Archive | April, 2010

Facebook, Pedos and Alex

12 Apr

Well it’s the end of the first day for BTC30, and I’m currently sitting on a giant pink beanbag in Alex’s bedroom!
Today was interesting because it’s the only day that all of the BTC students are put into groups and rotated though four different workshops: Field (Cameras out of studio), Editing, Studio, Presenter’s Workshop. For our field item, our director decided to make a love story. But that soon changed into a creepy-pedo man stalking some girl sitting in the park. Because I had already agreed to act I played the role and it is probably the funniest BTC first-day field item ever haha, apparently I pull it off! So that either means my acting skills are remarkably good, or that I’m a creepy pedo. Ew haha

I also loved working in the studios today too, presenting two small shows and showing Alex the ropes – she even got in front of the camera! Haha what a shock tehe 😛
I’m at her place at the moment. Tomorrow we’re gong to work on a few different projects and maybe sneak into a presenting workshop that I’m dead keen to do!

Everything else in life is good. I’m in a new relationship and that’s fantastic, I can’t wait to get back to school again and I just feel like everything is perfect! Uh oh Shorty’s about to go to air and poor Alex can’t miss watching Adam Rickit, so we have to go now.

Cya =D


BTC 30

10 Apr

It’s finally here!
Beyond The Camera 30 is being held in Christchurch over a week starting tomorrow and I can’t wait to get there! If you don’t remember, BTC is a full-on film course for enthusiastic students  held at St Andrews College in Christchurch. With unlimited opportunities to work in any field (lighting/sound/acting/camera/producing/mixing), guest speakers and workshops, plus the chance to visit Whitebait’s Studios (think home of What Now), it’s the most hands on course offered to school students in NZ.

The course is around about $1500 and schools from around the country send (and pay for) students to attend – but not everyone gets in so I’m really lucky to be going this year! They usually hold two courses a year, one in April and the other in September, but there is only one this year. So this is my final opportunity to go =(

I’ll try and blog thoughout the week as to what I’m doing (no doubt I’ll be tweeting so keep an eye on @nztk). My XT phone is out of action as the battery has died so I am currently using another phone and number. If you need to contact me urgently, please contact my parents or Kim Millwood, Alex Albertson-Marino or me via Facebook.

I’m leaving for Auckland within an hour and fly out to Christchurch tomorrow morning – so I need to go and get my gear together! Am looking forward to blogging in more detail sometime over the next few days.

Cya later! =D

Even though I’m blue . . .

3 Apr

Yay for Easter and Holidays and Friends and Family and Christchurch!
Nay for Relationship Breakups, Faulty Phone Batteries and Dark Weather.

One thing I’ve found, is that there are two sides to everything. There’s a positive, and then a negative. When it’s good you just glide though life, swooping over the problems and you just feel like everything has fit into place. When it’s bad, you just fall and your overcrowded head spins and you feel like nothing is going to get you out of it.
I’ve been here and there and everywhere in between. But life goes on so the logical solution is to get over it! Which is exactly what I’ve done and I feel great. My relationship with Paul ended late on Thursday night. I was fine as I processed that until yesterday (Friday) afternoon, when I did break. I flew though all the breakup stages yesterday, and then last night came the acceptance and that’s where I’ve been ever since. So I’m doing great =)

Let’s get a positive – it’s Easter and my family are here! Mum couldn’t come up because of her back injury, but my amazing cousin Sheryl, and then Dad with my brothers Jeremy and Jamie have come up so I love it! Perfect timing too. We’re just having quality time together and it’s just what I needed!

My phone battery has actually died and won’t charge – so no more XT for me! Message me for my temporary mobile number as I’m back to using a brick from Intermediate School. Ugh! Telecom said it’d be cheaper if I just brought a new battery because the repair place will just say it’s water damage. Hm!

Christchurch is a week away today! I’m so excited to be going on this course, and as the Fairlycol students know, I’m even more excited for my name badge 😛

What else? My asthma has kicked in big time so I didn’t go to work today, and now I’m being called into a meeting on Monday. I’m going to wait and see what happens with that. Hm. The weather’s been really cold recently too – I hate the fact daylight savings is about to end!

Have a great easter (and holidays if you’re at school) and thanks so much for your support over the last few days. You are all so incredible and I can’t believe so many people care =)



1 Apr


I’m sitting in the library next to Logan Brown (Deputy Head Boy of Fairfield) and we’re just waiting for the period to end – it’s my last day ever of Term 1!
Pretty stoaked at the moment because I’m getting a Fairfield College name badge! All of the peoples in my group are head students or student council members, therefore have a badge so I’ve been the odd one out! But because I’m going to be representing the school at film and television confrences (the first being Beyond The Camera 2010 in Christchurch), the principal of the school decided that I should get a badge! yay =D

Umm what else is happening . . . tonight is my final Thursday night shift at Foodtown! Oh the bell just went so I have to go. Lol bye!