Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.60: Hidden Heat

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I know this seems like a bit of an excuse, but I've been watching a LOT of know..."research". I've ALWAYS considered viewing movies as a bit of homework, taking in the style, the tone, shot construction, etc...analyzing the "hows" and the "whys". I often take pictures of shots off the screen for reference too. Again...RESEARCH (right?).

Watching Michael Mann's epic soap opera HEAT last night, I noticed what looks to be a hidden message...I know it's more of a Frank Lloyd Wright design on the door, but that? To me? Yeah, that's the Silver Pictures logo on the door. Is this Mann's comment on modern (at the time) action films? Or am I just reading into a door too much? You decide...but that's another element of film I love. We both could be right. Or is it Wright?


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.59: Doctor's (in the) House

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"I don't care if you're the director...Get that thing out of my face, dude."


Monday, February 27, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.58: At the Crime Scene

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At the Crime Scene Pictures office today going over the EVERLY script, great meeting. LOVE their poster collection; I'm going to put it in my contract I have to take their massive vintage FRENCH CONNECTION one-sheet (not pictured). Stunning collection...can't wait for the EVERLY poster to go up someday soon!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.57: In the Hoop

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At weekend Birthday party #2 (Happy Birthday Kai!) and their dog Rosco was having a grand ole' time jumping through the hula hoop going after the tennis ball, which became the highlight of the party. That and the fantastic street tacos (I think I had 6 of them, oof. Gotta love cheat day!).

Now time to go home and bear the Oscars. Knowing THE ARTIST is gonna win everything, like it has since the first awards show, is taking some of the fun out of the night, but still a yearly tradition we can't miss.

But first...maybe one more taco...


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.56: Rainbow Connection

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Here's Remy (at the first of TWO birthday parties this weekend; kid is popular it seems) giving a Rainbow Pinata a good whackin'. First time I've ever seen a party Pinata explode with Slinkys and Seaweed. Not an uninteresting combo.

Happy Birthday Lucia!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.55: Hazy Shade of Winter

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Unseasonably cold day, brrr.

Then again, it's February in Los Angeles, where its USUALLY unseasonably warm, so who am I to complain? But this foggy sun peeking through the trees instantly made me think of The Bangles & LESS THAN ZERO for some reason...even if there's not a junky playboy in sight anywhere with schmutz on his lips.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.54: Banz on the Stairs

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Here's Banzai striking a pose, hitting just the right light. She knows how to work it. Is there a cookie involved?


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.53: "Super Man" meds.

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Found at 7:30am this morning on my walk. Looks like Clark dropped something on his way to work. I'm guessing there was no Kryptonite in this strain...


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shot the Day 2.52: Doug Loves Movies

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I was invited to be on one of my favorite comedian's podcast, Doug Benson's DOUG LOVES MOVIES, and aside from me freezing up and screwing up the game portion, it was a real blast. The above is to my right; Here is Doug checking answers, Kevin P from G4 mugging...and to be fair, on my other side, fellow panelists, Comedian Sean Jordan and illustrious doc filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who Im a big fan of. I was surrounded by comedy.

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You can listen to the podcast for free on iTunes HERE. And yes...I'm embarrassed I didn't get JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY, don't rub it in!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.51: Coat Rack of the Future

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Cool, old-fashioned film projector in the lobby of TODD AO (where I'm doing some more ADR for HOLLISTON). Saw this and it actually dampened my mood, thinking in 5-10 years...this is just another piece of furniture. Not that I don't mind digital projection, but just thinking about all that history that has passed through it's reels, lenses and light. It just not the same.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shot of the Day 12.50: Glass Half Bear

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After a LONG night, up again for a Sunday meeting with Bear, who is directing another project (no hints, sorry) and I'm lending my services. Exhausted, but seeing how excited Bear is is enough caffeine for me. Gonna be fun.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.49: Sitcom Spottin'

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Its almost midnight at ArieScope and the gang is "spot-checking" all the episodes to make sure we crossed all the i's and dotted the t's.

It's gonna be a LONG night. Thank god we can still laugh at the show.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.48: Public Confessional

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...In Silverlake for Corri's production she puts together with the lovely Andy Fickman & Christine Lakin, WORST AUDITION EVER. Genius concept, really...actors getting up and recounting their horrifyingly hilarious tales of blown chances & (many times) body fluids. Lord knows I have plenty of those (on both sides of the table, actually). Painfully funny stuff and the crowd ate it up.

Really fun show, check it out!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.47: Soft Sell

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Walking to Century City AMC for a midnight show of GHOST RIDER, I noticed...they're not really doing much to promote JOHN CARTER are they?*

(NOTE: Sarcasm doesn't usually translate well on the Interwebs, so I have to sadly point it out)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.46: Promo-licious

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Here's a behind the scenes shot of the "Holliston Special" FEARnet and ArieScope's own Sarah Elbert put together to promote the show. So good seeing everyone again, it was like getting the band back together.

Cause we're on a mission from make you chuckle.

I love soundstage sets.


PS: This just went up....the first official HOLLISTON TV spot! This should give you a taste of what's in store! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.45: Cough Cough.

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Rem's 3 year check up from the neck down. All system's A-OK.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.44: Hella Trees

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I actually stopped my car to take this, the trees looming on this cloudy day felt so ominous, foreboding. My head is in a REALLY dark place, what gives? Fire and brimsone, cats and dogs, living together...(you fill in the rest).


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.43: The Mystery of Kid Shoe

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...No clue why but this really creeped me out, reminded me of a detail in a Stephen King boo/movie.

I mean...who was attached to this abandoned shoe?

It might be nothing, right?



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.42: Mee Mee Mee Meeee...

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At TODD AO today with Team Holliston to do our last round of ADR (we hope!). Amazing facilities, awesome breakfast sandwiches! The home stretch...

I'm pretty proud of my "That's AWE-sum!" loop. I think I smell Ringtone!


PS: If you haven't seen it, check out the first two "Road to Holliston" promos to hit the web:



Friday, February 10, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.41: Touch-Up "Evil"

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Killer. I'm waiting for the bomb to go off.*


*If you don't get the joke or the reference, you need to watch TOUCH OF EVIL, right now.

No, I'm serious. Go.

...still here? OK will THIS do the trick?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.40: Frunkin' Awesome

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Got invited to a special Tesla Motors event tonight in Hawthorne, at an enormous facility they build rockets in. Felt like an Apple presentation (with a little more rock swagger and greytones) as they unveiled the Model X, their SUV-esque vehicle that got the same kind of gasps I remember the iPhone getting when Steve Jobs pulled it out of his pocket. Pretty killer piece of machinery...and it has a "frunk" (figure that one out). Im sold. That is...when I have money to be sold to get one.

But for me it was seeing all of the Roadsters lined up in a special section (my "date" owns one so we got ushered to the front. Boo ya) which gave off this gleam of utter "Cool" Oh and being at a formal event severely underdressed...which, given I was wearing a Rammstein shirt, made it all the cooler I'd say.

Also: Stood next to Rick Rubin and Jon Favreau. Good company!

Thanks to Aaron for the hookup...what a night!


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.39: "They were Cownes!!"

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Everyone has a unique perspective on lawn decolage. Hey to each their CONE...ZING!

Um, hello? Where are you going? Bad joke, Bad Joke!!


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.38: Stub (at) my toe

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Strangely, I find movie stubs on the ground all the time in L.A., especially our house. And of COURSE I have to look...Usually they're what's out this or the past few weeks, but this one caught me by surprise.

What is this movie?

After 10 seconds of Googling (Man, Sherlock Holmes would be out of job these days...) I found it. Oh, Bollywood.


Monday, February 06, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.37: Blank Canvas

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Beautiful sky emerges from a rainy morning. Seeing a blank billboard sign in Hollywood is like finding a 4-leaf clover or seeing Bigfoot walk past you on a hike. A rare sight you have to capture before it's gone. I'm sure there's an ad for a LAP BAND or EPISODE 1-3D on there by now.


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.36: The TV Scream

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.35: Pandora of Post

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At Modern Film/Video right now, coloring the little "something special" we made for the Berlin Film Festival/Film Market. How quickly this all came together is pretty astounding and exciting, and sitting down with Eric, the same colorist who worked with Jimmy Cameron on that indie flick least I knew anything I asked for wouldnt be as demanding. The facility was killer & watching Eric work was really inspiring, how raw footage has so much leeway in terms of a final "look" which we nailed down immediately.

In the end the project looked AMAZING and we all left ready to kick a schnitzel.


Friday, February 03, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.34: Self Portrait

Shot with iPhone by a Predator. Click to enlarge.

"Ah gonna have me sum fun...AH gonna HAVE me sum FUN!"


Thursday, February 02, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.33: Sun through the trees

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...Just a moment that felt so right, right now.


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Shot of The Day 12.32: Its ON.

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I didn't take the shot, but my best mate/producer Luke (who was integral in EVERLY's birth and development) sent it over. Can't believe I didn't go out and buy 10 of these, DAMMIT. But at least I have this picture. Wow.

Here's the article from VARIETY that snowballed...BIG thanks to everyone for the well wishes!

Let's do this. No More Games.


PS: ...and yes, those were Kate's slippers in 12.24. Surprise! Anone going to the Berlin Film Festival/Market is gonna get a nice litle treat...;)