Sunday, June 27, 2010

Leaf Butterfly

Leaf butterfly outside my apartment, one morning.
(I'm not sure what this butterfly is specifically called.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Watercolors at MIT and "Consent" film (I worked on) showing in NYC

Some of my watercolors and comics are on display at MIT's Infinite Corridoor this summer, including the large cover illustration for the recent "Mark and the Gillys". You can see the display by going to the main entrace of MIT (77 Massachusetts Ave) and walking into the long corridoor. The display will shortly be on the left.

Also, if you are in NYC Wednesday night - "Consent" will be playing at VisionFest (Tribeca Cinemas). I was an art department production assistant on this film, three years ago, when I graduated as a film major and went to NYC. I was living out of a backpack in Manhattan and working on film sets... interesting times....

CONSENT NYC Premiere at VisionFest:
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Time: 7:30PM
Place: Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street, one block below Canal Street on the corner of Laight Street)
Festival Site:

If you watch the trailer -- see that medicine cabinet? (0:58 - 1:01 ish.) That was all me and Adrianna G. (art director) remodeling the same cabinet for the separate shots, and rearranging the stuff in there. Also that gravestone (1:34), that's us; we didn't buy a gravestone, though, we just added things to someone else's gravestone.

Also, 0:33 to 0:38... that dramatic circling effect is what I allude to in the cartoons "Movie watching part 1 and 2"

That clip actually does the effect more subtly then "Forbidden Kingdom," which is what I was making fun of. Regardless, watching a crew shoot this kind of scene looks pretty wacky (something about the camera whirling around and around) and I have never quite been able to watch a "dramatically circling shot" in a movie without thinking of how silly the set-up must have looked.

(Actually, on the whole, I was not able to really watch movies for a while after film school and working on sets. It is only now that I can finally watch general mainstream movies and somewhat enjoy myself.)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I travel beyond on the wild seas!

(Photo from earlier this week... more recently, I was strawberry picking)

Monday, June 7, 2010


Quick update -- I didn't table at the Cambridge Riverfest after all, mostly because we thought it might rain. Regardless, the festival was really fun.

Today I helped an entomologist do fieldwork with bees.