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February has never been my favorite month. It’s cold, it’s short, but you still have to pay the same amount of rent, and, this year, Mercury was drinking all the Gatorade during it. Save some for the rest of us Mercury!
February 2020 did bring a lot of good with it though. It was packed with some great progress on my film "Sprout", opportunities to collaborate with other creators and companies, tasty food, and even getting to see Mark Hamill speak at a film screening!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been working on my thesis film “Sprout” since the spring of 2019. Most of the colored animation is done on "Sprout" at this point. Over the past month, I’ve mainly been going through and cleaning up the animation and color using Photoshop and Premiere. My focus has also begun to shift over to locking down the sound. I was lucky enough to record an original score for it at one of the sound stages on campus. I have to give a big shout out to my composer Ryan Gunderson for writing such a beautiful piece for my film. I can’t wait to share the final mix!
I also worked with Banza Pasta, who gifted me some of their chickpea pasta. Being made of chickpeas, it’s higher in protein and fiber than regular pasta. It also makes it gluten free. There’s nothing wrong with regular pasta by any means, but as someone training for a half marathon right now, I’m not going to say no to a little extra protein in my diet.