Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dinners, lunches, brunches, and booze!



If you can't stand the heat... 

Well, I'm cutting my time here in Los Angeles short and heading back to the ice cool temperatures of The South. I want to thank all my friends for taking me out to dinners, lunches, brunches, and booze! I want to thank all the technical crew and the actors that put up with me in the sun, in the desert, under makeup, latex, silicone... I'm sorry I didn't have a big enough budget to have green screened zombies crawling through sand in a/c conditions, but I'm most sorry all our fake blood, sweat and tears were for nothing as it appears the data can't be retrieved from the flash cards. We'll try again and keep marching forward, hopefully under less EMPs, EMFs, and coronal mass ejecta type situations! If you didn't get a chance to see me while I was here, you'll have to try harder next time.

Several people have told me, because of the new tax incentives California's trying to pass to keep film productions from leaving the country, that if I moved back to Los Angeles they would put me right to work... Work? In this heat? I don't even want to work! I have cats to play with back home!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monsters, Makeup, Madness, and Me!

The Amazing Alec Gillis showed me some incredible effects from his film, "Harbinger Down" on his iPhone at dinner, but Alec's beautiful Italian wife showed me a great time with laughs! We were silly. We talked ghosts. We talked... I can't even remember! They are great people! Two wonderfully talented and good people who always back and support all my projects no matter how unique!

https://www.facebook.com/HarbingerDownOfficial 

See how goofy we can be!

Two of the better parts of The Chiodo Brothers!
Chuck Williams outside in the heat with me at Creature Features!
https://www.facebook.com/chuckwilliamsfanclub
http://creaturefeatures.com/
FX Genius Bruce Spaulding Fuller taught me all about How to Make a Zombie Horde on a Budget!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKGF0zhfGXE

The awesome Michael Spatola of the Cinema Makeup School and author of the fascinatingly concise Monstrous Make-up Manual book!
Get your copy now at: 
http://monstrousmakeupmanual.com/
Artist and friend Tim Gore violently shook my head until I heard what sounded like marbles rolling around an old Maxwell House coffee can!
https://www.facebook.com/tim.gore.90
The great Steve Wang!
https://www.facebook.com/wangfx
 I loved watching them!
 I loved watching her eat her Subway footlong barefooted while getting all dolled up!
The awesome work of Kasey Erokhin and Brea Joseph of KBZ FX
http://www.kbzfx.com/
Tom Savini! I actually made him smile... for a very limited time. Nanoseconds.
https://www.facebook.com/tom.savini.9
http://savini.com/
The terrifyingly beautiful FX makeup by Nocturnal Designez KC Mussman, costume by Marika Soderlund-Robison of Kicka Custom Design, and beautiful model Jessica Capri Stamm as she sucks my lifeforce from my chest!
No matter all the troubles I had this weekend; Sore eyes, heatstroke, dehydration, solar flare, data loss, iPhone crash, painkiller on empty stomach while drinking, talking people to death, and annoying creative people... I am truly loved by talented and intelligent Goth Kids who still wear black even if it's 120 degrees outside! These are my people!
I was in fact, so entertaining Eliot Monsterpalooza Brodsky gave me the 3 day pass fee back, after I did about an hour and a half of free form comedy for his beautiful family in the hotel lobby! I love hearing people laugh at my comedy... I miss hearing it. Jessica and Erin rarely laugh at anything I come up with at home. Maybe I need to go on tour.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dames, Dinosaurs, Don and Deprecation!


I've known filmmaker, record producer, author, paleontologist...Donald F. Glut for about 25 years! I've worked with him on numerous film and TV projects. I've known his USC film school classmates and have talked with them extensively about Don. I've had either lunches or dinners with him at least 20 times. I've known beautiful women who he's been involved with professionally and personally...

Everytime I see him he acts as he's never meet me before! Granted my appearance does seem to change a lot, but now I'm thinking I'm just not that memorable.

The first ever documented Spider-Man film by Don from 1969!
 

Don Glut, Christy Block (hosts) Forrest J Ackerman (himself) Jim Danforth (himself) Ray Harryhausen (himself) Director: Donald F. Glut Dinosaur Movies!

                                      



Oh well, it's still great everytime I see him.

While I've been a serious hit with drunk married women and young goth kids tonight at Son of MONSTERPALOOZA... I feel I have become annoying. I wish I liked myself more. 

I think I'm an awesome person, I have so much to offer, I'd be my own bestest friend if I could. 

I don't think it was just because I had an empty stomach with painkillers and alcohol, I think I may have actually annoyed people. If you are one of them, I apologize. I was just trying to make you laugh.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Casey Love, Badger, Black Heart, Monsterpalooza, and my new love, The Airbrush!

The great artist Casey Love sculpted it, but I painted it in his class with Black Heart Models and Badger Airbrush! I'm still working with it. It's H.P. Lovecraft. I'm on the left.



The brilliant artist Casey Love here teaching me everything he knows! I think we're like best friends now!



Casey Love told me privately I was his favorite and most talented student, and Ken "Badger" Schlotfeldt told me he would give me any airbrush I wanted for free just because he had never seen such amazing talent with an airbrush! I feel people are finally appreciating my brilliance!



I think I'm going to be a Badger Guy for as long as they'll have me and make airbrushes! I heard a fantastic story about the company, the family, the history... I know their history is part of the history of Chicago and the surrounding areas. Big success story! It would make a great movie!



I took the Casey Love class yesterday and now I can't stop thinking about it! I want to take every class he ever does again! He is an incredible artist, just look at this couple and baby he did. I believe this is my favorite piece of the entire Son of MONSTERPALOOZA event, other than the H. P. Lovecraft I did in his class.

https://www.facebook.com/casey.love.752

http://www.blackheartmodels.com/

http://www.badgerairbrush.com/

http://www.monsterpalooza.com/fall/index.html

Monday, July 14, 2014

25 Creative Geniuses Who Inspire Me Through Their Work












#25 - Maya Deren








#24 - Jordan Belson








#23 - Oscar Micheaux













#22 - Charlie Chaplin













#21 - Martin Bower













#20 - Andy Warhol












#19 - Prince









#18 - Douglas Trumbull











#17 - Christopher Nolan










#16 - William Shakespeare














#15 - Elon Musk









#14 - Ken Russell








#13 - Steve Jobs











#12 - Walt Disney












#11 - Roger Corman













#10 - Albert Einstein









#9 - Steven Spielberg










#8 - Billy Corgan 








#7 - Leonardo da Vinci










#6 - Harmony Korine













#5 - Mary Shelley











#4 - Jean-Luc Godard 














#3 - Orson Welles














#2 - Nikola Tesla











#1 - Stanley Kubrick


Maybe this is a ridiculous list, but I do think about these people a lot. I read all I can about them, some I don't even really like that much, yet I am inspired by them none the less.