UH OHHH
April 30, 2011

WOW, as I was editing my final draft of my TUNE UP PHILLY documentary and applying for jobs….my computer crashed!  I ended up spending all afternoon in the Apple store on Friday waiting for the “geniuses” to replace my hard drive.  When I got my laptop back it looked like brand new!  It was AWESOME!

Except…that I lost everything.

All of my b-roll of Stanford Thompson and Tune Up Philly, all of my resumes and cover letters I have been sending out, all of my documents for policy (thank god I handed everything in 2 weeks ago!), all of my pictures, and all of my music…

Luckily I backed up most of this stuff about a month ago…but unfortunately I did lose a lot of footage in addition to my original working “Tune Up Philly” documentary.  I don’t know what I am going to do about this because I somehow have to fix up my video and submit it by Thursday…time to get creative!

I also mentioned that I lost all of my cover letters which is a BIG deal to me because I am a super organized person…I had folders made up for every single company I applied to – in that folder I had the unique cover letter I wrote, my resume that was tailored to that position, and the date I applied.  I was extremely upset to lose all of that data (my goddd I am such a nerd!).

The job search has been so time-consuming and hearing all these “no’s” back is so hurtful!  I know everyone says you can’t take it personally and to stay positive…but is that really possible in this job market?

Tune Up Philly
March 15, 2011

I interviewed Stanford Thompson, founder of Tune Up Philly, a week ago. It was such a wonderful interview, he had such a great point of view and I am so inspired by what he is doing.

Stanford Thompson is the founder of Tune Up Philly believes that music can help children “acquire valuable tools for cooperative learning, teamwork, academic success and self-esteem”. In my interview Stanford and I discussed what inspired Tune Up Philly, El Sistema. El Sistema is Venezuela’s youth orchestra which is a federally funded government program that allows children of all ages to practice their instruments of choice in hopes to teach children responsibility, self-esteem, and build character.

I had an hour of footage and compiled it down to a few minutes. I included all o my favorite quotes but I’M not sure how I feel about the music and the flow if the short. I need to add some footage and b-roll of students and things of that nature but hopefully it will all turn out well after my next visit to the school.

Anyway…I hope you weren’t turned away by my blah description…here is my ROUGH DRAFT