I made this little promo bumper spot thing. Space trash! That’s one of the prop medium format cameras from the studio where we shot the moon landing. That was tough, had to pump all the air out of the room.
Friday May 20, 2011, was National Bike to Work day. Since I freelance, I don’t really “commute” but I do try to ride my bike every time I have to go into downtown Austin.
Also, all the local bike shops, coffee shops and other local biz were hooking cyclists up with a li’l free continental breakfast as part of the celebration of more bikes on the roads.
I totally scammed em all cause I wasn’t actually going to work. Unless you count work as riding around to all the breakfast stops. Since I felt guilty about this deception I ended up staying on the road a lot longer than I had planned for and put in just over 50 miles of bike riding. That’s a personal record. I hadn’t done more than 30 miles before yesterday.
Along the way I snapped pics of my old Sears brand early 1990s trapper-keeperesque-splatter-paint-framed 12 speed bike in front of interesting Austin landmarks.
Breakfast Scammer Score
Free Coffee: x2
Free Bagel x1
Free Breakfast Taco x2
Free Energy Bars: a pile
Word from my old college buddy Ira Shiflet is that the Stephen F. Austin Summer Feature program is going to be producing a film based on a Joe R. Lansdale short story.
Since I’m a Lansdale comic fan from my younger days it’s pretty exciting for me to hear of him teaming up with my alma mater film program.
The film is called Christmas with the Dead. Slated to shoot summer 2011. I’m sure it will be full of Lansdale’s inspired brand of macabre humor. And probably full of blood/guts too.
Best of luck to director Brian James Fitzpatrick and all the cast and crew. Hope you guys learn a lot and make something really special.
Part of an upcoming video short about Kebabalicious and how it’s more fun to eat kebabs for lunch than pizza.
Steve’s funky hair was really difficult to rotoscope out and at some point I just quit trying. Then I added glow effects to the rotating pizza slice to distract you from the hair.
BOF Hanging out downtown under a Red River bridge. It was noisome. That’s us: braving transient excrement for the sake of expanding your vocabulary.
Joe Nicolosi on the left directing one of the upcoming SXSW 2011 promo bumpers. If you go to enough SXSW showings you’ll see them all! For reference, here’s last years SXSW Midnight bumper.
Photo by Carlos
Birds on Fire got to play with this bad boy on Sunday. Super Slow Motion for one of the 2011 SXSW promo bumpers.
Chickens riding unicycles, bloodied cheerleaders, dual MP5 wielding pizza slices, silver lamé superheroes, pirates, cowboys, jugglers, all at 600 frames per second.