Saturday, April 20, 2013

Welcome (Again) Cracked Readers!

Hi there.  So if you're reading this, you've probably just read one of my first two articles on Cracked, 5 Creepy Abandoned Rooms Found Hiding in Plain Sight or 6 Mind-Blowing Things Recently Discovered From WWII. Since I don't know who's new to my website, here's the skinny on what you'll find here.

I work behind the scenes in the television industry and I try and keep this site updated with pictures of the guests that come on the talk show I've been freelancing at.  Simply scroll down for the most recent updates, or click for Zoë Bell and Nick Lachey.

One of my most popular posts is a photo album of candid celeb pics I took at various industry events in NYC. Check it out here!

I have a series of articles called "Second Look" where I write about things you may have missed in TV shows or movies. Check out my post on Signs and Inglorious Bastards

Zoë Bell

I've written a previous post about Inglourious Basterds and have been a big fan of Quentin Tarantino for a long time. So I was pretty excited to chat with actress and stunt woman extraordinaire Zoë Bell for a little bit backstage while I was getting her getting her miked up. She's definitely one of the most chill people I've ever met and was a great guest. I'll post the interview when it goes live. In the meantime, here's one of her best scenes from "Death Proof"

Nick Lachey on the Interview Couch

We've had a bunch of 90's pop stars on the show recently. (Including Mark McGrath) Probably a coincidence, though I can't shake the feeling that someone in guest booking is living out their TRL-circa-1998 fantasy. I'll post the interview when it goes live on the show site.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Halloween Costumes

I've always enjoyed making my own elaborate Halloween costumes. Here's three of my favorites....

Luigi with Bonus Box

Only New Yorkers will understand this one

The name tag says "Mister Manager"

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ian Somerhalder Interview

Ian Somerhalder was on the talk show I've been freelancing at recently. I only got to talk to him briefly as I was putting his mic on, but it did make want to write a "Second Look" article on LOST. That would be a pretty daunting process, but we'll see how things go. Check out the interview here!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Red Carpet Pictures

One of my first industry jobs was interning at NBC Mobile, the division of NBC that dealt with gathering content for the then just emerging mobile video market. During the summer of 2007 and 2008 I helped the crew at red carpets events all over NYC; here are a few pics that I took.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Second Look: Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is a great movie in it's own right; no one needs convinced that it deserves a second viewing. But much like my Signs entry, I stumbled upon an analysis that made me think about the movie through a different prism  Reddit user Schaafwond laid out why he thinks Inglourious Basterds is "a mirror to confront the audience with it's own violent nature"
Remember the way this movie was promoted? Watch the trailer again if you don't: The trailer (and all the accompanying promotion material, such as the movie posters) focuses heavily on Raine and his men and their mission. We were essentially promised a movie full of flashy nazi-killing. People went to the theatres expected exactly that, while the nazi-killing scenes made up barely ten percent of the movie.
I'd highly recommend checking out the full post here. While it may or may not have been the directors intention, the theory certainly puts the movie in a different light. Though if anyone could pull off such an elaborate critique of contemporary cinema, it would be Tarantino.