California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
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.
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
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:
This past weekend I drove up to Santa Barbara to act in a short film. Click to watch:
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:
Last year director Evan Nicholas asked me to act in his short film “Another Fool”. This week he sent me a link to the final product. It’s fun to see something I worked on over a year ago come to life. Check it out:
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.
Last spring I acted in the short film Greasy Lake based on the TC Boyle short story. This past weekend I attended the LA premiere of the film at the Hollywood Film Festival. Click to watch a sneak peek of my scene.
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.