Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Purchased a cheap student model trombone (Etude Series Student ETB-100 for $149.00 at Amazon) to blast out some tracks with on my next album. My old King 2B has a severely dented slide and still sports the flat black spray paint I put on it back in the late 80's (which doesn't help the tone). I want to try and do some moderate horn arrangements for the next D.A. Sebasstian & The Inner Demons CD. If I get the t-bone multi-tracked, then I can hire a sax or trumpet player to finish the sections. I am thinking two trombones a sax and a trumpet for the live band. However two trombones can do alot of horn damage.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
|'67 Charger photo by D.A. Sebasstian|
|'67 Charger photo by D.A. Sebasstian|
|At the booth photo by Vienna Sebasstian|
|Go-Kustom vendor booth photo by Vienna Sebasstian|
|Buick by Vienna Sebasstian|
|Cobra by Vienna Sebasstian|
|Mini's by Vienna Sebasstian|
Had a blast yesterday at the Greenwood Car Show. We set up our Go-Kustom vendor booth early in the AM selling bucket loads of Rat Rod Rockers! and Hot Rod Girls Saves The World DVDs, shirts and posters. One of the promoters said they had over 850 cars and broke last years record for attendance.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
1960 Chrysler 300 in 1/25th Scale Resin I just started working on. I really like the color. Fit of the parts is horrible. I am going to glue the hood into the body, as it is so off in size. Not sure if I am going to do this one as a gasser or a kustom. More than likely kustom.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Go-Kustom (me and my wife) went out to the Slaughter House Car Show (put on by the Rat Bastards Car Club) yesterday to sell our films and music and show a movie after dark on my out door projection system. The weather was decent and the turnout was about 72 cars (almost double the number of last years show). We got to hang with many of our friends, some we see at many different car shows. After dark we showed American Graffiti on my projection system on one of the massive open white walls of the Monroe River Valley Farm buildings. We screened American Graffiti instead of Rat Rod Rockers! was because most of the evenings remaining patrons already owned copies of the Rat Rod Rockers! DVD. We got home around 1 AM. A good time.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Well ya can't win 'em all. We had about 20 people show for our Wednesday screening of Rat Rod Rockers! at the Central Cinema in Seattle last night. I know it was an off night, being mid week and we started screening at 9:45, but I expected a few more butts in the seats. Especially after the 351 bodies at our Seattle Premiere and the 426 patrons at out World Premiere. Thanks to the Rat Bastards Car Club, my sis and cousin (who also plays Harold Milldue in the movie) who made it out as well as the hot rod curious who, like me and my wife, are probably dragging at work today from a lack of sleep. Promoting a Hot Rod Film at Car Shows is almost effortless- promoting to the festival community is a little more work. Also the free screening we are having at the Slaughter House Car Show this Saturday probably didn't help the turnout either. We did get mention in the Seattle Times, which may give the film some press traction further down the line.
Saturday we are setting up my 20x10 outdoor projection screen and showing Rat Rod Rockers! Drive-In Style. People seem to love the mini drive-in setting. Maybe some free in city outdoor wall screenings? That might be an idea whose time has come.
|Between screenings I snuck into the theater and took this pic.|
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
|Screen Shot of Rat Rod Rockers! Instant Video page|
Been watching with excitement as our Rat Rod Rockers! film gets out to the public. This is the first film we have set up immediately on Amazon as an Instant Video download/rental, simultaneous with the physical DVD release and initial ad campaigns. We are seeing first hand how strong the V.O.D. (Video On Demand) or Instant Video services have become. This week downloads and rentals have outsold physical DVDs more than 10 to 1 ! This is Amazon Instant Video sales versus Amazon DVD sales and other website and store DVD sales. I think the key for us has been getting links to the Amazon Instant Video pages on the front page of the Rat Rod Rockers! website immediately We just had a spat of positive reviews of the film in big national magazine and when people go to view our films website, they can watch the film instantly, save it, burn it, and keep it indefinitely (if purchased and not just rented) or just rent it to watch immediately. Our family own a Roku device that we use for our Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. accounts viewing on our TV. The quality is just as good as putting a DVD into your DVD player and the selection is getting bigger all the time. I also dig all the strange stuff you can watch on the Roku, kinda like international public access television.
Amazon is also getting many first run films up online before Netflix does. I know this has to do with licensing. Personally I think Amazon is a much stronger company and should be the one to go to for Instant Video. Still options give the consumer more choices and there is nothing wrong with that.