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
Posted by chuck | Posted in Friends | Posted on 26-03-2010
A couple weeks ago I took some pictures of Jeff And his beautiful lady in crime (DeAndra), to be used in a design for the beer bottle labels that will be consumed in their upcoming wedding. Here are some of the left overs from that day. The label is on its way.
Recently I received a call from royalty. The National King of the Hobos, Mr. Tommy from the Railroad, the Inkman, was calling to catch up.
Inkman was the first hobo we met when we attended the Hobo Convention in 2007. Vern, Melinda and I were walking the mean streets of Britt, IA, feeling lost, alone and confused.
And there he was, wandering those same streets. With stories. With encouragements. With lots and lots of words. He’s certainly a talker…and a hobo politician. Our paths crisscrossed a number of other times throughout the event, with meals, interviews and events. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
November is no longer just the eleventh month of the year. It’s now more famously known as “Movember”. Men: grow your moustaches. Women: grow your moustaches, or draw one on. Go out, get a sponsor, raise some money to benefit prostate cancer research. Looking good has never been so good. Read the rest of this entry »
Long time team member of the Hobosoul and good friend, Chuck Oldfield celebrated his birthday about a month ago. I’m WAY behind on blogs for reasons you can read about in my last entry, so that’s why I’m updating you now.
We made our way up to Wrightwood, CA to camp for the weekend. To camp, cook hobo stew, and see if the Vanagon could make it through the mountains. Read the rest of this entry »
Since Vern and I have parted ways with the Hobosoul, I’ve been hard at work giving the company a facelift and a organizational redesign. Many generous hobo friends have come out of the woodwork and have been contributing to it all, mostly Ramsey McDaniel, who’s been working hard on the new site/logos/cards/you name it. Extraordinary, is all I can say, about her designs and her generosity.
Just as a tease, here’s a pic of our latest photo shoot for the site. Chuck, on the railroad tracks in downtown LA, probably illegally (but we saw no “No Trespassing” signs), taking photos for the new blog page. We were chased out eventually…and “sped” off in the Vanagon.
Posted by jeff | Posted in Friends, Video | Posted on 13-07-2009
Not sure if you could really say I was the “star”, but I’m definitely the best. Directed by friend Isaac Rentz and produced by hobo Steve Buchanen, featuring me and a bunch other people partying with Red Stripe.
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.
Posted by vern | Posted in Friends | Posted on 30-06-2009
So, after much consideration, I’ve decided to leave Hobosoul Productions in the very capable hands of Jeff Stone.
Hobosoul was originally a high school project named/created by Jesse Gloyd and myself. After Jeff and I moved into the Winnebago in December of 2006 in hopes of starting a production company, I petitioned Jesse for rights to the ever more appropriate company name, which he graciously gave to us.
Recently and unfortunately, Jeff and I have found ourselves moving in different directions in regards to storytelling and the general focuses of Hobosoul — different enough to bring up the thought of splitting our partnership. A few weeks ago that happened.
Fortunately, and, I suppose, somewhat ironically, our friendship, in the adjustment, has improved and we’re able to support and respond to each other better than before.
On the evening we signed papers making it official, we drank a bottle of (I think) Two Dollar Charles, like the old days, and blessed each others businesses.
I look forward to working with Jeff and everyone else here at Hobosoul on a regular basis.
Thank you Jeff, and to everyone else who’s supported us and been part of so many enjoyable projects. It’s been a pleasure.
I’ve been working on a TV show recently out of Irvine for the Orange County Fire Authority. Last week we had our media/press day and I got some photos featured in the OC Register. I couldn’t get the photos, but here’s link to the article