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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Godzilla is alive and well

I always get asked, "Why - or how - do you have the 'Go Go Godzilla' moniker for your screen-name here on DVinfo?" Here's the story:

Way back in 2004 I was working on a demo for an instructional DVD I wanted to publish. My original concept was to have a "hired gun" be the on-camera talent but instead it ended up being yours truly.

During the planning and review stages of that demo I taped the discussions I had with my best friend who helped me put it together. In that session I lamented how much I felt I looked like the famed sci-fi monster on-camera after having put on quite a bit of weight following some uber-stressful times.

About a year or so later I met Chris Hurd, the owner of DVinfo, and gave him a copy of what later became the "real" demo which included the blooper reel of the "concept" demo which had the above-mentioned discussion and visuals. After that he assigned me the Godzilla nickname and I've worn it proudly ever since.

Want to see for yourself? Here's the link to that original blooper reel:

http://www.lumenosity.com/movies/Godzilla_Lives

Now you know the story.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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NICE! And always great to put a belly to a name. Face. FACE to a name. Oh goodness, I didn't just say "belly" did I?

Belly belly belly belly belly....

I think I got that out of my system...

As someone who appreciates self-deprecating humour, I thank you for sharing.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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I'd have to watch the video again to pick the exact spot, but I think you actually pronounced it as "Gutzilla" at one stage. Maybe it's the accent?

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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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I'd always wondered where your custom title came from, and this gag reel is a better explanation than I could ever have hoped for! I couldn't stop laughing until well after it was over.

I feel your pain. That video is basically the conversation I have with myself every time I enter the DV Challenge and have to act in one of my movies. "What the hell is that on my face?" and "Oh my God, who wants to watch this?" and "That's no moon." I can't count the number of projects I've let go unfinished because of the same sentiment you express in this clip.

Great look behind the scenes, thanks for showing us!
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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In my old household, Godzilla was the nickname my (now ex) wife had for HER MOTHER!!

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Old April 4th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #6
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OK, yooz guys asked for it...

So here's the blooper reel from the finished DVD, the end result of the original demo that started it all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHhPNd5iC3E
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