Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Humans!! Ewwwwwww!

So this is what I did last Saturday for eighteen hours. I gaffed three TV spots for Dimassimo Advertising. Mr. D likes the spots. He's happy, I'm happy

These are pretty much picture locked, but the audio is temporary and the multiple rats effects are temporary as well.

These three spots were all done with Todd Broder as the Director, Matt Woolf as DP, me gaffing and Bengt Anderson Producing. All in one really long assed, hot, sweaty, 100 degree, eighteen hour day.

This weekend were doing a short film for Bengt. Luckily it's two days. I think it'll be a bit cooler too.

Monday, July 25, 2005

A Moment of silence

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In other velo news, sadly, the accidental death of Australia's Amy Gillet last Monday in Zeulenroda, Germany.

Amy Gillett sped to the front of the pack at more than 70Kmh only seconds before the car that killed her hit her. Her Australian teammates say she was inspiring them to ride faster when the car swerved across the road and skidded sideways into the group.

It hit her, then collected her five cycling teammates before flipping over and into a ditch by the side of the straight road near Zeulenroda, Germany.

These recollections of Katie Brown, 22, Kate Nichols, 20, and Lorian Graham, 27, offer the first glimpse into the moments before the accident.

Gillett's husband, Simon, arrived in Germany yesterday to collect the body of the woman he married only a year ago.

Her teammates, in hospital, have told Greg Boorer, a mechanic for the national women's cycling squad, that the 29-year-old had been forcing the pace as the group practised the first stage of the six-day Thüringen Rundfahrt on Monday.

She sped past the group at more than 70kmh and was only a few metres ahead when the car struck the team.

(Excerpted from Peter Munro's report for The Age)

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Related stories on the progress of her recovering teammates, etc.

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Australian cyclists Kate, left, and Natalie Bates during a memorial service in the eastern German town of Zeulenroda on Tuesday, July 19, 2005. Australian rider Amy Gillett was killed and five teammates injured when a car crashed into the group during a training ride for a women's cycling race Monday.(AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz)

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Lancey! Lance Armstrong has won the 21st and final stage of the 92nd Tour De France, for his seventh consecutive win, a first for the Tour.
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Overall leader Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, rear center in yellow jersey, rides with the pack past the Eiffel tower in Paris, during the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Corbeil-Essonnes, south of Paris, and the French capital, Sunday, July 24, 2005. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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Lance riding a bicycle somewhere in France, during some bike race the other day.(Friedman Vogel/Getty Images)

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Armstrong pedals during the 20th Stage (AP Photo Peter Dejong)

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Lance with John Kerry and five time Tour winner, the legendary Eddie Merckx. Eddie has more yellow jerseys than Lance. (AP Photo Christophe Ena)

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George Hincapie of the U.S., foreground, pedals with his Team Discovery Channel teammates and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, rear left with the overall leader's yellow jersey, during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Albi, southwestern France, and Mende, southern France, Thursday, July 21, 2005. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

George Hincapie, Lance's faithful lieutenant won the 15th stage. I think the whole team is fantastic. They have been the wind beneath Armstrong's little wings, without which he would just be another obnoxious Texan.

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George Hincapie of the U.S. reacts on the podium after winning the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Lezat-sur-Leze, southwestern France, and Saint-Lary-Soulan, Pyrenees mountains, Sunday, July 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Will he be Lance's successor?
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