Sunday, June 25, 2017

Making the Cube


I've been in Brooklyn helping to prepare a shoot around an 8x8' plexi cube.  Sitting in a 50x40 space of pure white. Lifts and straps were used to connect the pieces. Then the inside paper is peeled before sealing the top. Truss and motors are installed to hold my lights. The last of the paper is removed. The top light is 24 Cineo Quantum 120's. Tristan takes some lighting reference stills of our stand in while the cloud/wave effect plays overhead. And the cube and space is ready to shoot.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Brooklyn Buddy

Forgot that I have my Brooklyn Gnome waiting for me...... MR brought him back from Berlin last year. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Red Room

Big red cyc for lasts week's shoot

Banco in Situ


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Still Life with Props and Ladder

It's been a candy colored week shooting down in Long Beach, CA

He's Gone

 Another 60's icon has died.  Adam West dead at 88.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Artichoke Season

The wild artichokes are covering the local hillsides.  Beautiful but supposedly unpalatable.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Banco in Situ


If Only We Could Flush

A Mexican businessman is creating a new brand of toilet paper

Monday, May 29, 2017

Mantis Passion

The new passion fruit vine on the back fence is already flowering and today, a steely eyed WL spotted a baby mantis hiding in the bloom.

Gaffer63: Garden Homicide
Gaffer63: Death in the Garden

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

He's Gone

Roger Moore has passed on.  Everyone loves the Bond they grew up with and since "Spy Who Loved Me" was my first Bond film,  Moore is my favorite. Always self deprecating, my favorite story is of Noel Coward visiting RADA while Moore was a student:

"When I was a young actor at RADA, Noël Coward was in the audience one night. He said to me after the play, 'Young man, with your devastating good looks and your disastrous lack of talent, you should take any job ever offered you. In the event that you're offered two jobs simultaneously, take the one that offers the most money.' Here I am."

My one brush with him was driving through Beverley Hills one day many years ago.  At a stop light, I pulled up next to a powder blue Rolls Royce.  In the front was Roger driving and Michael Caine.  Their wives in the back.  A nonchalant double take from me later and they motored away, unaware of having made my day.

He was 89 and succumbed to cancer. BBC obit here

Gaffer63: The Saint in New York
Gaffer63: 50Th Year Auction

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sunset Pool

Shooting in Palm Springs. Poolside at sunset. DP Joe gets high  to capture model floating by.

Banco in Situ


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beach Making

We recently made a beach set on stage for a commercial

Ginger in Situ


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rough Housing

 The dogs have loved chasing and fighting in the back.  The best of enemies.

Storm Clouds Coming


Morning Light

A 1980's Mercedes throws shade on our early morning walk.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Variegated Pride

The variegated Pride of Madeira in back has bloomed but the flowers are paler than the normal version.