Oh speaking of the mailing list, you should subscribe. You *really* should subscribe. Something big just happened and I can only really describe it as *facemelting*. I’m so excited to share this.
Speaking of small apps reminding me of stuff I’ve done and also music videos with horror themes, here’s one I was the production designer for a mere five years after that last one I posted about here.
As a matter of fact, I even talked about it in my latest email, and you’d know all about the differences and things in common between both productions if you’re subscribed to it…
Oh, and here’s a fun fact: This video came out just as everyone was on their way to raid Area 51. Anyone remember how that went down, or did we all get hit with that memory flashy thing from Men in Black?
Oh hey and if you want to see more pics of this set, visit my production design website at www.BadSeedFX.com.
My favourite little app for reminding me of all the cool and weird stuff I’ve done on the internet and in my life over the years just sent me an email and reminded my about this video from six years ago. I was but a wee baby, and this was my first time working on a music video set. The results are… well, it’s a music video, but it was still a lot of fun to do. I got to do my own zombie makeup and then I got headbutted by a really nice guy, so I had that going for me.
It’s pretty cool being able to look back on how I’ve evolved as both a makeup artist and a barely recognizable BG artist music videos. The difference being is now I’m in good company, so I went from videos to a few views a year to a few hundred thousand views a week.
If I could remake this video with what I know how about production…
The past few months have been pretty rough. We’re all dealing with a lot of things right now and no matter what we’re dealing with, it’s safe to assume that the deluge of negative energy on social media is absolutely not helping.
I’ve always been a sort of “go with the flow” guy when it comes to the internet. I go where the conversation takes me, I follow the dialogue, I respond accordingly. I had no idea how much it was wearing me down.
Then my old lady (and I use that term fondly) was able to open my eyes to what was going on, and more importantly what was going on with me, and she challenged me to try something new. So I went with that, and it helped me kinda re-evaluate a few things, and then with being able to see things with much clearer eyes I really got to notice just how bad the constant friction was just sapping the joy and life out of me.
With these fresh eyes I saw just how bad things were getting. Between that little experiment and some other recent revelations, I put two and two together and realized that not only was there a problem, but that I had the ability to find a solution for it. Things worked for me, and now I’m thinking maybe things will work for you.
Seriously, how different are we? I don’t think there’s nothing in me you don’t have in yourself. So maybe you also need a break from all the social bullshit? Here’s what I’m proposing… let’s focus on better things. Let’s take this day by day, let’s take it one step at a time.
Here’s where it all starts…Continue reading
Once again, I was hired by Digital Thunderdome Studios to work on another awesome video for Nuclear Blast Records. This new one has some pretty serious and mature subject matters, so I would warn those of you with weak constitutions to avoid this one.
That being said, it was a great time. The location was great, the team was awesome, and it was nice working with such a high profile and award winning band once again. Crank up the volume and hit play, and as always, if you have any questions, drop them down below!
Normally I’d have an image here, but my “behind the scenes” photography was destroyed by some rogue app or an angry cell phone or something. So instead, enjoy this 15 seconds of ASMR. Which you might need to cleanse the palate after all the blood and violence.
Once again my Timehop app chirps out a little reminder that I can post on my blog. This time last year another video I worked on was released, and now here I am sharing it again and adding a short fact or funny anecdote about it.
Fun fact about this one: This video was filmed in three different locations. The performance part with the lead singer Jeff and the footage with Peter Stormare was filmed in Los Angeles, the narrative part was filmed in a small Baptist church in the deep south of Georgia, and the pyro and blood effects were done on a soundstage just outside of Atlanta. I actually replicated the floor of the church for the more gorier of the scenes so that the fake blood wouldn’t stain the hundred year old floor of the property we filmed on.Continue reading
Two years ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed alongside notable horror icons like Chainsaw Sally and Lloyd Kaufman for Heidi Moore’s documentary. Since it’s release it has garnered multiple laurels from all sorts of film festivals across America. I was given the opportunity to talk at length about some of my favourite subjects, and somehow Heidi made me sound like I know what I was talking about.
Initially an OSI platform exclusive, it’s now free to watch on Youtube! So pop some popcorn, grab a seat, and if you’re feeling squeamish you might want to drag a garbage can over to you as well, because today is a great day to learn about the psychology and evolution of gore in horror movies.
Thanks to one of my favourite little phone apps I get notifications of anniversaries of things I’ve posted on various social media in the past. I also get glimpses into old photographs or notes from past projects.
The funny part is I got one of those while I was sitting here staring at my website and trying to figure out what to post about since it’s been a few weeks since my last blog update.
Okay that’s not even the funny part. The funny part is this time last year I was so busy I forgot to even post this video in the first place. So while the video has been out for a year, this is the first time it’s being premiered here.
I hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it. We had a blast that day for sure! Questions? Comments? Drop them in the comments below!
Speaking of filmmakers doing odd things while trapped in the house, Taylor Morden, director of the documentary film “The Last Blockbuster” sent out a call for fans around the world to get together and recreate, scene for scene, the entirety of Back To The Future 2 using whatever they had around the house within a week. We got in on it, and we happen to have a small dog and a bunch of socks with googly eyes.
The film drops at 5 pm PST tonight. You can follow Project 88 on Facebook, and watch it here if you’re reading this after the release. We had a blast doing it, and I guess technically it’s the first released project from Bad Seed FX and Alcovy Films, so that’s cute.
Anyways, it’s gonna be out soon, and I got a pizza hydrating in the oven, so I gotta get movin’. Enjoy the show!
Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the fine folks of Digital Thunderdome (okay technically speaking I am one of the fine folks of Digital Thunderdome) on the new video for the band Magg Dylan. They were a total blast to work with, and the location was amazing. It used to be a men’s prison located in the middle of of Georgia until the end of the 90s, it sat abandoned for a few decades, and now it’s about to become a Haunt Attraction, so that’s pretty cool. Check out our work below!
So if you’re a fan of petite women with giant voices, I recommend you play these guys on your favourite streaming platform.
Here’s an exclusive for my terribly neglected Twitter account: Production design from one of my years at @forestoffear in NY. (Yes, that was a working Jeep. No, they didn’t let me use a real animal carcass that year.) #productiondesign #hauntattractions pic.twitter.com/DKZGodSJZF— Bad Seed FX (@BadSeedFX) February 25, 2020
Or as I like to call it, “Trimming the hedges to make the castle look bigger.”
So… Facebook somehow allowed me to delete all of my profile accounts as admins of my “Art of Krowface” page, so now there’s no ownership of it. And according to their help-desk (which is about as useful as a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory,) I have to prove I own it with five notarized documents and government IDs. So I’m just gonna go ahead and grab all the content, and slowly re-release about five years of content on a regular basis on my self-branded FB page. Which I guess is better, being as the art page had about 600+ followers and my self-branded page has about 5,000.Continue reading
Two years ago last weekend I was gifted with the chance to work with Vanessa Ionta Wright on the set of her PSA “Be A Hero,” which I talked about previously on my blog here. Did you get a chance to see the finished product? It’s still online and available! Check it out after the cut.