Monday, March 17, 2008

Karaoke in Florida with Denise, Randee and Cheri

Here are a few more archived videos of me and my friends (Denise and Randee) about 10 yrs. ago.  Please keep in mind we were in our 20's and drinking.  I must say, I sure wish I knew how skinny I was back then.  At least these videos are a good incentive that I can do it again...except this time in a much healthier way.  See Natural WeightLoss Show – Starring Cheri Thomas
for more details.
Denise singing My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion (Cheri Hughes, Denise McCoy, Randee Nester)
I think we just about every video I've ever been in posted to YouTube now.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Video Variety

Here are a few short movies, I thought you may enjoy.

For my 30th Birthday (seems like yesterday), Dave surprised me with a SkyDiving excursion.  Now all I have left to do before I die is... Swim with the Dolphins, have a child and become FAMOUS by receiving an Oscar for my documentary film, titled "The Formative Years - Do they affect you as an adult?".

Anyway, enough about me...check out the video:

This movie definitely will not be giving me the fame, I so deserve, but it was a chance to experience the life of a movie star for one day. Check out this short trailer (edited by Dave) of me and Dave in Cloud9: 

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I was very busy volunteering for Cinequest last week, but I did meet so many new and interesting people.  One group of volunteers was video taping people walking by the San Jose Repertory Theatre and pointing to things to get people's reaction as they walked by.  It was quite funny and harmless, and I could tell one girl in particular has a star quality about her.  So, I asked for her YouTube username and noticed she has a new post with my YouTube username in it....check it out and feel free to subscribe at VRMonkey on YouTube

Which reminds me, I should probably promote my YouTube videos, as well.  You can see my movies on the right hand-side of this page or Subscribe to my videos at    

Cheri on YouTube

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Cinequest 2008

I've been so busy with my regular day job and night time volunteering for Cinequest that I have not had any spare time to update any of my blogs. I finally found a few minutes to update this Vlog, as I wanted to promote Cinequest before it ends tomorrow. I've only seen two movies during the Festival and was not very happy about either. The first movie was a documentary about Les Paul and I found it informative, as most documentaries are, but it was slow and long and it took all the strength I could muster up not to fall asleep during the last part of the film. The second movie,

The Suburban Movie, was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The acting was not believable and I found myself holding back laughter when the main character cried. It was all Dave and I could do, not to leave the theater. Although, it was a great learning experience and helped us feel inspired about creating our own film someday.

One movie I would have liked to have seen is The Art of Travel, but I've been working too much :( Although, I did get to meet some of the stars in the movie and the Producers. Here's the Trailer for the film:

Here are some pics from the festival:

California Theatre EntranceThe Tech Museum After Party

The Art of Travel (Brooke Burns and Chris Masterson)

After Party at The Vault

Halfden Hussey (Co-Founder of Cinequest)

Yesterday, Dave and I joined the Cinequest Maverick Spirit Event - A Conversation with Academy Award Winner Michael Arndt, who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and just wrote Toy Story 3, which will be out in June 2010. Here's an inspiring video from Michael's conversation:

Last but not least, the festival is not over, if you live local check out these films:

Glory Boy Days, which was filmed locally in San Jose by SJSU students, which shows tonight (03/08/08) at 10pm at the SJ Repertory Theatre (I'll be volunteering there tonight). Here's the trailer:

And Goodbye Baby which shows tomorrow (03/09/08) at 1pm at the Camera 12 Theater. Here's the trailer for this movie:

More updates to keep coming back.