Fangs of Maine from Dylan D. Thuras on Vimeo.
Finally back in Brooklyn from a restorative Thanksgiving in Maine, at which my uncle gave Dylan some old Konica lenses that he never used. Dylan and I took a drive out to Christmas Cove in South Bristol, and Dylan played with his lenses while I played around the ocean. He turned his footage into a cliched indy video for fun – here’s what he says about it:
“This is a little indy style music video I put together from footage I took while on Thanksgiving vacation in Maine. It manages to incorporate nearly every cliche of indy music videos: overexposure, slow motion, shots of nature, squiggly font, mismatched audio / video, soft focus, etc. But I still like it.”
Last week Dylan and I made a trip to San Francisco and LA. I love San Francisco and remain undecided about LA, but by far the highlight of the trip was the beautiful stretch of highway between the two. It was a last minute decision to rent a car and do the famous PCH ourselves, and I’m so so glad we did. Because the drive was sandwiched between two work meetings in either city, we had to rush through – but we’re already planning to go again.
Taking in the scenery
The first redwoods I’ve ever seen! In Pfeiffer State Park
We stopped in at the Big Sur Lodge after our redwood forest hike to get a smashed penny for my ever-expanding collection.
Sunset near San Simeon
We managed to make time for the Hearst Castle – this was Hearst’s study.
The amazing indoor Roman Pool at Hearst Castle.
Elephant Seal Rookery!
Look at all those lazy seals!
A stop for lunch in Los Alamos.
I’ve spent the last few months working on an animated fairytale for the forthcoming documentary, The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga, by good pal and incredible director, Jessica Oreck. This week I’m in Portland, ME with Jessica and Devin, the animation’s talented illustrator, at Devin’s studio, storyboarding and motion testing. I’m very excited to be working on this one, it’s going to be amazing. More photos of the team at work over at Jessica’s journal, Myriapod Productions.
Devin – the illustrator, Rachael – the producer, and that’s me, hunched over the in corner like a creep.