Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Final Preparations for the Literature Festival!

Exciting times. So we've now got a timetable, a filimg permit, flyers, badges AND an offical slot in the BRSLI's hour long performance medley of the acts in the Voice of Bath Project (1.30-2.30, upstairs).

We've even got a map of the route that's taking place. Schwing.

Take a look at his newly updated website:

Things are looking good, guys. Let's just keep our fingers crossed and see what we can do.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Action Stations

Man your posts, Men. We are a-go.

Things have been quiet on here, which I'm sure the regular readers (that I kid myself exist) will know, shows nothing has really been going on. Until the last few days.

Mostly, I've been seeing Jesse perform whilst focusing on other uni deadlines and such. However, it is now crunch time as we have the Bath Literature Festival starting THIS FRIDAY. You can catch Jesse and the other Voices of Bath: Voices in the City performers around town from 10 am - 4pm with some of us in a special performance at the BRLSI between 1.30 and 2.30. I'm not sure on the room number though!

But, because I'd not realised how close the deadline was I've been rushing around filling out risk assessments left, right and, of course, centre in time for the filming on Friday. I've got to rush to the film office tomorrow and hand over the eight, yes eight, risk assessments I've filled out, as well as one for the filming equipment. I nearly had a heart attack on Friday as I thought I was going to have to pay for a permit as well as lots of other things, but thankfully being a student gave me another get out of jail free card. Or in this instance, a 'film for free' card. Huzzah.

I also sat down with my tutor today and finally worked my way around the mental block I've been having for MONTHS over how I'm going to convey the imagery in the poem without mimetically representing it word-for-image. This was immensely useful and I should have done it long ago - I might have been editing by now instead of panicking - but we live and learn, it will all go in the 3500 word essay at the end of the year. And people doing written dissertations thought they had it hard!

In the last few weeks I've also been working in conjunction with Lorna-Leigh Harrington my awesome Illustrator friend to get some flyer designs sorted for Jesse to hand out at the Literature Festival and afterwards, I'm sure. Here are the designs with the front cover Illustrations done by Miss. Lorna-Leigh. Please look at her blog and support her in any way you can, she is a great artist and I hope to help her out by having do this commission (yah, I paid her for this).

I think that's about it for general updates, so here's a little promotion for Jesse as he's performing tomorrow night at the Bath Live Art Project at The Bell in the back bar. £3 entry if you don't dress up (1950's) and £2 if you do! It's looking to be a good night!

See you all there.

Friday, 3 February 2012

More events!

Hot off the press, two new events confirmed for Jesse to be performing at, the nitty gritty details can be found here on Jesse's site:

The next event, The Speakeasy at Ye Olde Farmhouse, is something a little special as I will also be performing two short stories, something that I've never done before so that will be lovely - but of course Jesse will have most of the limelight out of us. There will be an eclectic mix of other spoken word as well so it should be quite an exciting event.

Jesse will also be performing on the 20th March at the next Bath Storytelling Circle in The Raven pub so do check that out.

Project wise I've now fixed the technical glitch that I was having between Mac and camera so this weekend will be full of editing, which will be nice. I plan to have a 'bloopers' test video on the website at some point next week, as well as a few photos as last. I don't own a digital camera, I rely on disposables, so it's a lengthly process to use them all wisely and then have them developed. It's worth it though so it's all exciting and things are underway!

Relevant Twitter accounts: @jammysally, @poppetpup, @Farmhouse_Bath, @theravenofbath, @BathLitFest

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Keeping Busy

So it seems that I'm posting on here once a week now, which is good because it means that I'm actually doing some work!

Jesse's website seems to have been doing quite well so far, although page hits are dropping every now again so check him out.

He's performing again tonight at his weekly spot at The Bell Inn, Bath at their The Blind Tiger Playgroup open mic night. Please do to along, all the details are on Jesse's site.

I've also been playing about with some filming over the weekend so I'm hoping to have some preview videos up over the next week, once the camera and my MacBook start talking to each other - they're having a constant domestic at the moment but I'm hoping to get them into some sort of technology relationship counselling today.

I've asked an illustrator friend of mine to help with the flyer designs so that's all very exciting and to come in the next few weeks. Her blog is here: so do have a little look on there as well - she's rather good!

Everything's moving quite nicely really, it's just that it's all work that's happening off-screen so this will look empty for a little while. I have, however, now had my assessments agreed with my tutor, so that's made this project a little more real as it's put a lot of pressure on the film being quite good as it could really affect my grade. Should probably get filming then.