Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hollywood at Home

Last Monday morning I plodded down the six flight of stairs at 8 am to find a filming crew milling about my building's lobby.

It's not unusual to find people milling about the lobby, but this was the first time an AD was shouting at them to listen up so they can get started.

They were shooting a TV show I've never seen (but have heard of) called "Rescue Me." I imagine the show has a killer horn section.

This weekend, NO PARKING signs went up for a three block radius with my building as the epicenter.

This morning they were shooting a TV show I've never seen (but have heard of) called "Life on Mars."

I wonder if a location scout lives in my building and saw me getting stopped by the police for walking across the street and thought, "take a look at the law man beating up the wrong guy..."

Fontella Bass, David Bowie -gives me hope that my TV show "Accidents Will Happen" will get a network green light.

This was the first animation that I found interesting as a kid. I didn't like cartoons, but I loved Elvis Costello. When I saw this on a VHS tape at the age of 11 or 12 it was like kissing a girl for the first time (which I wouldn't experience for a couple years -so I guess necking with Dr. Brady was like watching a music video).

This video was directed by Annabelle Jankel and Rocky Morton. Apologies for the video quality -I didn't upload it!

Seeing it again now, after working in animation for 15 years -it's even better than I remember it.

Interesting how the style borrows heavily from artists who's work I would later discover and love.

I guess this is why some people grow up watching "Tiny Toons" and draw peanut-headed cartoons and others are drawn to the work of George Griffin and Jeff Scher and Robert Breer.

Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow, indeed.


frankrause said...

Dude, what about the Spyro Gyra story?

Nice video. I didn't even notice the cycles at first.q

roconnor said...

If I give away all of my good material at one time, I won't have anything to write about.

Besides, the anticipation will only make it even more anti-climactic.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Steve Buscemi is getting closer!


Liesje said...

Just came across this ambling through Youtube's Suggestions; much nicer quality: