Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" ADR Project

Voice acting's always a fun little diversion. I voiced Chris Evans's character Jason Lee from the phenomenal film "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" for my close friend Phillip Stucker's Sound class ADR project (I posted my dubbing of Jurassic Park for the same project yesterday. Enjoy!

Scott Pilgrim ADR Project from Phillip Stucker on Vimeo.

Friday, April 29, 2011

"You Belong to Me"

"You Belong to Me"- Directed by Phillip Stucker. I did boom operation for this little short, as well as acted as an Assistant Director. Enjoy it!

Jurassic Park ADR Project

ADR Project for MTA-254 Sound at Montana State University.

John Hammond- Reg Dalzell
Alan Grant- John Sweeney
Ian Malcolm- Pat Hessman
Ellie Sattler- Hailey Nicolet-Lloyd
Donald Gennaro- Seth Pleasants

Unfortunately, I couldn't use the embed code because of copyright claims on the JP footage, so here's the link to the video.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Secret History of Godzilla

Project for MTA 252 Sound at Montana State University. The assignment was to create a short film out of old archival WW2 footage, and construct a sound design for it. So naturally, I created one about Godzilla.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"You Belong to Me" Fake Blood Makeup

A sample of some film makeup work I've done, a blood job for Phillip Stucker's short film "You Belong to Me."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

(500) Days of Frustration

This was originally written for the ASMSU Exponent.

It is said art is a reflection of society, whether the art supports or condemns it. Because of this, there are lessons to be learned from books, music, television and movies. While it may seem strange to plug a 2-year-old movie, the 2009 film “(500) Days of Summer” is just such a film. And please be forewarned, there are spoilers ahead.

For the unfamiliar, “(500) Days of Summer” is a deconstruction of modern romantic comedies and ‘happily ever after’ endings, showing a 20-something man’s desperate attempts to recall what went wrong in a failed relationship with a woman he was certain was “the one.” At first, he thinks only of good memories but soon begins to see the flaws in both the relationship and his ex-girlfriend.

In fact, the movie thoroughly deconstructs the notion of “the one.” The opening narration informs the audience it is a story of boy meets girl, but not a love story. Protagonist Tom, thanks to an overly romanticized perception of love, is convinced Summer is “the one” because of serendipity. His world is shattered when she breaks up with him, believing his one chance at happiness is gone forever.

Yet the movie contends there is hope. Tom may lose who he thought was the love of his life, but losing her puts him on the (rough) path to realizing his warped views. Eventually he finds purpose in revisiting his long-shelved dream of being an architect, instead of finding his soulmate.

This movie brings to light a bitter truth about relationships: Many men and women our age lose themselves to relationships. They become oblivious to clear red flags and wonder what went wrong when things end. It’s too easy to tie self-worth to a significant other in a desperate search for “the one.”

There is nothing wrong with dedication to a significant other, but when one’s own sense of self-worth is wholly dependant on the other person, it’s a problem waiting to happen. We must remember to have our own lives too; otherwise, what’s the point of being an individual?

As for whether or not “the one” exists, that is for you to decide. The movie leaves this question open, as should you. There may be someone out there who is perfect for you in every way, but you shouldn’t wait around for the stars to align. Live your life and take advantage of opportunities around you. Don’t miss out because of a hellbent soulmate hunt.

This is a movie every person in the college age group should watch. It has valuable lessons in love that many people can benefit from. It’s not uncommon for someone to walk away from this movie after seeing it for the first time feeling humbled after seeing their own in the character's actions. Experience this movie, and take its moral to heart.

If you still need a reason to watch this movie, have I mentioned it stars Zooey Deschanel?

Monday, April 4, 2011


Patrick Hessman
200 South Hedges Hall Room 927
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone : (406) 853-6899

Columnist, Montana State University ASMSU Exponent
Bozeman, MT
August 2010 – Present
Write columns for the Opinion section.
Review movies for the Entertainment section.
Desk Clerk, Montana State University Residence Life
August 2010 – Present
Bozeman, MT
Greet and assist residents and guests of South Hedges.
Provide administrative support to South Hedges staff.
Monitor safety and security of South Hedges.

Production Assistant, Carolina ProductionsLocust, NC
June 2011 - August 2011
Contact: David Svenson
Phone: (704) 236-6500

Prepare setups for filming interviews and stand-ups for the Speed Network.
Handle and transport filming equipment.
Staff Writer, Locust Weekly Post
Locust, NC
June 2011 - August 2011
Contact: Laura Long Smithwick
Phone: (704) 573-4606

Cover events and happenings in Locust, NC.
Interview persons of interests for articles.
Write reviews for movies in theaters.

Theater Assistant, Badin View Drive-In
Albemarle, NC
May 2010 – July 2010
Maintain and operate Theater Projectors
Assisting customers with batter jump starts.
Enforce rules of Drive In.
Help Desk Assistant, Montana State University ResNet
Bozeman, MT
August 2009 – May 2010
Provide over-phone troubleshooting for ResNet users.
Assisting customers in the office.
Repairing and restoring computers.

Webmaster, Powder River County District High School Website
August 2006 - May 2008
Broadus, Montana
Maintain and Update High School’s Website
Post schedules for extracurricular activities
Create graphics for site’s use
Educate new employees on website’s maintenance.
Website Builder, Southeastern Web Services
July 2006 - June 2009
Volborg, Montana
Build and Maintain Websites
Consult with customers on how to better improve their sites.
Create graphic layouts for websites.

Clerk’s Assistant, Larry’s IGA
August 2006 – August 2009
Broadus, Montana
Maintain upkeep of store.
Assist and carry groceries for customers.
Stock and straighten store merchandise.

Additional Experience
•   Qualified for National Competition in Business Professionals of America in Graphic Design, 2008
•   Documented Daily Activities of National Telephone Cooperatives Washington DC Youth Tour for Newsletter, 2008

Extracurricular Activities
  • High School Football- 1 Year
  • Speech and Drama- 2 years
  • Business Professionals of America- 4 year, Vice President
  • Track and Field- 1 year
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions- 3 years, Vice President
  • Junior Class Student Council- 1 year, Class Representative
  • South Hedges Residence Hall Association- 2 years, Hall Senator
  • Montana State University Interhall Association- 1 Year, Hall Senator
  • Teen 4-H- 4 years
  • Students Against Sexual Assault- 1 year
  • Montana State University Voice Center- 1 year
  • ASMSU Exponent- 1 year
•   Won Range Telephone Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Essay Contest, 2008
•   Won Tongue River Electric Cooperative Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Essay Contest, 2009
•   Won Larry’s IGA Employee of the Quarter Bonus, January 2008

Powder River County District High School
Broadus, Montana
High School Degree
August 2005 - May 2009
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Currently Attending
August 2009 - Present

Technical Competency
Programs- Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excell, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Blender, Avid Pro Tools, Audacity, Celtx, Adobe After Effects.
Equipment- Sony PD170 Cameras, Boom Mics, HDR Recorders, Shotgun Mics

Friday, April 1, 2011

"A Shore Thing" Review

This was originally written for the ASMSU Exponent, specifically the annual April Fools edition.

They say write what you know. That being said, Snooki was the perfect person to write this story of two single-minded floozies in a competition to see who can be the biggest hussy on the Jersey shore. I considered myself tough for stomaching “Breaking Dawn,” but after this pile of whale vomit, I realized Edward Cullen has nothing on Ms. Polizzi.

The story follows transparent author avatar Gia and her cousin Bella, who couldn’t be more different. Gia wants to spend the summer having sex with as many guidos as she can, while Bella … umm … wants to spend the summer having sex with as many guidos as she can. There’s also a pair of villainous muscle-heads who are deviously conspiring to … have sex with Gia and Bella.

In the course of the cousins’ noble quest, houses are burned down, laxatives cause six-hour shitting fits and Gia learns to talk to sharks. There was a moral at some point about not needing guys to complete themselves, but it was lost amidst the characters’ constant boozing and banging.

Perhaps the book has value as an educational look at the life of young adults living on the Jersey Shore.
The book assumes one is familiar with Shore slang, but it took me several chapters to realize “gorillas” were in fact over-muscled Jersey boys. I also learned how a properly constructed pouf was the pinnacle of a proper Jersey girl’s existence.

Another strange lesson is that men in Jersey revel in strange nicknames, characters show up with names like Bender, Hulk and Trouble. In the end though, the book becomes more of an argument to firebomb the place into an ashy Armageddon and salt the land so nothing can grow for seven years.

The book is best described by Chapter 22’s title: “The Fine Art of Bullshit.” There are two types of people who will enjoy this book: “Jersey Shore” fans and literary masochists. If you dressed up as Snooki for Halloween and dream of finding your own “gorilla” someday, you probably already read the book and have no need for this two-month-late review. If you’re of the latter, though, prepare your mind for an exercise in self harm like none other. Just make sure you can cover your therapy bills afterwards.