Today…

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Today I…

  • Posted stuff on craigslist
  • Thought about Russell Brand
  • Did Laundry
  • Ate Banana Maca Smoothie
  • Went to school
  • Had Class with Dancers and Theatre Students at SFU where I
    • Did improvisation
    • Made improvisation overly sexualized because I figured Russell Brand would approve
    • Decided that pleasure is in fact merely the absence of pain
    • Realized that everyone looks like a star in the right lighting
    • Affirmed my recent commitment to become famous
  • Wondered if my nectarine had some sort of mould
  • Took photo of aforementioned potential mould
  • Pondered keeping it to perform experiments on
  • Decided I should write about my thoughts and musings for the day to entertain other and practice my comedy.

Cheers.

These Kids Wear Crowns: A Personal Invitation to SFU LipDub

Dear These Kids Wear Crowns,

My name is Jenni Rempel and I am an Assistant Director on the SFU LipDub project. I am personally writing this letter to you to invite you to participate in the SFU LipDub – tomorrow, March 14th in the evening.

I know this is fairly short notice, however I until a few hours ago I was under the impression that you were still in Australia on tour. Given that you are just a hop, skip (or a jump?) away from Burnaby Mountain I think it would be super cool if you would come out and support our event. I have been involved in this project for two years now and it would really be a dream come true to see it come to life in the most amazing way possible.

I understand that SFU LipDub has legally acquired the rights to use the song “Jumpstart” by These Kids Wear Crowns in our LipDub Music Video. One of our producers has just informed me that previous requests for you to attend the SFU LipDub were denied because you thought it was unfair to other groups that have used your songs in their videos.

I think you should attend the SFU LipDub for a few reasons. Unlike other projects, I have been working on the SFU LipDub for two years. This substantial time commitment speaks to the amount of effort and the large scale of this project, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Also, the whole thing is a fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and it would be really amazing if we could raise the profile of this event benefitting the community. Furthermore, unlike many other groups who make online videos, SFU LipDub has actually gone through all the ropes to legally acquire the rights to the song instead of stealing it or using it without permission.

Apart from the huge benefits to SFU Students and the Food Bank, you may be wondering how this will benefit you personally. The SFU LipDub is great opportunity for you to get exposure to a huge audience. There will be hundreds of students, well connected university students, with hundreds of friends who would be ready and willing to promote These Kids Wear Crowns. These students could “like” the band’s Facebook page, follow the band on twitter, request them on the radio, buy their songs and more! As if that isn’t enough, I volunteer to personally call all the radio stations in BC to request they play These Kids Wear Crowns! I will bake you cupcakes! You can even be invited to our after party!

Anywho, if you happen to receive this request it would be wonderful if you could contact myself or any other member of the lipdub team. My personal cell phone number is 604.230.4936 and my e-mail is jenni.rempel@gmail.com. You can also contact our Associate Producer Manjot Badesha by phone at 778.859.6074 or by e-mail at manjot@sfulipdub.com

Thank you very much, Alex, Alan, Matt, Joe, Josh and “Gypsy”.

 

With Hopeful Optimism,

Jenni Rempel

Assistant Director

SFU LipDub

604.230.4936

jennir@sfu.ca

 

Today I…

Photo by Andrei of Wintercoast

Photo by Andrei of Wintercoast

  • Made fresh squeezed orange juice!
  • Made a Kale Salad!
  • Had a clearing conversation!
  • Bumped into a friend at the Bus Stop!
  • Went to the top of a mountain!
  • Gave a gift!
  • Printed posters!
  • Attended a student dialogue about experiential learning!
  • Went to a meeting!
  • Supported a student initiative!
  • Planned a trip to Victoria! YAY SO EXCITED!
  • Applied for and was granted funding for an event!
  • Had a life realization!
  • Fell asleep on a bus – literally! haha!
  • Saw Captain Charles Moore – credited with discovering the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!
  • Learned about the ocean!
  • Thought about how I can help the ocean!
  • Bought bananas!
  • Danced ballet!
  • Sweat!
  • Put up posters at SFU Vancouver and SFU Surrey!
  • Was featured in a newspaper!
  • Helped someone plan a Valentines Surprise for their partner!
  • Bought vegan food!
  • Made a vegan cucumber sandwich!
  • Finished a proposal!
  • Was inspired by people online!
  • Wrote this list!

BAM! 3 Campuses. 1 Day. 1 class. ROCKSTAR! The state of mind, not the energy drink! Life is amazing : )

Night! Dream pretty : )

Speaking and Life Goals… inspired via the SFU Leadership Summit

Keynote, Dreamforce 2011, San Francisco
For Keynote Speaking…

Notes to self:

  • THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH. I am only sharing my perspective and giving people an opportunity to take what they like and leave the rest.
  • Do a Mic Check – and listen to the audience. (maybe even have point people, so that I can hear them if there is speaking or interacting)
  • Encourage live tweeting! Have a hashtag!
  • Improv style! Audience participation.
  • I want to elicit responses that matter! Why am I asking this? What am I looking for (and if I am looking for something then I probably shouldn’t be asking). Why ask the rhetorical question?
  • Drop the details.
  • CLEAR Communication.
  • Know facts, don’t talk about stuff you don’t know.
  • Sometimes there is an awkwardness with audience participation. I want to create an environment which avoids shame/embarrassment and creates a level of comfort.

For Workshops…

Notes to self:

  • Humility: is the quality of being modest and respectful.
  • This is your session. Think of this room as Vegas.

Things I want to learn about:

History of Leadership – ie: Gandhi

I REALIZED…

I want to create a world without hunger and malnutrition…but what DO I want… hmm…

I want to create a nourished world. In every sense of the world.

I like working with: kids, film, design, social change, dancing, leadership

So that’s me at the moment.

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

What’s New in Jenni-Land

It’s been a while! I am so excited and inspired at this present moment! I want to write and share and dance and sing and jump and love and pet a cat!

So now I bring you… UPDATE ON WHAT I AM DOING!

My New Falling Whistle Came Today

My New Falling Whistle Came Today!

I have adapted and expanded my online presence. I currently maintain my Facebook Page, Twitter account, Rainbow Blog, Tumblr, THIS BLOG, Professional Website and I AM AN OFFICIAL SUPERFORESTER NOW (love it when my dreams come true).

At school this semester I am taking Acting II, Dance (we are doing Contemporary/Modern Ballet) and “Writing for Design, Media and Informatics” which I need to graduate. What an amazing semester! I am at all three campuses and downtown at the new Woodwards campus 4 days per week! Love it! I am close to Gorilla Foods too hehe

I am still running The LOVE Club (Living Opposed to Violence and Exploitation) at SFU and am an active member of the SFU Improv Club. My big projects at the moment include the LEAD Project I am mentoring and some stuff for the Student Society. And I’m working with the MOB to raise funds to build a school in Berna this year. Oh! And the media collective I am starting with some awesome people! Good things to come : )

I am still contemplating my next year… the semester in dialogue? an internship? citystudio? Graduate on time? So many options! I love living in possibility.

Oh and as usual I have been spending a great deal of time pondering how I can… bring more love into the world, reduce the trash I produce, eat more raw organic food and sillyness! Yay sillyness : P

But enough about me… (Or in the words of the theatrical adaptation I saw of “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky recently… “I’ve talked way too much but it’s because I liked you all immediately”)

What are you up to? What is inspiring you today?

Yay! Love!

Jenni

SIAT Showcase tomorrow! Come vote for me 12 to 5 at SFU Surrey : D

What are you up to tomorrow?

Come see my work and vote for it at the SIAT Spring Showcase!

Location: SFU Surrey – it’s by Central City Mall (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)

Date & Time: Saturday, January 28th, 2012, 12:00-5:00pm

Facebook Event

I have several projects being featured…

( And vote for me! ;D )

STAGE STAR: an interactive video installation

This is what I do at school…

STAGE STAR is an interactive video projection installation designed specifically for the musical concert setting. By translating audio input and control from crowd
movement into video and light projection, STAGE STAR creates a concert experience that is both immersive and unique. It was my final project for IAT 443: Interactive Video.

I am so proud of my team for pulling this all together!

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Wintercoast (facebook.com/Wintercoast)
and The Railway Club in Vancouver, BC

Fun for a Change

Recently I was part of a competition called Fun for a Change which I blogged about before.

Fun for A Change is a social innovation challenge that encourages youth to come up with fun ways to create positive change. It’s about getting people to “do the right thing” and change behavior by using fun and game-like motivations. It’s about learning and applying game mechanics without necessarily creating a game.  It’s about thinking outside the box and rethinking how we can change the world.

I am so proud of my team – we came in third place and here was our project: SMASHTRASH 

You can also View our Presentation PDF here

Team RE(design)CYCLE < 3

 

 

 

 

 

Fun for a Change

So right now i’m doing this competition hosted by SIFE SFU (Students in Free Enterprise) called Fun for a Change. It is a social innovation competition where we use design and game dynamics to try and make the world better.

The contest was created by Charles Tsai, this awesome super passionate guy who knows tons about social enterprise.

It is all especially perfect because I am turning my freelance work into a business which makes the world better. Reading Sacred Commerce is also inspiring my developing business model. I think this is all very funny because just as I was thinking and wishing there was a course on social entrepreneurship I could take… along comes this opportunity! Perfect!

Oh and I get to work with two of my favorite people, Colette and Diana on my team : )

We are going to make smart choices and sustainability easier and more fun. STOKED!