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Commentary

5 January, 2015 (00:08) | Uncategorized | No comments

Dean and I met up with Tobie Openshaw at the gate of the Taipei American School in Tianmu yesterday afternoon. Tobie was helping us record the commentary track for the DVD/Blu-ray package. We went up to Tobie’s office/classroom, where he teaches videomaking, and we spent the next few hours making snarky, somewhat lucid remarks as […]

Premiere!

11 May, 2014 (11:27) | Uncategorized | No comments

Ten years ago, at the 2004 Urban Nomad Film Festival, “Clay Soldiers” swept the awards (if I recall correctly. All I know is that I got a vase of some kind). That was the year we set about making “The Kiss of Lady X”, and the film, appropriately enough, premiered at this year’s Urban Nomad, […]

Facebook, new site

24 December, 2013 (10:54) | Uncategorized | No comments

My friend and co-worker Benson Chang was nice enough to step in and help us re-design the website, updating it with recent information, and it looks great. Benson also helped us with the Chinese subtitles with a nifty little program that made relatively quick work of it. I’d spent forever just doing the subtitles to […]

Private screening

19 July, 2013 (22:37) | Uncategorized | No comments

We held a private screening of the movie last night at Chengchih University for friends, cast and crew who have generously donated their time and efforts to making the film. I barely made it in time, as we’d scheduled it for 7pm, and I only get off work at 6. Lots of people came, and […]

A small meeting

2 July, 2013 (10:50) | Uncategorized | One comment

Dean and I met with the Taipei Film Commission people today; not the bigwigs, who were busy, but a couple of people in their office. After they eventually managed to find a laptop capable of showing a DVD (something I’d think would be rather handy at a film commission), we sat down and watched the […]

Done

26 June, 2013 (22:52) | Uncategorized | No comments

So the film’s done. The soundtrack’s locked in, the titles and credits are finalized. It took a lot of hard work, but it’s done. So where is it? Well, now we enter the “middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition” that is distribution. I went over to the Taipei Film Commission off […]

Still here

25 July, 2011 (02:45) | Uncategorized | One comment

So. It’s been a few years since my last post here. Back then, the movie was all done except for the soundtrack. Not much to report on that front. I did make a new trailer for the old film: We’re going to make some posters as well, just for fun. Retro style, of course. The […]

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9 June, 2009 (05:44) | Uncategorized | One comment

I got up at 5 a.m. this morning to go shoot my barber. Why is he worth shooting? Hard to say; he’s a barber because it’s the family business and his parents handed over the reigns of the shop to him, and he has a wife and kids to take care of. In the mornings, […]

Next?

13 May, 2009 (23:40) | Uncategorized | No comments

Not much has happened since the last post six months ago. I know, not the most exciting thing to read. I haven’t done anything but a couple of travel videos in the time since. Darrell is still working on the sound, and he expects to be working on it until the end of the year. […]

Done!

20 December, 2008 (23:46) | Uncategorized | No comments

Darrell just left my apartment, the final edit of the film copied onto his portable harddrive. That’s it, basically. The film is comfortably under the two hour mark, and is pretty much as far along as I could get it. I could tinker with it forever, of course, and digital technology has made that all […]