Dilbert has $1mil for Hobos

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 29-08-2008

I’ll take some?!

Covering Your Tracks

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 27-08-2008

When you’ve got to get rid of your old scripts, go camping. Light a nice fire, and watch all the hard work go up in smoke. Not sure if it’s particularly green, but it seems better than just throwing it all into a garbage dump somewhere outside Los Angeles.

Hobo “Sabbatical”

Posted by jeff | Posted in Travel | Posted on 27-08-2008

Two weeks ago, I took a much needed short vacation. A two hour drive up the coast to Santa Barbara’s Lake Cachuma. A beautiful area, a much needed rest.


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Hobosoul Popularity Contest

Posted by vern | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 26-08-2008

I just started the 1st ever Hobosoul Popularity Contest (without any of the contenders knowing). As we all know, most Hollywood careers are dictated by a persons popularity. “Oh, I know a great Assistant Editor”. Or, “$20 million for Jim Carrey!”. Employment and the money you make is directly related to, yes, how good you are, but ultimately, how popular you are.

Everyone knows of IMDB.COM. Some know of IMDB Pro. Few sign up there wives after they themselves have previously used up their free 2 week trial.

IMDB Pro has something known as a “Star Meter” that measure the popularity of everyone in Hollywood. So, I have simply typed in the names of our principal crew: Jeff Stone, Vern Moen, Chuck Oldfield, DeAndra Rich.

Here are the results from most popular to “who??”:

#1. Jeff Stone – 386,421(th most popular person in Hollywood as of 9:10am today.)
#2. Vern Moen - 448, 345
#3. Deandra Rich – 688, 617
#4. Chuck Oldfield – 976, 976

And just so Chuck doesn’t feel so bad:
#5. Melinda Moen (Pfeifer) – clocks in at 2,309,537

2 Week Free Trial, so we’ll see what happens to the contestants.

Our First Prop

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 24-08-2008

Purchased a few weeks back, we needed something to spruce up Norm’s office.  Norm, Jon’s boss, works at a wine and spirits distribution company.

The perfect addition to his wall.

$3–yard sale negotiation.

A Hobo in Poland

Posted by vern | Posted in Travel | Posted on 18-08-2008

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“Vern, Natural Habitat”

My third stop this summer landed me in my homeland of Poland, with my new bride in tote. I’m just going to upload a bunch of photos, because they’re all good.
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Location Scouting…San Bernardino

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 13-08-2008

A lot of our film takes place in the desert…of which Southern California has plenty.  It’s just a matter of finding it without getting too far away.

Or wandering into undesired territory.


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Vanagon. A Sad Story, Part #6.

Posted by jeff | Posted in Storytelling, Travel | Posted on 13-08-2008

This post is continued from Vanagon. A Sad Story, Part #5.


(this is my assumption of what the back of my van looks like right now)

We had just arrived at the Winnebago, and although I forgot to mention that DeAndra and I had to walk to her car (a few blocks…Dave, our composer had used it to drop us off at the airport), we made it everywhere safely.
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Home Got Towed

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 11-08-2008

It’s a terrible, sinking feeling in your stomach when you come home…and home isn’t there.
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Vanagon. A Sad Story, Part #5.

Posted by jeff | Posted in Storytelling, Travel | Posted on 06-08-2008

This post is continued from Vanagon. A Sad Story, Part #4.

I received a lot of calls/emails/communication about how I ended the last post. It sounds much scarier and appears to be more of a cliffhanger than it actually was. That’s just good writing.

In reality, we’re in no trouble at all. We’re not getting off this bus until LA. Or so we think. At our second stop, Burger King somewhere between here and Sacramento, everyone is forced to get off the bus. We’re gathering our stuff, as are other passengers, and he jumps onto the bus screaming at us, flailing his arms around.
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Making a Green Film

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 04-08-2008

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious and to make some money on the side, the Hobosoul completed it’s first can drive.

For seven months, we collected cans. $120 worth, oh yes. Read the full story here.

The Can Drive

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living | Posted on 04-08-2008

Since the end of January, we’ve been collecting cans. We’ve encouraged friends to collect them for us, at home and work, and they’ve encouraged their friends to collect them. We’ve taken them from our work, and now, we’re turning them in.
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Quote, Jean-Luc Godard

Posted by vern | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 02-08-2008

When in France, find a good French Director quote:

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“All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” -Jean-Luc Godard

“And a camera with batteries and a handful of p2 cards.” – Vern Moen

A Hobo in Paris, France

Posted by vern | Posted in Travel | Posted on 02-08-2008

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Notre Dame Cathedral

We ended up in Paris, France for 3 days to recover from our Malawi, Africa trip — which left a solid dent on our digestive and immune systems. Melinda woke up with a magical rash over her entire body and then both corners of her upper lip swelled up like she was sucking on two small acorns. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Official…

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 02-08-2008

(This post comes by way of DeAndra on now defunct A Man Called Jon blog)

“WGA Registration provides a dated record of the writer’s claim to authorship of a particular literary material. If necessary a WGA employee may produce the material as evidence if legal or official Guild action is initiated.”
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