Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sip on this for Summer...

Now that we're halfway through Summer, I can't help but wish that time would slow down. There's just too much to do!!! Summertime in Manhattan unleashes a non-stop schedule of film festivals, Summer blockbusters, park activities, and street fairs. It's enough to wish you had all hours of the day to attend everything, but unfortunately, no one has this kind of time (except maybe those lucky trust-funders).

If scientists ever figure out how to tap into those 4th dimensions via wormholes, I sure hope they concoct a method of beaming us to and from to our weekly event destinations. That way, I can finally pack everything I want into my NY summers. My days have become so crammed that I don't have my valuable blogging time anymore. All I can do is try to find these much needed reflective moments in my day. I ain't promisin' nothin', and considering how long ago I posted, there's probably no one listening by now anyhow.

If someone I love is out there still clicking over every once in a while, I want to say thanks. And I also want to share the fabulous news that I have some animation work featured in an independent flick to be released later in the season. It's the much anticipated sequel to "Another Gay Movie"!

It's sure to be a blast, and how could it not be with RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Scott Thompson, and many other big names involved! It's scheduled to open in NY late August, and later, everywhere else. Please go check it out if you get a chance. I got a chance to animate refreshments frolicking and flirting on the beach (see below), and after the jump, you'll see a still from a sequence involving a "louse party" in a character's crotch. Yes, a character's crotch.

The screening dates for the film can be found in the links up above. Even if you don't normally take in this kind of raunchy comedy fare, I hope these animation stills intrigue you! They were such fun to do. I'll have to get them up on You Tube once their audio is finished.

Unlike the crabs these boys unknowingly host, this project definitely didn't arrive overnight. I've been conversing with the director about the animation for quite a while. It's been my biggest freelance gig to date, and I'm excited to see the end result on the BIG SCREEN! From this moment forth I plan on continuing the freelancing as far as it will take me, and hopefully there will be opportunities for blogging throughout. It's always nice to bounce stuff off of an online community.



tirui said...

hey! i'm still here mister. keep blogging! i'm so excited that you got to work on that movie. looks like we might miss the outfest screening in LA coming up (same here with me... BUSY BUSY), but i'll be sure to see it when it comes out on dvd. now that i know you got to work on the animation sequence, i'm for sure going to check it out.

p.s. you probably noticed i never made it to nyc like i said a while back. but when we do get out there one of these days, i'll be letting you know :)

Vallath said...

Been following your blog for over two years now. Never commented even once. This is, however, just to let you know, I am still here.

mar said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!, unfortunately there´s no chance for me to be in NY (sob)
I´m sure it´s a great piece just like the other one you did last year (already a year since that???)
Loved the image look/style of the beach image, the sausage is perfect.
I really admire how you can handle (or try to) freelancing and hope it works great for you.
thought you wouldn´t post anymore, I´m glad you did

David DeGrand said...

Hey Justin! Man it's been forever since I checked your blog but I'm sure glad I finally did, I'll have to check out this flick. I'm sure your animation is the highlight! Take care man and I'll hopefully have more stuff up on my blog in the next century.

this just in said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on this oft neglected blog, folks. :)

Hey Tirui, I'm glad you're still around! I'm psyched you're interested in seeing the movie and I'm glad you're busy, busy with work. There will be a fun, hangout spot in NY for you when you come...just let me know when.

Thank you for the shout, Vallath. It's cool to know there have been others checking this blog out all this time. It means a lot that you took a sec to say so.

Hey Mar! Thanks for the congrats and kind words, as always. I'm happy you like that sausage! :) I'm looking forward to seeing more fun stuff on your blog as well.

Yo David, good to see you here again. I don't blame you, I haven't put nothin' up for so long. I will try to be better. Thanks for the message and can I say how much I love your new hilariously grotesque icon?