Exciting stuff and we need your help!

Okay so as I am studying Film Studies and I obviously very interested in filmmaking; my boyfriend is too. And he has been given the opportuity to make a documentary for an American World Record Roller Coaster Rider! So as you will all be told when you get to university, and probably have already been told at school and college; Work Experience is really really important and useful! So yes! This documentary is a form of work experience!!

Okay, so it is all very busy and exciting.

The documentary is being filmed in Blackpool at the Pleasure Beach. Here is a more detailed synopsis:

“Richard Rodriguez is an American university lecturer with an eccentric hobby: he is the ‘King of the Rollercoasters.’ Rodriguez first broke the record for the world’s longest rollercoaster ride in 1977, at the age of nineteen. Fast forward to 2012, Rodriguez takes insulin four times a day, has partial paralysis of the legs, and is about to retire from ‘marathoning’ for good; but not before breaking his own record one last time by riding the Pepsi Max Big One in Blackpool for over 100 days.

In the style of Louis Theroux and eclectic documentaries akin to ‘The King of Kong,’debut documentarian Ashok Baker follows Rodriguez on his final record breaking attempt, while peeking behind the veil at the sub-culture of ‘rollerphiles’ and their love of the man-made monuments to thrills. Baker also tries to uncover what attracted Rodriguez to rollercoasters, and examines the remarkable connections and friendships he has made during his thirty-five years on the rails.”

So it sounds really good doesn’t it!

One tiny tiny issue though, we need funding to help make the production run as smooth as possible! So that is where you guys come in! If all of you could just contribute £1 (or more if you can afford it!) it would be much appreciated, everyone will be credited with a backing or thanks credit at least! The more you donate the more you get!

Help us make this documentary!

It’ll be one step closer to helping us achieve our future careers!

Okay so to sponsor! Just click here, it is dead easy and secure I’ve just donated £5 😀  http://www.sponsume.com/project/sideshow-seashore

 

Thank you in advance!

I’m going to have a little bit of a moan.

Okay, so this week is the last week of the semester for me and I’m going to be going home on Friday. So I am going to just take this opportunity to have a little moan.

As you all know I have been really busy recently with writing essays and preparing for deadlines that are this week. And two weeks ago I got really really annoyed.

Me and my friend sat down in lecture prepared to learn lots of information that we needed for one of our essays (that’s due in tomorrow!) and instead of our lecturer giving us a useful lecture we had a talk from the careers team.

Now, I know careers are important and at any other time or in another lecture (one where we didn’t have to have an essay in in two weeks) I wouldn’t have been bothered. BUT this really touched a nerve because we were being asked basic questions that we already knew the answers too about how to get a career within the film industry.  We were also doing tasks that I really didn’t feel benefited us at all. It all just felt like a waste of time. Especially because I know where the careers team are and I know that if I do want to talk to them or ask for some advice I know that I can go and get it at a time that is convenient for me as well as them. The talk lasted the whole lecture and we ended up missing it. That meant that we weren’t prepared for the seminar, we were talking about something that we didn’t have a clue about because we missed the lecture! That meant that the week after we would basically have 2 hours worth of lecture in one, which I really don’t think is fair!

I just really hope that the university tries to arrange things better next year. I know that this issue will be discussed in a future course rep meeting so hopefully it will. 😀