Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today's Coffee Mug...

Steve the Vampire!
Get one of your own HERE!

Drinking Smooth and Mellow from Trader Joe's today…  One of my faves…  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Morning coffee music...

 Poe - Hello and Haunted
Both albums are brilliant, but I prefer to listen to them late at nite.  More fitting...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Russ...

This is my friend Russ…
 And he is the glue that holds Elmwood together...
Everyone needs a Russ.
He's handsome.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I couldn't stop laughing….

Yes….
I did see "Muppets Most Wanted" last nite!

Yes…
It is good!

Actually is was probably the most laugh out loud Muppet movie made so far.  And by far the strangest too, and I mean that as a good thing.  Reminding me of some of the weirdness from "The Muppet Show"!
I highly suggest seeing it in the theaters quick!


Panda 1

 
 Panda 1
Mouth Puppet
Made for "Revenge of The Space Pandas"


Friday, March 21, 2014

Mug of the day - Retired Mug!

 Another retired mug!  Most of them live in the studio, holing art supplies…
I got this Kermit in 1994!
And now off to see Muppets Most Wanted!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

G@mrz is coming!!!

Come out and have some fun!
April 5th Elmwood Productions will be hosting a "Game Day" and screening of our web series "G@mrz" at The Grid Games in Manchester Connecticut!  

So what is G@mrz? -
Join role playing game master Geoff, and his friends, on their quest to try to play the game, find a new player, and learn that no matter what happens, they always have each other. A tale of friendship over adversity, Good vs. Evil, Geeks vs. Nerds.

Here are some of the games we'll be playing leading up to the screening:
Forbidden Planet 
Lord of the Rings
Talisman
Dungeon Dice 
World War Z
Castle Panic!
Zombie Dice
Hide and Seek
Munchkin
Cards Against Humanity 
Apples to Apples 
Cthulhu Dice
And a pre-set D&D!
and more TBA!

The gaming starts at 1:00 PM, and the movie starts at 7:30!  And it's free!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday...

This Friday the new Muppet flick comes out.
I'm happy.
Happy to see the Muppets are "back" although they never really went away…  Happy to see it wasn't 13 years between movies…  And happy to see puppetry as a focus in a major motion picture.
It's good for all of us puppeteers when the Muppets hit the screen.
Not only does it set the example of good work, and entertainment, but it also sets the bar high for proof of the art of puppetry.

Now we just need more puppets in things!

That's up to us, the puppeteers who use film.
And that's me.

I made a goal a few years ago.  That goal was to explore puppetry as more then just comedy.  And use the style of puppets I like to tell stories that aren't just comical.  While we (Elmwood) make our first non-puppet feature film this year I will also be making more shorts, with puppets, exploring this concept…  Horror, drama, action, all styles of storytelling…  But with puppets as the actors.
If nothing else it will be fun, at least for me!

In the meantime though….

"It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights…"

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

oops...

Sometimes I forget that my blog feeds over to Facebook…
And the picture I posted on Monday had some people saying "Huh?"
So to clarify just a little…
It's not real…  
I make movies!  
So here's a happier picture to make up for it!!!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shampayne - Rebuild

Shampayne
Mouth Puppet

Shampayne is a rebuild from this one below…  I used the same eyes, tongue, and boobies!

This is how she looked first

Then a nose was added...
this pic is from a deleted scene from "Josh and Todd"

and now, as she looks now, with Johnnie…


Friday, March 7, 2014

"The Muppets" again!





I love The Muppets…  it's no secret…  I can't wait for this flick!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Being "GREEN"

An art show called "GREEN" opens today at The Firehouse Art Gallery in Milford CT
I was asked to be the guest juror for the show!
Hope some of ya can make it out to the opening!  If you can't the show is up through April 4th!

Have I mentioned how sick of winter I am?

I did choose to live in New England though, so I need to just suck it up and deal with it!
Right?
Ugh….
I am one guy you never hearing complaining about the heat though….  Can't come soon enough!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Today's coffee drinking music...

Drinking coffee, listening to Prince and The New Power Generation - "Symbol Album"
Getting ready for a day of puppets and fun!

Kermit the Biker

 Thanks Ben!
Ben Farley was the first man on the moon

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Trailer… New Series????



Here's "rough draft" for an idea…
By the time the series hits it will have new puppets though…
Hope ya like it!

My writing buddy

Thanks Abel!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Just Java!?!?!?!

I miss Just Java…  I found this card while cleaning out my studio!  This was the BEST coffee shop around.  


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Random thoughts on film/television...

I've never seen the third "Matrix" movie.
I've never watched a whole episode of "Dowton Abbey" or "The Walking Dead".  I have read "The Walking Dead" comics…  A few of the early issues, and liked them.
I liked the new RoboCop movie.  I don't care what it was rated.  It was fun.  That's all I wanted it to be.
The "Lord of the Rings" movies were kinda boring.  "Hobbit" even more, and I'm a Peter Jackson fan. Haven't bothered seeing the sequel.
How come "Howard the Duck" isn't on Blu-Ray?
Tom Hanks needs to make a comedy again.  A real comedy.  Something off the wall like "The Man With One Red Shoe".
I think Ben Affleck will be fine as Batman.
I haven't had cable since 2005.  I haven't missed it. 
"Fritz the Cat" is a funny movie.
When is Frank Oz gonna direct another movie?
We need a "Too Much Coffee Man" movie.
Ben Farley invented the internet.



Saturday, March 1, 2014

YES!!!


This is the poster for the UK…
We're lucky in the US, we get the movie earlier -3/21!!!