California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
I’m still on my version of maternity leave, meaning “on a break from posting videos on my various YouTube channels while I feed baby from my booby.” And as many of you know an internet addict like me can’t quit cold turkey, so of course I have adjusted all my social networking settings so that in one click from my iPhone I can post random home videos to all my various sites. Good times. Click below to watch videos from Mommyland, or as Jesse likes to call it “The Dairy Farm”.
Every week my good friend Erica Rhodes and I go to Market Mass and then cruise the Farmer’s market on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Click to watch.
My mom came to visit for Easter and we got to attend Cai Guo-Qiang’s Mystery Circle Explosion Project for MOCA and the next day, a local Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny himself even made an appearance! Check it out:
Between allergies and a characteristically weak immune system I have spent a good part of my life sick in bed. Although I find it to be miserable, apparently I also find it to be entertaining, as I have shot some of my favorite videos with a “sick” theme.
It all started with this photography film shot to Shel Silverstein’s poem “Sick”:
My next cold induced film was as Andie Mills for my YouTube channel “Life With Babs”:
And then this week again, instead of taking a sick day on my main channel SuperCaliListic I decided to make fun of my horrible cold and “unidentifiable face rash”:
I originally shot a short film called “Skyview Motel” last spring. After spending some time editing, though, I decided to add to the story and shoot one more scene. In this week’s SuperCali video I take my viewers on set with actress Susanna Musotto and DP Samrod Shenassa:
It’s gloomy in LA today so I decided to sit down with a cup of tea and sort through random video clips from the past few months. Click to watch a fun Super Cali highlights reel.
About a week ago one of my viewers, Andrew at the DrewNetwork, told me to check out an event happening here in Los Angeles called “Color it Scarlet” hosted by RED Studios Hollywood. The event is being closely followed by the digital camera/tech world as Canon and RED race to produce the next IT digital camera. Again today Andrew contacted me with more info, so I thought, “Why not?” So I called up the RED offices and asked if I could attend. I’m not sure what my chances are or who they are inviting to this event, but if not, at least I tried!
To prove how serious I am about getting into the event I resurrected my Digital Wednesdays series on SuperCaliListic.
When I came across a video on the web explaining the geddan Meme, I became obsessed and I had to add to the trend. I dressed up as a World of Warcraft fairy, trucked out into the woods, set up a tri-pod and danced around. I had no idea what I was doing was so controversial, but over 14,000 views later I now know 1) There are NO fairies in the World of Warcraft game 2) My geddan does NOT have “noticeable” hip shaking and pelvic thrusting 3) My editing is too slow 4) I did not “defy physics” 5) there is a WRONG way to geddan 6) My video is NOT the right way.
Despite the huge upset I have inflicted on the purity of the geddan meme, it’s one of my personal favorites. I’ll let you be the judge:
After a couple of months on YouTube I found myself supported by a community of fellow YouTube users and one of them, Sean Hollick, had a channel called “5 Awesome Optimists”. He asked if I would like to do a guest video to be featured on there channel. So I came up with a video about Andie confusing the word Optimist with Optometrist. I had tons of fun shooting this video, my favorite was featuring my real eye doctor, Mr. Gross (that is his real name and I think he would also appreciate it if I mention that he is actually a ophthalmologist playing the role of an optometrist in the following video).
I started 2009 off right with an amazing road trip up historic Route 66 with a group of talented gals. We loaded up our photography and film gear and hit the road. Thousands of miles and dozens of double shot lattes later we ended up with a ton of amazing photos and footage. We still haven’t decided what to do with the media we shot, but if you want to view my photos of the trip scroll down and you will find links to a couple of my online albums.
WHERE: The Open Road
TO: New Mexico
…In 3 days…
WITH: Photographer Dahna Logan
WITH: Photographer Jennifer May
WITH: Filmmaker Soo Jin Hwang
WITH: Yours Truly
WITH: Celebrity/Socialite/Activist/World Traveler Babs Darling
From abandoned gas stations to the ancient caves of the Anasazi, my Route 66 album highlights some of my favorite sights of the trip.
In addition to the above photos, visit the Andie and Babs in the Wild West album to view a handful of lifestyle shots of the always camera ready Babs Darling. 😉