Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Goodbye, Park City

Augenblick Studios left Park City and returned home to Brooklyn, NY with great pride, fond memories, and a pending lawsuit from New Park Resorts. Thank you, Sundance!

Goodbye

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Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Hounddog Premiere

Aaron Augenblick and M. Wartella trade “Wacky Packages” with Dakota Fanning at dinner before the premiere of her controversial new film Hounddog.

Shooter Jennings and M. Wartella (aka Mazey Gardens) talkin’ country.

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Sunday, January 21st, 2007

The Ten Premiere Party

The premiere party was a star-studded event, with a surprise appearance by Matisyahu doing “Nobody Gonna Break My Stride”.


The inner sanctum at The Ten premiere party.


Winona Ryder and Aaron Augenblick talk details of a top-secret animated feature film project.


Ed Hawkins, Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), Michael Ziegfeld, Paul Rudd, Aaron Augenblick, and Chris “Third Degree” Burns on fire.


Paul Rudd (The Ten Producer) with Aaron Augenblick.


Is this a goof? Chris Burns, Ken Marino, and Jeremy Jusay.


MTV’s Edmond Hawkins III with The Office‘s Rashida Jones.


The Ten‘s Winona Ryder with background artist Jeremy Jusay.


Ken Marino deals and reels with Aaron Augenblick.


A surprise appearance by hasidic superstar Matisyahu.


Kevin Lofton (The Howard Stern Show) with Rachel Dratch.


The Ten animation crew (clockwise from bottom left): Edmond Hawkins III, kristofer wollinger, Jeremy Jusay, Chris “Third Degree” Burns, Aaron Augenblick, M.Wartella.

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Sunday, January 21st, 2007

The Ride to the Ten Premiere Party

Kris and Ed caught the free shuttle to Main Street, while the rest of us rode in luxury to the soulful sounds of Barry White.

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Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Press Junket

Aaron and Mike hit Main Street to promote Golden Age and The Ten.

See the Filmmaker Magazine podcast by Jamie Stuart (look for Aaron and Mike halfway through).

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Sunday, January 21st, 2007

KPCW Radio Interview

Radio station KPCW hosted a fascinating discussion with Aaron and Mike about animation and Utah traffic conditions. Regular caller “Abby” delighted listeners with her anecdotes about Scooby Doo.

KPCW

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Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Breakfast of Champions

HOW TO MAKE AN “EGG BOMB”: Combine 1 raw egg with 1 shot Wild Turkey in glass. Swallow concoction whole.

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Saturday, January 20th, 2007

The Ten Screening

The midnight show of The Ten was a raucous event. Our animation looked great, and the money shot was well-received. It was a proud moment for the studio.

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Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Haunted House Party

After the premiere, we were kidnapped by a van full of Ohio State college students and taken to a cabin deep in the woods of Utah. Unfortunately their cabin was haunted, and before the night was over, Mike’s blood was splattered across the walls. We made our getaway at sunrise within an inch of our lives.

Kidnapped

Toast at the condo.

Haunted family picture

Board games.

Mirror Mirror

Mike's Bleeding Finger

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Friday, January 19th, 2007

Golden Age Premiere

After the Ten cocktail party, we cabbed it over to Prospector Theater in Park City to catch the Animation Spotlight, which included our animation, Golden Age. The audience was great, despite it being a midnight show, and the Q&A was thankfully short and sweet.

Poster

Prospector Theatre.

Us in the audience.

Aaron up on stage.

Aaron gives an intro.

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Friday, January 19th, 2007

The Ten Cast Cocktail Party

Bright lights, Park City. The crew hit the party like a frieght train, revved up by G’n’R and a copious amount of liquor.

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Winona Ryder with Aaron Augenblick and M. Wartella.

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Wartella talks glossies with The Ten‘s Famke Janssen.

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Aaron Augenblick congratulates the “real” lying rhino, guitar god Peter Cetera.

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The Augenblick Studios animation crew (L to R): M. Wartella, Chris Burns, Edmond Hawkins III, Aaron Augenblick, kristofer Wollinger, Bradford Reed, Jeremy Jusay.

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Friday, January 19th, 2007

Mike Gets Ten Seconds From the SLC Tribune

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Friday, January 19th, 2007

Main Street Sundance

Friday afternoon was strictly business. We got our tickets, drank, and worked on some promotions. Golden Age posters were thrown up onto the main strip and lasted about half an hour until the HBO promotions team steam rolled their ads over every inch of wall space available.

BANDITS: Cartoonist M. Wartella (The Ten animatics), Jeremy Jusay (The Ten background artist), and Chris Burns (The Ten lead animator) at Bandits Bar & Grill.

Kris, Ed, and Aaron at BanditsBANDITS: Master lip-syncher/production manager Kris Wollinger, MTV’s Edmond Hawkins (The Ten After Effects editing), and studio chief Aaron Augenblick (The Ten, Golden Age) across the table bat Bandits.

Bradford at BanditsKing Missile’s Bradford Reed (Golden Age composer) is a WANTED man at Bandits.

Ed Begley, Jr.

Aaron had to run off to a photo shoot so the remaining crew went to project greenhouse to watch Ed Begley Jr ride his bicycle that powered some of the lights in the room where were were drinking organic vodka cocktails. Big thanks to Chris Rubino of STUDIO18HUNDRED for getting us into that.

We’ve got a big night ahead of us with The Ten Cocktail Party and the Premiere of Golden Age. Check in later to find out what the night had in store for us.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Opening Night

Debauchery Animated

First thing on our agenda was to get our bodies acclimated to high altitude drinking, so with a little inspirtation from Rocky we boozed it up with a bunch of drinks starting off with jaeger and vodka bombs, and later strengthened our endurance by doing shots of Wild Turkey with a raw egg.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Settled In

Ok, we’ve all settled in to our condo at the Newpark Resort in Park City, Utah. It’s 7:21PM Mountain Time, and it’s pitch dark outside and cold. Bradford’s already hit the hot tub and Kris is taking a power nap after being near-comatose on our 7-hour flight from New York. Mike and Kevin were the last entries about a half hour ago and we’re revving to get some grub.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007

The Flight to Utah

The flight was seven hours long. Much happened. The highlights include: Kris drinking multiple shots before we even boarded the plane; Kris vomitting into his hand while we were landing in Chicago; Aaron handling Kris’s vomit-covered jacket.

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Welcome to the Blog.

First post! If I can manage it, there’ll be pictures, stories, and video of our adventures in Utah. At least two of us will be carrying digital still cameras that have video capabilities, so we’ll have something to entertain the lot of you. Wish us luck.

-Jeremy

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