Sunday, November 05, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Banco in Situ

With ears cocked and nose twitching, Banco's always on the alert alert for lizards

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mount Wilson Fire

Banco and I got a vivid view of the recent Mount Wilson fire during a dawn walk up our Mount Washington

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Get This Party Started

More holiday madness but the steadicam operator was able to keep up with the action.

Disco Snowmen

More over the top tinselated holiday fun from a recent commercial.

Vintage Fiat

We recently had a very small, very cute, very vintage Fiat make an appearance in a Christmas commercial we were filming.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Citi Anthems

The commercials we did at the beginning of the summer have made it to the air.  Including "Joy", "Rain" and "Twins"
Still waiting for the skydiving one to appear. "Joy" was shot at our local Super A.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Coyote Morning

2 coyotes this morning near Jessica Triangle.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Me and My 20ks

Tristan caught me lounging, waiting for night to fall so I can switch on my 20,000 watt lights.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Akunin

It's been 6 years since the last translated Boris Akunin novel hit the shelves.  For Erast Fandorin junkies like me, the new english version of "All the World's a Stage" is a treat some never thought would come. There are three more books to be translated.  Hopefully they can come on a quicker timetable.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Snow It Up

Been working on a Christmas campaign.  The art department is adding fake snow to a southern California tree.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Life of a Mantis

Our Desert Willow mantis has stuck around the longest.  She ate bees, flies and caterpillars.  WL fed her, as well.  One day a skinny, slender gentleman caller flew in to pitch some woo.  Her belly got even bigger.  She laid her egg sack and is back to normal size again.  Her belly back to dark green.

Gaffer63: Garden Standoff
Gaffer63: Under the Desert Willow

Sunday, October 08, 2017


Planted some foxtails and society garlic around the base of the new planter.  Will see how they fill in and adjust in a few months.

Banco in Situ

Passion Piece

Worked a few weeks ago on a choreographer's passion piece.  Very glam rock and stylized.  Was good not to be selling toilet paper for a change.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Banco in Situ

There are lizards everywhere

Birds and Sage

Along the west fence, we planted 2 Mexican Bird of Paradise plants.  It took about 10 minutes before a butterfly checked out the open flowers. And behind the Desert Willow, 2 sages were added against the rock wall.  BTW the Dudleya near the garage is in bloom now.

Gaffer63: Banco in Situ
Gaffer63: More Desert Willow

Shooting Lautner

Last week we got to shoot in a famous John Lautner home.  It's great to be able to explore an iconic piece of architecture and live with it for a few hours.
Below, Tristan checks out an angle on the glass bottle studded roof.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Saabs Leave

WL sold his Saab 99 and 900 Turbo to his mechanic a few weeks ago.  The day of reckoning happened Sunday morning when they were towed away.

Gaffer63: Saab 99
Gaffer63: Saab In Motion