Category Archives: On My Brain

And… That’s a wrap! wait, WHAT?

So, where have I been?

Well, once we finished shooting “Denim Heat”, I jumped right on the editing gravy-train.  After a handful of late night edit sessions, “Denim Heat” is picture wrapped!I am very excited.  This is one of the funner projects I have worked on, and one of the funniest finished products yet!  All we have to do is Master this thing and get it ready for festivals.

So, we picture wrapped “Denim Heat” and IMMEDIATELY jumped into shooting the next project.

Adam Young, my dear, sweet friend, is going to be in India working as a stage-hand for a magician for 4 months and we wanted to jam out a quick project of his before he left.  Adam wrote & directed “Denim Heat” and wrote a fun monologue that Hoover & I desperately wanted to shoot.

We teamed up on Friday Dec. 10th with one of the most refined and fun crews yet.

Hoover – Director

Me – Director of Photography

Troy Solberg – Camera Op.

Chris Stinet – 1st AC

Mike Switzter – Gaffer

Jet Ayala – Key Grip

Justin Henry – Audio

Pani Duprey – Grip

This was the first project that I have gotten to shoot on the Canon 5D.  One of Hoover’s video mentors and friends, Troy Solberg, so graciously donated his time, equipment, camera, experience and presence to our cause.  Frankly, I’m glad for a couple reasons that he did.  One, he brought a lot of professionalism to the set, which we needed.  Two, Hoover always refers to Trey as “This video guru guy Trey that I know…” even though he has told me about him NUMEROUS times, and I finally got to put a face to the name, awesome guy!
So hopefully, I can find an actual job soon, but until then, I have “The Juice” to finish editing, “Denim Heat” to get into the festival circuit, and “Bloodsucka Jones” to… start to edit, I need a new Hard Drive for that one though…
So there you are…!
-Bradical

The Reality Show…

As I’m trying to go through all of my old video work, and get it uploaded and out of the way, I realized, I haven’t put up my most recent work.

A short time in the past, I worked with a group of really young entrepreneurs as they built a Social Media Marketing group.  You may ask, why the Hell were you there?  Well, they decided that they wanted to create a running documentary of their progress.  “Edutainment” is what we were going for, an educational “Reality” show.

Well, after a few hectic months, we put out 12 very successful episodes, airing Mon-Fri on YouTube, that’s right DAILY, pausing only for a quick trip down to Comic-Con on my and my associate’s part.  When we returned, we were informed that some pretty serious haters had caught wind of the show and it was decided to take it down, and to rethink the show structure.  Well, that just happened to be the end of it.  So 12 shows down, 1 never aired, and some pretty good stuff for a reel, which is why I’m writing this.  I’m very proud of the work that I did in that short time, and I think that the dust has settled enough for me to cut together a reel of some of my favorite parts of the show.

So stay tuned, the 3 of you who even visit my blog (yes you Mom)

Cheers!

– The Bradical

Nima Jalali – Small Bus Kids

Nima Jalali’s part from the Small Bus Kids video.
This video was made back in 2000 – 2001 and has a few of my friends, including, Jesse White, Nima Jalali, John Herick, Jeremy Eagan, Shaun White, Brandon Wagner, Brad Harris, Danny Williams, Mike Hakker, Daniel Trigo, Jerome Hernandez, David Michael, Lance Hakker, Derrik Rue, Brian Fox, Steve Cook, & Christiana Lappore.

My old friend Jimmy Fontaine just put up a bunch of photos that he shot during this period with all these guys on his Facebook.  It was cool to see old faces and some photos that I hadn’t seen for 10+ years.

This was really the end of my snowboarding life.  I hurt my back at Mt. High that next summer on a simple fall while filming  an up & coming kid, who’s name escapes me right now (sorry dude).  We were hiking a simple C-box and after I hit it I cut across the slope and caught my heel edge.  Had a super simple fall that eventually I would find out years later that I had a pinched nerve.  Doesn’t sound like a bad thing until the next season where I couldn’t even make it down one full run before my feet would go numb/on fire.

I don’t want this to sound like too much of a bummer, as much as I miss these guys, and all my other friends from home that I rode with every week, I had by this time met the girl that I was going to spend the rest of my life with.  So I would say, it was a pretty fair trade.

Anyway, at the end of that season, Nima, who he and Jesse I had spent most of the year filming with, went and bought the same camera as I had.  Effectively, that meant to me “Look, we don’t need you that much anymore!”  I know that wasn’t how he meant it, but it was just my time then.

So enjoy this goofy-ass old video, I’ll dig up other parts of the video for future posts.

Cheers,

Bradical

Attempt at Modernizing My Work

So I have decided that, after hating the way my website looks, mainly because I have no design skills, that I might try to make my “work” available in a different format, I guess.

So, a blog sounded to me like the best way to do that.

Now, I can tell you, from having to build SO MANY blogs using iWeb and MobileMe, that THAT would NOT be the tool to use.

I’ve even tried a Blogger or BlogSpot blog, untitledpsd.blogspot.com, but, wasn’t much to it.

Tumblr seemed like a cool way to mix Social Media and Blogging together, but to me, lacked a few “website” type tools.

So here I am, throwing a bunch of run-on sentences together, that no one will really read, but nonetheless, trying out WordPress.

I have limited knowledge of WordPress, just what I learned at a Social Media Marketing company I worked for and a comedy group that I work with from time to time, http://www.gtcomedy.com.

So, if anyone DOES read this, I will be putting up videos/photos/links and so on, and you can tell me “I like this, I don’t like that” and I may or may not give a shit!

Here’s to hoping! Cheers!