Thursday, September 13, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Shut up, you American. You Americans, all you do is talk, and talk, and say "let me tell you something" and "I just wanna say." Well, you're dead now, so shut up.
A couple of weeks ago I worked on a film as part of the 48 Hour Film Project. It's a contest in which groups have literally 48 hours to make a movie. The organizers provide a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that must be used in the film. The group then draws a genre out of a hat, and has from 7 p.m. on Friday night until 7 p.m. on Sunday to write, shoot, edit and deliver a film no longer than 7 minutes (excluding titles and credits). Obviously it's a pretty hectic weekend, but usually a lot of fun. (yes, even a cynical sausage maker can have fun.)
The images are some poster concepts I was messing around with for our film. This year's character was Glen/Glenda travers, house painter; the prop was a flag; and the line was, "I can't remember everything." The genre we drew was road movie. So we did a movie about a bumbling death.
The movie is a little rough, but that's to be expected with only two days to do everything. The cast and crew were really good, as evidenced by the number of awards we won this year: Audience Favorite-Group A; Best Use of Genre; Best Theme Song (congrats Brad); Best Graphics; Best Actor (congrats Jim); Best Direction.
There was a lot of footage that we shot that had to be trimmed down to get the film under the allowed 7 minute mark. It's a shame some of it couldn't have stayed in the picture. All the dialogue was improvised, and the actors came up with some really good stuff. Who knows, maybe someday someone will take the time to put together a slightly longer "director's cut."
Anyway, you can check out Dead End for yourself here at funnyordie.com. If you enjoy it, vote it funny. If you don't enjoy it, vote it funny anyway. You can also check it out here, at the youtube.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
So I was traveling in armpit of America, I mean New jersey, this past weekend and found myself in the historic hamlet of National Park. Since it was such a hot day I figured I'd go for a swim. I queried a passing young man where the local YMCA was located. His directions led me to a strip of land beneath the highway overpass containing the local swimming pool. As you can see, it's a beautiful pool. In fact, locals say Michael Phelps himself has claimed this to be one of the most exquisite pools he has ever had the pleasure to swim in.
I've also sent this image to letmeshowyouthem.com for them to post on their website. Figuring that since some of the guys that run the site are from National Park they'd be quite happy to see others enjoying the place they call home. Be sure to check out their site as they have some funny stuff over there.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
I guess the feds wanted that rocket back more than Clifford realized. And Boba Fett is more deadly than some guy named Neville.
I know, I know-all you nerds are all set to point out all the details that are missing and/or wrong. Well, before you get your jedi underoos in a bunch, save it. I know it's not 100% correct. It's just a quick sketch. Go back to trying to defend Phantom Menace as the greatest movie of the century.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
So somebody sent me a link to this blog called steinhartstronghold. Apparently there is a small cult of animators in new york who are followers of this steinhart. these guys seem pretty into this guy/deity/mythical being. now, i'm not completely up to snuff on my mythology, but based on the tales these guys circulate about this steinhart he sounds wicked hard-core.
i posted a link in the sausage links section to steinhartstronghold. these are the real experts on steinhart. i highly suggest you check it out, and ask them for any more info.
anyway, after seeing the blog, and needing to take a break from making sausage, i decided to do a drawing of this teutonic titan. enjoy.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Here he is! Men's Fitness' very own Mr. July! Mr. July's interests include eating chicken, playing with his adorable kitty cats, and collecting little plastic teddy bears. Sorry, ladies, this one is already taken. What a lucky Mrs. July!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Get it? First brats? Cause it's sausage and they're little know-it-alls! It just works on so many levels!
Well, all joking aside, I figured it was time to take part in at least one aspect of modern society. So I started a little sketch blog. I want to try to update this regularly. We'll see how that goes.
To get it started are the little mozarts...er...I mean, The Little Einsteins! I did these in a few spare minutes I had the other day. I like where Leo and Quincy are heading (the two boys), but June and Annie don't quite work.