Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blood Creek Woodsman - October Shoot Pix

Still shooting on BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN. Shot on some private property in Dallas, Oregon for the movie's opening logging scene. The forecast was for afternoon showers, but it only sprinkled a few times! I also was very happy to have several old friends show up to act as cast and crew. Not only were they very helpful but they couldn't wait for their death scenes! True horror fans, all of them. As the day went on, we got more and more involved in squirting blood all over everyone and didn't really get any pictures, but here is what we did get.


Adam is mad...and Brent has no idea what's coming...


Bob as Jason the foreman


Craig waits with tubing up his pants while Rob prepares for rain...both water from the sky and blood from a pump!


Bob runs the blood-filled super soaker while Adam tries not to saw anything off and I try to get it all on tape!


Craig is impressed with Rob's chainsaw blade effect.


YEEEEARRRGGGGGH!


All smiles! Adam, me and Craig after a particular bloody death scene!


Rick in mid-splatter!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

INSANE!!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/12/education/12discipline.html?bl

So a 6-year-old was so excited about joining the boy scouts, he took his new camping utensil (fork/knife/spoon combo) to school to use at lunch. Thanks to a zero-tolerance policy with no allowance for discretion by the district, this kid was suspended and is up for 45 days at reform school! What the hell? If that's not infuriating enough, last year state lawmakers there tried to make disciplinary rules more flexible by giving local boards authority to modify the terms of the expulsion on a case-by-case basis, but because the law addressed "expulsion" and not "suspension," this kid was still kicked out of school for a month and a half. This poor kid is scarred for life because of a technicality!

Pissed off yet? Get this - also in Delaware, a third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school, along with a knife to cut it. A year!!!! Even worse: the teacher called the principal — but not before using the knife to cut and serve the cake. WHAT?!?!?!! The teacher uses the knife to cut the cake, serves it to the kids, then calls the principal and gets the birthday girl kicked out of school for a year?!??!

I just checked and my kid's school district's policies includes this: "Under state and federal law, expulsion from school is required for a period of not less than one year for any student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school. The superintendent may modify the expulsion requirement for a student on a case-by-case basis."

Additionally, under "discipline/due process," the following is included: "Disciplinary measures are applied depending on the nature of the offense. The age and past pattern of behavior of a student will be considered prior to any suspension or expulsion."

Good. Just like most schools, my kid's school has it's fair share of kids who are just complete assholes, so I certainly want some rules, but I'm glad to see the policies allow for some discretion to avoid situations like these completely insane examples from Delaware.

AAAAAUUUURRGGGHH!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blood Creek Woodsman - September Shoot Pix

Here are a bunch of pictures from the September 2009 shoot for BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN!


Happy campers Darla Doom and Francis Growth.


One flashlight and two headlights.


Branch through the head rig I made for Darla Doom!


Pair of fake legs I made. I should've taken a picture before I covered it all with foam and t-shirts - it's closet rods and hinges underneath.


Shooting upstairs with Mike on sound and Daren waiting for his close-up!


Shooting the "party house" scene. They are playing a game I made up called Sweet Corn!


Jaime screams for the first time in a movie...and she was great!


Annie performed a fantastic death scene!


Annie and Rob bask in the blood!


Hot chicks...kissing! Nice.


William meets the Blood Creek Woodsman.


Annie and Daren get close for a scene.


Sex and violence.


William splattered against the side of the RV.


Amanda screaming bloody murder!


Another great and bloody death scene in the can!

Blood Creek Woodsman - August Shoot Pix

Here are a bunch of pictures from the August 2009 shoot for BLOOD CREEK WOODSMAN!


Rob Merickel and Bryn Kristi.


Madeline Morgan.


Madeline screams, reflected in blood splatter!


Thanks to Mike and Ward, we had this great police car to use!


Mike Hegg's rig done up as the sheriff's vehicle. Vinyl lettering, a color xerox sheriff's star and a real police car light bar made this look great!


We put this sign on the two police rigs when we were driving them to a location or around town.


Morgan Mayhem ready for some fake blood!


Bryn Kristi and Tom Stedham.


Tom Stedham argues with Jeremiah Benjamin while Michelle Ame Mahoney looks on.


Talking over the next shots with Adam Paris.


Michelle Ame Mahoney and Bryn Kristi beat the snot out of each other!


Tom Stedham takes aim.


Pigging out at The Markum Inn - me with John Bowker, Tom Stedham and Bryn Kristi.


Tom Stedham and Bryn Kristi share a quiet moment.

Thicker Than Water


Rob Merickel and I travelled up to the lovely Markum Inn last Friday night to play extras in a "honky tonk" scene for a local indie vampire flick called THICKER THAN WATER. Things got started about 11 p.m. and we ended up getting home around 4 a.m. It was really nice to not be working like a sleep-deprived dog and worried about every aspect of production! We just relaxed in the bar, had some iced tea and waited to be told where to sit. The director brought the cowboy hats and I kind of like the look as a character type of thing. Maybe I'll have to get myself a decent cowboy hat and have this fella show up in some future project! Thanks to Gary for the invitation and thanks to Eric for the hats and ginger ale! Good luck on the project - can't wait to see it!


Rob, Ward and I, all thinking, "You're not from around here, are ya?"
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