Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thank you Pam!

2nd year in a row...
Thanks Pam!!!

Prince cookies rock!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

1/1/18 - Animal Behavior!

So, finally, after, like forever - ANIMAL BEHAVIOR is getting released!
Once it's out I'll write about what took so long to get it out there for the world to see...
But for now I just wanted to share the date!
January 1, 2018!
It'll be complete on Elmwood's Vimeo/VHX page!
This is a project close to my heart, and that may be why it's taken almost as long as "Chinese Democracy" did to create! Hahaha...  
Can't wait for you to see it!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful...

I was with my dad last week and we started talking about the holidays.
And he said he hopes I had good one's as a kid.
And to be honest, I only can think of smiles, and love.
We didn't always have it easy, and there was always some sort of stress from illness in my family...
But we would rise above it, at least for the holidays.
And they were wonderful.

I'm thankful for that, and for the wonderful friends and family I am surrounded by now.

Thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Was thinking today...
This life... It's good.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Yup...

The Answer Is Yes...

 
 So the puppets for HEAD were built in a hurry...
We decided a little under two months of shooting to do the film with puppets.
I had ideas for the look of each character.
For example, I'e keep it no secret that the character of Bruce is intentionally designed to look like Ash from "Evil Dead".

But one puppet that never really got analyzed by anyone was Vicki.
Originally I wanted the puppet to be a cross between Velma from Scooby Do and Kim Basinger.
But that wasn't working.  
So three years after the flick is done two people recently asked if Vicki was intentionally designed to look like Francesca from "Mad Monster Party"
And she is!  Just a little less busty, hahaha...  
I didn't want her to look exactly like Francesca, just a little...  Like a long lost relative, or something.
 I'm a huge Rankin/Bass fan.  And love "Mad Monster Party".  
Wanted to throw a little tribute into HEAD.  I've been found out!  Hahahaha...

And don't forget to check out HEAD on VHX now!

B&W - Day 2


Sunday, October 29, 2017

B&W - Day One

I got "challenged" on Facebook by my wife's cousin Kara to do this thing that's been floating around FB for a few weeks where you post a black and white photo with no humans in it.
Looks like this:
Seven days. 
Seven B&W photos of my life. 
No People. No explanation. Challenge someone new every day.
Day seven, photo seven 
Challenge: Jon Bristol
So...  I'm doing it.  But posting the pics here!
Here's the first one, but instead of challenging anyone, I'll leave it up to you if you want to do it!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Evil Doll
Hand Puppet from "Christmas Wishes"

We had a lot of fun making this short...  Look for it soon!

Here's some making of pics..
 
 It started with a store bought doll, just cut opened and gutted! 
 
Then I pulled some of the armature wire it came with out and made a mouth and eyes.  Added some classic yarn hair, and a little weird dress!
 
And she's ready to kill!
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tomorrow Nite!

I don't know if they'll be able to top last summer's spectacle...  But I now it's gonna be good!

I write a lot about Prince on this blog...
Gn'R have a very special place in my life n' heart.  Someday I'll delve into more.
In the meantime I just wanna rock out.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday AM...

I've said it before...
Some folks got to church on Sunday...
But I listen to Prince.
Coffee in hand, cat on lap.  So far a great day.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It's Horror Season!

Don't miss out on HEAD!
Check it out now on VHX!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sweet Dreams Mr. Petty

Thank you for being part of the soundtrack of my life...
I know somewhere, soon, my mom and brother will be enjoying a show among the wildflowers.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Apple Harvest Film Fest!

Friday nite!
Join me at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival in the Southington Community Cultural Arts Building for a short film fest!
After a great screening of "The Risley Brothers" I was asked to juror this fest!
Can't wait to see ya Friday nite!
Click HERE for the full schedule of events that SoCCA is having at the Apple Harvest Festival!