Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking | Posted on 31-03-2009
This past weekend we had our second shoot for the monthly projects that we’re attempting to be a part of this year. (See January’s here and a recap from February’s shoot here – the film is still in post-production)
Basically, it was a great shoot. A small crew, a beautiful day to be out hiking/running up and down a mountain, and we got what we needed. For the majority of the day, we were ahead of schedule. I don’t know another time that’s happened…in the history of film.
I’ve been hearing about this new modern gold rush that’s sending thousands of people out into the hills near the Mojave Desert in search of near-$1000-an-ounce gold nuggets. So, as prospectors had a lot in common with hobos, I figured it only appropriate to do a little research and throw some numbers around to see if modern day gold digging would stand as a worthwhile investment of a hobos time and money.
This nugget was found in the Mojave Desert by a guy who went looking for gold:
BASIC EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
14″ Super 3-Stage Gold Pan – $9.50
Super Mini Sluice Box – $95.00
Rock Pick – $9.95
Folding Shovel – $11.95
U-Dig-It Hand Trowel – $22.95 BUY HERE Read the rest of this entry »
I was busy filming our newest short film project, “Now By The Sea”, so I completely forgot to take photos of the trip itself. Saturday night, while Jeff was deep in the desert exploring uncharted golf courses and picking up hitchhikers, about 25 of our friends made a little old fashioned HOBO STEW, and I snapped off this pretty fellow:
I had the best stew I’ve ever made. The secret was: brussel sprouts, whole cloves of garlic, and polska kielbasa.
Posted by vern | Posted in Storytelling | Posted on 22-03-2009
I was hesitant to accept a 4 month long reality TV job, as we’re busily developing and finishing many creative Hobosoul projects. But, as I added up the numbers, if I accepted this new job and saved all of the money I made from it, I would have EXACTLY the amount of money to make the purchase of my young professional life — a RED One Camera. I accepted.
Then I got promoted to, officially, Camera Operator. The job is documenting the training of the Orange County Fire Academy recruits as they go through the OCFA fire academy. It basically looks like this: Read the rest of this entry »
Sent to us by David Markland of the LA Metblogs was this article…about living on the streets in Japan. Sounds like it would be much easier than here in LA…but you don’t have quite the luxury that we do in our Winnebago.
Our first project as hobos, The Winnebago Experience, took our lives to the streets of Los Angeles. We’re ultimately going to be editing a documentary of the whole project, but for now, we’ve been slowly (key word) been leaking video onto our blip.tv site and our youtube page.
Here now is it’s first premiere on our Hobosoul blog, Episode 6: Alternative Lifestyles. It’s official description: “Shortly after moving into his Winnebago, Jeff travels home to NH to break the news to his parents. Christmas morning, 2005, would be a day that Jeff’s parents would not forget.”