22 February 2005

short update

or Lucas sacrifices his looks to help a friend

This weekend, as you may remember, Rue Snider was filming a short this weekend at Eon's bar in homestead (visit there, support places that support independant films) and he asked me to play 2 different roles. Our good friend Brian (from "Do It!") was playing the lead. so on saturday, i have a noon call, i get there, and they immediately send me to hair and makeup. i go to hair and a good-looking woman fixes my hair and beard to make it all greasy (I'm playing a creepy pervert who throws up in the bathroom), then i go to makeup, where another good-looking girl makes me look paler than i am (if that's possible) and emphasizes the bags under my eyes. then, it's on to wardrobe, where a third good-looking girl finds some clothes to make me look creepy. then i do my scene, they put some of the fake vomit in my beard, which doesn't smell bad, but it definitely smells. Rue's got a steadycam for the shot, and on pretty much every take it bumps me as i go by, but we get it in a couple of takes and i'm done by 5, making it pretty much the easiest day i've ever had on a shoot.

the next day, i'm a different, cooler character, so the night before i have to shave my beard off. my call is 8am (the horror!), and when i get there, it's the same routine, only making me look cool instead of creepy, which is nice. and i'm sitting there thinking i could definitely get used to this--wake up, have good looking women figure out how you should look. sunday's shoot is a lot more involved--maybe 40 extras hanging around--and basically i spend nine hours standing in one place so that i'm not missing from the background of any shots. then, the last shot of the day, the camera sweeps by me and i lift my glass of some blue liquid to acknowledge it. really, the whole thing was pretty boring, but that's a film set for ya. although, i did get to talk to some people about some projects we've got going, so that's something i guess.

15 February 2005

short film

well, the rumors are true, i've been cast in Rue Snider's next short film (filming this weekend). i play 2 different roles. I play a creepy guy in the bathroom and a cool guy in a Jesse Malin t-shirt.

that, my friends, is range.

14 February 2005


this really has nothing to do w/ anything d press related, other than the fact that i listen to their music a lot when i write, so i guess that's something. but in case anyone missed it, d press favorite Wilco took home 2 Grammy Awards last night--best alternative album, and best album packaging. congratulations to them, even if "a ghost is born" is no "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot".

11 February 2005

general statistics and other things...

as much as i hate to do it, this entry will move the picture of george peters (the old guy) down possibly so far you'll have to scroll down to see it. it's a shame too, b/c i really enjoy that still of him. oh well.

i got one of them new-fangled trackers that tells me all sorts of cool stuff about whoever visits the site. for example, i know that someone (mike?) visited from the duquesne campus system and i know that matt used windows xp when he visited (either that, or there's someone else from fredrick, md). the total, btw, is at the bottom of the page, and my isp is blocked, so it won't count me checking to see if there's any comments.

rumour has it the blankspace people have given up (or at least modified) the censorship theme for "stop it" and were instead basing it on some guy who's name i've forgotten. they mentioned something about being avant-gard or whatever. i just im'ed them and they aren't yet responding, so as soon as i find out who that is, i'll put it in the comments here, in case anyone wants to do any quick research (or already knows who they are).

09 February 2005


i've just now learned how to get photos on this thing. So here's a couple of stills:

from the legendary "guard duty":

guard duty 010154;16

James Perkins, Jr., mayor of Selma, AL, as seen in the civil rights documentary, "Reclaiming Our Past":

perkins_everybody black not f#0

and this one, from everett's wedding:


08 February 2005

so now then

it occurs to me that w/ the mass email i just sent (and the reply by our good friend mike rectenwald), that some people may be reading this for the first time. so it goes.

if so, welcome to the d press blog, where you'll find all sorts of d pressing things. browse, leave a comment, pretty much do whatever you want.


05 February 2005

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

click on the above title for link.

we lost a great actor this week and a great humanitarian. and the sad thing is that when i mention this to some of the people i work with, they have no idea who i'm talking about.

01 February 2005


Somehow (I have no real idea how), I've gotten roped into auditioning for an Aquafina commercial...

yeah, that was my reaction too.