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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wesley Alley directs new music video for The Rocketz

What up 2013?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Ruby and I looking dapper...
How is everyone doing? 2013 has already been rough but cool. I have been doing lots of work on the 728 side. Lots of lighting work which is great.
I also have 2 new directing projects that I am working on!!!!! Yay right?!?! 2013 goals are off to a great start!
1st I am still working on getting my next short film started and off the ground. Its going slow, and I am still looking for a producer to help me out so more information will come soon on that.

Who likes werewolf's? and who likes Rockabilly?

Anyone ever heard of the band the Rocketz?
Check them out. They are a great Southern CA Rockabilly band. When I was in film school, I saw this music video:

I thought wow man, that is cool, and must have been cool to make. Its fairly simple, and there isn't anything in the video super out of the ordinary but something struck me. I had to work with this band. I hit them up right away on the only way I could at the time. Myspace. Never heard back from them. Then years later, I ran across them on facebook, added them, and messaged them again. Never heard back from them. Then years later I move to LA, I see on facebook that The Rocketz are recording new music and send them another facebook message. This time however, they hit me back, and I showed them my work. They liked it, and we start negotiating a new music video.

So I am making a new music video for The Rocketz. A werewolf music video... Its going to be super cool, but that's all I can tell you for now.

We do need some help! Who wants to be involved. we are looking for crew, extras, hot chicks, hot rods, rat rods, etc... Anything rockabilly. Want more details? ask me or visit the facebook group:
Let me know what you think, and if your excited. Also let me know if you wanna be part of it or help us out. Its going to be fun and super awesome!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Here is to a great 2013, what amazing year 2012 has been!!!

My pretentious film maker picture haha
2012 has been a great year. A crazy year, but a great year. Lets do a recap… (In order for this recap to work and be effective, I am going to write it all in one GIANT sentence and you have to read it all in one breath and really fast… Okay?) Ready? Whitney and I moved clear across the country from Orlando to LA, we broke down in Louisiana but we made it, we had a blast, Joined 728 which is the worlds most illustrious lighting technician local, worked on lots of cool stuff, ReRe-Animated did amazing at the film festivals, Ruby turned 2, I turned 30, Whitney is still young and beautiful, I directed Teddy Jackson’s “The Way You Rock It” music video, I started this blog, I directed Drop Tank’s “Cheap Shot” music video, met lots of amazing people, worked with great friends, made new friends, enjoyed old friends, wrote lots, made lots of big plans, got a mentor, experienced some amazing stuff, survived the end of the world, and had a great Christmas, just Whitney and I in LA. Did I miss anything? If I did, I am sorry, it’s been a very busy year haha but please remind me!
ReRe-Animated killed it at the film festivals
Teddy Jackson Music video -
Drop Tank Music video -
Zebidy Tank 
Survived the apocalypse 
for 2012!!!!
 2013 is gonna be a big year, I know that’s what everyone always says, but I am sure its gonna be great! I am going to really make directing a major focus in 2013. Most people always make new years resolutions and then do them for a week or so and then just forget about them. Well I am not going to do that. I am going to make a list of resolutions for 2013 as a director and declare them all to you so that you can hold me accountable… If I make them public so that other people can see them, I am forced to do them, or at least struggle for them and not just forget, right? Sure hope I don’t embarrass myself…

1.     Loose 10 pounds.
2.     Learn another language.

Wait wait wait, not that type of resolutions, I mean resolutions for me as a director…

1.     Direct 10 Projects. I know there is only 12 months in 2013, and some projects take a long time to get going, yet alone finished, but I am going to be super ambitious. I thought about making it 13 for 2013, but that might prove to be a little to much… Okay, you talked me into it. 13 projects from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2013… Wow, that’s gonna be tough.
2.     1 of those 13 projects is going to be my first feature film. Not only am I going to direct 13 projects in 2013, but 1 of those are going to be my first feature film.  This one scares me. Not only do I have to find the project, but convince people with money to spend that money on a feature length movie for me, me Wesley Alley to direct.
3.     Win a best Director at something… haha I don’t really care what, it could be Best Director award for the Best Director sitting in my own living room for all I care, just needs to be an actual award haha
4.     I want 1 of my 13 projects do as well as ReRe-Animated in the film festival circuit. Although with film festivals like they are, it might be 2014 before the festival run finishes… so this one might be tough to judge. But none the less a goal all the same.
5.     Finish writing 2 feature length scripts. I know that’s not a lot, but with all the time I am planning on spending directing, and working 728, I am gonna need some time for my loving wife, so I cant make myself to busy.

And that’s 5, I figure I better cut myself off before I dig myself to big of a hole. Well actually I am sure that I have already done that, I hope I don’t make myself look to bad in all my fans eyes but I want to declare all these goals to everyone so that I will work even harder to get them. Plus, if I put them in this blog well then I can look back at them over the year to judge my momentum and remind myself of what I am doing.
Something I saw

Looking forward to a great year, lots of great directing projects, lots of 728 work, lots of time with my wife, etc.  Work and spend time with friends, and continue to meet new friends, grow as a director and as a person. All the good and the bad. I cant wait to live every second of this next year. Bring it on 2013!!!

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