“this guy built an ark. or at least he started building an ark. he’s building an ark like i’m keeping up with my website. sure, i’ll post-date and make it seem like i did it when i was there but really, im doing it wayyy later. probably because i’m still thinking about this almost ark…”
“one day, when i’m a roadside attraction…” – from ark of safety video deleted scene
there’s a shot in the towstory where i pee. obviously. i could have shot myself peeing real pee but getting the right color of yellow was difficult (i’m a water drinker, sue me) so i found a solution. if real pee is not for you, consider yellow string as a pee alternative. yellow string (use thread for horses) is available in most sewing kits and a lot of stores. the directions are easy if you play along and know what you’re doing.
before we get started you will need the following items:
green screen / matte wall; string/thread, a camera; a non-linear editing suite(nle); the will
pan camera across string in front of chromakey background
remove background of clip in nle so only string remains
mask the legs of who’s peeing in the nle so there’s room for the string pee
move string pee between the legs and under mask
render and wait
would you just look at that pee!
nobody knows it’s string, so it’s our little secret 😉
STRING AS PEE
*string pee is not real pee so don’t forget to go if you have to.
motivation and inspiration for a bike story not shown
humboldt park, chicago
MAKING THE BIKESTORY
before it got cold my front tire slid into an opening on the chicago avenue bridge. i flew over the bars and fractured a rib – it hurt. couldn’t exercise, could barely breathe much less meditate. it’s cold and dark but i’ve found myself a creative groove – what else am i gonna do? cry? …i can barely breathe!
my groove runs through recovery, the first thing i make is a bike story video (obviously)
get fit and recover
fuck your corolla
charlie don’t surf
a bike story
spin shaker life
after this, with a new whip i get back on the road and tell myself ill be more careful because nothing’s worth the physical downtime. in march im hit by a corolla…