Sometimes the Day Job takes over

While most of us would rather pursue our deepest passions every day of the week. For me, that’s writing, be it oddball short story collections, novels, or even screenplays, but from time to time it becomes necessary to dip one’s toes back into the waters of the dreaded, “Working for Someone Else.” This usually means little time for writing, as television and film production, more often than not, leads to 14 or more hour days. Sometimes, however, the end result is so good it’s worth it.

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Oh yes. Weeks of sleep later, I’ve recovered from my recent gig for FX and I have to say, it is shaping up to be a really good show. If you’ve ever been interested in the origins of crack cocaine in 1980’s Los Angeles, John Singleton’s Snowfall is the show for you. Check out the FX trailer.

It’s coming July 5th, so please, give it a try. We put a LOT of hours into it, and the entire cast and crew sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it.

Film Industry Pyrotechnics

You know all those machine gun hits that make televisions and computers go BOOM and spark all over the place? Well our friendly neighborhood FX guys tested one the other day to show the director of an upcoming episode they were prepping. I thought I’d share, seeing as how most folks haven’t actually seen these things without gunfire and sound effects.

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So this one is gunfire shorting out a computer monitor… minus the gunfire and computer monitor. Not so exciting by itself, minus all the gunfire and screaming, eh? Movie magic at its finest! /s/