Thursday, April 20, 2006

Computer Troubles

Well, it seems we've lost a directory on one of our hard drives. It's the directory called "bloodmask cgi renders for timeline". You can imagine how important that is. I made a backup of that directory last week, and we don't have to do any new rotoscoping -- we just have to render out a bunch of things we've done for the last week. Bleh.
This is a picture of Pushkin which I keep as the "wallpaper" of my telephone.

Monday, April 17, 2006

I don't usually. . .

... post links to other blogs. But I thought this was interesting, as our last movie was a direct-to-DVD release. It would be nice if we could find a way to only make one feature a year and get paid well enough to keep that going as a company. But the only companies I know who specialize in D2DVD make upwards of 20 movies a year, with very small budgets, on 35mm, with stars. Geez. . .
DISContent: The Tortoise & The Hare

Sunday, April 16, 2006

No Images Today

Look! No images! We didn't take any stills today, but we grabbed a few inserts of Clare getting harassed by a robot. Maybe in the next few days I'll post screen captures of our fun little robot. . .

Two shoes

For some reason, Laura Schlachtmeyer decided to take a picture of my shoes (with me in them) today in our edit suite at Manhattan Theatre Source. I was very busy at the time, rendering out a spaceship landing on Altair IV. I'm not too sure what I think about publishing this picture, but what else am I going to do with it?

I will help out the collection by posting this other picture I took with my camera of a small dog on 9/11 last year.

You'll notice that Laura's camera phone takes better pictures than mine, even if it takes pictures of dumber stuff.

In any case, I'll start out with this picture from my second feature, Apostasy. This is my friend Ernest Abuba lookin' cool as the angel Asriel. That was way back in. . . well, the image properties would imply 1999, but I'm thinking the photo was actually taken in 1997. . . I could be confusing that with another movie though. . .

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Mr. Cuteness

Somehow, half the pictures we take on set are of the cat. Tony: alerted us to the excessive cuteness so we had to stop and get the still camera for this.

Here's my myspace page:

I made Laura join myspace so I could have more friends and not feel so pathetic. I had 5 page views last night. But since Tony and Catie and Laura became my "friends" -- I'm up to 12! (Catie's little sisters have like 6000. . .)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Robot fight day

Fighting with the robot is slow going, that's for sure! But we got some shots off, with just a few more robot pickups to go. Everyone was very tired today. And Claude had a knee injury, but Laura taped him up and he was back on the field to the delight of the crowd. Here he is about to take a bite out of our alien girl!