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!

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

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.

Upgrades – Canon 5D Mark ii

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Resourceful Living, Video | Posted on 16-09-2010

The Hobosoul has entered into a new era.

We’ve purchased a 5D Mark ii for both our video and photography work. In the coming weeks/months, we’ll have a handful of stuff to release, as we’ve been working hard on at least 4 ‘for pleasure projects’ and are in the midst of a few corporate gigs. And to top it all off, we’ll be revamping our Projects Page and our Reel to further streamline our operation. It’s a busy time for the Hobosoul.

Aramark and an All American All-Star Game makes Jeff a Jealous Boy

Posted by chuck | Posted in Events/Parties, Filmmaking | Posted on 07-09-2010

So…we know that the MLB All-Star Game was a little over a month and a half ago, but we thought we would still fill you in on our adventures within the festivity.  One of our new clients is Aramark, a nationwide food a beverage company.  If you don’t know who they are-you’re probably wrong.  Once you have associated their logo with anything having to do with yourself, you’ll start to notice that they are everywhere.  Their clients consist of: Angel Stadium, The Anaheim Convention Center and The Honda Center – and that’s just to name a few around here.


We were asked to take photography of their involvement at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game which took place at Angel Stadium.  Jeff, having moved up to God knows where, was not able to take part in the fun, leaving me to have to power through all the good food and excitement all by myself.  The sad part is: I’m not that big of a baseball fan, and anyone who knows Jeff can only imagine his disappointment when he heard that it was I who got to attend this, some might say, momentous occasion.  Click on the link below for some more photos from the day.  Enjoy.
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We’re back…

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 15-06-2010

It’s been a little while since we’ve allowed you to take a gander into our heads…so here you go.  This Farrell’s commercial is the first of a bunch of new projects that we will be launching over the summer.

We teamed up with an agency known as Studio 360 to produce this spot for Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants to promote their 1st Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest.

Go to our Projects Page to check out more videos.

The Man Date – released

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 15-06-2010


Officially the last film we shot in our attempt to shoot something every month last year, we have completed “The Man Date”.

Special thanks to all cast and crew, for their hard work on a long night of shooting and their patience in waiting for us to get this thing done. Coming in at a final budget of just under $200, I can safely say it is the most bang we’ve gotten for our buck…ever. We couldn’t have done that without all the help/donated time (which would really bring the final budget up over $2000), so make sure you watch and clap throughout the credits.
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Look mom, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s the Hobosoul!

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 29-03-2010

So we went up in a plane this last Saturday to get some footage around LA to be used in the Gatorade spec spot we’re working on.  Below is a picture that one of our DP’s (Matt) took.  He also owns a photo company called Mathieu Photography.  Check it out, and keep an eye out for the up coming commercial.

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Gatorade – “Redefine”

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling | Posted on 15-03-2010

In the midst of all the busy-ness of planning a wedding, working on a film and finishing up some corporate jobs, we managed to squeeze in a spec commercial shoot this weekend.

We teamed up with Ashley and Dave from Illuminate Design for this two day shoot. Written by “The Chuck”, Chuck Oldfield, shot by Dave and Matt Snelson on a Canon D5 Mark II and a stellar small cast, we think we’ve got something great.

Just a few weeks post on this one, we promise. Check back soon. Photo above is from the LA oil fields in central Los Angeles, where we were “training” our runner…at least that’s what the staff at the oil fields believes.

2009 – By the Numbers (and Words.)

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Filmmaking, Friends, Storytelling | Posted on 12-01-2010

At the beginning of the year, I said it’d be the Year of the Hobo. That proved true. Many people make New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the upcoming year…and then forget them by February. Not us. It might have been the most productive, most enjoyable, busiest year of my life, full of huge life changes, important decisions and huge strides forward in career and life. And so, here’s the summary.
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The Imaginarium of Terry Gilliam

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 02-12-2009

I don’t intend to have all my posts be about someone else’s work but the The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus is one film I could not pass up telling you about. If you are a fan of film, you probably already know about this, for those who don’t troll around the Internet all day watching movie trailers, this one’s for you.

Directed by Terry Gilliam, the man who brought us Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and so on, brings us this new story about Dr. Parnassus and his traveling show, where he leads members of his audience through their imaginations. But Dr. Parnassus has a secret. 1,000 years ago he made a bet with the Devil for immortality and won, only to trade his immortality for youth to be with his one true love. But in order to make this trade he promises the Devil his first born child when he or she turns 16. It is now the present day and Dr. Parnassus’ daughter is almost 16 and he must find away to win back her freedom.
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He’s Back

Posted by chuck | Posted in Filmmaking, Storytelling, Video | Posted on 24-11-2009


My favorite film maker, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, returns with his new movie “Micmac’s a Tire-Larigot”. Jean-Pierre is best known for his film “Amelie”. If this is the only movie that you have seen by the French director, you are all missing out.
Before Amelie he co-directed two movies with Marc Caro called “Delicatessen” and “City of Lost Children”, and then went on to solo direct “Alien Resurrection”. After Amelie he directed “A Very Long Engagement”. Jean-Pierre Jeunet has had the most influence on me by far.
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Goin’ Hoboin’

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Travel | Posted on 29-07-2009

I’m off. On a short little voyage in my Vanagon, down the coast. I’ll be stopping a few places along the way, camping and thinking, drinking and biking. Swimming and writing. Eating hobo stew, smoking my corn cob pipe, All of the above.


When I return, I start Wednesday on a film called The Ward, an independent film directed by the legendary John Carpenter (think Halloween, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China…etc). Cut by Pat McMahon (Nightmare on Elm Street, Strange Brew, The Shining TV series, Roswell…and many others). I start Wednesday.

Where the Wild Things (Were)

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Friends | Posted on 09-07-2009


After almost a year of work on Where the Wild Things Are, I’m finally done.

Just a quick thanks to Ed Marsh, Erik Jessen, Steve Bobertz, Lisa Dennis, Eric Zumbrunnen, Spike Jonze, Vince Landay, Daniel Jeannette, Geoffrey Stott, Stuart Lowder, Randy Bol, Russell Sanzgiri, and Natalie Farrey for an enjoyable time and a great run (how’s that for name dropping?).

It’s great when you leave a job and everyone tells you that you are welcome back anytime and everyone’s already looking for your next job for you.

The movie comes out October 16, 2009.

June “Hobo Involved” Project

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Friends, Video | Posted on 06-07-2009

To follow up this post on the shoot I was a part of this June, I present the final product.

Matt Sullivan
directed and edited, Johnny Walker provided music, Johnny Walker Comedy producing, Bri Smith as Guy in Car with Magic Harmonica, and me, as the homeless guy. Enjoy.