Monday, January 3, 2011

CarBoy Films iPhone Wallpaper

Hey, now you can have the CarBoy logo on your iPhone.



Download from our flickr account

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CarBoy Beer Label

I just made a label for our next batch of beer!



Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Director Episode #1

Here is the first episode in our latest "dog" series.

Starring McGrueder, voiced by Will & Kevin, w/ music provided by Matt Soule.

Enjoy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

YouTube Message from Nashville

Yesterday I checked our YouTube Inbox and there was a message from a guy in Nashville. He had some constructive criticism about our "Homemade Steadycam" video. I thought I would share:

Hey guys, I've only seen one of your videos so far...well, I'm a 62 year old granddad and only have so much time to spend on YouTube.... Anyway, as an old pro musician/entertainer/producer et al, I want to compliment you on your work, your creativity and mostly....your style. You guys are very entertaining and I look forward to watching more of your productions.

The video I saw was your steady-cam project...something I'll probably work on a different design for my own hi-def videoing. Here's my constructive criticism... I have moderate hearing loss in the high frequency range and have trouble understanding voices that aren't clean and clear. I had trouble understanding what you guys were saying...for a couple of reasons. One, you could stand to enunciate your speech more distinctly, but the second point would help even more....GET A COUPLE OF MICROPHONES ON BOOMS (OUT OF THE FRAME) UP ABOVE YOUR HEADS AND AS CLOSE TO YOU AS POSSIBLE. That would improve the sound situation a thousand percent. Even cheap mics up close would be better than the camcorder mic at the distance you were working on the video I saw.

That's my 2 cents. If you've already worked out your audio bugs, please disregard my tip. And keep up the good work fellas!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Unicorn Obstructions: Bob DeRosa 2

Here is the latest video in our Unicorn Obstruction project. Here we seek a compromise on one of Bob DeRosa's obstructions.



You can see all of Bob's obstructions and the original "Unicorn" short film we are remaking as well as all our video on our websites: http://www.carboyfilms.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Elephant Seals

So here is some footage I shot of some elephant seals just north of Cambria, CA. They gather here every year to molt their skin. And they smell terrible. I used my new Canon Rebel T2i with the 18-55mm kit lens.




We're going to use this camera to shoot some new projects. A new 55-250mm Canon lens just came in today, so I'll be posting some test footage soon.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Back In The Saddle

We're back after a little hiatus, with new projects, beer, and a new human.  That's right, Kevin and his lovely wife Katie are expecting a girl in August!  Can you believe it?  We'll be posting some short stuff soon and are working on a special project for the summer.  In the meantime, get into a comfortable position wherever you're reading this, have a beer, or a shot, or a doob, or some keyboard cleaner - and take a long, hard look at the picture attached to this post (you can click on the pic).  You'll thank me.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, November 6, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #3

This is our third and last internet spot for Amish Condoms. This is the one the client liked most.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #2

Here is another internet spot we shot for www.amishcondoms.com featuring our very own Will Bowles and Katie F. Ward.




...and don't forget to visit our website to see all our videos www.carboyfilms.com

Monday, October 19, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #1

Here is the first of three internet commercials CarBoy Films shot for a company called amishcondoms.com. These guys literally sell wooden condoms. They look like tall skinny birdhouses. We shot these back in April, but we are just now at liberty to put them up on the blog.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

George Washington - Beerthusiast

The Father of Our Country loved his beer.  English–style porter was George Washington’s drink of choice and whenever he could he would seek out the product of Robert Hare, a brewer in Philadelphia who was one of the first to make porter in the U.S.   Washington was no stranger to homebrew either and this recipe from a personal notebook he kept will make 30 gallons of ale, enough for a large household like Mount Vernon.

"Take a large Sifter full of Bran, Hops to your Taste---Boil these 3 hours.  Then strain out 30 Gallons into a Cooler put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is scalding hot or rather drain the molasses into the Cooler. Strain the Beer on it while boiling hot let this stand til it is little more than Blood warm. Then put in a quart of Yeast if the weather is very cold cover it over with a Blanket. Let it work in the Cooler 24 hours then put it into the Cask. leave the Bung open til it is almost done working---Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed."

"To Make Small Beer” is the title of this recipe.  Small beer” is normally brew made from the second runnings through the mash for strong ale and the beer that is created has very little alcohol (about 3%).  However, a note on the NPR website says that the above recipe produces a beer with an alcohol content of about 11 %.  If this was George’s “small beer” then consumption of his “large beer” must have somehow disrupted space-time for its imbiber. Compare that ABV to a popular modern American brew, say Sam Adams Boston Lager at 4.9%, and you realize that “Town Destroyer”, as the Iroquois nicknamed Washington, wasn’t effin around.   In fact, I think he might have been trying to kill himself and the people around him.

So if you try this recipe use caution (or just less molasses) and for God’s sake send us pictures of the aftermath.

Image by cliff1066 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

3000 Blog Hits

Hey we got 3000 hits on our blog. Hurray!!! Thanks for watching. (and reading)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unicorn Obstructions: Bob DeRosa

Having been inspired by the film, "The Five Obstructions", we went to friend and screenwriter Bob DeRosa. He gave us a demanding list of obstructions to remake our short film: "The Unicorn." Take a look at the most recent installment to the Unicorn Obstructions.




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See all our videos at our new website: http://www.carboyfilms.com

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The CarBoy Films Website is Up!

We just officially launched the new CarBoy Films Website a couple of days ago. We are really excited about it. All our videos are there as well as some nice things to look at. Please go visit the site and let us know what you think:

http://www.carboyfilms.com


We're still going to post new videos to this blog, but now we also get to use the blog as more of a blog. We'll be posting more CarBoy Films news, articles, and essays about the things we think are interesting enough to be on a blog. You'll find many of our usual favorite subjects like filmmaking, beer, and filmmaking about beer. But we'll be sharing so much more. Stay tuned and go to the website!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Betty Cocker

This is a sketch we shot for our good friend Jason Moyer featuring a character from his live show: Betty Cocker. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Urthel Hop-It - CarBoy Films Beer Review

Here at long last is our second beer review where we discuss a Belgian beer called Urthel Hop-It.



Will gave this beer 4.4 out of 5 Gnomes while Kevin gave it 3.75 Gnomes for an official CarBoy rating of 3.975 Gnomes. Not bad.

You can learn more about this beer at: http://www.urthel.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

2000 Hits Celebration



CarBoy is celebrating its 2000th Hit. Thanks so much for watching!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daniel's vlog



This is the first sketch we shot for our friend Jason Moyer in a series we are shooting for him to use in a contest for "The Big Gay Sketch Show."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homebrew Blooper



It's not often you get a blooper clip on video when making beer in your kitchen, but we got one. Enjoy!