Monday, January 28, 2013

The Man I Killed

In this crazy industry of mine, you often work on things that you can't share or show or even talk about.  And then more often then not, these things that you work on, that you can't share or talk about, are never completed or get shelved or even forgotten. 
But sometimes, a project you worked on, is completed, and not only is it completed, but you even get to actually see it!  It's just that, no one else really gets to see it......but hey, at least you got to see your work, right?!?
But then, most rare, there are times, when said project that was completed and that you got to see is uploaded (with permission from the director) to youtube, and is available, in it's entirety, to view and share and for everyone to see!!

Yup, that's kind of what happened with, The Man I Killed.

I'm very excited to share this short film, that I worked on a few years ago now with you!  The film is directed and written by Adam Carr.  It was filmed mostly on location in Temecula, CA.  For years I've featured a clip from it on my demo reel (the black and white clip where I speak Arabic) but now I'm finally able to share the entire film!
While the film isn't perfect (how many are?), there are a lot of great moments in it (like the clip on my demo reel). 
The thing I enjoyed most about working on The Man I Killed (besides the actual days of shooting, which were not only a blast, but creatively invigorating and challenging) was how it turned out in the end! And how many great moments it ultimately has in it.
From the cinematography, to the writing, to the acting, to the directing, to the stylized and creative choices made by the director, I think this film has lots of strong moments and cool ideas and scenes.  Even if it isn't everyone's "cup or tea" or if it has some structural problems, I have always believed that you will be able to look at this film and see the beginnings of a lot of talented people just starting to find their way, specifically the Director and Writer, Adam Carr.  I look forward to seeing what he and the others involved create and perfect in the future! 

I also look forward to hearing your thoughts!  Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts if you feel so inclined. 
And now, enjoy!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Global Warming? I Got This....

Winners Announced in the Jack Frost "Caption This" Facebook Contest.  See full details at my facebook page, HERE.
Thank you to everyone who participated, liked, and shared! I loved all the creativity!

Congratulations to all the winners!


Grand Prize $100 Amazon Gift Card & Winning Caption!!
Carrie Mae Jenkins: Global warming? I got this.

Participation Prize. Random Drawing for $50 Amazon Gift Gift Card!!
Taylor Morris

Originality Prize and (Surprise) Winners of $25 Amazon Gift Card Each!!
Matthew Park: Winter is here. Jack Frost be near.
Johnny Praize: Freeze? Whatever you say officer!

Honorable Mentions:
Micaela Muro Dimos: Icing!

Briana Floor-Wilson: The original cold, sparkly guy. Twilight has nothing on Jack Frost.

Erin Kitty Lee: I just had an Ice Breaker!

James Holzrichter: Ice, Ice, baby...........

Thanks again to my amazing team who made this photo possible!!
Photo Producer Ettore Giovanni Zuccarelli with
Photographer Ricky Middlesworth
Wardrobe Katie Elhoffer with Catherine Elhoffer - Costume Designer
Hair & Makeup Brenda Salomé Salamone with Brenda Salamone, Beauty and Special FX Makeup Artistry
Photo Assistant Jamie Dedeaux
Behind the Scenes Brett Richards
Digital Artist Gavin Rolph with Gavin Rolph Photography
— at Smashbox Studios.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FRIDAY: Caption This Winner Announced!

THIS FRIDAY, January 18th, the winners will be announced from the Jack Frost "Caption This" Contest!!
Check back to find out who won with the winning Caption and gets the grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Plus the $50 Amazon Gift Card Drawing Winner AND a few surprises.....

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Behind the Frost

Now that the dust has settled (or the snow!) and the magic has begun to fade, I have started to release Behind the Scenes footage from my Jack Frost shoot!
I love sharing Behind the Scenes photos and video with people, even though the illusion might get broken (a little), because it gives me an opportunity to show you how much work really goes in to one "simple" shot!  Plus, it gives me the ability to brag about my amazing team again!  Check out the Official Behind The Frost (first below) followed by various photos.  Feel free to check out my fanpage on Facebook for more and for the full album of photos HERE!
*Special thanks to Brett Richards for shooting and editing the photos and videos for the Behind the Scenes!


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
I hope 2013 brings you success, health, happiness, and adventure!

Remember, you are the captain of your ship, only you can accomplish those things.  Live everyday like it's New Year's Day!!!

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Photo Producer Ettore Giovanni Zuccarelli with
Photographer Ricky Middlesworth
Wardrobe Katie Elhoffer
Hair & Makeup Brenda Salomé Salamone
Photo Assistant Jamie Dedeaux  

Dedicated to:
Digital Artist Mark Reyes (Rest in Peace)