07/17/2006: "Inside Passage"
Tonight I met up again with author Michael Modzelewski. He was in town for the afternoon and brought me a painting he bought earlier this summer so I could re-photograph it. Boys and girls...I'm hear to tell you that you absolutely *must* take really good, high resolution images of your paintings *before* you sell them! Seriously!
Well, he was a very good sport about it and even took me out for pizza afterwards. We talked about many intriguing things but I was especially entertained hearing him describe the process his third book is going through as it's being made into a film by Touchstone. Can you imagine having something of yours made into a real movie? Swoon... When you meet someone who is doing what you've always dreamt of doing, it makes the dream seem closer by proxy...more attainable somehow.
I was so gung ho for awhile when I was in "Hidden Alien Productions" and writing little screenplays and storyboarding like crazy and reading every book I could get my hands on about making movies...I hope that some day the old gang will get back together; we were starting to amass a nice set of equipment and specialties and several of our projects made it into small film festivals. Why can't I have 3 lives???
Anyway, I'm in the process of reading his first book Inside Passage: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles, and Kwakiutl Indians which is very interesting and well-written...I give it two enthusiastic umbrellas up. I'm sure the movie will be great too; I'm just so excited for him!