Thursday, October 20, 2005

Costumed Freaks on the Offensive!

It appears that Batman, Spiderman, Marilyn Monroe, and the other people in my neighborhood might be involved in some shady activities... from

Via SoCal-dSLR:

---on the news they arrested 3 charactyers for strong arming people taking photos of them who did not tip the characters, police have a sting going because it has become such a problem with the characters going after the photographers that will not pay for taking photos.


---Last Saturday one of the Hollywood Blvd. hangout types... demanded money or a press pass from me ... I just walked away ... but if I was there with family/children ... I would have felt uncomfortable.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

"Choke" the short film - now online!

The promised Ouija board short film is now available for download and review. I may end up cutting this down to around thirty seconds, from its current one minute, fifteen second run time... but I'm waiting for critiques and suggestions before I move forward.

The challenge here was trying to replicate a low light situation, with no budget for lights. Even the best miniDV cameras aren't suited for the challenge, so I was happy that it actually looks okay. Even the digital effect I tried to do I think is pretty convincing.

Take a look, let me know what you think.

"Choke" hi res
WMV, 6.2 megs
"Choke" med res
WMV 4.7 megs

(Having trouble creating a Quicktime version of suitable quality and file size -- if anyone has experience converting to QT with Adobe Premiere Pro, please send tips my way: unsomnambulist at gmail dot com.)