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Monday, February 15th, 2010

This is a picture of a train car I took in Lake Louise.


hamilton train Small

Movie Making. Part Two.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

In the event I didn’t make it clear in Part One. These edits are rough. That was the order of the day. There was such little time to get these online . . . So they have a certain rough and ready quality to them.

Pretty much every day of shooting called for blue skies and sunshine . . . the time of year we were out west, those two things were quite likely to happen. Often. When average temperatures should have been around 25 degrees (Celsius), They hovered at 12 degrees. With rain. Lots of rain.

This is Silas. He has worked in the film industry in Vancouver, and the television industry in Ecuador. One day he told stories of how many dogs he had unintentionally killed in the streets of the Ecuador. To put it mildly. He was a character.

He also said the same phrase over and over again. Noticing this, I had planned to film him saying the same thing over the course of the day and then edit that footage together. In less than 2 hours, I was overwhelmed and I stopped filming him. The edit which follows is the result.

There is not a single instance in this which is staged.

Thanks, Internet.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I don’t know how these things work, but the internet just keeps bringing forth that which is funny.

Credit is due to Chris Vyn for unearthing these gems.

Look Around You.

Look Around You.

Just Look Around You.


Monday, January 25th, 2010


While waiting for a web-based problem to fix itself at the studio (It didn’t fix itself) I had some downtime to look at a new site from Austin based design studio, PTMK. They certainly have their stuff dialed! A nice variety of projects all featuring a clean consistent style.

Check out more work after the jump.

Movie Making. Part One.

Monday, January 25th, 2010

A couple of years ago, I was invited out west to join a small (super small) film crew who was making an independent feature length movie over a 14–16 day period. A little over two weeks to make a film is ambitious to say the least.

With the previously mentioned small crew comprised of film school grads, professional DIY’ers, stage and screen actors, and the most unpredictable scenarios involving horrible weather, bears, and a real medical emergency atop a mountain — whilst shooting a scene about a fake medical emergency — things can get silly awfully quick.

The film remains in production limbo, I think everyone involved is hoping it will get done. If you knew the amount of time, energy and money that goes into an effort like this, you would be pulling for Writer/Director/Producer/Location Scout/Driver, Paul King to get this done as well.

So where did I fit into to all of this? I was hired to hang out on set, shoot production stills and capture behind the scenes footage. In addition to that, I was charged with keeping up a production blog, which I ended up contributing both written entries and more video blog-type-of-stuff. That blog has since disappeared from the internet, but the videos are still out there in various forms.

I thought it would be fun to post them up this week.

It is also appropriate to mention the workflow I employed out there. On set, I used cameras. Surprise.

The fun started when we got back to the hostel we were staying in. Four of us shared a room. Three crew members and one precious actor. There were two sets of bunk beds, with enough room for a chair in between them. After a full day of shooting, I would come back, eat dinner, then sit in the chair in between the bunk beds with an ANCIENT Sony Vaio laptop. I would go over my notes from the day and come up with some words to write for the blog.

After that, I would edit photos using Photoshop 7, it had been a long time since I had used that version, but it wasn’t a big deal. Then, I would capture video and edit clips together using Sony Vegas. What the heck is Sony Vegas? I guess some people use it, but back then, I had never laid eyes on it. Nor have I since.

Actually, the first edit (posted below) was edited on a Macbook using Final Cut, which is what I thought I would be using for the duration of the shoot, but it didn’t work out that way.

I’m certainly not complaining. It is so easy to get spoiled with gear, or to completely covet the gear you don’t have, but the reality is, you make do with what you have. Simple.

Anyway, here is the first edit. Look for the rest to show up this week.

Earth Type Snacks.

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Your Friday Fantasy Post.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

It’s official. No heart disease for this asshole.

Before and After Web

Somebody link this post to Timothy right now.



Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I’m rather over the moon when it comes to the Epicly Later’d show as it is. I believe this is a general fact from my life which I have not hidden from the world.

The four part episode featuring John Cardiel was tops! I’m almost certain I will be re-watching this again over the weekend.

Whether you give a rats behind about skateboarding or not . . . it is a great story.

Recession Food.

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

While populous media stresses we are on the shady side of this recession . . . The reality of this news seems to have not yet reached neither bank account nor pocket.

Since I am not willing to dig through the trash Scotia/Vander Klok style, I have been on the hunt for delicious and cost saving meals. Here is a good one that any hobo living out of a boxcar could make — given the boxcar is equipped with a kitchen.

Take one large size Spaghetti Squash. Cost: $2. Cut it in half, place face up in baking pan (I used a pyrex dish) with a 1/2″ of water in the bottom. Place a small dab of butter on the Squash — I didn’t have butter, but I did have some Brown Sugar, so I sprinkled a small amount on top.

Take one large Sweet Potato you bought at the Farmers Market for 75 cents. Cut it up into thin, frite-style, slices. Coat with Olive Oil and dash with Salt and Pepper. Lay flat on baking sheet.

Both items cook for nearly the same amount of time (45 minutes at 350 degrees). Remove and eat. If you play your portions right, this will stretch into the week.

Total cost. $2.75. Delicious and good for you.