Archive for November, 2003

VisualNoiz holiday greetings

Warmest Thanksgiving holiday greetings from the VisualNoiz boyz.

We hope you all stay safe and enjoy the time off from work.

I [Dan] am off to the East coast for some live music action with Phish for their 20th anniversary in Boston. Thanksgiving will be spent in New York City before trekking off to Philadelphia, Albany and then two days in Boston. Production wise, I’ve been assisting Chris Wirth, Lori Woods and Darryl Bartlett do a huge oversized Ford videowall display for the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. They’ve moved our due date up to January 4th, so I have had no social life, nor will I have one once I get back from this 6 day trip.

Jason is busy working hard on the finishing touches of Too Dead To Die, he’s also been doing sidework production with Kelloggs and making robotic Colonel Sanders cartoons for a KFC contest.

You may not hear from us before 2004, so lets just say Happy New Year right now, shall we?? 2004 BABY.. OWWWWW. It seems like just yesterday I was daydreaming out the window making up a reality where I was a fireman, astronaut or time traveller… no wait.. it doesn’t seem like yesterday… that WAS yesterday!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Too Dead To Die in 2004! Are you ready? Germany is…

VisualNoiz tritt Esel in Deutschland

Zu Tot Zu Sterben (Too Dead To Die)

Geschrieben und geleitet durch Jason Roth

Hat die Hauptrolle:

John Gleason, Dane Wilson, Dan Boujoulian, Matt Kleiss & Meep

Der mayhem schlägt January 8, 2004

FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER (MUENSTER)

Melcherstr. 81 /

Kanonierplatz

D-48149 Muenster

more info as always at www.visualnoiz.com as this story develops.

Nick Valenti /RIP Jim O’Dea / Chris Wirth / Justin Miller / Robert Rodriguez / Deanna Morse / Ray & Jean Boujoulian

VisualNoiz salutes Photographer extraordinaire Nick Valenti.

Nick was my photos professor at OCC. It was in those final days of obtaining an Associates Degree that I realized what I really wanted to with my life. (i.e. what I would study at a university.)

True, the seed of my love for visual entertainment was first planted when I saw Back To The Future at the age of 9, but it was Nick that gave that seed the water of knowledge to grow into a passion that would lead to my love for the long hours of staring at film as celluloid or digitally represented on a computer screen.

Nicks page about the OCC Orchard Ridge – Fine and Performing Arts Department

Honorable Mention – I would not be where I am today, nor get to where I will be tomorrow without these folks who shared the knowledge of light reacting with lenses and celluloid, tricking the human eye into thinking a sequence of still images is moving. Here is a shout out to the future Obscuro Appreciato peeps who also shaped my film career:

Jim O’Dea (RIP)- Directing each shot as its own masterpiece

Chris Wirth – Animating, remaining positive in unpositive experiences & t-crossing, i-dotting.

Justin Miller – Video Editing lessons circa 1993

Robert Rodriguez – Budget Filmmaking for the real world

Deanna Morse – Using film as an expressable Artform

Ray & Jean Boujoulian – Supporting me during the study of the ever-flaky Liberal Arts.

Glen Phillips at Magic Bag

MP3 Download – Glen Phillips, Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
Walk On The Ocean
(4.6MB) [With Justin Silver]

put the word out. we’re gonna do some kung-fu. With a twist.