Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
For those of you who haven't heard, I'm going to be in a videogame. It's a racing game that'll be released for PS3, XBox 360, etc. etc., so we're not talking about some little cheapo PC game. I'd tell you the name of it, but then I'd have to kill you. All kidding aside, I'm actually contractually obligated not to tell anyone the name of the game.
Anyways, they initially told me that they'd be throwing one of those skin-tight motion capture suits on me (much like Andy Serkis as Gollum or King Kong) for body movement. They've now decided to use me for body movement, facial expression capture, AND voice! And to top that off, I'll be playing one of the main characters! SCHWEET!
I'm totally excited. It seems to me that the videogame industry is my niche. First I played a game designer in a Collin's College commercial, now I'm playing a video game character. Maybe next, I'll play a character in a movie based on a videogame. Dig Dug: The Movie? Oh yeeeah!
On a side note, I sent "No. 12" out to four festivals, Sundance being one of them. Yeah, I know it's not THAT good, and it probably doesn't have a chance in hell, but might as well try. Screamfest in LA was another one. Probably has a better chance there. We'll see...
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
It's an audio review:
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Opening weekend was awesome! A lot of positive feedback. If you have a chance, please check it out.
The only sucky thing was smashing the side of my truck into a cement pole, but that's a whole other story...
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I didn't think you could put a price on a possessed/demonic stuffed bear, but I guess somewhere around $1000 is right.
These people are obviously experts. There's no better telltale sign of a possessed toy, than a demonic skull in the crotch.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
-I'm glad I didn't inherit the gene for alchoholism in my family. Although, I guess it's not too late for me to start being an alchoholic.
- I love our new condo, but boy, do I HATE moving. I wish all of our stuff would come out of the boxes and magically arrange themselves, Mary Poppins style!
- Riley is loudly meowing in the bathroom. I don't know if he likes hearing the echo of his own voice or if he actually wants to use the turlet.
- Today there was an article about a girl (www.marissaleighonline.com)
from Scottsdale who was on MTV's "My Sweet 16." This girl wants to be a famous actress/musician, and has her mom working full-time as her personal promoter (on top of actually having a manager and a publicist). As if there weren't enought reasons to dislike this girl, it turns out she's the daughter of Mark, who owns Mark Mitsubishi/Kia here in AZ. As Dane Cook would say, this guy's voice is the sound that makes me want to punch an infant. The thing that bugs me the most about his voice, on top of the higher-pitced, nasally tone of it, is the way he actually says Mitsubishi. Common pronunciation would sound like mitt-sue-bee-she. Mark says it as "mitt-suh-bish-ee," and it drives me NUTS! He also says "Glendull" and "Scottsdull."
- Trainspotting rehearsals are going very well. I'm currently going through the phase that I go through with every play, when I seriously doubt my abilities and wonder if I should even be an actor. I quickly have to shoot down that little voice in my head, as it is probably the biggest reason that people fail in the entertainment industry.
- I saw Silent Hill. Decent movie but about thirty minutes too long. Same exact complaint that I had about Cristophe Gans' other movie, Brotherhood of the Wolf. The last third of the movie was interesting enough and it somehow turned into a cross between The Crucible and Hellraiser. Still, I think it successfully captured the feeling of the game (although, not as scary) and Pyramid Head is still a freaky character.
- Saw V For Vendetta. Great idea, not the best execution. My main complaint about the movie, was that they were so focused on the political "question your government and fight back" aspect of the movie, that they forgot what they were questioning or fighting against. As far as I could tell, this dystopian society consisted of having a ten o'clock curfew, not allowing Beethoven, and saving REAL butter for your dictator. Alright, so they picked on homosexuals and sick people for a while, but that's a given. V also made me want to jump off of something, swing a sword around, and shout, "Ha HA!!! Being a terrorist makes me feel goofed up on goofballs!"
- The movie at the top of my must-see list is Brick. Film-noir story and dialogue set in a 90's era high school? Count me in! www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/brick/
- Rachael Ray has the voice of someone who has been screaming at a concert for 3 hours.
- I don't care what people say. Trish and I think Andy Milonakis is HILARIOUS.
- I've been on a quest to buy a new Mac. Being a video person, it looks like I'm going to have to buy a tower, instead of the much cheaper iMac. iMacs are so cool though! All-in-one computer, screen, and camera! How cool is that?! I was thinking of doing the Apple loan thing, then noticed that it would be a lot more expensive in the long run. I'm a big Mac supporter, but man, they're fucking EXPENSIVE.
- Before we knew her name, Trish and I called Giada de Laurentiis the "lollypop-head girl."
That's all. Bed time!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I have wanted to watch this movie ever since it was released (about five years ago) but have never gotten around to it until now.
Session 9 scared the FUCK out of me.
Not just the shit, but the fuck. You might be familiar with the different levels of being scared. It's not all that different from the color-coded alert system we use, usually reserved for terrorist acts.
Level 1: the hell
Level 2: the piss
Level 3: the shit
Level 4: the FUCK
The movie is about an asbestos cleaning crew that has a big job at an abandoned mental hospital (Danver's is where they shot it). They start seeing and hearing kooky things... then shenanigans ensue. The thing I liked about the movie was that there was never anything that jumped out to scare you. The scares were all based on a "slow burn," and the feeling of uneasiness that's at the base of every scene. By the end of the movie, I was actually disturbed to the point of having a hard time sleeping. I can't remember the last time a film did that to me. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the psychological-horror films. Jacob's Ladder is one of my favorites.