Bring Your Dog to School Day

I propose a day when students are allowed to bring their dogs to school.

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A Haiku

Sandwiches are cool

girls just wanna have fu- un

Hofstra is a school

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The Cold Ones

Our crew is in crippling danger. We have fallen apart and our hearts are blocks of insulated ice. There is no hope in this world of drags. No redemption.

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Porous Rocks

Pumice is a rock. But it sometimes scrubs feet.

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Lauren is mean

So today Lauren dragged me.

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A Good Day for Blogging

Narcolepsy

Every meme for himself

Memes memes nothing but memes

Eating goldfish is good

Mwish me luck coach

Euphemism

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

It’s okay, Mary

Shrek

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Doing Things on the List

Hello Wax Jambu fans!

Well, over February break we filmed our last scene! We still have lots of work to do but we are now in the process of editing the last scene of the movie! Exciting stuff people! Our shoot over break was a lot of fun! Though attendance was restricted (only Jamie, Bridget, Mary, and myself were allowed) to keep the pace moving and to keep everyone focused, we still had a great time! We took a trip to Stop and Shop and McDonald’s to get some last minute props as well as some much needed snacks. After shooting wrapped we settled down and watched The Theory of Everything! Shout out to my main man Eddie Redmayne, congrats on the win!

We now have TWO fantastic BuTube vlogs up! You can watch them here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vgRoZQImdGk

Filming the vlogs is so much fun because we get to show our fans a little sneak peak into the film and into the inner workings of the Wax Jambu crew. We try to get some footage of each step of the process, from shopping at Forever 21 to doing hair and makeup. As of right now we are making great progress on the film! Everyone should attend our Halloween Party on March 20th it’s gonna be a blast! For now, this is the Wax Jambu crew, signing off!

Lauren

 

 

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Hello again.

Hi, Mary here writing my first blog post (the first one has “disappeared”)(*cough*cough*)(Lauren). Anyway, the Wax Jambu crew has been moving quickly—filming, watching, and editing footage—and we have even scheduled our big scene: the Halloween party (March 20).

As we are filming, everyone’s characters are thoroughly developing. Lauren has really connected to her inner snob, and as our crew grows stronger, so does the acting. However, although we have gotten a lot done, we still have a long way to go. In fact, Jamie is fixing our schedule now as to accommodate the changes that the snow day has made.

Everyone should come to the Wax Jambu Halloween party on March 20, it’ll be a killer time :).

-Mary

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Wax Jambu Update

Despite the snow this week that’s been keeping us out of class, our crew has been planning and filming when we can.  On monday afternoon, we solved one of our biggest obstacles:  filming with a spider.  We were all ecstatic when we saw it and we ending up getting some really cool shots of it!  Now, we’re planning out when to film the smaller of our two party scenes, which will be a lot of fun, but a bit challenging because there are some complicated shots and we’ll need detailed art direction to create the perfect atmosphere.  We’ve been nervously awaiting the day that we film this for months and there has been a lot of talk as to how we will film and edit it, but when we finally get there, it will hopefully be fun to shoot and it will turn out good.  We don’t have many scenes left to film in school, so scheduling will become more of a problem in the next few weeks, yet the most difficult thing to schedule right now is our next movie night!  Last time we watched “Black Swan,” one of the main inspirations for our movie, so we all learned a lot and had a good time.  I am hoping to start filming more often, but a main priority is getting to the top on music trivs.

-Pontis

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Arañas

It was an ordinary Monday afternoon for the Bu Crew. We were headed off to my house to film a scene with Marley in her bedroom for one of the first scenes in the movie. All was well. We arrived at my house and dressed the set, hanging up Marley’s pictures and arranging her desk. Lauren got into her costume and we were setting up the camera.

At that moment, Lauren spotted a small creature on the wall — a spider. As one might expect, our initial reaction was a mix of anger and terror, and we backed away from the tiny beast so that we could calmly come up with a way to eject it from my bedroom. However, a realization then dawned upon us. One of the biggest obstacles that we’ve faced this year is getting a spider for a scene later in the movie. Alas, filming Scene 2 was clearly not meant to be, so Pontis volunteered (mistake #1) to get up on my swivel chair (mistake #2) to collect the spider into a plastic cage (one might call it a cup) so that we could put it onto my bureau. We quickly learned that Pontis is incompetent (although we all knew that already) and Angela got the spider instead.

Affectionately named Jerry, our arachnid friend did a couple of takes of the scene with grace and confidence. We let him scurry around on my bureau as I attempted to keep the rascal in focus (don’t tell me keeping footage in focus with a 1.8 f stop is hard until you’ve tried filming a tiny frightened spider). We gave Jerry breaks every couple of takes as to not overwork the poor little fellow. However, disaster struck when Jerry got a little too close to the edge of the bureau. Angela was ready with the cup to scoop him back up, but he slipped down the back of the bureau and out of sight, leaving the Bu Crew in a state of panic. Luckily, we retrieved him once again, and he did a few more takes.

Once the shoot was done, we were faced with another dilemma: what is a crew to do with a tiny eight legged friend? In typical Pontis fashion, my co-director offered to take him home, but her suggestion was followed by a swift “NO” from the entire crew. So we only had one option left — we had to release him into the wild.

Trying not to think about the fact that we were expecting a huge blizzard the next day, we let Jerry go outside so that he could be free. We are still holding hope that he found warmth and shelter during the inclement weather, but alas, we will never know what came of poor Jerry.

Although the shoot did not goes as planned, we are thankful that the Spider Gods blessed us with a gem of an actor in young Jerry. #PrayForJerry #GoneButNotForgotten

Until next time,

Jamie

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