Full Moon – madness

The moon last night was not full, but almost. Still, it was very lovely and bright. I was enjoying it very much!

Tonight IS the full moon…maybe that’s why things have been a bit strange today! With all the energy of Spring, there’s a lot of things happening! It’s a good time to reflect on where we want to go.

I’ve gotten back to editing my first novel, after a break from it. The editing is going well! I’m going to touch it up as much as I can before handing it over to an editor. I’m having fun doing it, so that makes it easier!

Also, I’m working on some live video for a band I met recently.

And, I wrote some more scenes for my new movie coming up, that I want to film this Fall (and, had a great meeting with musicians/actors for it this past weekend!).

So,  a creative day!

I hope you enjoy the full moon and keep safe.

Jack Pierce, make up artist on Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and others

The excellent radio show Cinephobia, broadcast out of CKLN in Toronto,  just ran a contest to give away some tickets to a screening of a 35mm print of  the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN! I didn’t win the contest, but in answering their contest question, I was reminded of the incredible work of Jack Pierce who did the make up for Boris Karloff in Frankenstein, and Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Wolf Man, among other films. There’s an interesting read about Pierce at Wikipedia.

I directed a short film/commercial a little while back which featured our own “Frankenstein” and you can watch it below:

See the credits for the film here: http://www.vimeo.com/8430163

That make up is not easy! We could have used his help on the set! Jack Pierce, RIP.

Viddy well!

New Moon tonight

On this New Moon, my thoughts go toward building for the future.

My intentions include becoming a successful filmmaker and writer,  in the monetary sense (because we live in such a world)  and also in terms of being true to my art and Muse and doing the best job I can of getting my art out into the world, where I hope it can be of benefit to people, and all beings, and make the world a better place.

Part of my intentions are to see Alex and Allyson Grey and the whole CoSM crew and family many, many more times again in joyous celebrations (they inspired this intention-setting)!


Please send your healing intentions and prayers to Alex and Allyson Grey

Alex and Allyson Grey are going to make a full recovery, but they were involved in a serious accident, recently.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet them both a couple of times at CoSM events and even had the honour to do some video work for them (see the work I did for them here: http://cosm.typepad.com/cosm_blog/2009/06/index.html and here: http://www.cosm.org/donate.html).

You can read their blog for the full story of the accident: http://cosm.typepad.com/cosm_blog/2010/03/grateful-to-be-alive.html

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.

Canadian Music Week – night one last night

Last night was a lot of fun, seeing a few bands that I’d never heard before, in venues that were familiar.  I took in clubs that were right across the street from each other: The Hideout and Tattoo Rock Parlour. Then, I  went down the street a bit to the Cadillac Lounge. I’ll have some video online shortly from the first of four nights! We’ll see how many I make it out to!

Bands I saw: Abandon All Ships, The Rebellion, Good And Broken, TV Heart Attack, PUMPS, The Cringe, Tin Star Orphans, Eddie Orso.

Clip now online on my Rockin’ Films blog:  http://rockinfilms.com/blog.htm

Video I did for Alex Grey at his art opening in Toronto, June 2009

This was the second time I’d had the pleasure to meet Alex Grey and his wife Allyson. They were in Toronto last summer to open a show called “Anatomy of Being.”

So, I headed down to the opening and brought my trusty DVX100 along for the ride to shoot a little video.

It was a very enjoyable summer evening, filled with visionary art, enlightening conversations, stimulating connections and good vibes, as always!

I think some magic of the evening was captured!  Well, see for yourself!

Click the link below to go to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors blog and watch the video.