Wednesday, February 01, 2006

End of Days... the Masterpiece.

Welcome to the 100th post at Matserpiece in the Sand!

I'd like to thank you all for coming along with me on this ride. It was lovely. We began the journey just over a year and a half ago on July 21, 2004. I wasn't sure where the fun would take us, but it has led to this point. I had updated at least once a month until recently, where I took a three month break. Which brings us to this, my very last MITS post."Why," you ask? That's an excellent question. And here's an excellent answer....

Maxx King and Clymaxx Films are proud to present to you:!

"With every death, there comes re-birth. It's the circle of life...."

For the next few days, if you wish to visit my new website, please use the above link to get there. But pretty soon you'll be able to type into your address bar and all that fun stuff.

Thank you all for your friendship and fanship. And familyship? Please visit often, as it will have my new blog and lots of other fun stuff. And, as always...

Keep it, yo.

Saturday, October 29, 2005


...of me!

It was a dark and peaceful night. The boy still could not turn on the XBOX in the living room for fear of rousing the sleeping giants in the next room. He sat in the still, crisp air, wishing for but a moment of warmth to fall across his body- no such moment came. 8 minutes. The file download crawled, painfully, at the horrible dial-up pace of 2.3 K per second; not a particularly helpful pace for a 64 Meg program needed for the creation of a new venue of expression. Tomorrow he would wear his favorite sweater. 5 minutes. He realized his goth-powered wristband still clung to his arm, wanting to be meant for something other than "One eye is always crying." The floor was a good place for it for now. A new supersoldier placard also yearned for its display, but sat silently in the corner, waiting its turn. 2 minutes. What would the new day bring for the boy? Hopefully nothing but opportunities for the creation of good and happy memories. 1 minute. It happened but once a year, but was always the best of days- and now, just moments away, the boy drew a breath and held for but a few mere seconds until---


So there's my announcement for the day. My birthday now has but 23 hours and 59 minutes of life left...let's start it with a bit o' sleep. Keep it, yo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fire in the Sky...

...and soon in my movie.

Should be finishing up horse stuff tomorrow...*Should* being the key word here. Then just about one scene left to film.

I totally watched/recorded a house burn yesterday, from beginning to end. Got a guy to hold the camera for me while I put William Steel's silhouette in front of the towering inferno. It looks like some pretty good alternate-ending footage, but may make the car-burning look a bit dull. It's all good.

Hrm, what else? I plan to see Zorro (rated PG!) on my birthday with Bonnie, since she kinda didn't want to see Wallace and Gromit. I totally had a pass to see an advanced screening of Zorro tonight, but Josh refused to work for me. Jerk. But I totally watched Mask of Zorro at work today (yes, it was that slow) and rather enjoyed it. I hope Martin Campbell does as well on Legend of Zorro, and Casino Royale for that matter. And what's more, my fingers are crossed about Mr. Craig as well.

I have no cameraperson for tomorrow. Yikes. Holy crap! I totally have to finish my application for L.A. again. Dang it.

Keep it, yo.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Five Easy Pieces...

...of completely useless information.

1) My ribs hurt.

2) More horse filming this week, but no jetskis (yet).

3) I have 98 Shinesprites in Super Mario Sunshine. There's like at least 9 more.

4) Someone said that when you take the battery out of your phone, it doesn't affect anything. NOT true.

5) Awesome-est cat ever:

Keep it, yo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Birthday Girl... Ellynne today.

Okay real quick though, 'cuz I'm tired and sore.

Why am I sore? Well, when you ride a horse at quick to superfast paces for five hours straight, your back and legs do this not-so-hot feeling thing that would normally be accepted as "soreness." But since I didn't want to move very much today, I sat down and beat ShadowOps: Red Mercury, so it's all good. And tomorrow I'm going out to buy an RCA-to-1/8" cable so I can record gunshots and other sound effects from Red Mercury and other fps's for WS3. The cool news is that I finally feel I have enough footage to throw out a trailer, but don't hold your breath since there's lots going on and I don't have lots of time on my hands.

Anyway, so happy birthday Ellynne, since in Oregon it's still 10/10 for the next ten minutes. Hope you had a good one.

And since I like posting pictures, I leave you with my latest choice of wallpaper:

Keep it, yo.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Big Sleep...

...calls my name.

Hello everyone. I am in the office at the Budge, having recently finished closing for the night. We made up around $9,500 today. I am tired. It is currently 81.5 degrees, and I am listening to J's band from Check it out.

I am happy to announce that in no less than 12 hours, I will be horseback riding in West Bend, preparing to film the horse chase and final climax. I wanted very badly not to be rushed during this one single fricking scene, but thanks to J and Hillary, I will be. That's all I'm going to say for now, as I really don't want to get pissed right now.

Hold on, I gotta call Skip... Okay sweet. He's home from the wedding already. So he and Hill and I will go out around 9:30, and start filming as soon as we can after "warming up." Okay enough.

I am very very very very very very tired. And Ben left early tonight instead of letting me go so I could sleep because he wanted to meet up with a girl he's never going to get with. The end.

I have to start planning some stuff for tomorrow now. Keep it, yo.

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Horse Whisperer...

...might have some things to say.

TIM HAS HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my cousin's wife's father's fiancé's son, I now have access to the best of the equine world this coming weekend. Praise be to God.

I also want to throw down some jetski action, but that's totally secondary to the horse chase. We shall see.

A friend of Brent's came up with the awesome idea of Grand Theft Auto: Cloud City, so I went ahead and practiced some photoshopping. Holy geez, I love this program. It's not quite done yet obviously, as I still need to finish the title and mess around with the effects to see if I can't find some sort of tool to make it look cell-shaded. Here it is so far:

Time to sleep. R.I.P. Paul Kutschera. Keep it, yo.