Monday, December 31, 2012

Shark Attack

  • Nouveau exchange student, Renato, received an inflatable and very mobile floating shark for Christmas. The controls had Orca swimming through the living room menacing anyone in his way.
  • Sunday, December 30, 2012

    Weekend Dog

    Failing To Resist Tempataion

    We took a walk down by my brother's home the afternoon I left Rochester. Blustery and cold. When I got to the airport, a few flights were cancelled but Delta was flying and I had a great afternoon snack before takeoff.

    East Coast Snow Storm

    I went back to Rochester for a few days and experienced some good weather. The snow began and the wind started howling while at my brother's home for dinner and the next morning saw mom's backyard and front as a winter wonderland.

    Sunday, December 23, 2012

    Psychedelic Pussies

    Crazy commercial we did for the Litter Genie last spring in NYC. Take a kitty trip here

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Drying Up

    We were tossing water balloons today and had to dry the pavement in between takes. The art department had a flame thrower to spectacularly aid in the cleaning up.

    Christmas Lights

    The lights went up last week.

    Friday, December 14, 2012


    Seven's hind leg in a nice bit of midday sun.

    Camera Car

    A tow rig shot from yesterday. The camera on a jib arm to get into the correct position.


    We were flipping around a stunt woman yesterday while driving on a process trailer.


    We were on set last week with a brilliant young product designer and the Art Department created a great space in a South Pasadena garage for him. Here's one corner.

    Saturday, December 08, 2012

    Weekend Dog

    Waiting for a bone.

    How Was Your Lunch?

    In between setups, the director and our soundwoman confer on the weighty issues of the day

    Monday, December 03, 2012


    Doing a car job now.... here Ellen is squeezed into the passenger side to get the shot while below is a sea of bulbs we worked with today.

    Friday, November 30, 2012

    Series 3

  • After 4 days of shooting in a midwest auto plant, I came home to series 3 of Downton Abbey. Having a day off and it raining outside, I devoured the eight episodes. All the melodrama of the first series is back after a disappointing second series (saved only by the Christmas Special). The big announcement of Shirley MacLaine's role as Cora's mother was overblown. Her two dimensional character's exit was a relief. The press' hype of the battle between MacLaine and Smith never happens. This year it's all about Sybil...both of them......
  • It begins brodcasting on PBS in early January
  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    Perfect Sunset

    Yesterday walking down San Rafael st., the mountains had a perfect Maxfield Parrish quality to them. Sometimes it can be like living in a painting over here. All we need are a few nymphs and sprites.

    Gorgeous LA

    The courtyard of Ellen's new offices over @ Gorgeous productions. The waterfall drowns out the street noise of West Hollywood and the architecture suggests an old saloon. You feel miles away from LA in this setting.

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Thanksgiving Day Dog

    After devouring a turkey neck, Seven finds the last ray of warm light.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Could It Have Worked?

  • Website Vulture asked a World Bank economist if any of the James Bond villain's schemes could actually work. And then Britain's Economist chimed in as well. It seems that Goldfinger and Le Chiffre were both on the right track
  • Monday, November 19, 2012

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    The Golden Twinkie

  • We went to the grocery store today to have a last twinkie. Seems a woman was there first and bought them all, telling the cashier that they are collectors items now. We did get a twinkie 2 pack and a snoball to satisfy our taste for nostalgia. When we got home I was curious to see how the demise of Hostess was playing out on Ebay. I can only hope these postings are jokes. Or maybe there is also a bridge in Brooklyn to sell someone........
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012

    New Bird By The Bath

    A new bird has arrived at the bath. Seems to be alone unlike the usual birds. It has a very distinct single note chirp. The usual chickadees are getting used to us being around and we're not hampering their swimming pleasure.