In line at the bank?

am I waiting longer than I would ?

Or are we just having to wait in a new way?

There have always been as many people in line, and this branch had always been stoopid slow.

Read the Script

The filming script for “All the Others Were Practice” was never intended to be read by anyone other than by the actors, but it is fairly instructive on what happens when a script gets produced. It is written with the intention of filming it on a tiny budget, but the budget was tinier than we’d anticipated.

There was only one scene that we didn’t film – when Jôrge and Tony make out on the back porch. We just ran out of time that day and couldn’t get cast and location together again.

The script has Glen, Pam and baby Pearl more balanced in the story, but we were not able to get a real baby on set. To have a baby on set for just 4 hours would have cost more than an entire ten hour filming day.

Just a week before filming the numbers shook out and baby Pearl got nixed. That caused a hasty re-write of some scenes and a doomed and creepy search for a realistic baby doll. But the scenes with Pearl were about people interacting with her, and if at any point the baby looked like a rubber doll, the thin rope of credibility from which this film dangled would surely snap.

The script tells a slightly different story than the finished film does, and unfortunately, what made it to the screen feels pale compared to what we had envisioned, but such is filmmaking.

If you’ve watched the film, reading the script might fill in a few plot holes, and give you a view of the difference between writing a film, and producing one.


Photograph of division street

Line for Instacart shoppers. People shopping for themselves are in their own line. The Instacart line is longer.


Matchmove, Animation Matching, and Layout work.

2017AsuraMatchmove ArtistTippett, Berkeley
DownsizedMatchmove ArtistWhiskytree, San Rafael
Bolden!Matchmove ArtistWhiskytree, San Rafael
2016Rogue OneMatchmove ArtistWhiskytree, San Rafael
Dawn (TV Pilot)Layout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
League of GodsLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
2015Gods of EgyptLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
Ted 2Layout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
2014A Million Ways to Die in the WestLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
The CrossingLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
Cosmos – TVLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
2013Geico – MaxwellVFX Data / LayoutWhiskytree, San Rafael
Thor 2Layout ArtistWhiskytree, San Rafael
2012After EarthLayout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
Twilight – Breaking Dawn 2Layout ArtistTippett, Berkeley
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysLayout ArtistCFE, Burbank
2011LincolnVFX Data WranglerFramestore, London
Ghost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceLayout ArtistEvil Eye, San Francisco
Captain AmericaLayout ArtistWhiskytree, San Rafael
2010ThorLayout LeadWhiskytree, San Rafael
PriestLayout LeadSpy, San Francisco
2009PriestVFX Data WranglerCreative Cartel
AvatarLayout ArtistSpy, San Francisco
TsunamiLayout LeadPolygon VFX, San Rafael
Red Cliff 2Layout SupervisorThe Orphanage, San Francisco
2008UntraceableLayout SupervisorThe Orphanage, San Francisco
The SpiritLayout SupervisorThe Orphanage, San Francisco
LegionVFX Data WranglerThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Iron ManLayout SupervisorThe Orphanage, San Francisco
You Don’t Mess with the ZohanLayout SupervisorThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Red Cliff 1Previz ArtistThe Orphanage, San Francisco
2007Live Free of Die HardLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Planet TerrorLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
The Last mimzyLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
2006Night at the MuseumLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s ChestLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
The HostLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
Superman ReturnsLayout LeadThe Orphanage, San Francisco
2005The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl 3-DLayout ArtistThe Orphanage, San Francisco