Thursday, May 31, 2007

Second Sign of the Apocalypse

Once again, Dog Food Productions participated in the Video Association of Dallas’ 24 Hour Video Race. Before, we get to the results; let’s examine our past performances:

2003 - Finished our film in time, but were unable to get it on the tape they required. That hurt.

2004 - Finished our film in time, made the deadline, had it screened, didn’t make the finals.

2006 - Finished our film in time, made the deadline, had it screened, made the finals, didn’t place.

It’s 2007 and I’m proud to say… We won 3rd place in our division. Yeah, it’s not first or second place, but we did win something for our efforts. See semi-snazzy trophy below.

With this pattern, maybe we’ll get second place in 2008 and win in 2009? Could be.

What was disappointing to us is that we were unable to do everything in the film that we had planned. We were getting down to the wire in the editing stage, trying to improve some audio and ran out of time. We left off a funny joke and didn’t get the end credits added, which would have ended our film on a laugh (in theory).

Hey, it’s a race and that’s what it’s all about. We can only blame ourselves for not turning in the film we wanted to. But we did place and we’re happy with that. The night of the race, we were happy just getting it in on time. We made it in at 11:58.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Alibi

I can't believe I never posted this. Me and some buddies of mine make movies from time to time under the name "Dog Food Productions" and we also (from time to tme) participate in the Video Association of Dallas' annual 24 Hour Video Race. Teams meet at midnight on Friday, they give you a line of dialogue, a location, a prop and a theme. Then you have 24 hours to make a 5 minute film that incorporates those elements and get it to the finish line by midnight Saturday.

We finished the race and actually made it to the semi-finals, where we lost. Anyway, you can watch our entry if you like. We're gonna compete again this year too, just a couple of weeks away. Be warned, it's not good cinema.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

CAPE 3 - Bride of CAPE!!!

Yes, it's back again for a third year... CAPE - The Comics and Pop-Culture Expo. Again it takes place on Free Comic Book Day and there will be tons of comic creators, including yours truly. The show is FREE and there are thousands fo FREE COMIC BOOKS.

It takes place:
Saturday May 5th form 10am to 6pm
Zeus Toys and Comics
3878 Oaklawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

Look at all these freaking guests:
Gail Simone
Scott Kurtz
Jim Mahfood
Roberto Aguirre-Sacas
Daivd Mack
Mike Huddleston
Jamie S. Rich
Tony Bedard
Kristian Donaldson
Brian Denham
James O'Barr
Ben Dunn
Josh Howard
Dave Crosland
Samax Randolph
David Hopkins
Brock Rizey

And that's just some of them! Not even half of them! If you miss this FREE show (Todd Caruth), you're are missing one of the biggest shows all year. If that list doesn't get you out of the house, how about this... A bunch of the artists doing a LIVE art benefit show the night before at:

St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin
2730 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 698-1511

Click here for all your CAPE 3 needs.