Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Murals of the Past: Me and Andy's at John and Glo's

Brother Andy and myself painted a mural in the baby's room of friends John Reitan and Gloria M. (she has a crazy last name I don't rightly know how to spell) in preparation of the coming of their new girl, Georgia. This mural never got completely finished, but it is a rare documented Ristaino bros collaboration. I did the left side over to the right side tree, Andy did the bright green tree and all the cool little characters on the right side, even following my advice to turn a smudge on the wall into a parachuting hotdog. It appears this mural was painted in late October or early November 2006.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

As Seen On TV

Hey. I know I promised a blog about the orbs in my last mural post, (for those 2 or 3 of you who've been reading these blog posts) but I wanted to post this TV pilot I hosted for my good friend Phil Armand (please check out his website). This show was created summer 2008.

Phil created this idea to enter into the New York TV pilot festival, and got some good responses from those who saw it, but unfortunately it didn't get anywhere. This hopefully will be the closest I'll get to selling my soul, in terms of content--the show is about me testing products advertised on television. I think Phil did a nice job putting the show together, it looks pretty good, moves smoothly, and there are some funny things in there. One thing of potential interest: aside from the voice-over narration, everything you see here is completely improvised. Enjoy:

Also for your perusal, I found the Net 10 commercial I made with Phil this past winter 2008: