Friday, July 18, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Steampunk Postal Match
Monday, April 28, 2014
1 of 3 OFFICIAL WINNERS of the TMBG "Am I Awake?" music video contest! From TMBGs new compilation album Idlewild! Judge John Hodgman speaks:
"Alex Italics, for the video I call "Don't Say 'Grassy Knoll,' say 'Grassy YES.'" The amount of talent that has been poured into this--from all the actors to the all the costumes to the set design and the video design, not to mention the elderly newsman tear deployment--makes it as hypnotic as the Zapruder film."
I'm in there somewhere.
Sunday, April 06, 2014
A Little Color
Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?
|My Buddy Frank. Photo & Shop by Me.|
Shooting soon! Copy/Credit/Catering only.
Characters: Generally Caucasian/Mediterranean except for Exotics. Costumes provided for all but crowd extras.
VERITAS: Age 20s, well-built gladiator protagonist debunking the Spartacus myth, shortness a plus, stage-fighting expertise with gladius welcome
LYDIA: Age 20s, wife of Veritas, one line, appears in arena audience.
LADY FELIS CONCOLOR CORNELIUS: Age 50s, Senator’s wife, seducer of gladiators. Likes to show a little skin.
MILO: Age 20/30s: Gladiator referee
[UNNAMED EXOTIC] Age 20/30s, well-built gladiator opponent, height a plus, stage-fighting expertise with sword welcome
[THE ON-DECK CIRCLE] Well-built gladiators (4) in a cell — Age 20/30s Long hair or Shaved heads welcome
CAESAR: Age 50/60s Regal bearing. Present in arena Royal Box.
SENATOR CORNELIUS: Age 50/60s present in arena audience.
ROYAL BOX CANDY: Age 20/30s females (2-3)
ROMAN SOLDIERS: Age 20/30s males (2) guarding Royal Box
Crowd extras: All ages. Males in togas, females in Roman/Greek dresses. No green or purple.
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Instead, I premiered it at the local First Friday Shorts, where by applause ranking we came in Second behind a college homosex flick supported by the director's whole fraternity. I didn't mind too much missing out on the Money prize... I enjoyed the audience's reaction and heard a good portion of the audience cheering for our film.
The bedroom shown is actually my office/guest room (you can see my name on some of the plaques). Rather than girlie it up or sanitize it, I thought it would be funnier if left as is, sword collection and all.
I was Bored Today
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The McBride Shoot
As the Behind-the-Scenes videographer, I still stepped in and played boom operator, grip, and even acted in a scene.
Bill Couch is a local staple in the industry. He plays the bartender in this prequel and a bar patron in Blackwood. I told him he must have been fired for watering down the drinks. "Hey, that's how the bar makes a profit...."
I'd been FaceBook friends with David Hight for a few years before I first met him at the McBride script reading. He carries the exposition load in this movie as the town sheriff Rupert Jones.
Nick Murray (center) is a Pima Film classmate of mine. He was DP on the 2009 Pima films Arizona Chainsaw Massacre and Apprehension. He was happy to be on the camera crew, but I railroaded him into the funeral scene, because I was too fat for the one spare pair of pants left in wardrobe and I knew his skinny butt could fit in them. The director wanted me in the scene, but since it wasn't on the call sheet, I left my costume at home and dressed for comfort on the set. My character would have been in the back row at the funeral anyways, thus first out of the church and not in the scene. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Shooting in Great Outdoors
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In the Shooting Gallery: Shooting Video not Guns
|Photo by David Wing|
The weekend after that, I'll be crew and minor cast for "McBride," the prequel to Gerry Gilbert's award-winning Western short "Blackwood." We're shooting out at Gammon's Gulch again, so I'm sure it'll look great.
After that, gotta try to finish the Binker Movie "Ready When You Are, CB."
Beyond that, I've got three shorts in the queue to produce before I even think of writing another one... unless they don't get done by summer. I ALWAYS use the summer road trip drive to brainstorm a script for the Pima College Advance Cinematography class. That and the summer Binker Movie.
Last year's 72-Hour "One Script Challenge" Movie here.