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|Happy Birthday Gary. - 5:09 pm, 28th Feb 2014|
Internet woes stopped me from putting this up yesterday, but I'm sure you would all like to join me in wishing Gary a VERY Happy Birthday.
Hope you had a fantastic day Gary, and we'll all raise a glass (or 2) to you.
|Something a little different... - 5:59 pm, 7th Feb 2014|
For those people who just think I am some kind of murderous gore hound, splashing fake blood wherever I may roam..and for my Father who is always begging me to 'do something nice' with my 'abilities' (I'm still embarrassed to even write that I have abilities)
Last year during one of my busiest times in the midst of running all over the place the gracious and uber talented Miyo Nakamura asked if I would paint a piece of art I had seen her sculpting (and I had taken interest in) that she wanted to exhibit at an upcoming show...of course she asked when I was absolutely SLAMMED but how could I say No?
"Bring one for me (as a payment of sorts) and one for you primered and ready to paint and I'll do what I can!" and so on a Saturday afternoon (I think it was a Saturday??) she turned up with all these white primed pieces, apologizing she was a late and beaming that smile she always has and that is always a pleasure to see.
I didn't get as long as I would have liked and there are things about it that I would change now...but for about 5 hours of work I think its pretty nice and pretty clean and I was particularly happy with the choice of colors I made and some of the translucency I was able to bring to a flat white piece of resin (especially the tentacles)
Here then...a few un blood spattered pictures of something 'nice' sculpted by the incredibly talented Miyo Nakamura and Painted (and hopefully not ruined) by yours truly.
|The Wedding Ringer - 11:41 am, 31st Jan 2014|
In honor of the Superbowl this Sunday...here is an 'on set' picture from 'The Wedding Ringer' - a VERY funny comedy starring Josh (Frozen) Gadd, Kaley (Big Bang Theory) Kuoco and Kevin Hart due out next year...here I am with Football Legend Joe Namath and the hilarious Coach Mark Ellis, amazing football co-ordinator who people might recognize from his on screen yelling in 'Any Given Sunday' ("Beaman - You've got your play card upside down!") and 'The Replacements' ( "the one girl just slapped the other girl on the ass!")
Two great guys and a fun film to be a part of!
Go Denver this weekend!!!
|End of year projects...part 2. - 5:01 pm, 23rd Dec 2013|
I've just finished up on two of the three low budget projects that we were on and I have to say its actually cost me money to do these last couple of films...as well as some years off my life...the film business isn't all glory and even 20 odd years of doing it and establishing 'something' of a reputation you still end up working days for free and pulling crazy hours....
..I worked every weekend for the last 5 weeks, pulled some crazy hours and finished up the week on Saturday morning getting home after being up for 23 1/2 hours at 9.00am...I took a bath and then slept (without the aid of medication) for almost 18 hours.
People might well ask...so why do it?
Sometimes it's a script, sometimes it's an opportunity to work with someone you respect or admire or have belief in, sometimes its a favour to great friends who ask for help...and sometimes it's so that the guys on your crew can get a pay check...the last three projects have been a combination of all of the above, I'm not complaining, I'm grateful for the work, but sometimes low budget does make for compromise of quality and that is a difficult burden to bear.
But hey, we've made it through another year...and done some good work and I am grateful to all of my crew for all their help and to the producers and Directors (Old and New) who hired us.
Now, I'm gonna hop on a plane and go have some fun and some R and R and I wish you all the Merriest of Christmas's and the Happiest of New Years!
See you in 2014!
Gary applying 'Pinhead' makeup.
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