Thursday, November 28, 2013



This is the eternal hard drive that's done most of the heavy lifting during post-production. It speaks to me like the car in Knight Rider. And lately it's been through some shit with the space heaters and circuit breaking in my house. Here's to you little buddy.

The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

This 1972 program of the Brothers Grim story really disoriented me as a kid, and revisiting it I can see why. The people's faces are eerily realistic and its creepy the way they jump around, appropriate for a story where you identify more with the animals. It left a strong impression on me, and I remember going through a phase where I really wanted to track it down. That was before youtube, and now that I'm reading Brian Jay Jones excellent new biography of Jim Henson I looked it up. Tadow! It's here. Funny how it's from way before I would've seen it. I thought it was going to be from the 80's.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brigitte Helm Postcard

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I found this postcard while looking for my passport the other day. It's of Brigitte Helm in G.W. Pabst's "The Mistress of Atlantis". Pretty great little postcard, no info on the back though. From 1932. I bought it at an antique store in Milwaukee when I was in college there.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Update 3

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In the lobby of where I meet Elijah to talk about the visual effects, its so windy, and there's no other sound here. The sound of wind fills this space like I'm in some country mansion.

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I'm submitting the film to a second film festival this week. But I'm also still completing the film. There's still about half the effects to do, several shots of color correction, credit additions, and sound mixing. We're on track to be done in mid-December, if not before.

The complete works of Nathanael West

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Came across this 1957 copy of The Complete Works of Nathanael West over the weekend. I've had it for a while, always thought it had a pretty bad ass cover. I apparently bought it at the long gone Recycled Books & Music in the Prospect Mall, Milwaukee. I'll have to revisit these novels, was a big fan of Miss Lonelyhearts back when I picked this up.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Foley Artists


Here I am doing some foley sound recording for some of the finishing touches on "Speed of Sound." Actually Matt was recording, I'm just holding the zoom handy so he could take this picture. Our first festival due date is next week and we'll be doing work on the film til the very last minute!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Technicolor for your ears 6: Time for color


Rounding out the recent three mixes I've made from my collection of rare soundtracks and library music, here's Technicolor 6. This one includes a Michel Legrand track from Who are you, Polly Magoo?, a funky Japanese cue called "Mysterious Ninja Ape", Rita Pavone, Can, a classic Asha Bhosle song, Takemitsu's opening music from Kwaidan, and more.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Watching Patch Tumblr


I started a Watching Patch Tumblr account this week, sort of as an experiment, and ended up liking it. It'll be a more photo/scan-centric version of this blog, with stills, book covers, and film-related posts by myself and others. This blog will continue to function as before, with production notes and videos. But please visit The Watching Patch tumblr for a purely visual experience with images like below...

the fall
vulpes scan