Month: February 2008

Notes from the Mafia

From M to Z:
Z - WTF. Quit dropping your kid's school projects that you did for them.

From Z to M:
M - Stop wearing those fur running suits and lose the mutt...

From M to Z:
Don't talk that way about my charmingly Americanized Asian (ex?)boyfriend.
Oh wait, were you referring to the dog?

Exclusion Suite, S01E01

Filming started on Exclusion Suite this morning at 7am - we were on location at 1020 by 6am, setting up shots and weary-eyed extras in order to finish shooting at the bar by noon (this is after I got drunk and rode on a mechanical bull last night... it was not easy to get up).

We wrapped around 11:50am and moved all of our stuff out - crew A filmed a scene in front of East Campus while crew B started setting up our suite for interior shots. It had started raining, and we were all pretty much frozen by the time our outdoor shots were finished.

The second half of filming is taking place as I write - we're doing the scenes where our exclusion suite suitemates first meet each other. Filming is scheduled to commence around 11pm tonight - we'll see how that goes!

Camera was on hand to capture all the off-camera moments - some of the bar photos turned out amazingly. Click the main image to see the flickr slideshow of the first half (more to come from later tonight - keep checking the set).

It's been awesome so far. Tiring, but really awesome.


And the popular vote goes to...

2 Player, by Mingkae Yang. Link to Official Announcement

So we didn't win the judges' grand prize or the staff pick. I like to think the popular vote means more anyway :)

Congrats, Dad. You're welcome, by the way, for buying the Nintendo Wii that inspired it. I know you're going to invest that prize money very well. *hint hint*

PS. If you want to see this chair (and all 49 other finalists), they're all being showcased in a country-wide tour that kicks off next Tuesday at the Brooklyn Heights Design Within Reach studio. I'll be there!

The Champagne Chair Tour 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 6–8pm

76 Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

From the site:

The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest has come to a frenzied finale. The 50 winning chairs have been announced and are on a nation-wide tour, stopping at select Studios along the way. Contest entrants were asked to create an original miniature design using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two Champagne bottles. The Chairs were reviewed by an esteemed panel of designers and judged on craftsmanship, creativity, character and innovative use of materials. Please join us in toasting the talent and maybe filing a few ideas for submitting the winning entry next year. Wine and cheese will be served.