Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday Photos

That's right - plural.

I got some really good ones this week.

First - the best perm graffiti EVER:

Perm Grafitti

Ever wonder what your crew thinks of that brilliant dialogue you slaved over for weeks?

Yeah, this pretty much sums it up.


Aaaaannnd:

Paramount has all this super old camera gear stashed in the "basement" of one of the facades on New York Street (where we were working today). The layer of dust just makes the stuff look even cooler:

Really Old Camera Gear

Really Old Camera Gear

13 comments:

Dan said...

Hey! What's in those cases? Wasn't anybody curious? Get back down there and open 'em up. I just gotta know.

Anonymous said...

Looks like old VistaVision mags.

Mark G. said...

Sell 'em to ILM!

Ah who am I kidding - you can shoot plates on anything these days.

Im Chele In LA said...

oh yes..
You are so my hero..
I will one day be you...

Great graffiti shots..
nice

foreign agent said...

What's in the boxes? What's VistaVision mags? Film magazines? (Film lore is nifty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VistaVision)

Didn't anyone look inside? Curiosity killed the cat already, and - though not feline - I'm unsure how much more I'm able to withstand.

Peggy Archer said...

Vista Vision was an old film format that's now obsolete, but in case anyone else was wondering, "mags" is short for "magazines", but not the type you read. Camera magazines are what holds the film before (and after - hence the mickey mouse ear look of some film cameras) it goes through the camera proper.

And again - none of us looked inside. There were a LOT of spiders down there and we're wimps.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"The layer of dust just makes the stuff look even cooler"

Dang. I think Jimmy Hoffa, George W's real National Guard records and Paris Hilton's virtue are all locked up there.

Matt said...

Can you say what sitcom set that first picture's from?

Anonymous said...

According to Jim? Two-and-a-Half Men?

Peggy Archer said...

Unfortunately that grafitti isn't dated so there's no way to tell when it was written or what show (and it could have been anything - those stages are used for more than sitcoms) it's from.


Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I can almost guarantee it WAS witty when the writer's wrote it. It was the studio executives and their notes that sucked the wit out of it.

Anonymous said...

I've worked at paramount for 13 years... the last 4 on the adjoining stage, Stage 23. Stage 24 hasn't been used for a sitcom (except for the occasional pilot) for quite a while. I could do a little research to see what sitcoms have shot there... Many moons ago, I think Family Ties was on 24...

Orhan Kahn said...

To think, they were worth so much dosh in their day. If only we had a time machine -- and a marshmellow man too big and fat to stand and move.