Duality – An Update

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 01-10-2012

We’ve been hard at work editing Duality since April, slowly but surely making progress on what we feel is a great film.

See our trailer below, enjoy it. Love it. Share it. Watch it over and over, until you get the chance to see the film for real.

We’ve got plenty of other things in the works, more trailers to come!

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Duality – A Short Film

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 08-02-2012

Friends, it’s about time that the NorCal Hobosoul branch got it’s feet on the ground and made a short film. And so, here we go. We’re gearing up to shoot at the end of February. I’m very excited – it’s an idea that my friend Andrew came up with and worked with DeAndra to get the shooting script onto the page.
We’ll shooting in North Oakland towards the end of the month, we’re gearing up and raising money to get it done right.
Check out our pitch video, love it, and visit dualitymovie.com or Indiegogo.com to see more about what is going. Or get involved. Really. That’s more fun than seeing it.

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Without Further Ado, “This Dance Is Out of Your Hands”, Music Video

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 28-12-2011

Good day everyone. And Happy Holidays. As our gift to you, we present The Steelwells’ This Dance Is Out Of Your Hands. It’s been a long road but we hope that after viewing it your cares will melt away and what will be left will only be enjoyment. Have a good New Year’s. More to come after the break.

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Gatorade – Redefine

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 22-11-2011

We’ve kept you waiting for far too long. Over a week without a new video is too much. So, here you are. A spec spot for Gatorade.

We teamed up with the guys from Illuminate Design, who we’ll continue to work with in the future. They’re bright, creative, talented, intelligent and busier than we are (if you can believe that).

Ashley Bradford and I produced, Dave Gawron shot and did the VFX work while I edited and Chuck directed. Tiffany Patton on makeup. Starring Jim Hayes and Phillip Quansah.

(Side note: this shoot was the impetus for me to decide that the Vanagon needed to go – it broke down right when we got to Palmdale, had to be towed all the way back to Los Angeles.)

New reel will be on it’s way soon!

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The Gospels – Dance Decay

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking, Friends, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 12-11-2011

Our latest video has us teaming up with Orange County natives The Gospels in the release of their song “Dance Decay”. The Gospels, based out of Fullerton CA, are straight forward rock-and-roll, straight from the garage. Check them out on Bennett Records along with a handful of other fantastic musicians. And, enjoy the video.

Director: Chuck Oldfield
DP: Matt Snelson
Camera Operator: Dave Navasartian
Edited by: Phil Higson and Chuck Oldfield

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The Hobosoul Gets Sexy

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Video | Posted on 09-11-2011

Like we said, a lot of stuff on the way. So, let’s kick things off with this commercial we did for an underwear company called Br4ss. We teamed up with Matt Rodgers Media to create this tale of a man being fitted for a pair of boxers by a sexy seamstress. Enjoy.

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Lots To Come

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 08-11-2011

Hey everyone. So, it’s been a little while since we last spoke; we know, we know. But like most guys would, we are going to overlook the fact that we have been MIA and shower you with all the promises of what’s to come and hope that you forget all about the fact that we left you pining for a little Hobosoul.

Coming soon:

Br4ss Underwear: Commercial
Glimpse: Short Film
The Gospels – Dance Decay: Music Video
The Steelwells – This Dance is Out of Your Hands: Music Video
A Series Of Shorts shot/directed/edited by Jeff Stone
Gatorade: Spec Spot
Adidas: Spec Spot
Avia: Spec Spot

On top of all these things, a new web design AND a brand new Hobosoul reel. It’ll be everything you’ve ever dreamed of…and more.

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The Hobosoul Brewery

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 02-11-2011

You might all be wondering what we at the Hobosoul have been up to all year. We haven’t posted a video on our home page in a while (some soon to come), but we’ve been busy brewing. A lot.


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The Road Bandit

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 17-10-2011

Today I was looking back thru old emails and blog drafts and came across a link from a hobo friend named Lloyd.

The Road Bandit – is basically what Vern and I set out to do when we started the Hobosoul, except that he’s actually doing it. 27 year old Randy Primm, native of Seattle, WA is on the road, videoing his whole experience. Editing periodic episodes, doing crazy stuff, all in a motorhome.

Why do I post this now, you ask? His latest episode (from July) delves into the “Master Cleanse” diet…one of the very hair-brained ideas that Vern and I thought would be good for us (plus hilarious) on camera. (Short description of the diet: you “eat” only a beverage made of fresh squeezed lemons, distilled water, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, you drink (read: chug) a half gallon of warm salt water in the morning and a laxative tea at night). The difference between ours: for some reason, we thought that it’d be ok to drink wine while on the diet. Aftermath and great stories to come in the forthcoming Winnebago Experience documentary. You can catch up on the Road Bandit’s experience in the video below.

For more info and episodes, check out: http://roadbandit.com/

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Spiral Islanders

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living | Posted on 31-08-2011

In the spirit of presenting new/different ways of life and promoting the work of friends, I bring you Spiral Island.


(the original Spiral Island)

In 1998, artist Richart “Rishi” Sowa began construction on an island home off the coast of Mexico. “Construct an island?” you say, “Construct an island!” I say.
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Goodbye Dick, For Real.

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 15-08-2011

(Just a few more ramblings about my motorhome, please bear with me.)

For the first year of our marriage, my wife and I kept a journal. In it, we detailed what was happening, our experiences and thoughts/emotions/feelings about life and our new marriage. Now that we’re into our second year, we’ve gone back and have been reading entries from the year. Almost one year to the day, we read the entry of our last day in the Winnebago. I’ve copied it here for you.
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In Transition

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 11-08-2011

The hobo’s life is and always has been about transition. Moving from one city to the next. Looking for work, finding work, working the job…and back to step one. You get the idea.

I sit here today a man in transition. A company in transition. A life in transition. Just over one year ago, my wife and I moved out of a 1973 Winnebago Chieftain that had been my home for close to five years. We transitioned from life in LA to life in Oakland.

One month ago, that Winnebago was sold. And with that, the Winnebago Experience officially comes to a close. At least, for now.


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Berkeley Motorhomes – 72 Hour Violation

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 14-06-2011

This guy has recently appeared right out in front of my workplace. Apparently, some people in Berkeley dislike motorhomes just as much as they do in LA.

The dreaded 72 hour notice.

In true Hobosoul news, we’re inching closer and closer to completion on some current projects…stay tuned and thanks for your patience.

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Berkeley Motor Homes – The Southwind

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 04-04-2011

Some might say my nickname for this one is an easy one – but it’s the dual meaning of it that makes it. Perched proudly on the Powell Street peninsula, very near to the Emeryville Marina and with a clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the city of San Francisco, this guy has picked the perfect spot. I’m sure the southerly winds keeps the foul, unwashed body scent and stale urine stink far away from this man’s humble home.

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Berkeley Motor Homes – The Renegade Health Show

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 26-03-2011

The Renegade Health Show!

I have a feeling this isn’t a home…but more a mobile studio. Or advertising machine. In any case, it caught my eye. A few times…I ride by it every day on my way to work.

Find out more about the Renegade Health Show here.

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