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Thursday, October 31, 2002

 
my scad email is currently ksterm20@student.scad.edu so you can always use that if my regular one is not functioning. word
K.Steeze - 11:37:00 AM

 
Yeah, hey, sorry about the late notice. But, as I said, I don't currently have a valid email address for you.
Mike Wilson - 11:10:00 AM


Wednesday, October 30, 2002

 
Shit, thanks for letting me know
K.Steeze - 3:43:00 PM

 
Steeze, my last email to you came back as undeliverable. I'm assuming that your @bluetreewhacking.com email address is no longer functional since bluetreewhacking.com's mysterious demise. And I deleted all your old emails addresses. Anywho, the next "Best Damn DP in Hollywood" is due by this weekend for the new issue. Don't worry if you haven't gotten the previous issue yet, it's still coming. Thanks.
Mike Wilson - 11:16:00 AM

 
Shit! I don't even think Punch-Drunk Love is coming to Savannah. However, I did just watch The Emperor's Club at our film festival. It's not bad, has a good message. I have an all events pass for the festival meaning I get free meals for the week and get to go to all of the after show parties. I didn't get a chance to talk to the director of the film, since he left the party far too early, but I have talked to many people in the industry. Especially a lot of editors and such, giving me advice as I bitch about how my school has the most ridiculous amount of resources, yet no one here gives a shit. I love film, absolutely. and from what i've gathered knowing people does help, yet having the love and drive of making movies will get you places sure and true. I really hope i get a job. i really love movies. they're better than life.
K.Steeze - 2:15:00 AM


Tuesday, October 29, 2002

 
On the topic of movies... I saw Punch-Drunk Love on Saturday. It's amazing. If anyone is going to the movies, I highly recommend it.
David - 8:52:00 PM

 
hey, you asked and i answered. don't get snippy... you conservative :)
K.Steeze - 5:56:00 PM

 
Heretic.
Mike Wilson - 1:34:00 PM


Monday, October 28, 2002

 
Eh, disagree. No film is perfect. In my opinion the only one that i'd consider close enough to perfect would be Saving Private Ryan... and possibly Amelie. AOTC may be perfect in your viewing tastes, it is to say that you may find it so utterly wonderful in every aspect that you believe it to be perfect. However, I doubt very much that even George Lucas would go so far to say that it's perfect. In fact, it's quite far from it. Maybe if he were a better director and writer would it be close. I will attest that the other aspects of the movie are pretty flawless, and it is definitely one of the best Star Wars movies ever made. It's definitely a roller coaster ride of extreme enjoyment, which is the whole point of a Star Wars movie, and why they are my all time favorite. I look at it like this... "It's become fashionable of late to put down the two latest installments of the STAR WARS saga as "generic" and "commercial" and I can't deny that I've taken a few jabs at them myself, but I have to admit one thing: whenever that theme starts and the yellow text starts scrolling upwards, I always feel like a little kid again, sitting on my dad's lap eating popcorn in a small theater and if that isn't what movies are all about...then maybe we should rethink the whole concept." - Joblo.com.

In slightly similar news, I went to a panel discussion today presented by Sony about 24p cameras and the new digital revolution ahead of us. It was very very interesting to hear different people's thoughts on the subject. The only thing that would've made it cooler is if Rick McCallum was there. That would've been awesome.
K.Steeze - 3:19:00 PM

 
I've come to the realization that Attack of the Clones is, in fact, perfect. The film could not be improved upon. Agree? Disagree?
Mike Wilson - 11:06:00 AM


Saturday, October 26, 2002

 
Ah hah a. yeah. our film festival is incredibly difficult to get accepted into. About the only chance i'd have is my senior project getting accepted after I graduate. I pretty much am going to be at the festival all week instead of having class. and i saw Donnie Darko last night, which was quite weird but really good, so if you need a good rental you should check it out.
K.Steeze - 1:51:00 PM

 
Hey, Kevin. I went to the SCAD website and found that there's a SCAD film festival going on right now. Why didn't I see anything from you listed there?
Skip - 1:11:00 AM

 
I just want to add to Mike's comment. What he mentioned is more than enough to make a great movie, but that's only the stuff that we know will happen. Dear God, Episode III will be better than Water Polo!
Skip - 1:02:00 AM


Friday, October 25, 2002

 
In Episode III, the Republic falls, the Empire rises, Vader is born, and the Jedi are annihilated. I don't really think it's an exaggeration to say it's what I've been waiting for all of my life. In the mean time, though, I cannot wait for the Attack of the Clones DVD. Come on. Come on! COME ON!
Mike Wilson - 3:38:00 PM

 
Damn, I can't wait for that. And Episode II DVD. When that comes out, I can finally see the R2-D2 Mockumentary. I always had problems getting that online.
Skip - 3:27:00 PM


Wednesday, October 23, 2002

 
checkout this tidbit i found...

McCallum said that Ep. III "in terms of scale, in terms of what's going on, in terms of story, everything it's going to be the biggest one.".... He also said there would be spectacular and numerous lightsaber battles. "Episode III is the last one. SO no-holds barred now."
K.Steeze - 3:49:00 PM

 
all i'm gonna say is that The Ring is one of the best movies i've seen at the theater probably in the past year. It's done very very well, and it's really really fucked up. well, except for the very first scene. man, that scene sucks balls. but other than that the rest of the movie is kick ass
K.Steeze - 2:59:00 PM

 
Is it Sweet Home Alabama good?
Skip - 5:57:00 AM

 
Hey, I got a question about The Ring. It may be freaky as hell, but is it any good?
Skip - 5:56:00 AM


Tuesday, October 22, 2002

 
word.
K.Steeze - 4:55:00 PM

 
Yes, and it's fucking fantastic! Thanks, Steeze!
Mike Wilson - 2:09:00 PM


Sunday, October 20, 2002

 
get it yet?
K.Steeze - 11:21:00 AM


Saturday, October 19, 2002

 
No, keep trying. thenewsletter@umich.edu If that fails, try skpmachine@aol.com and I'll forward it to myself.
Mike Wilson - 1:30:00 PM

 
Everyone go see The Ring. It's just plain freaky as hell.
K.Steeze - 3:46:00 AM


Friday, October 18, 2002

 
Mike, i've tried to email you twice the newest comic but both have been undeliverable. have any idea why?
K.Steeze - 4:28:00 PM


Thursday, October 17, 2002

 
Fair enough... dick. By and by, Pablo's next adventure is due on Friday.
Mike Wilson - 10:48:00 AM


Wednesday, October 16, 2002

 
i think i'll let Pablo Sanchez explain it in his next piece
K.Steeze - 5:51:00 PM

 
Hey, Kevin, are you even going to tell us what happened to bluetreewhacking.com?
Mike Wilson - 2:32:00 PM


Saturday, October 12, 2002

 
Holy Shit! I just listened to the newly revamped version of My Very Own Flag from the new release of Pezcore and it's finally everything that I've wanted it to be. It is ridiculously good sound quality, I don't know how they did it. go to www.fueledbyramen.com now!
K.Steeze - 1:18:00 AM


Friday, October 11, 2002

 
My favorite part of the RBF show last night was during the song, "Thank You for Not Moshing," more commonly known as, "In the Pit." There I was, in the pit, for one of the best moshing songs ever, and I suddenly noticed that I was moshing right next to a wee man.
David - 3:34:00 PM

 
It's 3:07 am. do you know where your Steeze is? haha, silly gus i'm right here! and really ass wasted. hahahahaha ha ha hahahahhaahah ha hah aha ha hahah a ha hah ha ha
K.Steeze - 3:07:00 AM


Thursday, October 10, 2002

 
Hey Kevin, you know what else would cheer you up? Programming a Blue Tree Whacking video game for us to play. If anyone could do it, you could.
Skip - 4:28:00 PM


Wednesday, October 09, 2002

 
Holy crap! i'm in the process of writing the best song ever! and thanks to David's wonderful suggestion, it will be titled "The Best Song Ever!" it's so ridiculously fun to play. somehow i can find that in our songs, and it's what i try to emphasize. cause if it's not fun for us to play then what's the point? fuck the kids
K.Steeze - 8:49:00 PM

 
So blue tree whacking is dead? God, I need to check this internet more often. I gotta get some coffee before class, or I would talk more. RBF tomorrow? I'll call for details.

Zach Nie!
Skip - 8:02:00 AM


Monday, October 07, 2002

 
today is so much better already. I get to turn the film in from the party shoot in about ten minutes and today in class my Senior Project 1 teacher, who's worked in Hollywood for 16 years, told me in conference that my senior project treatment is the best in the class! Now all I have to do is not mess up the screenplay, preproduction, production, and postproduction and I'll be set! :) Mike, I'm not sure if David told you or not but about a day before leaving for school I decided to change my entire senior project idea, because it'd be too dificult to make it into a good short. I totally thank you for helping me on the half that I have completed and hopefully someday I'll have the opportunity to make a feature length version of that idea. If so, i'll be sure to give you a call :) But right now my new idea is way kicking ass. I sat down for only about an hour and a half and already made the treatment twice as good. All I need to do is pound out a few more ideas to make everything tie in and i'll be ready to start on the actual screenplay. oh yeah, and today when I was leaving the film building I found a little note in my wiper blade that said, "Watch your back you pig fucker!! you gonna die!!!" which was the coolest thing ever because I have no idea who wrote it, and it's clearly a joke. it's the kind of thing that you guys back home would do. it made me smile.... and it said i was going to die :)
K.Steeze - 3:09:00 PM

 
"Hang tough, hold tight..." Write a song, Kevin, that always seems to cheer you up and it'll relieve some stress.
Mike Wilson - 10:41:00 AM


Sunday, October 06, 2002

 
I'm sorry everybody. I've just about gone insane over this past weekend. This past shoot stressed me out so much that I can't even hardly think anymore. i have all this shit i have to do for this week and i'm barely struggling to stay on my feet. sometimes i just end up staring at one thing for minutes on end without realizing that 20 minutes have transpired. i wish i could just take a week off and find a happy place.
K.Steeze - 11:37:00 PM

 
First of all, Kevin, don't say that Blue Tree Whacking is dead, if what you mean is that bluetreewhacking.com is dead. Also, you need to seriously level with us about what is going on. No more bullshit answers to our questions.
David - 3:33:00 PM

 
I cancelled my internet service today.
K.Steeze - 4:44:00 AM


Saturday, October 05, 2002

 
Good work, Jay.

Kevin, please tell us what's going on. Did "amotion" muscle you off the site? We deserve to know what's going on.
Mike Wilson - 10:54:00 PM

 
Here's something I've been working on. It is by no means finished, but given the current situation, I figured I might as well post it.

http://www.geocities.com/btwskin2002/btwskin.zip

It's a Blue Tree Whacking skin for Winamp3. Save the file into your skins directory (c:\Program Files\Winamp3\skins) and open it in winamp (right click the player, select "Skins". if you saved it in the right place, it should show "btwskin" as an option. Do not unzip the file, I don't think it will work if you do.)

This is the latest version, v. 695.3466. It should be noted that all previous versions and all versions to come will be v 695.3466 as well. Enjoy!
Jay - 4:52:00 PM

 
amotion
K.Steeze - 1:45:00 PM

 
We've all put a lot of time and love into the Blue Tree Whacking universe. Please give us some explanation, or if you feel you cannot, at least insist that we stop asking.
Jay - 1:36:00 PM


Friday, October 04, 2002

 
Seriously, what's going on? What happened to the site?
Mike Wilson - 11:04:00 PM

 
Oh yeah, and you guys can keep using this blog if you want to because i have no control over it but Blue Tree Whacking no longer exists
K.Steeze - 3:50:00 PM

 
so wow. i just finished the most crazy, complicated, and ridiculous shoot of my entire life. after 3 months of having a full story and a screenplay for my final in Field and Lighting class (the one that I had to reshoot because the lab screwed up the film) 2 days before the shoot we decided to randomly ditch the entire idea and shoot a keg party instead. the easiest way to do this, of course, is to throw a real party and then shoot it :) i've spent the last 3 days running around trying to get everything ready, buying things, telling people about it, writing it, planning it, and filming it all while having to go to work and class. the tricky part about doing something like this is the lighting. we had to light an entire apartment and courtyard without showing any lights, stands, or cables. we checked out our entire kit the day before actually shooting to just set everything up and figure out how the hell to actually do something like this. then there was the stress of worrying about having not enough people show up, too many people, and not enough people again all in the same day. the actual shooting was just... crazy. there was about 30-40 people in a fairly small apartment (about the size of Lube's apartment, not David's :) and we had to work around them, tell them when to shut the hell up but still act like they're talking for diologue scenes, and hope to god that they'd stick around until we were finished filming (which was about 3:30am) their insentive was free beer, good friends, and to get to be in a movie. sounds like something btw would do :) about halfway through the evening 3 policemen showed up at the door and everyone got dead silent. branden walked up while they were still in the entrance way and told them that we were shooting a movie. I came behind him holding a slate and apparently that was enough to make them stop where they were and leave the apartment. about another 10 inches and a look to the left and they would've seen 30 people standing like deer in headlights and about 15 gallons of beer against the wall. got lucky on that one. after shooting we packed up as much equipment as we could so we wouldn't have to do it this morning (luckily we were approved for an overnight checkout by the head of the department. hehe, little did she know what it was really for) and I didn't end up getting to bed til about 5am. I had to wake up at 7:40 to get ready to go to work this morning. I got about 3 hours of sleep. oh yeah, and somehow at this party we got more girls than guys to show up, which would be a new all time record here at the savannah college of art and design. pimp.
K.Steeze - 2:05:00 PM

 
Wednesday night I saw Red Dragon for free. It's pretty sweet.
David - 1:52:00 PM


Thursday, October 03, 2002

 
One week 'til the Fish! Man, I wish Zach Nie! had more regular internet access.
Mike Wilson - 10:48:00 AM


Wednesday, October 02, 2002

 
Why am I sweating in October? Oh, yeah, because I'm a Wilson. Sorry, I forgot who I was for a second.
Mike Wilson - 2:28:00 PM


Tuesday, October 01, 2002

 
At St. Andrew's on Friday, both opening bands were really bad. The first was Blueprint 76, Royce from The Suicide Machines's side project, and they were awful. The second was Capture the Flag. The guitarist/singer gyrated on stage like he was having an aneurysm and the bass player didn't face the crowd; he spent the entire show staring at the tooly front man. Yet as bad as they were, I realized that neither could possibly be in contention for the worst live act I've ever seen. I haven't seen the Bumpin' Uglies, Ruth's Hat or Five Star General, but I have seen the face of evil; I have seen Har Mar Superstar. You don't know horror until you've see a portly man with long, ratty hair in a graduation robe swear along to samples coming out of a boombox.
Mike Wilson - 2:42:00 PM

 

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