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Please enjoy an eclectic diversity of content and subjects created by Matt Chapman. This blog page gives more in depth detail and cool anecdotes pertaining to each video, film, or perhaps something else completely. On top of that, you will find info about the online video making paradigm, production, post-production and more. ChappyShowcase has content channels all over the web. All links for each channel are located for your convenience at a click of the button. Be sure to check the blog regularly to be updated on what is happening with Growing Up Guide Pup, ChappyShowcase, and GurillaTV. Or, better yet, subscribe to one of the RSS feeds so every new post is automatically emailed to you. Enjoy...and remember, keep that camera rollin!

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Giant Spider Attack

I discovered this big spider in the front yard and decided to film it. After doing some research, I believe it is in the orb weaver family. I guess it is a type of garden spider that sets up a new web every night and waits for it's victims. They are not poisonous, but they can pack a mean bite that would not be pleasant.

Are you scared of spiders? This video is a little scary. I approached it with a quarter on a metal rod. The thing attacked and then curled into a little ball.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 16 - Mass Transit

This week was really fun for me. In fact the most fun i have had filming the show in a long time. It is because we got to film with our puppy raising group for the first time. It is so much cooler having 12 dogs to film as opposed to one. So many more shots and things to show always occur. Ricki did really good this week. i can't believe how lucky we are to have her for this show. This whole thing could of just as well been a big disaster. So many dogs just don't have what it takes to be a guide, but it seems like she is destined for greatness. She just continues to kick ass.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 15 - Downtown Disney

This episode is a continuation of last week. We had so much to share while we were in LA that we didn't want to cut things short. Especially cause of the events that occurred while at Downtown Disney in Anaheim. It seemed almost like fate that we ran into a family with a blind child. She was the cutest little girl, and she had so much interest in Ricki. It was at that moment that I was reminded why we make such large sacrifices with giving back our pups.

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George Bush vs Locomotive

This is my first attempt at creating a walking, talking jibjab style character. I chose to do something with a train cause there are railroad tracks behind my house.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 14 - Hollywood Trip

This week was a trip down to LA for business and pleasure. We shot our life with Ricki for everyone to see as always. Amie and I had a lot of fun. We acquired a lot of footage and decided to make our trip a two part series for the show. Watch as Ricki continues to amaze and perform better than any dog we have had to date.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 13 - Bad Dog Eli

Eli got into trouble once again. We filmed at in the in-laws house which included letting the dogs roam around in the garden. We actually caught him wanting to eat cilantro on camera. He also ate all the ripe strawberries, and ate something that made him ill this week. Amie thinks that it was fertilizer.

Be sure to tune in next week cause we are in LA right now. Our next episode should be fun.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Perspective and scale video: Pontiac GTO test

I have always wanted to play with scale and see if I could actually put myself next to some of my Danbury Mint muscle cars. The only part that made it hard was focal issues. There was no way to get everything in focus and pull the video off. I guess i could of found a infinite focus balance between everything, but then everything would of been soft which would of sucked. So instead I just did a little more editing to make it work.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 12 - Nylabones

This episode snuck up on us. We had no time to shoot and prep. Luckily we were able to address some questions from last week which gave us something to work with. We really appreciate questions and urge everyone to keep them coming on youtube.

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