Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I want a go now!!!

Oh my god!! How exciting does that look?!!!!

Some time soon (I hope), I am going to Six Flags in Ohio. The number of super adrenaline rides in that place is mind blowing. And whats a poor adrenaline junkie meant to do? Can I please have one of those well-paid job soon? :D

Pacman in space

(c) BBC news

The Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn has caught an interesting new view of the tiny moon Mimas.

The probe measured temperature differences across the object's surface and produced a map that looks just like the 1980s Pac-Man video games icon.
Scientists are unsure why Mimas should display such variations but say it is probably related to the diversity of textures in the surface materials. Some textures may retain heat better than others, they explain.

Mimas is about 400km (250 miles) across. It has a distinctive scar called Herschel Crater which has led many to draw comparisons with the "Death Star" from the Star Wars movies.

The Cassini team says the creation of the crater itself might have played a key role in changing conditions across extensive regions of the moon's surface.
Cassini is a joint venture between the US space agency (Nasa), the European Space Agency (Esa) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Its mission was recently extended through to 2017.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Captains Blog - Awake

This is a new internet series my friend Duncan Laing has produced. Called Captains Blog, its a Red Dwarfesque sort of sci-fi series about a 10 year mission to Pluto, who awake after cryosleep to find the mission has been cancelled.

Made for a few hundred pounds, it shows what inventiveness and talent will do with the right people having a go at it!

I worked with Duncan when I first started out in Yorkshire, and its great to see him produce this well made comedy sci-fi show on zero budget.

Well done! Good job. Hope it takes off for you.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seen in London - Catch up edition

I've been doing a lot of scouting for the past few weeks, and I've been to a few interesting places. Seen a lot of stuff...

The worlds cheeriest funeral parlour.

A really cool wall art thing-me-jig in a really cool warehouse apartment converstion with a really cool Pueruvian photo on it. A big fucking bag of cool really!

One of my favouritest buildings in the world.

We filmed in a 5 star hotel right next to St Pauls for a day. It also had a penthouse with a garden rooftop view of it, complete with glass lift to get there! Also THE BIGGEST FUCKING TV I'VE EVER SEEN! God, I don't get paid enough for that lifesyle.....yet. ;)

The remains of a very bad day for three people.

Westminster cathedral. What a beauty! lol Never seen it properly before :)

The globe. Sam Wannamakers dream. I really want to see a proper Shakespeare play done in there this year.

A man in a gibbet! lol I really got a kick out of seeing that as I've always want to see one of those (even if he wasn't real lol

And two of the most impressive (and expensive) cakes I've ever seen, as it was the director (Bryan O'Neil) and lead actor (Rollo Weeks) birthdays on the same day. One was a chocolate bonanza, shaped like a rose, and the other was a cream and Every Fucking Fruit You Can Think Of, including cumquats, lychees, passion fuits, and some strange white shit with seeds that I'm ashamed to say I couldn't name lol Needless to say, both were fucking gorgeous! :)

Sorry, been busy

A bit crap on the posting front, sorry!. My average posts per month ratio will be suffering for this! ;)

Filming is in full swing on my latest film, and I'm doing crazier than usual hours as I'm wearing a couple more hats than my usual Location Manager role. I'm also Transport Captain, and about half of Production Manager. As a result I haven't had a day off in nearly 4 weeks. My last day off had me take my first phonecall at 8.30am (I missed a work text at 7.20), and I didn't get back in after a full days location scouting until at 7.30.pm. So a day off is a 3 hour sleep-in from the usual 14-16 hours I do six days a week! lol

But it is a great shoot, with a really cool crew, and a great script to work off. We spent the weekend filming a swing dancing (a kind of 40'a/50's jive) scene. Had loads of people in 50'a hair and clothes dancing really coolly to a brilliant old swing tune. So all is good:)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Because. Just because....I have enough money. $180 Million dollars plus $20 million running costs per year! 'o'


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