okay 'cause he awsome in the sack! Anyway, I must be going the patient is waking up......

If you're going to do something.. do it right or do it all night long!!!

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Monday, July 5th, 2004
3:07 pm - It's quite a ride let me tell you

wiggsmatta Highway
Loony-Bin Lane14
Mt. Happiness54
Tower of Commitment429
Please Drive Carefully

Where are you on the highway of life?

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
11:15 am - Get some and Go again
Patience can be exciting. There's a certain amount of mystery in waiting for the other shoe to drop. Keep your eyes open; discovery awaits you everywhere you turn. You stand outside events, observing them even as you experience them viscerally. Take comfort in your grasp of all the possibilities. You accumulate information that is too good to waste. You are an arrow drawn back against a taut bowstring. Your aim is true, but you can't hold this position forever. Release, when it happens, is the most exhilarating moment you've ever experienced.

This is the most exciting Horoscope I have ever had. Right now I am heading into a very intense time. I get to rediscover the script I wrote. Sometimes I think rediscovery can be more rewarding than discovery. The permanent memories of "the first time" are very precious. Yet I think the boundlessness the can be found in something when you return to it, is what people long for. Something that can make you go from thinking, "man I have so much to do I don't want to get out of bed." To "I have a lot of healthy challenges, better get up and start kicking some ass!"

"Can't waste a day when the night brings the hurt."

Zach de la Rocha
from "Down Rodeo" off of Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine.

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Sunday, June 27th, 2004
10:33 am - Quote
"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
-  Trina Paulus

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
11:50 am - Quote
There must be more to life than having everything.

-  Maurice Sendak

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
2:37 pm - She sells Sanctuary
When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.

-  W.J. Slim

So, I am going to be directing a script I wrote for my final project here at VFS. Exciting stuff, I got the crew I wanted. Hopefully the actress I want can make herself available. To give you an idea of how good she is. She very resently played Diana Ross in a film. She also had a small role in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." She said it was amazing working with George Clooney. I guess Sam Rockwell still keeps in contact with her. She is very talented and dedicated to her work. My directing instructor said she is definatly on her way. It means the world to me to be able to say Samantha Banton was in my student film.

I have quite a few important roles for my classes final projects. I am an Assistant Director, Director of Photography and sound mixing. Since I am not Producing my biggest resposibility can be for my film. Which kicks ass!

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
1:22 pm - A glimpse of Eternity...
What kind of disease are you?


wiggsmatta is caused by monkeys.

An infection of wiggsmatta will cause you to become a Jedi.
wiggsmatta is curable by singing Michal Jackson songs at the top of your lungs, forever. You can never speak again, or you will die.

Well, I am running on all six cylinders, I never been this confident. I find it hard to focus sometimes because I am going to be leaving here in a couple of months and entering the hardest part of my career. That fact brings on a fear that I have never known. But I can't wait at the same time. I just know everything will be fine. Whether it is with Sam and I or my career. Sam has done so much for me, she'll never know. I struggle to explain to her, witch is'nt fair. But someday I can do something amazing for her. Then maybe she'll think, "I wonder if this is how he felt when I helped him." Anyway, I should go.

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Sunday, June 13th, 2004
2:02 pm - Quote
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

-  Dale Carnegie

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Monday, June 7th, 2004
10:33 am - It got weird didn't it?
wiggsmatta's LJ stalker is envykitty021!
envykitty021 is stalking you because a little birdie told them you talked behind their back. They are also stalking the rest of your friends list!

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So yeah, emotionally I am kind of scatterd but in one place. I am very involved emotionally with someone but they seem to have so many complications that I have never delt with before. On top of that she also has pushed me to deal with issues I never have. That also raises the stakes quite a bit. The pressence of her ex-fiance brings so much awkwardness for Sam and I. Oddly, I am not scared. I know some how things will work out. It's not knowing how that makes it difficult.

I am trying to get on Tom Tykwers next feature. I am talking to instructors trying to get ideas on how to present myself to him. It's scary and exciting at the same time. I am trying to focus on it with sheer determination rather than hope. I guess this is where I will learn the most about myself.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2004
12:39 pm - Being Daniel Luebke

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So life is grand, I had an amazing week. I have never been this proud of myself. I have the respect of "Bruce Almighty". The directing instructor that rarely goes out of his way to acknowledge people. It feels great. I am about to push forward and create a final project. Already people are excited about what I am about to do. God damn I love inspiration.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
4:15 pm - Slamdance
You're Ash, baby.
Gimme some sugar baby.

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Ever feel like you did something very well. But at the same time the problems still get in your head. Nevermind. I just realised this is a conversation that seems to be bigger than the page on live journal can provide. I guess I will just leave it alone. Oh well at least I am Ash.

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Monday, March 29th, 2004
2:51 pm - The incredible lightness of being
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
-  Unknown

So life is grand, my best friend in the whole world is here visiting me. H etold me he was very proud of the way I am creating my new life here in Vancouver. Whether it was how I worked with the crew, or the serene atmosphere I have surrounded myself with. Tonight we are going to see "The Corporation." A Canadian documentary that can't seem to get distribution in the Excited States of America. He is the ideal person in my mind to watch it with.

Other than that I am focussing my work as a Cinematographer for "Bushido" the very first Samurai student film here at VFS. All I think about is how I will structure light and paint it on the sets and faces of the actors. I met with my directing instructor today about my directors proposal. He said it was very solid work. Had I submitted it for consideration, i may be directing right now. He said I may be a better director than a writer. That is a great compliment considering I got one of the highest grades in screenwriting. One of my screenplay instructors thaught my script is beyond the skill level of what we do here at VFS. But I am staying chill. I am so happy to be Director of Photography on this one of a kind student film. Anyway, I should go.

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Saturday, March 6th, 2004
12:11 pm - Quote
The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for.
-  Albert Schweitzer

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Saturday, February 28th, 2004
2:09 pm - Bored of the Rings
Oh well at least Master and Commander managed to rob them of a few awards. I am not sure if they nominated Sean Penn for the right performance. But I am glad they gave him an Oscar. He had two amazing performances over the past year. I would of rather seen Naomi Watts give a speach than Charlize Theron. But I am not surprised that Charlize won. It really bothers me that all of that hollywood bullshit gets so many awards. But that is a conversation I don't have time for, unless I am provoked.

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