Week 3 has come and gone, and things were pretty uneventful. For the most part nothing much changed, I worked on a bunch more powerpoint slides (I've probably hit around 800/900 by now) and also made some cheat sheets for various vocabulary. I did get a nice little birthday present from Kaneko sensei though, she bought me a really good cream puff and some mocchi ice cream. I don't think she knew this, but mocchi ice cream is like actually my favorite dessert ever, so she chose 100% right.
Sorry I am a little late in posting this, but I ended up going on an unexpected trip to watch my sister play volleyball in Seattle these last few days, and neglected to bring my laptop. Anyway, this past week ended up being much easier for me as the play I was performing in closed the weekend before, so the only obligation I had was my senior project. This allowed me to really focus on my senior project without having anything else in the back of my mind. This proved to be really essential for me as it was tech week (a.k.a.
Submitted by Zach Lewis on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:57am
Much of what I did last week is what is called “Foley” recording. In every movie, both animated and not, many of the sound effects aren't actually recorded on the set, and have to be recreated in a studio. How this works is a Foley artist uses various props and equipment to carefully recreate or enhance most of the sounds in a given film. From footsteps to the whooshing sound of an arrow, these sounds are actually being recorded by some Foley artists using various props to recreate real life noises.
In addition to working with an internal medic, I am also following a physical therapist. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, I work with Dr. Mir at the internal medicine clinic, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I follow physical therapist Jim at Westside Physical Therapy. By interning in both internal medicine and physical therapy, I am able to observe how different areas in health care collaborate. Dr. Mir refers many of his patients to Westside Physical Therapy, most commonly sending patients with cases of diabetes or back and knee pain.
This past week has been pretty quiet around the office, as a lot of people are out of town for meetings and site visits. As a result, I have been spending a lot of my time doing independent research into projects and buildings that I find interesting. I spent a lot of my time on websites like Archdaily, Archinect and Designboom looking at and reading about new developments around the world. Through these websites, I have found a lot of exciting projects.
Ever thought it was possible to levitate? I didn’t either until watching a guy get his palms tattooed. Originally standing, he slowly rose out of his chair hovering inches from the seat with the angriest look in his eyes. The needle didn’t travel far; only a few serifs and swirls were able to get touched up. The customer had the words “keep calm” tattooed on the palms. He came in originally to get the tops of his hands inked (birds of course since they are so popular).
So while this week wasn't as exciting case-wise as last week it was still super interesting! This week our team's attending switched from Sima to Dr. Englander. Hospitalists usually work in one to two week shifts between working with a team and patients ect. and teaching. So Sima went off to teach and Dr. Englander joined our wonderful team! The most interesting case, in my opinion, this week remained the man with the intra and extra-cranial tumor.
My sole task for Sandy this week was the complete cataloguing of uniforms - an immense task, but one that will inevitably save everyone involved with athletics a few headaches. I began by photographing all of the uniforms I could find in the weight room closet, front and back, and after condensing them all into one document, began to organize them. I paired the home and away uniforms for each specific team with one another so that someone looking at the document could easily find what they're looking for.