Commercial at Dolphin Stadium

Today, I was able to enjoy a big and empty Dolphin Stadium.  I was hired to do a commercial for a fan handheld viewer thingy that will be used within the stadium.  The commercial will be viewed on the Jumbotron screen in the stadium (you can see one of the Jumotrons in the picture above…

Lactaid Commercial for Telemundo

Yesterday day was a fun day on set.  Well, mostly.  But I’ll get to that in a second. First, you gotta love Miami and the beautiful scenery, vegetation, blue skies and aqua waters… and that’s exactly what I was able to experience on this shoot.  The location was a gorgeous water-front home with views to…

The Makeup Chair

My friends often ask me “doesn’t it suck to have to wear makeup for the camera?”.  Hmmm.  Let me answer it this way: The makeup is typically done by a woman (there are accept ions, of course).  A cute woman.  So, for about 10-15 minutes, I have a cute woman in front of me, pampering…

48 Hour Film Festival

For those of you who know me, I’m a proactive kind of guy.  I had been toying with the idea of doing one of these 48 Hour contests, whereby you have to write, shoot, edit and publish a short film within a 48 hour period.  It’s difficult, stressful and exhausting, but so much fun. So…

Cuban Coffee from the Craft Service Truck!

One of my favorite things about shooting in Miami is that every craft service truck serves Cuban coffee.  And A LOT of it!  Boy, do they keep it coming.  Today, I’ve had four shots.  That’s not the healthiest amount of jet-fuel strength coffee, but hey, I don’t drink this much all the time. I think…

Reading Material for a Long Day’s Shoot

“Hurry up and wait” is a phrase often heard around set… specially from actors.  And boy, is there a lot of truth to it.  My call time was 6AM.  I arrive, check in, great everyone,  get settled and find some breakfast (which are typically very good… made on site by craft services). After settling in, I…

A Friend Saw Me on TV

A while ago, I was asked to play the role of an “extra” as a cop in a movie with one of the original Duke’s of Hazard stars (John Schneider).  It wasn’t a speaking role… just an ‘extra’, but it was cool because me and another ‘extra’ got featured in the scene we did.  We were investigating…

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I Was in a Paparazzi Shooting…

This is the kind of stuff that only happens in LA.  A buddy of mine who lives in Hollywood and happens to be a successful actor, Jim Pitt (recently in Avatar), invited me to play catch.  You see, he’s preparing for a role he recently booked in the sequel to “The Bad News Bears”, the classic 70’s…

The Journey of a Thousand Miles…

Something’s different.  No, it’s not the weather.   It’s not the leaves on the trees either.  Something’s different inside me.  It feels like an alarm going off and it’s ringing in a voice saying “it’s time to go”.  I’m listening to the voice.  I’ve learned over the course of my life to listen and respect that…

You Never Forget Your First Time

I knew that title would get your attention.  Perverts!  🙂  But the first time I am referring to is my first billboard on a major interstate freeway.  The above masterpiece (I use this word liberally) is located in I-95 Northbound and Sheraton, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  It’s the same photo that I featured in my…

Something Interesting Popped Up

I received an email today from my brother-in-law titled “Annoying Pop Up :)”.  I’m intrigued… what could it be?  I first think it’s one of those joke emails he often sends, so I open in expectations of a quick laugh. Well, I laughed, but not for the reason I was expecting. Low and behold, my…

Bank of America Commercial

So BOA is running a big campaign which highlights their community involvement, consumer help & empowering entrepreneurs.  You can see the campaign website here. And yours truly was lucky enough to be in the commercial.  Of course, I doubt you’ll see me, or for that matter, anyone else in the commercial I was in, because they…

The Sick Couple

So a few weeks ago, Eileen and I did 2 different commercials for 2 different hospitals.  Now, they are both running at the same time.  In each, we are in either a wheel chair or being diagnosed by a doctor or speaking to a nurse. We are officially Miami’s sick couple.  Now all we need…

Job Contest Worth $100,000

So my wife and I discovered a contest for a California winery that would give the winner a $100,000 salary for a 6 month period to be the media representative for the company.  Part of the responsibilities would be to blog about wine and our experiences in the vineyards and post them across social media…

Seminole Casino Hollywood

Beer in one hand, slot machine pull in the other… it was a good day on set for the Seminole Casino Hollywood commercial!  OK, you caught me… there is no pull or lever on this slot machine… it’s one of those fancy new digital ones.  But still, it was fun. The funny thing about this…