Monday, November 28, 2011

turbofire to zenith - now on bandcamp

Turbofire to Zenith now has a home on the world wide web. We're kicking out the original score for this film. As a start we have the song featured in the teaser trailer, "7 headed golden dragon", on our bandcamp page. As the project goes on, look for the entire soundtrack to be released through our bandcamp page:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

blast off hello - full color

I finished up the gouache painting on this poster concept today. Wish you could see this in person, the colors look better. Overall I'm really excited about this design. I'm going to do a bigger version of this, and hopefully have my friend Matt silkscreen some of these.

I'm probably going to make the lettering a little less goofy, and also work to make the squid pop a bit more from the background. But I want to keep with the feel of this piece. Looking forward to kicking out more poster designs soon.

click here to visit the film's page on facebook

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

blast off hello

Here's a rough poster concept for Turbofire to Zenith. I'm really having fun with this idea. Going to put some color on this next. Want to try to apply some of the amazing colors I've seen out in the water recently during sunsets. Looking forward to making some big versions of these. Also...Turbofire to Zenith is going to have a page on bandcamp soon...

click here to visit the film's page on facebook

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

rolling hills

(click drawing if you'd like it biggie-sized)

At the end of a day of amazing waves, glassy rolling hills kept marching in. The clouds were giant. The ocean was a shiny purple grey. The swell lines hit the reef and threw out big perfect barrels. The spray of the waves glowed an orange/pink from the sliver of sun still hitting them. I'd seen and shot so many waves this day I just sat and watched. They were possibly the most perfect looking barrels I've ever seen. Maybe I should have shot some more. I just took it in though.

click here to visit the film's page on facebook

Monday, November 14, 2011

7 headed golden dragon

There were many, many of these barges, part of a large procession down the river. It was spectacular. This one is the royal barge. The most amazing part though was the sound. The singing and chanting of over 2,000 oarsmen echoing down the river.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The swell has fully arrived, but the winds are onshore. So a few of the guys decide we should go trolling for dinner.

The further out we go, the rougher the seas get. I have visions of pearling. Or of the motor dying and being blown into this maelstrom; the boat splintering to pieces on the jagged rocks jutting out of the ocean angrily in the middle of the froth.

As I shift back and forth between pondering a drift story, or getting sucked down into the angry sea, it hits me that we have no radio on this boat. Flares? Doubtful. Life jackets, I don’t think so. Our first aid kit consists of the few band-aids and half used tube of antibiotic ointment I have packed. Not to mention we forgot a large portion of our food rations at Bill’s house; big blocks of cheese and tortillas. And then there’s our one knife blade.

"Uh, you think we should turn around?" Daniel says. Mikala is in the middle of a story about using a board to roof tie down strap as a leash one trip, Timmy is walking around the side of the boat with a box of beer as if we're at anchor in a calm lagoon, and Dustin is casually talking story too like we could be anywhere.

"Let’s turn the ____ around," I say.

Mikala laughs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

teaser trailer is on korduroy!

The teaser and an interview, check it out!

A big thanks to Cyrus and Reis over at Korduroy.

Also want to say thanks to friends Jason Lukas and Scott Goldsbury for contributing photos to this project, and to the piece on Korduroy. Jason shot the Turbofire to Zenith amp and guitar shots in the above image. Their links are at the right of this page.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

speed of light

Daniel Jones under a rainbow arc of water on a 3 fin bonzer. This board is so sick. It's a one of a kind. Swallow tail with an E-wing, and the old school side fins. It's the dims of one of Daniel's typical short boards, but maybe just a little more volume overall. Beautiful orange resin tint and a double white pin stripe. There's some footage of Daniel on this board in the film.

This is a 35mm shot by Jason Lukas.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

hurtling towards space

Turbofire to Zenith poster concept...the band behind the original score of this film. I didn't originally plan on using the 3 primary colors on this one, but I dig how it turned out. Would love to later on do a bigger refined version of this, maybe silkscreen a few.