Thursday, July 30, 2009

Watch The Fret!

My new video, The Fret, is up online! Check it out! Rate, comment, and subscribe. You should should definitely subscribe :D

Click here to watch The Fret, starring Mike Ross and Corey Holland!

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Almost finished...

The Fret will most likely be done and online by tomorrow. I finished the video portion and am doing all the audio tonight. It will be awesome.

I had a wonderful time with Claire this past weekend! I'm so glad I finally saw her, it's been forever. We saw Orphan this weekend, which was pretty cool despite the psycho mom that always made things worst, and I got a haircut. I'm happy to say that it was the first time in a while that I walked away satisfied. Usually I think, Hm...maybe I'll like this in about a month.

This weekend is going to be great. People will be watching my new movie hopefully, I'm hanging out with my bud Ben for the first time since winter break, and I think my brother and I are going to see Funny People on Saturday, which should be great. Even though he's been in far too many recent comedies, I don't mind that Seth Rogan is in this one, he seems to fit the part of a slob comic that insults himself... maybe that didn't come out right. Whatever. Hope it's good. We'll see.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Melting Lampshades

This weekend was extremely fun and productive. On Saturday, my brother, his wife, and their friends came over for a barbecue (Did you know you could spell it with a "c" instead of "q?" ...huh), and we went swimming in our pool. Daniel put the basketball hoop next to the pool so we play in the water, which was fun. It wasn't as hazardous as the time when he took the slide from our old swing set, strapped it to our dog pen with bungee cords, sprayed some water on it, then called it a water slide. The only problem with that was when we jumped quickly, the water decided to hang on to our trunks. I could not comfortably go all out, so my dunks were pretty half assed.

Chris and Jessica brought their 9 month old baby, Riot, which is indeed a strange name for a child, and that he is "a good baby," as my dad put it. He didn't cry the entire time he was at our house, and he was there for a good 8 hours, well past his bed time. I found his baby babbling so amusing, and it was even more amusing when we all would respond to his babbling. He was totally cool with being in the pool, too. I was a little jealous of this crazy baby raft he had that even had its own sun roof. Once we got out of the pool, we played "House Ball," as we called it where just threw a ball on my roof and let it come back until my dad suggested we, meaning Daniel, Chris, him, and I, should play dodgeball. So we had two fairly ineffective dodgeballs that would curve with the wind. We decided you were out after two hits just to make our 2 on 2 last longer than 3 seconds.

On Sunday, Mike and I continued to film "The Fret," and we really made some great stuff. We played with lighting for the first time by moving lamps and pointing the lampshades around Mike's house, and later my garage, which really improved our shots. My boss, Brian, insisted I get some practice with the $2000 Gyro stabilizer, and let me take that home. It gets pretty warm since it has a fast-spinning motor inside of it, so when we smelled burning, we thought it was the Gyro. I went to redirect a lampshade, only to find that part of it had melted onto the light bulb. Goopy shade stretched as it hung on to both the shade and the bulb. Luckily, nothing caught fire, and we continuing using it, being a little more careful to prevent the shade from touching the bulb again. Overall, it was great, and it made a lot of progress, but we will need one more day to film, so it won't be complete this week as I hoped, but still very soon.

I'm so excited for this weekend! I get to see Claire on Friday! I can't wait! :D

Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekend TO DO List

(first off...I just saw a gnat flying across my screen and for a moment I thought my mouse cursor was going haywire.)
  • -Finish filming "The Fret."
  • -Compose part of the music for "The Fret."
  • -If time allows it, possibly film "The Gay Mood."
  • -Call Claire.
  • -Call Claire.
  • -Think about calling Claire, but get a little shy about it...
  • -Call Claire.
  • -Find...the remote.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"The Fret" - Coming soon!

Well, we filmed the first part of our new sketch, "The Fret," that will be submitted to the FND Film Fest! We will be finishing up this weekend, and I am going to try and get the video up sometime next week for all you chitlins to see, love, and re-see... ? Whatever, it'll be great.

I play a street guitarist who takes personal offense when someone like Mike doesn't want to hear his music. You'll just have to wait and see how the plot unfolds!

In other news, Claire comes home this weekend, and I get to see her in a little over a week, which I can't wait for!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What would you be interested in seeing?

So I have a bunch of projects currently in the works. Because almost every video contest/competition I want to enter has a deadline set at the end of July, I have decided not to make the Rock Band music video since it is a large scale project which would require way too much planning. I would rather focus on videos that I enjoy much more and that are a little more up my alley of entertaining everyone.

Fronk 'n Dego, one of my favorite online sketch groups along with Derrick and a couple others, is having their second Film Fest, which I definitely want to enter. It's going to be a lot more fun to do since it isn't restricting like some others I've found. The only specifics are that it needs to be a sketch that is under 5 minutes, has to include the line "I used to have two, but my dog ate the other one," and the theme must be one of the following: Desperation, Power, Revenge, or Friendship.

I have a few ideas, but you'll just have to wait to see the video.

Aside from that, I have a few sketches in the brainstorming stage, but I don't want to share too much just in case someone wants to steal my awesometasticlasmic ideas like The Gay Mood and The One Ha Joker.

So, what else would you like to see videos about? I think it would be really fun to get the point where I'm actually making videos by request in a Songs to Wear Pants To fashion. Anyone?

Also, I'd just like to say that Claire went to Europe to visit her brother and do some traveling, and I miss her dearly.