Morning Wood… doing my first viewing of the new Titanmen movie

Doing the first viewing of my new movie Morning Wood. So far looking great. I’m my own worst critic and I’m obsessing over the colour balance in the first scene. I do that.

I’m generally not there for the whole editing process which takes place at the Titanmen studio in San Francisco. That means that I’m always having to watch clips of work once the editing is done and then make my comments or suggestions. Some movies I have a HUGE part in editing like Dick Danger and Nightfall. Other movies like Working Stiffs and Wide Awake, I just edited the story telling parts and then let the editing team handle the sex parts.

This is one of those movies that was pretty straight forward (it’s a collection of scenes that celebrate how much fun it is to fuck first thing in the morning). So since I was busy in production shooting my two up-coming movies Bad Cop and Hardly Working, I took a total back seat to the editing of this movie. Which means that I have limited control of what the final product looks like.

Now… I want to be very careful to point out that TP is a fantastic editor and having his touch on it was great… he know exactly what I wanted to show and is able to carve out my work from the raw material I gave him.

Still… I’m always obsessing about colour correction and certain cut-aways… It’s my thing.

You can see the finished movie soon at Titanmen.

Battle For The Heart of Silverlake.

Screenshot 2014-08-07 20.19.03   I love my neighborhood of Silverlake where I’ve lived for nearly 10 years. It’s my home. I love my favorite coffee places and restaurants. I spend hours at Vacation Vinyl talking about music and buying records. It’s the kind of place where I can walk in and the owner or staff know just what has come in that I haven’t heard but will love. But eventually everything cool gets wrecked and now that we have an amazing Los Angeles neighborhood, all the monied trust fund brats are coming in and out-pricing the kinds of people who make the neighborhood special. We’ve seen other great areas like Venice Beach slowly become out of reach for nearly anyone but the richest of the rich. It’s sad to see. But it’s happy to see the people fighting back. Listen to the whole story at NPR. The house next to ours was torn down and built back up very quickly… and then sold to a couple to give to their 23 year-old daughter who’s in college. Because all 23 year-old college students need their own $750,000 house purchased for them. We really do need another French Revolution.

Coming Soon…

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My next Titanmen movie Morning Wood will be released this month.

Some might remember that last year, I’d shot the first scene with Josh West and Jesse Jackman. Also in this movie are Dario Beck, Tom Wolfe (I’ll have a story about that scene soon), Nick Prescott and Tyler Edwards.

Coming soon to Titanmen.

#LazyBearWeekend2014

It’s been a great day so far. Hung out at the West Sonoma Inn’s pool party… tonight is the underwear party. Wish me luck…

Lazy Bear is many things. Some guys use it as a base for wine tours or river tubing, some just go to the dance parties. Carlo and I send a lot of time lazing by the pool and making friends over cocktails.

If you haven’t been, check out their Facebook Page if you wanna plan a trip for next year.

Holy Clown

I’ve been blasting this song pretty much non-stop for about 3 weeks since I bought the new album. I would love to shoot a video for this song. But I’d probably alienate all my friends in the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Payosos.