Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A bike in the kitchen



In set design how far is too far? Is the bike in the kitchen hanging off the cabinets too far?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Set for WTG update





The set for the movie keeps changing as the date to shoot "Walking the Graveyard" grows near.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Sorry

I won't be commenting on other people's blog for a long time. It will be fall before I have time to surf the Internet again.

As of late some of my comments have been too harsh. I would like to apologize to two people for harsh comments.

Desiree Nordlund and Jason P Hunt, I am truly sorry my comments were too harsh.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Forever Christmas or Another Movie Update










Until April 11th this blog is going to be about making the movie "Walking the Graveyard" these photos show a progress in the set. There is a shot of the living room with wrapping paper on the floor. This is were I'm making fake unopened Christmas Presents for the girl's room in the movie.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Walking the Graveyard; Caroline

video

Warning, there is some cursing in this video clip.

The above clip is a practice audition for Walking the Graveyard. It wasn't a practice for the actress Caroline Baehner but a practice for me shooting some video. I've got a long way to go before I'm ready for the next movie I direct. Good thing Jerry White is directing this one.

Desiree Nordlund wrote the script that this clip is based on.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

JOY









On a cold snowy first day of spring there was a Christmas Tree with presents and a Easter Basket under the tree but most of all there was JOY!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fourth Christmas or the First Day of Spring



Fourth Christmas is here and my Grand Son and Grand Daughter are coming to open presents.

Grandson




My grandson and son in the first picture on Fourth Christmas Eve:)

Vincent is asleep from his long journey to grandpa.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Seagent York and Gary Cooper's Oscar


This is the second Oscar I've seen. The first Oscar I saw was Walt Disney's Oscar for Snow White.
I got the plastic case for that Oscar and saw it taken out of the packing crate to be be put on display. I worked in a museum for a time.

This Oscar in the above photo is Gary Cooper's Oscar for Sargent York.

More to come...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Click

I can't sleep. I can't turn my mind off. I have six auditions to shot. I still need to lock down a date to shot "Walking the Graveyard" and "Ralph 900" is still in the planning stages when a script and story board need to be finished. If I could just turn my mind off.

Click. The above drawing is from my first attempt at a comic book. Before my head injury I could turn my mind off. Why can't I do it now? Yesterday I pushed the future and set many projects in motion. The night before I had a nightmare. I could have stopped the nightmare for I am a master of the Lucid Dream but I didn't. I had to write to two actors and tell them they were to young for the parts. My mistake and no one else. It ate at me and I had a nightmare about it.

I'm not sure why I let the nightmare go on so long. I must go to sleep. Click.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Booth in the Back in the Corner in the Light


"Well I guess that's it."

I start to get up thinking the meeting's over. Jerry points at some words on my notebook.

"What's that?"

I see the words he's pointing to. THE BOOTH IN THE BACK IN THE CORNER IN THE LIGHT.

"Oh that, that is the name of a post about this meeting on my blog. May I take a picture?"

"Sure."

I snap a picture of Jerry White in the coffee shop in that booth in the light (really only half a booth but what a lousy title that would make.) We talk a little more and then he leaves on his motor cycle.

We were talking about the production of "Walking the Graveyard". A wonderful little script by Desiree Nordlund of Sweden. I gave him a small good faith payment at the meeting. Then he told me I was the first person to pay him any money for directing. I smiled with a warm glow inside me. Other would pay him more but I would always be the first to pay him. That is the best part of being a low budget producer.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hand of Doom


A Halloween project for a friend.

Movie Update One





New toys for the daughter's room and sweet potato vine as the only living plant. More to come.

Grand Father Needs Iceskates





The magic of holding my grand daughter in my arms is beyond my imagination.
You see her here in her ice skating outfit.

We ate a imaginary ice cream together and she took a picture of me. A very nice little visit.

The next day with the help of her mother she called me.

"Grand Pa you come ice skate."

Her mother explained she missed me when she went ice skating. So at 51 I'm going to learn to ice skate with my grand daughter.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Backpacks for Spacesuits


The "Hero Backpack" and the "Stunt Backpack" getting a coat of black paint for the movie "Moonwalking".

Ralph 900


Puppet head for my next movie. This alien isn't named Ralph, that's the name of his warp engine.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Dream of Dragons


In the fire of my anger I dream of dragons. My enemy is myself as I face the fear within me in hate torn streams of a broken soul. Where is the peace I yearn for? Where is the laughing joy I know in the center of the mirror of a lake?

The dragon looks at me, daring me to unleash it onto the tiny worlds of revenge I create in the darkest corners of my being. Then I forgive and the dragon fades. I forgive for myself and not for those who wrong me. I forgive to save my soul and no one else. For I only have the power to save myself.

Pearl Painting 4th Layer


I think this is the 4th layer of paint. I need to keep better records on my art. I meant to post this yesterday.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Grand Child Effect

I'm bipolar again but I know the cure. My grandson is coming for a visit and my grand daughter is over the flu. So I'll see them both soon. I can't explain how much they both mean to me or how they even my bipolar self out.

It's the Grand Child Effect. For about a week now, I've been depressed or manic alternating days.
Never in my life has the cycle been so short and until I read back this blog to myself I didn't know what was happening.

Grandchildren are the greatest gift in life.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Walking the Graveyard Update


A look through the dead Easter Egg Tree.


The mess looks to clean and to placed. I'm a slob, I'll get there.


The art of a mess, using my oldest son's beer can collection. Don't worry Mark I'm taking good care of them.


The Princess Bed needs a lot of work and the desser doesn't work at all in the room.


A long way from a finished set.


My Grand Daughters doll house as a prop for the movie.