Tag Archives | Lithuania

Welcome back

Hi everyone, welcome back to cysfilm. It’s alive! Kind of! I took a big break from the blog to finish editing Bush League and to think about how I can be better at all of this. To start with, I wanted to redesign the site so it looked a little more professional but also so [...]

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New Holga Shots

Holgas are the Russian tractor of the photography world. Its a 15 dollar plastic camera with a plastic lens that takes medium format film. They leak light, have no adjustments for aperture, focus or shutter speed and the viewfinder is completely inaccurate. But they can take some great pictures. After shooting nothing but digitals for [...]

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Lithuanian Jewry Posts, May – June 2007

(The following is a string of posts from the old cysfilm blog. Some of the dates have been lost so I compiled all into one post. It’s messy but interesting sutff.) Lithuanian Jewry, Entry #3, June 11, 07 May 29, 07 I wrote: Thanks for the information Ann, its enlightening. Can you tell me more [...]

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Toro! Toro!

(Saturday Night) I just got into a bizarre chase/street fight with two drunk Lithuanian men about 30 minutes ago. Damn, these guys are such dumb monkeys. I guess it’s a wonder it didn’t happen years ago in the village. Though I have to admit, lately I’ve been feeling especially fed up with the idiocy. Last [...]

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Bush Meat

First the film stuff. I left for Africa with seven hours of tape which is way less than what I wanted. When I got there, I told Jake I’d wait a week or so then start shooting after I had an idea what to focus on. There was also an issue with camera batteries since [...]

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Back in the USSR

Got back to Lithuania a couple days ago from Malawi, what a trip. Nicest people I’ve ever met anywhere. I’m out of here in under two weeks, back to California. Will post some more stuff about the trip when I’ve got the time. Till then.

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Flight Through the Night

One of my best friends from the States just left the other day. A reminder of the good stuff back home. We packed it in, he got the full taste then went to Spain. Fulbright is ending, been a damn nice ride. Tomorrow I get up early and fly to Africa. Who would have ever [...]

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Dim Red and Stars

The high notes are on which side of the piano? Last week was a spinal tap of shrill notes from the left side of the mouth, from the mouths of the old. This place keeps dishing its guts. Sixty years after the fact they’re raw red and still hot to the touch. Kristina’s Grandma sat [...]

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Equinox

If you’ve ever doubted resurrection, spend a winter in Lithuania. Snow on the ground now for five months. When it’s not snowing its gray. When its not gray its too cold to stay outside. My first year here I was sure I was dying by this time in March. I’d never seen my face so [...]

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Rome Drops the News

I shot the hotel room scenes over the weekend and I’m relieved to have it done. Without Dave’s help its much more difficult. Last night at three in the morning I woke up and realized that part of Ervynis’ dialog is all wrong and should have been adjusted. Its too much for one person with [...]

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