The Prodigal Altar Boy

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown - Who Do You Think You Are?

2011 – Last 100 Days
Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown
T-17 Days to Go
14 December 2011

Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Watched Karen Everett “Story Doctor Kit” Module #1 – Rough Cut diagnostics 
Checkerboarding:  The Power of Four 
Music to foreshadow
Play with audience expectations
Tease theme with gripping footage
Total time:  1 hour

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm up on the Wechter
Pat Metheny etudes exercise #1 bars 1-4 20X (also on the Wechter)
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Active rest

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“Granby Street” 2X on the Wechter - focus:  Lyric work, vocals
 “Dies Irae” – 25X run-throughs of the entire piece on the Roland Ready Strat
Focus work on dyads and octave runs.
Total Time: 30 minutes

Notes:  Seventeen days and counting.

Lessons Learned

Who do you think you are? You are your own limiting factor.  Over the weekend, I heard a brother explaining how even though fleas can leap up to eighteen inches, if you keep one in a container with a ceiling as low as six inches for a period of time, when you remove the container, it will only be able to leap as high as the height of that container.  The limitations are self-imposed.  Going back to the original question, who do you think you are?  Do you think of yourself as a talented, empowered child of God?  Why not?