Tuesday, December 20, 2005


"Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet" French Proverb

Whitney waiting patiently in the hall.

ABA Update: We're looking at a mid-January premiere for Episode 4 now.

We handed out cards and shook hands at IndieLink. Highlights included meeting a sound designer from The Proud Family and a producer looking for short-form content for cell phones. We'll just shake it like a Polaroid picture and see what develops.

Wow, it's amazing how much effort it takes to sit in front of a computer and work at night.

What's getting me through it all? Theme Music. Current faves from The Playlist:

"Unbreakable" Alicia Keys (Unplugged)
"Lovin' It" Little Brother (The Minstrel Show)
"Angel" Pharrell (Skateboard P)
"Coin-Operated Boy" The Dresden Dolls (The Dresden Dolls)
"Last Call" Kanye West (College Dropout)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Art of 10-Minute Presentations

Me holding up a promotional poster we just printed for ABA. The mug isn't camera ready but hopefully it will be tomorrow.

A few weeks ago a filmmaking colleague of ours, the ubiquitous Tim Greene, told us that in order to succeed in the next phase of this industry, we need to step our game up and we've been working on doing just that. So on top of working 10 hour days, networking every chance we get, finding time to work on ABA and develop other ideas ...we've decided it's time to just plain do more towards our personal projects (namely ABA) and 'putting something away for the future'--our shared goal to create a small empire in entertainment.

This week we'll be shaking hands and doing a 10 minute presentation on Adopted by Aliens as part of IndieLink through FIND Los Angeles, an organization we're members of. That explains the poster above and all the drama at local Kinkos' we've gone through this week regarding business cards. We were nearly robbed blind by a guess-timating clerk who decided she'd tack on $30 to our printing costs. There was an additional minor technical difficulty in getting the poster made at another location. The Alien font we used in the original image didn't register on the computers at Kinkos so we had to make due. In the end, we were pretty happy with the outcome.

Oh yeah...about IndieLink: It's a filmmakers networking event that will take place at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Monday. We'll be discussing our needs for the project and the man and woman power we'll be trying to enlist to make it happen. For now, we're looking for Composers, Sound Designers and Background Artists who'd be willing to work with us on finishing the project...will have updates on how it all went and maybe some pictures too.

Now we just have to figure out what we're going to say.