Christmas! For all the ugly in the world this year- today was a day of quiet family time for me. Much needed.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
So all the hype was just that...hype. After a few family members seemed concerned last week, I did some extra research on the Mayans supposed End Of The World Prophecy. Well it seems that the Mayans never said it was the Apocalypse, but rather the ending of a long assed 5,000 year calendar, a time to celebrate, not fear, kinda like a Super New Year.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Go-Kustom TV hostess section with Kitty Mansfield edited today. This is for Episode 1 for Season 5. I also was able to assemble that section with the new intro clip so the front end of this episode is complete. Also did a little work on the Go-Kustom TV website, adding a still of Kitty to the front page and a free downloadable MP3 file of the new, shortened and sped-up version the Go-Kustom TV Theme song. Next I am gonna dig into the full episode editing and then pull two of the interviews for Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. Many of the interviews from the car shows of Go-Kustom TV will end up in Rats & Gassers.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Starting my second week of a new job. At an Office Supplies Store with Copy Center. A friend of mine put in a good word and I got in. Hectic retail, but good people and atmosphere. Man...I was unemployed since July. Lots of financial catching up to do.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Went up to Lake Cassidy (north of Seattle) to film for Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride featuring model Jean Viva and Big Tom and Carla's insane "Mr. Nasty" big block Ford powered Henry J. This was a pick-up set I did last minute for the film. Since I have multiple shots of Mr. Nasty (in the background during Big Tom's interview and racing at the Eruption Drags last summer in rust and primer) I thought it would be nice to include some footage of the finished car. Man it was chilly, but thankfully clear.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here is a list of the Presidential Candidates I voted for since 1988.
1988 Michael Dukakis (Democrat Party)
1992 Ross Perot (Big Eared Rich Guy Party)
1996 Ross Perot (Reform Party)
2000 Ralph Nader (Green Party)
2004 John Kerry (Democrat Party)
2008 Barack Obama (Democrat Party)
2012 Barack Obama (Democrat Party)
A lot of my hardcore Republican friends on Facebook and Twitter were throwing sour grapes at everyone and anyone. Some were cursing Obama and saying things like "America is now in the hands of Satan..." yadda yadda yadda. My Democratic friends were jubilant posting pics of Obama and his family. Personally I tend to vote Democratic Party, but that's because of limited choices and I really consider myself an Indie. I am really hoping we can get a serious third, fourth and fifth political party in the discussion and election process.
My personal feeling about Obama is he is cut from the same Goldman Sachs cloth as many other of our current and former politicians. Lesser of two evils? I like what I see of the man, but he has not always been an effective leader. The health care reform has been a major accomplishment, but he needs to work more with Republicans. Reaching out to them? Not really, more like bitch slapping some of them. The Republican Party has been hijacked by crazy Uber-Conservatives that seriously believe that THEIR beliefs are the ONLY beliefs and that (like the Taliban) God only smiles on them and theirs. Hopefully these Tea Party fringe elements will get a wake up call from this election and realize that the times are changing and they can no longer pretend it's 1812.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
|Craig with Ken Knowles of Alley Katz Magazine|
|Craig VanSant in his shop|
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Cafe Press webpages.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I am surprise at how many Hot Rod Guys are insulted or get all bent out of shape by the term "Rat Rod." It reminds me of "Punk Rock" back in the early '80's. This one dink on a message board told me that the Rat Rod Guys were inferior and their rides were crap and how dare they call their cars "Rats" and that was stupid because you don't call Hot Rods "Hots." When "Punk" became a term for the music I was making in 1981, I embraced it. It killed the "Sleeper Rock" of the time and re-birthed not only Ska, Rockabilly, New Wave etc. but eventually Metal and Hip Hop. Rat Rods have spark a new interest in Hot Rods from a younger generation and helped kill Street Rods (aka Sleeper Rock) and rebirth Traditional Hot Rodding (guys who didn't like the Rats but wanted the credibility of a DIY ride as opposed to a 1-800-BUYMYROD approach).
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
http://www.reasonsync.com/ReasonSync.html I highly recommend it!
|Robb Newby (left) and D.A. Sebasstian (right) set up a GoPro HD on poles|
infront of Robb's pick-up during filming his segment for Rats & Gassers.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|I bought the KMS-30 and DDM-220 new back in 1984. I found the|
Boss DR-55 in an Atlanta music store in 1987. Talked the guy
down from $60 to $40.
|Yamaha CS1x- a very cool synth for the time. Nice fat sounds.|
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Ever done something so wrong- but in a professional way? I just did. I was asked to participate in an online competition about unique Northwest types. I did one autobiographical style on being a Indie-Film Maker in the Northwest. I didn't realize that most were third person character type clips until after I uploaded mine. Oh well. Not so much wasted time. First, I got serious about ADR narration on this clip, which I will be doing tons of for my new documentary. Second, sections of this clip can be used as a demo reel if I don't place in the competition. So glass half full.