Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pirate Production Picturesd

the pirate commercial is due in all Larry H. Miller theaters on Nov. 11. Arg. Here are more production photos. We chartered 2 1700's tall ships to sail from the coast of Roach Harbor, WA through deception pass, to Cornet Bay. We were filming a pirate battle between the two ships, which meant we got to use the cannons. It was an amazing experience and the ship crews were awesome.

Here we are meeting the ships at Roache Harbor, it was a beautiful morning. Kind of surreal. Meeting up with 300 year old ships, crew in costume to film a pirate battle.

Felicia produced the entire production. She's the one who made it happen.

Hauling gear to the ships.

what a peaceful morning.

helping greg, the DP set up the camera.

felicia sure is happy about something, and greg sure is enjoying his coffee and naked chin.

We decided Skyler looked better without the wig...

alright greg, this has to be 4.5k, 2.934 fps with 240 degree shutter. Do you understand me?

trying to choreograph the first battle.

greg was tired of carriying around the 40lb camera on a rolling ship, so I decided to try and get some b-roll.

they started firing the extra cannon blasts in deception pass. I decided to shoot them in super slow motion, and ended up getting some awesome footage. Too bad it doesn't fit into the commercial edit.

Our movie star Skyler got a little sun after a hard day's work jumping over canons and dodging swords on a tall ship. we roped him into doing this against his will.....

it was such a great experience to live amongst 1700's sailors for a day on these beautiful ships!

watch for our pirate commercial for Spring Mobile in all Larry H. Miller theaters on Nov. 11th.
Happy Halloween yo.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Cannon Ball" Shoot "preview"... aka the pictures wouldn't load!

We recently returned from the Northern part of Washington State and Seattle from doing a film shoot. We and the crew drove up to Washington, chartered a couple of ships from the 1700's from an historical seaport, and had a little battle on the high seas.:) The spot is almost completely edited already. We're totally excited about it! Thanks to everyone involved!
(The freaking pictures wouldn't upload, except two. I'll upload more later! )

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Last Question

Check out this short story written in 1956. It is truly ahead of its time.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What it is.

Here are some things we've been up to.

The girls and I went to Moab for a weekend thing.

Neil, jimmy and I went to Moab for a little weekend thing too. We got Jimmy swimming and I think he likes it now!

I've failed to mention that my Neil's work is on the big screen! Have you seen it? Now playing at every Larry H Miller theater. Neil directed, edited, etc the 'silence your cell phone' ad played before each movie.

We're contracted to do a few more for Spring Mobile/Larry H Miller theaters. We're heavily involved in pre-production for the next one. We're headed to Washington at a historical seaport. More to come!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Old News...

It's been a couple weeks since they've announced it but I wanted to say that we're excited for our friend John Nolan who has recently rejoined his old band, TAKING BACK SUNDAY! Congrats John and Camille on the next career move!
Neil is dying to direct their next music video! Hopefully he gets the chance!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Neil did the coolest dive a couple days ago while in the Virgin Islands. It's hard to be in Utah knowing he's doing THIS. I am totally jealous! What a detailed history of the shipwreck! I'm sure it felt so real to be swimming amongst the wreckage.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A lil update I guess.

My friend John Nolan came on tour a few weeks back. He stayed at our house for a few days during the tour with his wife Camille, and another band called The Mansions. We had a grand old time with them, except for one thing. He made the conference call where Straylight Run officially broke up in my house. He was in the next room on the conference call and I suddenly felt responsible and wanted to run into the room and hang up the phone and scream, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???? STRAYLIGHT RUN IS ONE OF THE BEST BANDS ON THE PLANET!! THIS IS WRONG!!!"

I didn't do that, but should have. John Nolan is now pursuing a solo career and I have faith it'll be successful. He left Taking Back Sunday and formed a better band, and hopefully his new endeavors will take him to greater heights. I was lucky to able to direct one of his music videos last October. It was recently released on AOL as video of the day. If you haven't gotten a chance to see it, you might want to take a look here.

Oh, one other thing regarding their stay. After the concert we were in my living room talking and hanging out when we heard the loudest bang on the ceiling I've ever heard. We ran around trying to figure out what it was but never could find an explanation. Maybe my house is haunted, or a bum is living in the attic.

I snapped this picture of my cute lady on a lazy Sunday. Gosh I love lazy Sundays.
We ran down to Las Vegas to win money. (We did) ($5) Here's Feli looking at the Bellagio fountains.
We also cruised down to the bahamas and went scuba diving. Such a good time, every time.

That's all.