Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another night, another copter

You'd think I lived in Crooklyn, South Central, or the barrio. Nope. Good old Los Angeles, across the street from the exorbitant Hancock Park, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in CA, across the street from Paramount pictures.

Well once again, tonight there is some sort of manhunt going on and the LAPD helicopters, horns, and tires, and crashes haven't stopped for an hour. I love LA! (We Love it!) And my downstairs neighbors are fighting. And I have a 6:15am call time (5.5 hours from now). Joy.

Wait...I think they've gone away. Off to sleep.

LAPD helicopter

Just picture this chopper at night and a beaming light circling your neighbors outside your bedroom, and that's me!

See you soon...I will give you a report of my experience on set shooting a 35mm short in the desert, ocean, and office.

Til then,

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Funny R. Kelly

I forgot to add my favorite video of late.

Burning Clothes, drama, messed up hair, mama's phone calls, punching the cameramen...must be R. Kelly. Watch, learn and enjoy the best singing unknowing comedian of our time. Real Talk.

My neighborhood is Noisy!


Here it is Wednesday night around 11pm and it sounds like Armageddon outside my apartment. I have to pause my DVD several times just to be able to hear it. I live across the street from Paramount, in Hollywood CA and between the honking, trucks, children, ice cream trucks, ice cream carriers with bells, dogs, musician neighbors, helicopters, police sirens, ambulance sirens, tour buses, construction workers, motorcycles, noisy cars and our thin walls with no insolation whatsoever it's amazing anyone gets any rest around here. I swear the only quiet hours are between 4-6am. The rest of the day/night forget about it.

I don't think there is any solution, I just had to rant a minute. Wait, I think there is a quiet gap. I'm running off to sleep now.

Manhattan beach sunset


Monday, June 23, 2008

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Megatron

Megatron is no sissy.

This is the second part of a Transformers sequel parody. The first can be seen on my YouTube page here.

The whole concept came to me after I saw the film Transformers and thought they really took themselves incredibly seriously with their dialogue taken straight from a cartoon. So I wanted to satire the utter and complete silliness of alien robots on earth mixed with the lowest possible technology for these things. The result is what you see.

More to come with interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Welcome to the sweaty season


So it's officially summer and it has gotten freaking hot.

bush warming

I'm a white boy from MN and whenever it gets like this my body has to re-check itself into rehab. I have to cover my skin with clothing, wear 50+ sun screen and not be in direct sun for more than 10 minutes. I chase the shade and it makes things awkward if I'm around other people who love the sun and I won't walk in sunny areas. I look like Jack Nicholson from "As Good As It Gets". Otherwise my face will end up looking like this:

tomato face

What makes matters worse is that I have no A.C. outside my bedroom and I live on the second floor of a very bright apartment. On top of that my office where I work on my computer is like a tiny oven, and after about 2 minutes I start sweating like Shaq on the free throw line.

Shaq sweat

So another long hot summer is upon us and the only vacation I have planned is to go to my uncle's wedding on August 4 in North Carolina where it is even hotter and it's humid as balls...and he wants me to video tape and photograph the whole thing. yea!

mr. bill

At least I have my 50-Cent & 50-Cent video game, "Bulletproof" to keep me cool all summer long.
50-cent game

yeh yeh...kill dat rich multi national conglomerate mogul yeh. g-g-G-Unit!
*Registered trademark of Nike.

I blame Al Gore for all of this.

global warming diagram

The problem with this A.C. diagram is that it doesn't explain why I can't have one in my house in the year 2008.

air conditioner

So I hope I can continue to post and my computer doesn't melt. In the meantime, here is my new avatar. He needs a name.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
See ya next time.



Thursday, June 12, 2008

I need your Thumbs!!!

Hey everybody,

Time once again to vote for Ashman. I'm calling on favors from you guys & gals to vote for my commercial for the Watchmen contest. Top people get their commercials in the movie. This would be amazing. I need your help gang.

So what do I need you to do is:

Go To:

1) Click on "Vote" next to the tab "Home"
-it is right above the talking head.

It will look like this:

intro, click!

2) In the Search column (below the playing image) type in my name:

asherglaser (all one word).

it will look like this:

search, click!

3) Click the result and it should take you to a vid that's titled:

Veidt Air (Watchmen Advertisement)
from: asherglaser

it will look like this:

my vid

You go ahead and give that puppy a good thumbs up. I need everyone's help and support. Pretty please with sugar and crack on top. Thank you all.

What is this "Watchmen" thing you ask? Why I'm so glad you asked me that question.

The Watchmen is a graphic novel (comic book) that is being made into a movie by the guy who directed 300 (Zack Snyder). The contest is to make a commercial for a set product that will be in the movie. I decided on the Airline.

Here is a link to that movie's website:


Thanks again for flying,

-Asher Glaser

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Like a Barack!

he did it!

Finally!!!!!! The gates of heaven have opened up and given the world a Democratic Nominee. Who knew it would take this long? Unreal.

Read the historic news here

and for the gen x and y'ers here

Now on to the big fight....
white house (small file)

See you soon.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Veidt Air (Watchmen Advertisement)

My entry to the Watchmen
contest directed by Zack Snyder.

Watchmen is based on the acclaimed popular graphic novel by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons..

The contest requires you to make a commercial for a specific product from VEIDT ENTERPRISES which is a fictional company in the story.

Also note that the story is largely set in 1985.

Check mine out and enjoy.

Veidt Sport (Watchmen Advertisement)