WOW, WOW, WOW so I know I said that I would be a lot better about writing but this time its really not my fault, I have been in a 3rd world country for the last 7 weeks... the 3rd world country of New Orleans, Louisiana affectionately known as NOLA... Now I am not talking bad about New Orleans, I actually had an amazing time there and met some amazing people, but let me explain because to me, it was like a 3rd world country...
1. The webseries i guest directed is being edited and ready to post, so Ill be able to provide more info about that as soon as I get the info...
2. The Rocketz music video edit is locked, and everything is going good, just finishing up some small tweeks to effects, and some color correction, and we will be ready to show. Well, as soon as the band is ready to release it, that is. But look for it coming soon, and get excited, cause it is going to blow you away!!!!
www.rere-animatedmovie.com and you can even watch the whole movie on indieflix!!! Sign up for a free trial and check it out, watch the short film, and see what all the hype is all about!!!
NOW back to the 3rd world country of NOLA experience.................................................................
|This is the view down the street from where I was staying.|
Now as to why I felt like I was in a 3rd world country is mostly a joke, but its kinda serious. We filmed almost all in the old french quarter and the french quarter, and we were also housed there, so most, if not all of what I saw of New Orleans, was that funky architecture, cobblestone or nearly destroyed streets, freaks, face tattooed homeless, and weird touristy stuff. Something you would see in Amsterdam or some festival in a 3rd world country. Not to mention the entire time I was there we didn't have TV or Interwebs at the place we were staying at. So no TV or Internet, phone service was spotty, and we had no car. So we walked, biked, took a cab, or got a ride everywhere... It totally felt like a third world country.
|At this little bodega there were all these different Voodoo Dolls and I found one that was actually named Wesley... One of the only ones with an actual persons name it it was my name... look what its used for???? Wow Right?!?!?!|
|Wesley with my stunnershades on!!!|
|Mississippi River! and strangers!!!|
|Had to go here right?|
|The Rocketz on tour in NOLA while I was there. Great show!!!|
|Sweet jazz band!|
|Like day two I almost broke my foot... Still have a limp because of it.|
|At least the weather was great right???|
|Lighting meeter is 100% in the red...|
|My 1st crawfish boil!!!|
|The only place that has better fried chicken is maybe Popeyes...|
ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE!!!! I COULDN'T FIND PICTURES FOR EVERYONE SO IF YOU WANT ME TO ADD YOU SEND ME A PIC AND ILL UPDATE IT!!!!! OR IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE PHOTOS OR WANT ME TO REMOVE YOURS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL DO SO...
|Richie and Tom (with Blah Blah)|
|JT and his best friend!!!!|
|Random sweet jazz street band|
|The great Ryan McCoy|
|The Negotiator/Hat thief|
|Random couple driving a remote control recliner down the street.|
AND MANY MANY MORE!!!!
That being said... I think I will be going back in a few weeks. My director friend that I have written about in the past, Darren Bouseman, has asked me to come back and help him with his next film, so in a few short weeks, I will be flying back down to NOLA (hopefully ill have interwebs and phone this time) to be the Gaffer on Darren's next great horror film... Its going to be another amazing experience!!!!!
|Darren Lynn Bousman|
check him out on IMDB here- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1135423/
THANK YOU ALL AND AS ALWAYS
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