Friday, May 28, 2010

the film dog

We were blessed with a nice and professional crew.
The best of them all: Dagny.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

keeping an eye on times square

I caught him when he turned his face down
for a short moment.
The camera always lies.

summer in the city

The New York rags ran headlines
such as "Terrorists Take That" demonstrating
the resiliency of the New Yorkers.
Proof was that we haven't yet escaped Times Square.
Hey, many of us, (not me though),
work around there,
so where else would we go?

I reckon it's not only the city people braving bomb scares and such.
The out-of-towners seem to care even less.
They don't just walk past the area, scuttling
into their office buildings or safe hotel rooms.
They spend their entire vacations around Times Square.

Friday, May 21, 2010

on the set, friday

Everyone is tired,
but hey,
we're on schedule,
No extra overtime last day.
Brilliant director
and an AD making sure
we never
went over time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

day 2, film shoot at the lighthouse, new jersey

Woke up this morning at 5 o'clock.
Bathroom clean but sparse.
Weather perfectly gloomy for a day of indoor shooting.
Watched an hour of the Doors movie before heading out.

Monday, May 17, 2010

this week not in new york

Well, I'll be in a film studio all week.
Somewhere in rural New Jersey.
so no walk-about images from
any of the world's metropolises this week.
Here's pre-lighting for the first shot.

Friday, May 14, 2010

madison square garden

most everyday I
and about 500 000 others
come and go with the commuter trains
under the world's most famous garden.
The Madison Square Garden.
It's not a pretty arena.
Penn Station underneath
is an architectural wonder.
How anyone could design
anything so uninviting for one of the busiest
hubs in the world is a true wonder indeed.
Probably what happens when committees
Because I can't find the name of the architects?
However, the old Penn Station was a grand beauty.
As grand as Grand Central Station.

a manhattan roof top

ideal for 6 o'clock martinis.

new york is graphic

seen from a
window high up
in midtown
where those
who work there
no longer

Monday, May 10, 2010

arc de triomf, barcelona

bicing in barcelona

If you're a resident of Barcelona, Spain,
you can buy an annual access card
for a very reasonable amount
and have access
to bicycles in bicing stands located
all around the city.
You can pick it up at any stand,
and put it back at any other location.
Problem is you can only use a bike
for half an hour at the time.
And if the bike stand you get to is full
you might have a problem.
If you go over time there's an extra charge.
Thus the bikes stands were almost always full.
Few dares to use the bikes.
A pity on such a sweet concept.
But I guess they will tweak it and soon it will be
a greatly used way for the Barcelonians
to get around their beautiful city.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Born free

M.I.A - "Born Free" from Paradoxal Inc on Vimeo.

Today I'm doing something I normally don't do on this blog.
Showing other peoples stuff that is.
Watch this video.
Be warned, it's graphic.

It may appear to be a piece of an horror action movie.
However, the title suggests the makers of the video have
a message beyond just showing off some strong film making.

I just say:
Never take for granted you're born free