Cafe Press pages.
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.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Still organizing files and converting into Final Cut Pro usable files. I did quite a bit of filming all summer at various events and car shows, and even though that footage was primarily for Go-Kustom TV some of it will end up in Rats & Gassers.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. Getting close to having all files maximized and ready for editing. I went back and reduced the GoPro footage from 1920x1080 to 1280x720 frame size. This saves tons of disc space and since even the HD version of this film will be 720p (1280x720) no need for the extra size. Opened up over 120 gigs of space! Now I can convert all Go-Kustom TV footage from MTS format to usable .mov files. This is important because I need to review the Go-Kustom TV footage for inclusion in the film and last week I had filed my 2TB drive! Now I am good to go.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
So I am trying to track down the copyright holder of a 1933 picture I want to use in Rats & Gassers. The book I found it in is 20 years out of print! Most of the pics in the book are attributed to Chrysler Corporation, so I emailed their Archives Department to see if they had the rights to the photograph. They replied the next day saying the photo was not in their archives. I then decided to contact the publisher directly. They didn't have the title listed in amy of their databases. They referred me to a copyright website who also didn't have the ISBN or title on file. I found out the author had done a book signing in 2010 (so at least he probably isn't deceased) on a website. I contacted that website to see if I can locate the authors info and find out if he indeed has rights to the picture. I haven't heard back yet. I can not find thr authors contact info anywhere on the internet, so this may be my only hope of contacting him directly. All this for a 20 second use of a picture in my film! Documentary film research is tedious! Ack!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|The Demolition Kings|
|Official Go-Girls Kitty Mansfield & Jean Viva|
|The Resident Kings|
|Jim Davies (singer) looks at himself on the big screen as |
Detective Lloyd- that must be trippy
|Sean Burnell (Demolition Kings) and David J. Nance|
(who played Buhgabaa in Hot Rod Girls Save The World)
|Sweetpea gets a spankin' from Kitty|
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride and a magazine article I am putting together. Model Cara Mia rocked the set and Steve's wife even gave us ice cream! So nice. I used both my Canon 7D for photos and my Canon HF-G10 for video.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
During my job search I am truly amazed at how many bands and companies think a pro videographer with thousands of dollars in equipment and experience SHOULD work for free or "for promotional consideration." As a musician I have given away dozens of tracks to projects and understand struggling artists and support creative exchange, but if you are gonna start a company and you want REAL video work, then budget it into your ass....OR ask Uncle Bob to break out his dusty Super 8 and have fun working with that mess.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Working on more animation for the narration of Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. the animation is mild, mostly just flyby type lettering. I haven't written the narration, but know what I roughly want to say and what will be needed to fill the screen while I'm talking.
I have also been selling lots of gear the last few months, since our Arts School closed. Mostly to pay bills (since I am not working full time) and slim down my studio. After the last move, I realized how much gear I have that I never even turn on. Why keep it? I am really moving towards a full Reason 6.5 centric set-up, especially after demoing the some of the new Rack Extensions for Reason. I recently sold my Korg MicroKORG, Roland SH-32, Boss GT-3, Fender 12 string guitar, Boss RC-3 Loop Station, Boss RE-20 Tape Echo, Digitech RV-7 Reverb, Roland GK-3B Bass Pick-Up and Behringer Xenyx 2442 Mixer.