Monday, December 25, 2006


Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone who reads or at least glances at this blog. Here's hoping to get what you want, even if it is just Peace on Earth, and Goodwill toward Man.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Alas poor Gloria...

So, here we are at the beginning of December. I've been busy, pissed off, upset, and a crap load of other stuff for a while. On November 15, 2006, I found out that my Mother had passed away on October 5, 2006. No one had bothered to contact me, even though a close friend of the family had given the social worker from the care center my Mom was in, my phone number. There's still somethings that I won't talk about, nor have I read the poem/story that my wife wrote about my Mom. Too painful I guess. Never having the chance to properly say goodbye. So, yeah, I think I've got a pretty damn good reason to be pissed.

That little VFX based short film never happened. Trying to find the right people and getting everything together just wasn't meant to be. Made more progress on my friend's short film, than I did on mine. At least we got around to actually shooting some material! :) Anyways, as it stands right now, another friend, Chris Smith, and myself are currently slaving away on our Challenge. We're working on a movie trailer for the book EON. We've got until January 15, 2007, so this one should be doable, especially since the maximum length can only be 90 seconds. I'll post some stuff here when we get around to having material ready to show. More to come later...

This blog is dedicated to Mom:

Gloria Colleen Swensen Rhoads - Born May 1, 1943 - Died October 5, 2006 - Rest In Peace.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

It's over.... Let it begin!

Well, the project that George and I were working on fell through. He got busy at his day job, and I got busy working on my own stuff. We still want to finish the project, but for now, it's been placed on the back burner.

I do however, have a new short film that I'm working on, and it will contain some VFX elements. It's a horror based short, so there should be some cool stuff in it. Hopefully, this new short will be finished in time for the Horror Fest that I want to enter it into on October 11th. I'm planning on keeping this site updated a little more often now. I guess we'll see! :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Back to the Beginning...

Ok, so this "test" is shaping up a little more. Everytime I think I'm going to get a chance to work on this, something always comes up, and I get taken away. I know the same has been happening to George. But we are still committed to this project, and I'm now slowly getting back on track.

I'm starting over on the story, and George is still working on the design of the creature.

Look for more updates soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Contrary to popular rumours on the net...

...we are not dead, and neither is this project!! What with Sundance happening here in Utah right now, I've been a little busy. George has been busy at work too. He was able to take a small break this past weekend (right George?). I've been attending some of the screenings at the Sundance Film Festival as well as some of the "tag along" fests that happen at the same time. One fest that didn't tag along that I tried to attend and get involved in was the LDS Film Festival. Ever since first finding this festival almost 2 years ago, I've been wanting to submit something to it. I would have been able too this year, if I had heard about their 24 Hour Film Contest more than 3 days in advance. Anyways, that's all water under the bridge. If you're gonna be attending TromaDance 2006 (one of the tag alongs) on Saturday, January 28, I'll be there to check out some of the action going one. Check out Troma's website for more information.

As for the project, more of it has been nailed down. We are now looking at shooting a 5 minute long short to show off some visual effects that we can do. This 5 minute short may end up being a precursor to something further down the road, but nothing is set in stone just yet. Work continues on the design phase of the creature that will be showcased in the short. Here is an early sketch of the creature. Be watching for the first draft of the script to pop online soon.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Holidays can sometimes suck...

Okay, now that the holidays are over with, we should be able to get back to working on stuff. I'll be posting some stuff in the next couple of days (hopefully) and things should start to progress.