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Monday, January 22, 2007

Three Guys in a Basement... Part One

Getting back to the production itself, the original concept was that by using today's off-the-shelf technology - it's theoretically possible for "three guys in a basement" to make a credible feature film. Of course, the reality is that you need more than three guys and a basement to complete and package the film. But the core creative; the writing, editing and music scoring - requires little more that that.

So let's take a tour of the "basements". Actually, it's three rooms - only one of which is below ground. First up - my office, where the writing and "producing" (buying the films online and making phonecalls) takes place.
I'm a writer (mainly animated cartoons - Atomic Betty is an ongoing project). My very messy office is in my home - which is convenient on cold snowy days: Desk. Chair. Computer. Miniature 1940's diner. Mister Peanut lamp made from an old costume that I bought on eBay. The standard stuff. The lower framed picture on the wall is my quote from Esquire Magazine. And Disney, my somewhat trusty pooch is lounging on the floor...

"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign of?"

-- Albert Einstein

Reverse angle - Bookshelves. Wind-up toy collection. My books on "bad science" - scientific principles which have been disproved; Phrenology, etc.

Next up - Fred's Editing Suite...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Esquire Magazine - January 2007

I'm quoted in the "Meaning of Life" issue of Esquire (January 2007) which hit the newsstands yesterday. In every issue, Esquire invites celebrities to share "what I've learned".

In the annual "Meaning of Life" issue, they invite readers to share their thoughts.I sent in a whole bunch of material several months ago. They emailed last month to say that they'd chosen one of my quotes to print. Great - except that I couldn't remember what it was that I'd written. It could easily have been something really embarrassing...Anyhow, the issue is out. There's my bit of wisdom, printed on page 95.

"The pretty girl you just held the door open for? Go back and introduce yourself. That's how I met my wife. Best thing I ever did."

I bought 5 copies.