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…
I’ve been cruising with the iPhone 4s for quite some time now, or I should say over two years and time to upgrade baby! So Deco, Jesse Legs and I took a stroll to the Apple store and I walked out with a beautiful white and silver number (blue leather case – Jesse’s pick – for interested parties). And staying true to my camera whore ways I of course documented the whole thing on video. First with my iPhone 4s and then with my iPhone 5s. For a very informative video review of course, not as a thinly veiled excuse to shoot a sparkly vid for my YouTube channel SuperCaliListic…
My friend Rachel Koo is a designer for the very hip label Black Halo. And this week she invited me to come and shop their sample dresses. With Press Night for American Psycho around the corner it was perfect timing. Despite my tired mommy shenanigans, this video has a high sparkle factor as I get to visit the label’s downtown hub and try on some stunning dresses.
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
Very excited to share that last Friday hubby’s kickstarter campaign for American Psycho funded with only hours to spare. And I just had to give a big shout out to all the people that helped this project get funding. You know who you are and if you happen to find this blog post – This one is for you! Hope to see you in December. Cheers!
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: