I’ve been booked to appear on The New Yorkers tomorrow night: The New Yorkers is a live open format show featuring a cross section of celebrity and regular guests with highly entertaining and unusual stories to tell. Crazy, right?
I got a call from their booking agent out of the blue. They’re going to play a clip from Guidance for Romeo and interview me for 12-15 minutes.
So: that’ll be showing tomorrow night at 11PM on UHF Ch. 26 in New York and Time Warner Cable channel 34. And in the Florida Keys (?) on Channel 31! It will be simultaneously broadcast on the internet at tv26newyork.com and tv31melbourne.com.
I told a coworker that my website was at “jonathanharford.com”. And he was, like, “Where’s the movie you were telling me about?” and “Why is it so small?”
It turned out that he had blithely travelled to jonathanhartford.com (Subtitle: Bring it on and don’t stop!), a Flash site that is completely empty with the exception of the words
Welcome to Jonathan Hartford’s site. This site is full of movies, pictures, and much more. Check it out and have a good time.
…and a Quicktime video clip (“poopy.mov”) of some dude falling off a motorcycle. (In… Alaska, I guess.)
And I wonder: People misspell my name with a “t” all the time. I invite casting directors and agents to take a look at my headshot and resumé on this website all the time. I am a little worried about the intersection of these two sets. ‘Cause those people… well, they probably think I’m an idiot.
Filed under: Nerd, Video — Jonathan Harford @ 18:36
Not that this is huge or anything, but I uploaded Trapped! to YouTube and then submitted it to Screenhead, a blog (one o’ my favorites) that’s dedicated to seeking out funny/bizarre/stupid/interesting video clips on the web. Within an hour, I got an appreciative reply. A couple of hours later, it’s up!
I love how easy technology has made it to create, distribute, and publicize music and video. And as easy as it is now, I think it’s going to get a lot easier and more mainstream. See also: Democracy Internet TV Platform
Speaking of projects one takes part in the hopes that they will be good for one’s reel (and then turn out not to be), I just found the music video for Burnside Project’s song One to One. It was a disjointed shoot in that each person who took part was filmed separately. But I will say that my performance was greeted with enthusiasm, so I’ve been looking forward to seeing this. Alas; I’m barely in it. Well, whatchagonnado.
I’ve finally dedicated a page of this site to video. There’s only two things up right now: Trapped! and Charlie Munden. I plan to add much more very soon — I’ll be getting a tape of my MTV2 commercial in the next few days, and some DVDs of student projects in the coming weeks.
It’s surprisingly hard to build a reel. You audition, you perform, you harass to get a copy (that is, if it ever gets edited), and when you finally see it, you realize that (for whatever reason) it’s just not appropriate.
How I did it: I copied the (unencrypted) DVDs to my computers, renamed the largest VOB file so that it ended with “MPG”, and used the impressive Riva VX Encoder to convert the file to a tiny FLV. Then I put it along with Martijn de Visser’s tasty FLV Player on my server and used it to serve the files. All of these tools were gratis!
I just got offered a part I auditioned a few weeks ago for an independent sci-fi film, Gingerbreed! “Hydrox” is a small part, but I get to freak out and die horribly. And it’ll be filmed on a greenscreen, which I’ve never done.