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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, June 28, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 20 - 'Hide' N Seek

This week we played with Ricki and turned it into an episode. Hide and go seek is one of the best ways to bond with a dog, and we do it with all the pups we raise. Ricki picked up on how to play very quickly. It took her about 5 minutes to understand that she needed to wait in a down position until Amie released her with the "Ricki come" command. Good times as usual.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Feline Feeding Frenzy

My wife Amie works at an ER Clinic for animals. They are heroes on a regular basis and the other day was no exception. Someone found these kittens abandoned in front of their house in a cardboard box. They brought the kittens to Amie's work. The video below is them eating for the first time in who knows how long. I had some fun by adding the sound of feasting lions.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 19 - County Fair

Amie and I have been taking the dogs to the county fair ever since we first started raising guide dogs. It is a great place to get out and take the animals. Their are a million different things for a dog to experience, and we never see the same thing twice. This year was no exception and Ricki performed like a champ. She has still yet to have an accident on a outing. Fingers crossed on that one. Hit that subscribe button on youtube and participate in our comments section. Here is our latest installment.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 18 - Ricki's Mom

We have been raising guide dogs for the blind for a long time. In fact, we will be hitting 10 years in not too long. In all that time, we have never had the privilege of reuniting our pups with their mothers. This week was our first. The popularity of our web show is starting to grow and Ricki's owners heard about what we were doing through word of mouth. They contacted us and wanted to know if we would like to meet. Well of course we said yes!

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Matt (Chappy)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mustang Shivers starring Uncle Ronski

I was originally inspired to make videos from watching my uncle when I was a kid. Back in the 80's he would make videos with the family. Everyone would get involved as he recorded on his old vhs camera. Those early memories have never gone far away from my memory and I have always wanted to shoot something with him since i became a filmmaker. This video marks the first project we have done together since i was a teenager. I basically make him the star of his own video. Good times and this one is for Uncle Ronski!

"Mustang Shivers"
Created by Chappy
Performed by Uncle Ronski
Audio Recording and Mix by Matthew Lee Massie
Story by Chappy
Lyrics by Uncle Ronski and Matthew Lee Massie
Guest appearance: Amie and Ricki from Growing Up Guide Pup.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Growing Up Guide Pup - Week 17 - Swimming Pool

This week was bittersweet. My parents are selling their house in Foster City. The harsh economy and overwhelming bills have become too much for my parents and they had to make this unfortunate move. It's the house i spent most of my childhood in. We bought the house when i was nine years old and I am 34 years old now. Needless to say, this has been the rooted homestead of my family for most of my life. They got an offer a week ago and decided to accept it.

So Amie and I decided what better way to say goodbye to the house than to give Ricki her first swimming experience there. She continues to amaze with her ability to adapt to new situations and excel. She fell in the pool three times on accident and didn't let that get in her way. She possesses a steadfast determination to learn to swim this week and it shows in the video.

Goodbye to my childhood home and hello to a new world of water for Ricki.