Saturday, November 28, 2009

Serg Riva: Stormy Weather

Here's another short video from the Reality TV series
Serg Riva: The Urge to Serg...

Serg Riva: Stormy Weather from Serg Riva on Vimeo.

Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd brave a storm just to watch the sunset? In this short video from the hit Reality Series, Serg Riva: The Urge to Serg... we find Serg and Tako having a heart to heart while out at sea. The audio cuts out, due to a tremendous storm rocking the yacht which serves as Serg's floating atelier, but Serg and Tako keep talking until the suns goes down. Subtitles fill in the blanks to keep you in the loop.

About the video
This was shot during the same storm where I lost my tooth. About an hour after this was wrapped, I went back up on deck to check that everything was holding together and ended up getting tossed against the guard rail. We're not sure if this clip will air or not, because the storm caused all kinds of technical problems and a one point the audio cuts out and is gone. There are subtitles so you can follow along with the conversation, but it is a little tedious to have to read every word. It makes the whole thing feel a little more like a foreign film, however, so maybe we'll keep it. I love that I finally got Tako on screen for more than a few seconds.

Glad the storm is over. Now to get back to business.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mona Lisa

I broke a tooth on the guard rail of the yacht last night while fighting for footing against the waves. We were tossed across the peaking valleys and slid deep into the yawning wells that seemed, from the bottom, very much like the mouth of the whale that ate Jonah. We all survived and nothing was lost that couldn't be replaced. A quick roll with Poseidon does wonders for one's humility.

A few items were soaked. Some rather nice wine was broken in the unsecured cellar, and as I mentioned, my tooth was knocked.

Today I phoned my cosmetic dentist and he assures me there will be no lasting lacuna in my smile. Until then, I am a pirate, with a Stonehenge smile and a two-day beard.

I am seriously considering getting a gold front, maybe with a little SR stamped in diamonds. I would be like an aquatic couturier version of Slick Rick the Ruler.