Friday, 28 May 2010

Blogging vs. Real-Life Part 2

I seem to be failing miserably at all this blogging business these days, but it has unfortunately had to take a back seat to the real world for a little bit longer than I had planned.

For those that were curious, shooting with Dirk Benedict at the Who Store went great, and he's a thoroughly nice chap (when he's not reading reviews of the new "A-Team" movie, or somebody reminds him of the fact that Starbuck's female in the new "Battlestar Galactica").  I must remember to bring along a bottle of Glenmorangie if I ever have the opportunity to meet him again.

I should be back again there next month to shoot the 7'1" monster (and I say that in the nicest possible way) that is Ian Whyte.  For those of you who don't know, Ian was the predator  (hence the "monster" reference) in the two Alien vs. Predator movies and, oddly enough, a double for Madame Olympe Maxime in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".  Currently featuring in the new remake of the film "Clash of the Titans" as Shiek Sulieman.

I'm not going to end this post as I did my last one, seeing that I charged all my batteries last night for this weekend's frivolity at the Yorkshire Game Fair, but I will certainly make an effort to try to keep things a bit more updated when I get back.

I've had a lot of ideas for posts and articles that I really want to get on here; Not only to help you lot out, but also so that 6 months down the line I can remember it myself. :)

Friday, 7 May 2010

Real-Life always seems to get in the way

I really must apologise for my absence of late.  I started off this blog with all good intentions of posting regularly, at least a couple of times a week, but that pesky "real life" stuff always seems to change the order of my priorities when I least expect it.

Last week or so I've spent down in Suffolk working with some great people (Steve Cheshire, MrsC, MegaanC, JaneB and Paul Minus).  The whole week was fantastic with some incredible locations to shoot.  Hopefully I'll have enough time to get those ones processed relatively soon and post some up for you  (Yes, I know, I still need to get the Manchester and Liverpool group shoot images up.  This week, I promise!).

Tomorrow is a day I'm very much looking forward to.  I get to shoot one of my childhood heroes; Dirk Benedict.  Yes, that's right, Templeton "Faceman" Peck, Liuetenant Starbuck, and now starring as the scruffy, bumbling Lieutenant Columbo in the stage production "Columbo: Prescription Murder" currently touring its way across the UK.

Speaking of scruffy, bumbling types; I don't talk politics in public, but I just watched Boris Johnson's interview on BBC News 24.  This guy really needs to get a stand up comedy act together. :)

Anyway, I need to switch out the next set of batteries into the charger for tomorrow's shoot, and I probably should start going through last week's images and begin the elimination process.