Friday, June 22, 2007

It's Official!

“The still must tease with the promise of a story
the viewer of it itches to be told.”

Cindy Sherman

As of this week I am officially working full-time - drum roll please - at Seven Days as a videographer/fresh-n-hot content provider. Yowzer!

This means I will continue to make the weekly arts & culture vlog Stuck in Vermont (and am shooting a particularly fun one tonight in Montpelier) as well as doing ads and editorial vids.

And after a week of 7Ds meetings and a Friday staff meeting that involved a feathery strawberry shortcake, I am brimming over with sugar, excitement and ideas for the weeks to come. YIPS!

There is this funny thing that happens when things finally converge onto the right track in your life (ever suspicious, I am furiously knocking on wood as I say this). It is almost a little frightening to get your dream job and dream house (more knocking) in the same week. Eerie even, and ever so suspicious. You start to look for holes in the paperwork, there must be a catch here, right?!

If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It was almost like it was made already.. the challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of.
- Cindy Sherman

The first artist that really captured the essence of what I wanted to do when I grew up was Cindy Sherman. Her series of grainy black and white photographs of herself playing different working women on average moments in average days in their average lives each told a story far beyond the 2 dimensional image.

That is the sort of art I always longed to make. Something that told a story in a way you hadn't heard it before.

I've tried different story-telling mediums like zines, comics, paintings, and the written word. But digital video and the internet became my favorite tool as soon as I could access it.

I am still learning how to tell stories better and in a more cohesive way, trying to hone my deep, rich, resonant grandpa story-telling voice. But all that I really care about is that I am on my way. And the journey will be a wild one.

Oh, and I get to work with the coolest group of people at the best damn media conglomerate newsource in existence. Life is good. Thanks Cindy Sherman for pointing me in the right direction. One foot in front of the other...


casey said...

Congrats! Wish we coulda worked together...

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Thanks Casey, wish you were still here haunting the halls of 7D! But nooooo, you had to up and move to DC!!!?!? Phish posh!

Jeff said...

That's great news Eva I'm happy for you. Will 7d incorporate more video into their website?

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Thanks Jeff! Yep, you will be seeing more multi-media content on the Seven Days website. the web is where papers tend to be moving towards these days and, as with everything else, 7Days seems to be leading the pack on this one! CHARGE!

Anonymous said...

so happy for you. Maybe now you can have your own wikipedia page.
take care

la-la-lani said...

Yay! So happy for you.
More drinkies and girl-talk soon?

Zack Smovies said...




Emily said...

Hooray! Congratulations on both the house and the great job! By the way, I wield a mean hammer, should you want any help working on your beautiful new home.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

thanks guys! it is all very exciting...and terrifying too! ;)

Q_Monroe said...

hooray! so exciting! congrats!

digibudi said...

Wow! I'm also very happy for you! I've got my dreamjob since March, this year, and let me tell you, it is amazing to earn money with something you love to do. As for Cindy Sherman, I've never heard of her before. Shame on me! Thnx for the link, I will look into her work this weekend.