road-warrior

off road

tuesday

Took the day off from running, the left calf was sore.  Could have run on it but didn’t want to worsen it, not the time to go to anywhere near the well at this point in the season, just try to stay healthy and possibly run hard in Thursday’s Turkey Trot 8k.  The weather sounds cold for Thursday’s morning, somewhere in the 30’s with a little headwind.  Might take tomorrow off to give the calf more recovery time.

I made a piece for Creature Features’ upcoming group show Mad Max: The Art of Road Rage. Opening night is next Saturday 8/12 from 6-10pm with $5 admission, and prints will be available on site until the show ends. Vernon Wells (Wez from Road Warrior) and Brendan McCarthy (co-writer/designer on Fury Road) will be there too! Swing by if you’re in Burbank! 🔥🔥🔥

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Thanks in advance for watching and sharing!

I was going to have the first bit of footage I showed to the world be the trailer, but with Net Neutrality in jeopardy, it’s probably better to start showing stuff sooner rather than later.  Plus, you guys are cool, so… why not?

This is just a collection of almost-finished FX shots I put together and slapped some sound on.  As you can see in posts below, I’ve been working on getting the full-sized bus set ready while I wait on the final puppets to come in.  Until those last pieces are in place, I’ve just been working on vehicle FX and getting my ducks in a row.

Most of these shots are from an early sequence where our heroes are escaping Beverly Holes Maximum Security Prison.  The prison itself is in the last long shot.  Nothing is final, so don’t get clingy.

More to come!

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sunday

the road to new york

Been a busy weekend, running and otherwise…

Yesterday: Ran the 10k in the morning, a solid 35:28 (5:42/mile pace) tired and sore from the past couple weeks’ training, 12 miles total including the warm and cool down.  Came in 3rd overall, 2nd male - 2nd place went to a female, Allie Kieffer, no ordinary female runner.  Allie, a former Wake Forest standout, is a top national class runner who recently moved to Buffalo.  She caught me with about a mile to go, I was able to stay with her and her beautiful running form til the final quarter mile when she kicked away to finish in 35:16.  Felt good to be able to stay with her in the final mile.  Oh, and the winner was Mark Andrews, in 33:50, a USATF masters champion in the 5k and 10k.  Was amazing to be in such elite company in a local race!

Then in the afternoon, went on a lovely hike with my son in the Niagara Gorge near the Falls (see photos).  A hike we’ve done often ever since he was small, was a wonderful thing to do before he heads back to NYC for college this Thursday.

Today: Tired from yesterday’s full day of fitness, went for a 16 miler.  A tough one after yesterday’s hard run.  Now I know I’m ‘in it,’ fully in what I call ‘the cave’ of constant fatigue and soreness of marathon training.  Won’t be out of it til tapering.