13 December 2011

Trailer critic on my Madagascar 3 Teaser Trailer

At the end of the day, this is who I have to answer to.  

09 December 2011

Ice Cube on Eames

Part of Pacific Standard Time, Ice Cube talks about LA - the good, the bad, the ugly.  I love it.  He's kind of making fun of himself, and he's kind of making great insights.

08 December 2011

Our Madagascar 3 teaser trailer is up!

The new Madagascar 3 teaser trailer, by yours truly, is live.  yippeeeee


29 November 2011

Girl Talk / Girl Walk

Chapter 1 of an epic Girl Talk video that follows three main characters dancing through all of New York.  

via


Girl Walk // All Day: Chapter 1 from Girl Walk // All Day on Vimeo.

21 November 2011

NY subway string instrument

So cool.  Video below, but going to www.mta.me is better.


At www.mta.meConductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

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18 November 2011

go see Happy Feet 2!

who wants to see that little indie film Twilight anyways?  


and who wants a big opening weekend for Happy Feet 2?  
this guy:


happy friday


17 November 2011

Happy Feet 2 trailer, by yours truly

Here's the trailer we did for Happy Feet 2, which comes out tomorrow.  After Warner Bros. rolled out three dancing/joke trailers, they had us put together the story trailer.  It bring out my happy!

16 November 2011

cultural artifacts from this weekend

Here are a couple things that came out 11.11.11. 

German set designer and video artist Michael Konig put together this breathtaking time lapse with stills sent down from the International Space Station from August to October. 

Also, Adam Sandler dressed up like a girl and talked in silly voices.

Steady as she goes.





14 November 2011

Being Flynn

Bob De Niro shadowed me for two years to research this role. 


11 November 2011

Notorious BIG - the pacifier



Watch Biggy's "Hypnotize" bring out this baby's happy.


Happy Friday!




07 November 2011

my first baby moon

We threw a baby moon for Art this weekend at my sister's Big Bear cabin. Big bromance.

I put the video below together on my iPhone. Fifteen years ago, telephones were screwed to the kitchen wall, the user was tethered to that wall by a curly cord, and the phone's function was one fold. Now, you can shoot and edit with titles, transitions and music, your own HD video montage, upload it to the internets, and send it to your friends - on your telephone!! That shit cray.

Cheers to Art, Karla, and future lil Ms. St. Germain.



28 October 2011

The Power of Making

Even though I use a computer to put trailers together, I feel camaraderie with these folks.  

25 October 2011

Sammy Davis Jr. does MJ

so good!




St. Vincent "Cruel"

St. Vincent performing "Cruel" in a Dallas record store.  She's just loverly.



And here's the studio version and video.

13 October 2011

Paul Simon is 70 today

via The Awl

Explosions in the Sky Poster Process

A general rule about the guy at Helms-a-Lee: he loves the process.

Here's a timelapse video of an artist creating a poster for Explosions in the Sky.   Sooo cool.  And so as not to spoil the ending, you can click here to see the final poster high res after you watch the video.





12 October 2011

07 October 2011

My Puss in Boots Trailer is live!

My Puss in Boots trailer is online and playing in front of Real Steel.  I know you all have your tickets to that gem already, so get there in time to see this on the big screen too!  Antonio's ready.



Happy Friday with hand painted signs

This is just loverly. 

05 October 2011


Norval Sinclair Marley

"I don't have prejudice against meself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white."  -Bob Marley


Norval Sinclair Marley, Bob's dad:



christina ricci

She's always been good looking, obv, but when did this happen?  She's doing something right.


Puss in Boots Trailer

My Puss in Boots trailer goes live online tomorrow and in theaters Friday.  woot woot!


04 October 2011

Mina Tindle

Mon dieu.  You could stuff a basket full of fluffy kittens and Gizmo with the Jerry McGuire kid's glasses on, and it wouldn't be as adorable and charming as Parisian Mina Tindle.  Oh, and, good song, too.

28 September 2011

One more. Gang Starr's DJ Premier, Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem in a BET Awards bumper.

This is just silly.

Shabazz Palaces

One more track.  Shabazz Palaces is Digable Planet's Butterfly's new project out of Seattle. 


M83 "Midnight City"

ey spotify, lemme embed tracks in my blog.


26 September 2011

q-tip and norah jones

Q-Tip and Norah Jones' Life is Better.  How had I gone three years having not heard this?

24 September 2011

Fall in Venice

My first Fall weekend in Venice, and it doesn't suck.

23 September 2011

Queen's "Feel Like"

Here's an unreleased recording of Queen's Feel Like, which ultimately evolved, with Bowie, into Under Pressure.

chills below:

19 September 2011

mesmerizing

Pioneertown Madness

I finally put this montage together from Kit's 30th birthday hoedown in Pioneertown last January. Good times.

shhhhhhhhh white lightning!


16 September 2011

15 September 2011

Beck + St. Vincent + INXS

oldie (in internet years) but goodie


Bill Cunningham New York

Up next on my Netflix queue: 


Bill Cunningham New York Trailer from Gavin McWait on Vimeo.

The Muppets

This whole campaign has been fun.  Neither mind blowing nor perfect, it's at least been bold and unconventional. Here's their latest.

14 September 2011

12 September 2011

09 September 2011

Federer: Mozart and Metallica

Le Swisse!  Good luck this weekend, Federer.  In honor of a push for a 17th Grand Slam title, here's David Foster Wallace's 2006 article on the religious experience of watching Roger Federer play for NYT's Play magazine.

"The thing with Federer is that he's Mozart and Metallica at the same time, and the harmony's somehow exquisite."


07 September 2011

06 September 2011

twin tower cameos




blogspot tweet: watch the throne

Kanye and Jay-Z collaborating on Watch the Throne is like if Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal decided to play doubles in 2008.  #goodversionoftheheat

02 September 2011

01 September 2011

Philippe's

Fun little history of Philippe's, our historic downtown French Dip restaurant.  An excerpt:

Opened in 1908 by one Philippe Mathieu, the "French Dipped Sandwich" stumbled into history one day in 1918. While making one of his signature hearty sandwiches, Mathieu clumsily dropped a sliced French roll into a still-hot pan, soaking in its natural roast juices. The customer offered to eat the food anyway, loved it, and returned the following day, this time with friends, requesting more dipped sandwiches. Whether it was Mathieu's French heritage, the French roll itself, or the fact that the customer’s name was Officer French, the exact details matter little. On this day, the “French Dipped Sandwich” became official.


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31 August 2011

Guac before it's guac.  I'm making this before this summer's done.  You mark my words!  

:: My version ::
- avocado
- tomato
- lime
- cilantro
- almonds
- jalapeno 
- salt


30 August 2011

Contempt Trailer

I want to cut a trailer like this for a $250mil summer action blockbuster. s'il te plaît.

29 August 2011

23 August 2011




Quoddy

Just one more digital short. This one's a vignette on craftsman Dan Mailette, who sews shoes at Quoddy. I have a pair of Quoddy's, and this video shows you why they're just a great pair of shoes, and why one would be willing to spend a few extra bucks on them.

Wefi Surfboards

Digital SLR-shot, vimeo.com-delivered short on a guy who shapes wood surfboards with centuries old techniques and tools.

22 August 2011

Here's a nicely shot, nicely put together day in the life of a bicycle. It gets all Wall-E / Iron Giant at the end, which isn't a bad thing. I also like how our protagonist is nearsighted, making everything further than his spokes blurry.

14 August 2011

Kites, WWF, nephews

The fam visited on Saturday. Farmer's Market goodies, pro wrestling, body surfing, flying kites, and swimming at sunset were all parts of the equation. Hit play below for a soundtrack for the pics. Just ignore the "oui, plus fort [and sexy time sounds]" part at the end. naughty, naughty Brigitte.

















12 August 2011

Happy Friday!

Ok, one more diptych.

I have a hot date this weekend. With my nephews. Their mom, my brother, my folks and I are flying kites with them. It'll be the inaugural launch of Bryn's new kite, which he needed to get after flying my childhood kite this summer. *le sigh


what the font?

And my fourth and last weekend diptych.

It's not just that the Drive font and color is a rip off, it's also that the 80s neon Budweiser /Miami Vice / T&C Surf signage look just doesn't suit the tone of this gritty, edgy film.



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