My oil pan stripped out tonight while doing a simple oil change. 180º thread segments were coming out with the oil. We couldn’t get the drain plug to thread… and when I finally did – that wrench just kept turning and turning and turning and turning.I’m frustrated because I didn’t HAVE to change the oil. It was probably fine. I just wanted to make sure the car was in top shape before the event at Turner. No drifting for me this weekend.Ugh.
My buddy Chad Copeland brought his wild Datsun 620 over last night for some assistance putting some war-inspired shark graphics on the truck. It had been a while since I had done any vinyl work, but it was definitely a fun install. Each side was in 3 separate layers, so it took a little while to get it all on there. I feel like I want the eye to be larger, and lower in relation to the mouth, but overall… I think it turned out awesome!For more about Chad’s truck… check out his website!
I was digging through some old boxes from my college days, and stumbled across these old flyers. If memory serves me correctly, Antonio Garcia, TJ McCucheon, and myself walked into the Kinko’s on 14th empty handed. The goal was to make the flyers with anything available inside the store (without using their computers). These flyers are a result of turning trash cans inside-out, and using paper scraps, scissors, and glue to assemble a completed flyer.I have no idea who made what, but This was definitely a fun exercise, and it yielded some pretty cool workI might have to try this again sometime!
I’m a big documentary guy. I really cannot get enough of them. Most of the time it doesn’t even matter what the subject is, I really adore the format, and enjoy (gasp!) learning something in the process. Why I haven’t been in-tune with the internets to know more about Vice Magazine’s online television network: VBS.tv sooner, I am unsure… BUT – I think I may just be in love.Their guerrilla approach to making some of these documentaries is definitely gloves-off, knee-deep, and in your face. They are doing things, going places, and seeking out answers regarding topics that most major media outlets would never dream of. They offer a fresh, and what I feel to be pretty unbiased view on what they are covering… really aiming to focus on the facts presented to them as they experience these things first-hand.Until recently, Heavy Metal in Baghdad was my only dose of Vice filmmaking… which is an amazing/dangerous look at the only heavy metal band in Iraq, and their struggles to merely exist as a band… let alone play their music. I can’t even count how many segments on VBS are equally as great, if not better. To add an element of legitimacy to it all, CNN just partnered up with VBS because they admire their journalism and unique approach to reporting. Not bad for a Brooklyn-based indie-magazine.Some of the more eye-opening segments that I’ve seen so far include the Vice Guide to Liberia, The Sewers of Bogota, Toxic Garbage Island, Vice Guide to North Korea, and any of the segments from their Middle East Channel. I could easily list ten-fifteen more worthy segments that I have seen so-far, but I will let you explore the site on your own.And to the crew at VBS… if you ever need another cameraman, motion graphics guy, WHATEVERHoller.