Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rats & Gassers Movie Trailer

Got the first rough of all the visual elements of the Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride movie trailer edited last night. Looks killer! Also the meeting with Tina Tang yesterday was very productive. I am really looking forward to working with her on the Go-Kustom Shop Calendar in the coming months. Question is can we get this thing out before January 1st, 2012?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Photographer Meeting

Have a meeting today with the pin-up calendar photographer Tina Tang to discuss the big shoot for the middle of this film. Four cars, four models and four seasons for a hop calendar. Can we do it in one day!?! This will be to show people what goes on behind the scenes of a pin-up hot rod photoshoot. This is a big part of the kulture...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rats & Gassers Trailer Editing

Got a major chunk of editing done today for the Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride Movie Trailer this afternoon. Only a few holes to fill and the first version will be ready to post.

I also got some tattoo fill-in work done by Matt Sawdon of Sunken Ship Tattoo in Everett, WA. Have to say Matt really does top notch work. I am going back in a few weeks for some more inking.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Death Of The Badly Dressed Dictator (another one bites the dust)

So apparently the locals had their way with Moammar Gadhafi yesterday. Beating him with shoes and pulling his hair until someone finally shot the bastard. This happened after his failed attempt to flee in his motorcade which was pummeled by a NATO airstrike. Gadhafi then escaped the wreckage and into a drainage tunnel, where he was captured by the locals. He left this world a bloody disgraced mess. Very appropriate.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Go-Kustom TV Archives Poster

Using the DVD artwork, I made a 23x35 wall poster for the new Go-Kustom TV Archives DVD. Uploaded it to the Go-Kustom CafePress website for purchase.

Go-Kustom TV Archives: Car Shows & Fabricators DVD

Been laying out screens and processing video files for this new DVD collection. I keep getting interlace anomalies in the main video file, so I have been experimenting with various de-interlace filters to clean up the segments. The latest filter seems to work very well. I still need to finish the Rats & Gassers trailer to put on the beginning of this disc, but that shouldn't take too long, once the DVD layout is ready.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Go-Kustom TV Archives: Car Shows & Fabricators

This is a new collection of old Go-Kustom TV Episodes plus the never before released or aired Seattle Roadster Show episode that features interviews with Candy Clark (from American Graffiti) and Lance Lambert of The Vintage Vehicle Show. Some of the earlier shows were pretty lo-fi, but I had crap equipment back then and you do what you can. This will be on DVD in a few weeks and will include the Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride Trailer (yes there is a method to my madness people!). I did the cover art using Photoshop and pictures I took of Trevor Robinson’s '29 Rat Truck and Michael Soldono's '30 Model A. Both are iconic cars around Seattle. I am trying to get that vintage 1950's car advertisement art look mixed with modern elements. I may also turn this piece into a poster.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gearhead Punks Dodge Charger DVD First Day Of Filming

Stills from todays shoot of Barry V. Hasson's incredible black with dark red crimson interior 1966 Dodge Charger. Yes it has 1967 turn indicators on the fenders- it is a late '66 model with a blueprinted (non original) 440. This car has the best black paint job I have ever seen (and I've seen alot!). This is the fist car I am shooting for a Gearhead Punks all Dodge Charger DVD that will come out next year. I also did a full interview with Barry about the black Dodge.  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gearhead Punks Logo

Did a quick Gearhead Punk Series logo for the beginning of the Rats & Gassers movie trailer and the film itself. I actually filmed the TV static background on my digital still camera, which has a video mode. I was amazed at how decent the footage looked when imported into Final Cut Pro 5. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

'67 Dodge Charger Art

Messing around with more pictures of my Hemi Charger Gasser model in Photoshop.

New Star Charger

My 2168 Star Charger Concept...decided to go aluminum silver with this one like my 2166 Star Charger. Might do a color tinted clear coat to add some dimension to the paint. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rats & Gassers Movie Trailer

Started digging into the Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride Movie Trailer. Wrote the basic surf beats and theme then started organizing the graphics and timeline.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cougar Moutain Regional Wildland Park

Yesterday we took the family on a seven mile hike at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, just 40 minutes drive from our house in North Seattle. We hiked for over three hours, but the only critter we saw was a feisty, tail twitching squirrel. Still nice to get out and get some outdoor time. The trails go for miles around the park and are gorgeous with trees, plant life, mushrooms and moss.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Percussion Instrument

Added a few more bits to my stand up percussion thing. An outdoor TV cable box (with a nice bang sound to it) and a few electrical housings (ping pang kinda tones). This thing is ready to use, but I will keep adding and adjusting it as I go.