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This came across the blog’s facebook page.  It sounds cool, so I thought I’d share it here as well.

Do you know of a teen or are you a teenager yourself that has an interest in the film industry? We have a great bootcamp for young aspiring filmmakers happening at Open Rivers Pictures Academy located at Pinewood Atlanta Studios Production Centre. Go, click on Class Registration, and register to reserve your spot today!!


Monday, April 4th-Friday, April 8th (Spring Break)
(Ages: 14-18)

This Movie Camp Experience takes students from the concept to the creation process of film-making. Students will learn the fundamentals of production such as film/television terminology, the different positions on a set, in addition to collaborating with classmates to write, direct, film, and edit a short movie!
Instructor: TBD
Monday, April 4th-Friday, April 8th (Spring Break)

$849 Early Registration Ends March 28, 2016

$999 Beginning March 29. 2016

*Snacks & Lunch Will Be Included

Recently, we went to MomoCon. What is Momocon? It’s a convention here in Georgia. It’s a gaming and anime convention, and it is [in the future] a four day convention over memorial day weekend.

Whilist we were at MomoCon, I met some good people that were very nice and willing to talk. There were some who asked for pictures and others who wanted pictures with you. May it be you were in cosplay or not, there were always people who were willing to stop and help you around or introduce you to others. The crowds may be big, but it’s definitely worth going to.

A few things that were noted – you know that you’re at a convention when your spotpass [on 3ds] goes wild. What I mean by that is if you walk around with it on, you will receive a load of people who will enter themselves into your 3ds. Another thing you can tell just by the visual effect you see from people is that everyone brings their ds – seeing a long line of people with it out can prove this point.

The dealers room was cool – seeing the stuff that most people don’t have and seeing those stores you remember. The problem with going into that room is limiting yourself to what you buy. [Sadly, I couldn’t do that.] The artists alley was also a nice area – finding and being able to get the art that people drew/painted/other themselves is probably one of the best things that could happen.

Overall, I really liked the convention. While I may not have much to say because I don’t know how to put them into words, there’s lots more to tell. It would be easier just to go and see it yourself!! [Preordering your passes is easiest – don’t wait until the door price to get them] I hope to see you there next year!

I know there are a lot of people out there [like me] who don’t have the money or the time to either buy costumes or make them. There are a few things you can do. Here are some steps.

1) Figure out who you want to cosplay as

2) Look in your closet or someone else’s to see if you have anything even //slightly// related to what they wear

3) If they do, take it out and see what you can do

I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to be like “what do I do next?” Well, you build it up! If you need props, you can use a lot of materials! For a staff, I used pvc pipes and paint! Making a bow is easy as well – just use a wire as a base and use newspaper to wrap around it. Editing a lot of clothes is actually fairly simple.  I’ve created a costume out of pure materials I found at home – A jacket, duct tape, pants and a shirt. Simple, right? You just have to have the materials to edit said outfit and be able to do that from now on.

Another thing – if you’re going to cosplay, you need makeup. Male or female. It can be used to make the face clearer, or just to make it look a lot more like said character. Eyeliner is basic – also some skin toning might help.

Now, as it comes for wigs if you’re going to use them. Keep them in a container and away from animals. If they’re a long wig, make sure to keep them in a plastic bag so they don’t tangle themselves up with the other wigs [if you have any other]


Overall, it just comes down to time and hard work. Don’t put what you’re working on until last and make sure you have everything completed by the time you need to use it.

Formal Logic

Posted: May 21, 2014 by Brenten in Activities, Blog, Local

SpringFormal2014 (2)This month I went to my first Formal High School Dance.  There are many different items a guy must do before he can go to a formal dance, the first of which is to invite a girl and then buy the tickets.

After these things have been done, there are multiple things to do the week before the dance. First, find out what color dress she is wearing, then find something nice to wear, either a suit or a tuxedo, that matches what she will be wearing. Go to a store that sells wrist corsages and order one that matches her dress. Flowers for dances can be found in many stores that sell flowers. I went to Publix. If there is trouble finding an exact color match for her dress, the florist can usually help with that. Make sure that you have dinner reservations for a nice restaurant, and also make sure you can pay for the most expensive thing on the menu, but hope she does not order it. Remember that you invited her, so you should pay for what needs to be paid for.

You should also ensure you have a method of transportation. There are also things to do the day of the dance, for instance you need to pick up her corsage, remember to keep it in the refrigerator, and then remember to take it out of the refrigerator.

Make sure you are ready well in advance, which means you should be showered and dressed at least an hour or two before you go to pick her up. Then you pick her up, and go to the restaurant.

Parents may want to go somewhere to take pictures of the two of you, so make sure you allow time for that. At the dance you need to make sure she is having fun, and you also need to have fun yourself. There will probably be snacks, but do not overeat. Things to do after the dance. After my dance was over, we were asked to help clean up the mess that was made, so you may be asked to do the same. You should drive her home. 

Her parents may want to talk to you and ask how it was, so remember to smile and be polite, and thank her for going with you. Thank her parents for letting her go with you. Thank your parents for letting you go with her. Thank your driver for driving you, and thank God for a wonderful night.


Review: CNN Center #GOCOWLS

Posted: September 26, 2013 by rosie in Activities, Blog, Local
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I went to the CNN center for a field trip for school. We took the tour, and were able to look around. We were able to play around on the green screen, and make ourselves invisible by using the invisible cloak. We walked around the area, and we were able to watch a live recording for the news anchor.  We got some of the basics on what they would do if they were outside and recording live, and how they would holster the camera to their chest. We were able to see the main room, with the group of people. We were told they could fit at least 300 people in there if there was breaking news, and that the room would be like a sea of people. Overall it was a good trip, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I would probably decrease the price slightly, but other than that it was worth it. I would give the tour a 9/10.

by Dustyn
This is a place we have passed many times. Mom has said she has wanted to go there for about 11yrs and we never have. So on our way back from Braselton we stopped in and checked it out.
It was pretty amazing.
Its open 7 days a week 24 hours a day. They have people come in and night fish as well as those who practice for tournaments there. It’s a privately owned lake so no fishing permits required and you can spend all day there and picnic as well keep fishing for one price.
I had a ball with my family and my friend Thomas who has only fished one time.  Mom had to help him cause he was trying to cast his rod upside down and not hit the release button.
We spent almost three hours there and we had a good time. There were huge fish jumping out of the water and we were trying to catch those. A cat fish was caught and put on the pole to show how large they are in there. It was at least 20 inches long.
The other cool thing was the wildlife. We were able to be up close to Turkey  Buzzards who were waiting on a tasty worm treat or a fish or two. To see one up close was pretty cool.
We plan on going back again but with a full meal to cook on the grill and just enjoy the whole day there. If you like to fish and want to stay close to the area this is the place to go.   Great friendly atmosphere and full stocked pond.  Although I do think the fish are smarter than us at times. They have figured out to eat the side of the hook to get the worm.
Rating Twin Bridges Lake  an  A
Big D
(I was the only one that caught a small catfish. I released him)

GT Mobile game app development

Posted: September 9, 2013 by Ashley in Activities, Blog, Local
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Georgia Tech’s CEISMC hosts K.I.D.S activities and events.  They have a course to teach kids the rudiments of mobile game app development coming up.  For grades 6-12, cost is $60, you can find more information on their web site: