Episode 11: Eat Good New York
(For a better viewing experience click on the HQ button once the video starts. Everything is more fun in full-screen mode…)
[First off, THANK YOU in a major way to Shawna Kirby, Katie Frassinelli, and Anonymous (at his request) for hitting the Donate button. You are incredibly generous, and I truly appreciate it. The big news on this front is that I have finally decided what I am going to do with the donation money; I’m going to save it up and buy a better video camera. Nothing super fancy, but something that shoots HD, and preferably straight to a hard drive. It’ll make the project look better, and will save me at least an hour or two every week in editing. Anyway, thank you guys for helping me closer to that goal!]
(Giant thanks, too, to wonder-kid photographer C. Bay Milin for shooting this episode. Bay has an amazing eye, but deliberately made this shots look ugly and off axis to add to the “Public Access” feel of it. Brilliant move. Check out his work if you get a minute.)
Greetings once again, my friends,
This episode was born of several things, chiefly the economic downturn. I wanted to create a character who was extremely positive in general, but especially in the face of that. He doesn’t mope or complain, he adapts, and he shares his positivity and his knowledge with his audience (which may or may not exist) on his internet show.
The shoot was fast and painless. Highlights:
-getting yelled at by some guy from Floria in a Benz convertable when I did the sausage bit. “What are you supposed to be, a pervert? Grabbing your cock at her!”
-getting yelled at by a woman who lived above a the bagel store, “Don’t do that! I heard what you said! Those aren’t fresh!” (note: I’d just bought them and put them in a plastic bag filled with my laundry… that’s movie magic for ya)
-we went back to do a second take of the negligee scene after the lady left, only to realize that we couldn’t… because she took the negligee!
That’s about all I can muster for now. It has been one hell of a week, and as it’s just a few minutes to 5am, I’m afraid I don’t have the energy/brainpower to go into it. I’ll say only this: in my last entry I spoke of a ball that was in the air, and I wasn’t sure what side of the fence it was going to come down on. As it turns out, it landed right in the middle of the fence, and then spent DAYS wobbling back and forth, teasing me. One moment it looked sure to land on one side, and the next, it was surely the other. It went back and for like that, sometimes several times a day. At about 8pm tonight, it finally landed, and for good.
Stay tuned for my next blog update (Thursday or Friday)… it’ll be a doosey.
In the meantime, all the best,
Brent 6.10.09 4.56am
P.S. This edit, with all it’s cheesy transitions, was actually really fun.