6/25/2010

33 Cent Pile of Garbage - North Bay Food Photography

So I was making Mr. Noodles for lunch the other day, and I started thinking about the crap I eat all the time. When I started this blog, it was pretty much about food every day, and I think I actually ate much better back then. Not because I wanted to necessarily, but because I wanted the food to look good for pictures, and it turns out healthy food is nice and colourful. 

Anyway, with my Mr. Noodles ready, I decided to quickly put a few things together on the plate to try to make this lunch a little more interesting than a 33 cent pile of garbage.

This is what I ended up with, aside from a belly that was way too full in the end...


6/24/2010

Nasty Dirty Rotting

Chaos over (for now)... time to get back to regular blog posts. 

I made a quick trip to Sudbury a few days ago and it reminded me that I'd like to spend a day there sometime just wandering and taking pictures. I'm a big fan of dilapidated buildings, and Sudbury has no shortage of them! Well, to be fair I'm sure North Bay has plenty of them too, but I'm always here, so I guess I don't really look around and notice things as much as I do in a different city. 

The last time I had gone to Sudbury was at the beginning of May for the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. We drove by so many interesting looking places and people that weekend, I just wanted to stop and whip out the camera. Didn't have any time for that unfortunately. 

Eventually I'll get over there just to take pictures of any nasty, dirty, rotting stuff I can find. Until then, here are a few shots I took there a while back when I was driving around exploring the city a bit...





6/14/2010

A Little Monologue - North Bay Cinematography

This summer should be a pretty productive one when it comes to shorts... Mike and I have a number of little films planned, which will come together nicely if we can get our butts in gear and make it happen. We have enough stuff to shoot to keep us busy for a while, so we need to get to it soon.

Aside from that, I'll be shooting a piece next weekend with Kevin Hoffman and Jim Calarco (among others). Hopefully the weather cooperates, all goes well, and we'll end up with an interesting, nice looking short. There are a few other possible projects on the horizon, but nothing solid enough for me to talk about at this point.

Before getting started with the film, Jim needed to get a quick demo video together to send off to someone. It was a good opportunity to test out a few things with equipment and editing, and in the end I think it turned out to be a pretty good little clip.

Have a look! (Clip running time: 2 minutes, 6 seconds)

6/10/2010

Waiting for Godot

About a month ago, I got the chance to take some publicity shots of the Gateway Theatre Guild's production of Waiting for Godot. The characters were visually interesting, and I ended up with quite a few shots I was pretty happy with.

Anyway, I just found out that they recently won the Elsie Award for Best Production at the Theatre Ontario Festival held in London Ontario. Congrats to the cast and crew, that's definitely something to be proud of.

Here are a few of the shots I took of the cast...



6/02/2010

Freeze!

Ok, so with a number of projects on hold, I was planning on doing some running around yesterday but then Jaden wasn't feeling well, so she stayed home from school and I was sidelined for the day. 

I worked on as many things as I could, and she chilled on the couch watching Meerkat Manor. I don't care about meerkats, but the way they filmed and edited that series to be like a soap opera is pretty impressive.

Anyway, after a few hours, I felt the need to play around a little so I set up my camera on a tripod in the living room, went in the backyard, and started acting like a goof.  "What are you doing?... Why are you doing that?... You're crazy!". That's about all Jaden could say. It was the first sign of a smile I had seen all day, so I didn't mind that she was looking at me like I was a freak.

Anyway, a little bit of editing later, and I've got myself one silly little video. Check it!...