Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lullaby and goodnight...

I just posted this on my You Tube page (ahem, note new graphic link on the side there!) But for your viewing pleasure it is also right HERE:

I'm hoping it's a "sleeper" hit! Hardy-har-har-har.

Monday, January 29, 2007

working it

doing a little rehashing / refreshing / revitalizing of the blog. Bear with me as I fool around with some new fun stuff.

Friday, January 26, 2007

No Sleep till Brooklyn

Holy Crap. I am tired. Almost done here in Sundance, one more day till we fly out of here. Episode 4, "Sundance Real Facts" is up and running below:

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And if you've missed any of the other episodes you can catch them at The Daily Reel or at my You Tube page. Also posted up there is this:

Me and MC Hammer made an animation! And Hammer is not the only celeb we've gotten to rub elbows with, peep these screen shots:

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We're killing ourselves here in Park City, Utah to bring you guys "Deep inside Sundance." But it is all worth it. I know we are all extremely pleased with the shorts< I hope you guys are diggin em as much as we are. We were even featured in New York Magazine's website the other day, and we think that's super cool:

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Here's me at 5am this morning. I'm not sure if my expression is a result of being overworked, or lack of sleep, or rather the fact that at 5am I am sitting next to a large Bronze Bear. You decide

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While here I have been given a per diem to provide myself with the nourishment of food. Unfortunately, the per diem is not great. I don't mean to dis the reel, I am EXTREMELY grateful for the opportunity to be here, and they covered our lodging and airfare which is awesome, but I HAVE had to be resourceful in making the per diem last. Like, skipping breakfast for instance. Here's one example, I had for lunch a day or two ago:

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For me, things in a bread bowl is the epitomy of cold weather cuisine. There's nothing like hopping off the slopes and sitting down to a hot bowl of soup in a bread bowl and a Hot Chocolate. I know it doesn't LOOK appetizing, but it wasn't half bad.

As I've said, we have all been working as long and hard as we can to make these daily posts happen. I also wanted to share with you a photo series of one of our illustrious hosts, taking a nap. Through him we discover the Science of Sleeping in any position and falling alseep instantly. A truly amazing sight to behold:

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And finally, again at 5am I peep this in a window and wonder to myself, Is THIS what I should take home as a souvenir?

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I mean, Park City IS known for the fur. What do you think?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Schwag = Free Shit

Episode TWO of our Web Series, "Schwag = Free Shit" is up right here:

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Another Hilarious episode (if I may be so bold) brought to you by Casimir Nozkowski, Dallas Penn, Rafi Kam and myself.

We have been working SO HARD on this stuff, it's nuts. 18-20 hours a day. I'm a bit worn, but it's been a lot of fun. Last night I got a chance to listen to a really great panel discussion at Slamdance. It was about self distribution via the internet and led by one of the cofounder's of Slamdance, one of the Russo Brothers and some real life idols of mine, Susan and Arin from Four Eyed Monsters.

Here they Are, discussing the future of the internet and YOU. Oh, did I mention the panel took place in a Hot Tub....I don't think I did:

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Here's a screen shot of the interview after the jacquzi panel, this time on a couch.

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These guys are so incredibly smart and New Media savvy. It has been the highlight for me so far to get to meet them, hear them speak and shake their hands.

Yes, even more of a highlight than interwebbing in the same room as MC Hammer

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Did I ask him what time it was? Of course I did. I don't think I even NEED to tell you his reply.
Stay tuned for more exciting "Internets Celebrities" Episodes and more Sundance posts when I can scrape the time.

P.S. The MC Hammer joke belongs to my lady...and I totally snaked it from her, thanks BABE!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Grown-Ass Spring Break

I'm working crazy, mad hours here at Sundance in Park City, Utah. I'm here shooting for the Daily Reel to bring you deep inside Sundance. Check out our Premiere Episode RIGHT HERE.

We will have a new episode everyday this week and even into next week, so keep checking for our new episodes!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Going to Sundance

I just got word that I am heading to Sundance, to create content for with my good friend Casimir. I should be leaving on Saturday till about Thursday.

I'll keep you posted on all the craziness that ensues (if any, but I'm SURE there will be SOME)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tony vs. Paul

One more post for today. I came across this the other day, while checking out The Daily Reel. The amount of work that went into this is mind-boggling, it is awesome, I share it with you here:

on a side note, I MIGHT...MAYBE....will be heading to Sundance this year to cover the event FOR as well as the Boom. I'll keep you updated.

Dorito Commercial Contest

You know, it wasn't until I got an e-mail, requesting that we cover this and sway votes towards "Check out Girl" that I remembered a good friend of mine suggested we enter This competition

I totally forgot about it.

Anywhoo, I don't believe in fluffing votes, if i don't truly think it's the best one. I agree that "Check out girl" is SECOND best, but I like this one much better.

Tickle Me Elmo Video

Shot this on Christmas Day:

Rev. Ian Phipps Savage

This past saturday, Sheila and I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibitions by Annie Leibovitz and Ron Mueck. Annie Leibovitz's exhibit was super packed, annoyingly so. It was very hard to maneauver around and see everything. Ron Mueck's exhibit, by nature was very widely spread out and amazing.

Amazingly, Bizarrely AWESOME!

You were NOT supposed to be taking photographs. Of course, this is posted on signs, on the internet, and strictly enforced. Of course, you can always do it secret-like. But people who don't know any better would snap one with a flash, thus alerting guards to their actions (idiots). Although, I think that technique could also be used as a distraction tactic......hmmmmm. I got caught twice, even without using my flash. The first time I looked around and missed the guard, didn't see her. The second time I was trying to fool her, but she was clever and on to my scheme. She could see that i was "sizing up" my shot and just looked at me and shook her head. I put up my hands and smiled, DEFEATED. But not before I snapped a few:

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I took a look at the book in the gift shop, but was not pleased. The magic of these pieces comes from, not only their detailed realism, but mostly for me, their scale. I enjoyed looking at people, looking at the sculptures. The juxtaposition of the real and the unreal. The line was so thin at times. Sculptures just minutely scaled down, but then also drastically so, as well as on a larger scale. Words do not do it justice. If you can go see it before it closes on February 4th.....YOU MUST. Let me know what you think.

In other news. I am now a Reverend.

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And you could be too, let's ALL become Reverends. The process was very simple, fill something out online, they check your address and name to make sure that they are real and that's it. I have an official id card, and "clergy only" parking pass. I can perform marriage rites, funeral rites, baptisms, name blessings and affirmations of love. I think it's pretty wild. I hold no religious beleiefs really. I'm agnostic. But I support the ideal that ANYONE should have acess to marry a couple or perform funeral rites and so on. So if you'd like to get married, let me know :) I have always had a distaste for organized religions. How can all of them be right or any of them be wrong? I pick and choose my beliefs from multiple philosophies and faiths. If you look at the definition of Religion HERE, Number 6 says that YOU can decide what you believe in and it is thus, a religion. Art is my religion. Living is my religion. friendship is my Religion. Love is my religion.

This post has become massive. Just wanted to quickly say, I've seen some movies recently. Here are some quick reviews:

Night at the Museum= Blahhhh, but good for kids.
Eragon= Crap, unbelievable, tear causing CRAP.
Children of men= Awesome on all counts.
Pan's Labyrinth= Pretty good, not what I expected. Beautifully filmed.

Saturday, January 06, 2007


It is the 6th of January and it is 70 degrees outside. Something is wrong here.