California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
When both Jesse and Deco managed to break limbs (toe and leg respectively) the week before Halloween it only seemed fitting to dress up as one of fiction’s creepiest nurses – Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s MISERY…
The other day Deco was napping, the dishes were done, the laundry was folded AND there was still lots of daylight. So of course, I sat down to my favorite past time – firing up iMovie for video log 236 and counting. Some might say I have a problem, but I like to think of it as a much needed creative outlet for this overworked mommy and aspiring filmmaker. But just as I sat down to ramble about God knows what, Jesse wandered into my shot and unwittingly became my Super Cali subject. I think you’ll agree after watching this video that I’m right in wanting him and his sexy legs to be in more of my Super Cali vids. For those of you just coming to the party, Jesse and I have a very strict agreement that I can film him, but only from the waist down. Click and subscribe to my YouTube channel SuperCaliListic to get a regular dose of Super Cali Sparkle in your life. Keep it real peeps!
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
My YouTube obsession started with a crazy girl named Andie Mills and her adventures with BFF Babs Darling.
Photography by Jennifer May
Fast forward a few years and I’m still striking a pose, only the casting has changed to my beautiful baby boy, Deco. Shh! Don’t tell Babs, she’d die of jealously.
Photography by Nadine Bosurgi
Shhh, hubby Jesse doesn’t know I’m filming this video… With ONLY 4 DAYS to go on the American Psycho Kickstarter campaign I’m hoping this video will reach at least a few eyeballs and people will realize this production needs more exposure and support! I cannot stress enough how cool the rewards are: Limited edition signed copies of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, 3 NEW demos by Duncan Sheik (this might be the ONLY chance to get these), 3 AP t-shirts to choose from designed by artist Tony Yates – the list goes on. Not to mention feeling good about supporting live non-profit theatre (money raised does NOT go to celebrities!).
Jesse and I discuss him making a call to action video vs. Duncan and/or Bret:
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.
My hubby, Jesse Singer, is producing AMERICAN PSYCHO, a musical based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis. And last week he boarded the roller coaster ride named “kickstarter” to raise funds for the production premiering in London, December 2013. In true wifey fashion, I’ve put aside my usual Internet shinanigans to help Jess get the word out. Soooo if you have somehow found this post on the world wide (and incredibly overpopulated) web – here is his Kick(ass)starter page. It’s got a very high cool factor so check it out.
Still on the page? Hangout with me on g+! Well, watch a recording (that has horrible sound delays – I can’t decide whether to blame Google or my slow Internet connection. Probably my slow Internet connection. Write “I need to install new router” mantra 100 times.) of me hanging out with myself on g+. For lots of blank stares and keyboard sound effects click here.
So I was feeling pretty rotten this past week, so of course I decided to shoot a video from my “sick bed” instead of getting some much needed sleep. Brilliant. Originally I had planned to make a fun video about a beer pong tournament I was in the previous weekend, but of course all my plans fell through when I feel ill and spent what little energy I had caring for Baby Deco.
PS I know the pop phone thing is kinda weird, but get used to it, cause I’m too cheap AND busy to figure out a better solution right now.