California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
Since I’ve left Super Cali Land for wintry London I’ve enjoyed shooting whatever happens to catch my eye in the moment. From construction workers outside our flat window to watching BBC with baby, here are some of my favorite moving pictures so far…
I’ve been organizing a lot of video files recently and I found this gem today. Living in southern California I have developed a fascination of the freeway overpasses. I filmed this one when driving in Los Angeles from the north bound 110 onto the north bound 101. I kept the sound file as a news program covering life in Syria happened to be on the radio as I was recording. Every time I hear about Syria the situation seems to get worse instead of getting better. Sending my love to the beautiful people of that beautiful country. I’ve never been there but hope to see it some day.
I don’t have a lot of time to shoot now that I’ve got baby full time. But once in a while I try to grab the fascination of the moment with whatever camera I have handy. On this particular day the wind was dancing through the trees as Deco crawled around on his baby blanket. Enjoy.
I’ve had my precious Prius Pearl since 2007 and all these years I’ve been obsessed with the back up camera. So much so that after wrapping my short film “Pearl” DP Jen May and I decided to drive down the Hollywood Hills in reverse and attempt to shoot the back up camera screen with her 5D. We covered the 5D with black cardboard and here is the result. The footage did not make it into the film (often what I find aesthetically pleasing is apparently NOT. As I am often reminded by my producer husband), but it’s fun to finally look at the footage and share it with anyone out there that has a similar obsession with their back up camera…anybody… I think it’s probably time to get a wide angle lens and start shooting with it instead of fantasizing about driving around in reverse while I shoot the screen in my car.
This week take a peak at what is happening in the digital art scene of Los Angeles.
I recently submitted a video art piece titled “Sisters” to the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. One of 15 digital shorts selected, I’m really looking forward to the screening Saturday morning (see details below). Meanwhile, the artist reception will be at LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts) this Thursday night as part of LA’s Downtown Artwalk. Hope to see you there!
“Fast Film: Here and Gone in 60 Seconds”
Experimental One Minute Shorts
L.A. Center for Digital Art &
Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
11am Saturday, July 13
Free and open to public
Downtown Independent Theater
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jesse and I have been working non-stop on his Kickstarter campaign for American Psycho the musical. Needless to say we’ve been living and breathing all things Patrick Bateman for the past few weeks so when we thought of making a baby morning routine for Mother’s Day, we really couldn’t resist. I have a feeling we’ll be out a lot of money for Dec’s therapy sessions someday… Hope you enjoy!
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This signed copy of American Psycho is just one of the very cool rewards on the AP kickstarter page. If you are still reading this and have not visited Jesse’s page (did I mention it was American Psycho on Kickstarter?) I’m thinking you are a robot whose programmer forgot to write code for basic knowledge of pop culture combined with the human emotion called curiosity.
Often when I walk up or down stairs I find myself thinking about scenes from an Alfred Hithcock film or M.C. Escher’s “House of Stairs”. Tuesday as I walked up this particular set of stairs I decided to film the experience. Click to watch:
I just found out that my film “The Monstrosity” was nominated Best of Festival for ages 8-12 for the Kids First! Film Festival. This is such an exciting acknowledgement as we were competing against short films from across the nation. To learn more about the project visit TheMonstrosityMovie.com.
With a local cast of 25 plus middle school girls and boys, I very much enjoyed directing THE MONSTROSITY on location in the Santa Ynez Valley, my hometown. Follow Milly in her first day of school at George Adams Middle School as she tries to survive the untimely arrival of her first HUGE zit.
The official jury prize winner of Los Angeles Magazine’s “Get LA” competition, this video marks the beginning of my filmmaking aspirations. Not sure where my love of film will take me, but to quote the wise Prius Pearl – “No matter what happens, you sure are a lucky gal.” I hope you enjoy watching this short as much as I enjoyed making it.