Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore Is Burning


After Freddy Grey's Funeral, Baltimore erupted in Protests, Riots and Flames. Did the Baltimore PD's indifference kill Grey?

"But cellphone videos show that in both incidents (Freddy Grey and Eric Garner) the arresting officer evidenced a disturbing deafness to the prisoner’s cries of distress.


Garner was able to verbalize a plea that was later chanted by protesters.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”
Gray could only manage loud cries of pain as he was hoisted to his feet and dragged in handcuffs to a waiting police wagon." - via The Daily Beast

Monday, April 27, 2015

Narration Backgrounds For Rats & Gassers


From yesterdays filming for Rats & Gassers. This is Everett WA from a waterfront park view. This is for the location narration. You know "Here in the Northwest..." Shot on a Canon HF-G10 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Evil Undead Girlfiend Promo Stills




Finally got time to edit some more promo stills for the Evil Undead Girlfiend: The Re-Animation Of Issa Kross book/film/graphic novel project. Husband and wife photographer team Zombie Crush took the original pics around 3 years ago (with white backdrop), with models Becky Lee (as Ingvar Chienne) and Smookie Tiger (as Issa Kross) .  The purpose was to flush out the characters looks, costumes and stance, helping me to write the stories and giving potential publishers/comic artists strong visuals to work with. For this set I wanted Issa to have a green/gold tone and Ingvar (her nemesis) to have a blue/grey tone. I think it works. The guns were "DieselPunk" designs I got off Etsy and are just painted and modified toy and Nerf guns. I did all the graphics and backgrounds. The skye were shots I took in Seattle with my cheap Fuji digital camera. The green slabs behind Issa were close-ups of moss covered cemetery markers in North Seattle. Issa is also holding a Dodge/Plymouth style pistol grip shifter as an impromptu weapon.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Rats & Gassers Editing

Two stills from last nights editing of Rats & Gassers: Kustom Kulture Takes A Ride. I have been using FinalCut Pro directly to adjust color and contrast rather than doing it in Photoshop and then importing to FCP.