Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jason & Cherie Avery 6-7-8

So let me present to you, roll 3 & 4 in my super 8 film learning curve. What better thing of beauty to capture on movie film than a wedding. Sarah and i made our way over to Poulsbo back in June to see Jason and Cherie tie the knot. Cherie is my second cousin and she picked out a pretty awesome dude - Jason. It was a lot of fun, and i think my family is pretty dang rad!

i hope to get better at this, especially working with low light. As you can tell there are some pretty dark areas of this film. All in all, i'm having a blast shooting movie film and hope to continue capturing this complex and challenging world.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Ahhh, the leaves have changed, the air is damp, and it’s cool and foggy in the morning. Fall is here, and that means HALLOWEEN! Jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, tricker-treating, candy! What more could you want?!

My wonderful Husband bought candy last week and I’ve only consumed 25 pounds, 2 pieces! He bought those good mixed bags that just happen to have heath bars in them. I love heath bars, SERIOUSLY. They are probably one of my all time favorite candies. Which is why I love Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch. SO. GOOD. Whoa, back on track, sorry.

We had a * spooktacular * evening the night before halloween! (Sorry for being corny) The Elk’s put on a GREAT haunted house this year. The Naval lodge is downtown in an old, very creepy building. It has one of those old time elevators with the metal grate across the door. So it was very spooky! They did a fabulous job making it authentic and incorporating all kinds of elements. The ticket taker even played along.

After we returned from having some scare induced heart failure we carved our pumpkins! As you can see we ended up with three very different carvings. Reuben, who earlier in the year suffered the “red ring of death” on his xbox 360, paid tribute to it. Basically something happened with the thing and it wouldn’t work. We sent it to Microsoft and they fixed ‘er all up! Julian wanted an ole’ fashion spooky skeleton! He drew and carved most of it by himself. I carved Solomon’s for him with a cat that resembles our Louie very much. I did use a pattern from a carving book…. So yes, I cheated a little, but I still had to cut all of it out and that was tough!

Costumes were another story.... Marty worked very hard at getting all the pieces together for Julian to be a Knight! I think it turned out fantastic!

Solomon decided to dress up as someone from the 80's. Yes, he is wearing a VINTAGE Oingo Boingo sweatshirt that belonged to my husband from his first concert! Sol had his buddies over, so I took and 80's kid, a nerd, and a scary ghost out on the town for some tricker treating!

Marty spent most of the day decorating the house.... He fashioned a "zombie" in the window via a cardboard cut out and some green light bulbs. He also managed to rig up a driver for the old car parked in front of the house. He set up a red light and hooked up and amplifier with a wireless microphone. While the boys and I were out he was scaring tricker treaters with screaming coming from the car!

We hope you had a safe and SCARY Halloween!