You know how they say the best way to get rid of a hangover is to have a little hair of the dog the next day? Well I’m not letting go of my favourite hoilday just yet, so here’s a little something something. It’s a twelve foot demonic muppet I made out of a couch I found on the side of the road.
Speaking of Halloween shenanigans, go hit up my production design website to check out what’s happening over there, as I ramp up to talking about the full length feature film horror anthology Bad Candy that’s currently sweeping awards in festivals around the world. Are you signed up for the email? You should do that, then you’ll be ground floor and front row for it all. Can you dig it? Get in on it now!
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.
I am *so* far behind in my updates, but I guess that’s what happens when your house burns down. Good news is I’m back to where I need to be, so now I’m chained to my desk and frantically climbing to the top on my to-do list with the same energy I use to ignore all the clean laundry sitting on my easy chair waiting to be folded.
I’ve already gone ahead and updated my crew resume with the last *five* videos I didn’t have on there yet, so if you want to skip ahead of the line and check them out, go for it. Otherwise expect a few updates over the course of the next few weeks.
In the meantime, here’s one of the latest videos I worked on.
What you’re seeing is my discipline as a production designer/scenic artist as I decorated an abandoned mill to look like the lived-in workshop of a tortured artist. Not only did I fabricate those mannequins, but I also painted all of the acrylic art scattered throughout the scene.
So check out the video below, and if you’re into the “behind the scenes” sort of stuff, I’ve got a link to my portfolio that shows the steps I took in decorating the set, and the terrible things I did to the actor.