||Polynesiac Carving a Tiki for GEICO on SUNDANCE!! Pg 7
Joined: Jan 05, 2003
From: Texas Tikiland
|Posted: 2013-07-03 6:13 pm  Permalink|
WOW! That's awesome & your workshop looks great, too. Very cool, Polynesiac!!!
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-07-03 7:33 pm  Permalink|
Very cool, congratulations!
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-07-03 8:56 pm  Permalink|
That was fun!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Dec 31, 2005
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
|Posted: 2013-07-03 9:04 pm  Permalink|
But what would you do for a Klondike Bar?
Good to see you back at it!
Joined: Apr 13, 2012
|Posted: 2013-07-04 02:46 am  Permalink|
Great vid, I love your workshop, 'Inspiration Point' is very apt!
Joined: Apr 06, 2011
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
|Posted: 2013-07-04 05:10 am  Permalink|
When everybody sees that
you could start a trend.
Joined: Mar 10, 2011
From: Gresham, Oregon
|Posted: 2013-07-04 09:05 am  Permalink|
You're a natural Polynesiac, great video and work space!
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2013-07-05 10:12 am  Permalink|
very cool bro!
a star is born...
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|Posted: 2013-07-06 08:35 am  Permalink|
First you carve one in an hour and now you're down to 15 minutes...You're killing me !
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2013-07-08 08:15 am  Permalink|
Love the commercial. Downloaded it.
Nice use of the GraLab timer, by the way.
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-08 8:11 pm  Permalink|
Sorry to post and run like I did. Thank you so much for stopping by, for the props and viewing the video.
Heath - I loved those commercials! I still have the jingle stuck in my head....and yes. I just might carve a tiki for a Klondike bar...if it was hot enough!
5150 - I hear the Florida press is loving your style too...
amate - next up... 30 seconds!!!!
Hale - the crew brought the clock and it was cool to see them use it.
Thought I would add a few more pictures of the day!
This was really my first experience with film since I was in college (and when I would bomb through film shoots on my bike when I was a bike messenger) and it was a fantastic one. Everyone I worked with was SUPER nice and absolutely amazing at their craft. True artists, all of them and I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with them.
When I was contacted about doing the piece, I wasn't sure about the design I wanted to go with. I ended up carving two and I did a speed carve to keep them raw, organic, and (hopefully) exactly like the one I would do on film. The first one is an obvious bumatay influenced piece. He stands at about 1.5 feet:
I didn't do anything other than carve this guy - no sanding, stain or finishing.
The second design I went with was a playful '60s Hawaiian inspired piece
This one also stands at about 1.5 feet and is also without any "finishing". For the filming I decided to go with a more traditionally "known" style, rather than a more obscure style that only purists would recognize as a tiki.
Here's a couple more images of the day:
I am glad that they incorporated some of the other scenes they shot while at Inspiration Point. It's nice to showcase the 15 minute tiki, but I think it was super cool of them to throw in a few shots of some of my other carvings that took a lot longer than 15 minutes (this is a 4.5 foot cannibal carving - and no, not the one for the art trade! )
and finally the one of some dude hanging at Inspiration Point!
OMG! I'm on Instagram!
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-07-08 10:38 pm  Permalink|
Good one! Short and sweet, congrats!
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2013-07-18 8:25 pm  Permalink|
Just saw the commercial. Friggin awesome!!!!!!!!!