I'm known as solid, funny, creative... The 'go to' guy. I want to be off this site and in a long term something. So see what you think and what I'm about.
Just bought a pro HD camcorder and full studio lighting to produce and shoot comedy videos for YouTube. A big deal. Could be a side pursuit while keeping the day job. I've been a production company for digital.
I still do photography -- some of you have unflattering snapshot or smart phone pics posted. You need my help! :) I've done actor theatrical head shots and commercial composites, as well location shoots. Not new to this -- ex-USC Cinema dept. Have a good portfolio and a good eye. Want more info? I'm at martinbay10 at Yahoo...
Also, I have an awesome make up artist (optional) who can also do zombie make-up/effects. Our first video, 'zombie singing practice' is on YouTube. Just search for it. Always looking for more talent and crew.
Background: I've been a Creative Director or web guru (put together www.hulu.com). So I have a tech geek streak, but am a writer. One script was optioned. Tired of my stuff not getting made, so now writing-producing-directing.
I play guitar, have decent vocal chops, and a good sense of rhythm. Which is helpful in other areas :)
Studied film, sociology, social policy... So I'm knowledgeable about some stuff, but also have stocks of useless information that I won't bore you with :)
Thankfully, I tend to know when to lead and when to follow...
My parents were married for 30 years, until my father died. I'm a relationship person, not a dater.
I like local travel and getaways (e.g. Catalina Island) Hole-in-the-wall restaurants can be cool. Hollywood Bowl and McCabes are cool for music.
I have a 15 year old daughter, a clarinet diva who lives with her mom a mile away. She has her own life :(
So it would be great if you have a nurturing streak wider than dental floss. The daughter doesn't need it. I do!
Also, I have a unique 4 year-old blotchy tuxedo cat who belonged to my daughter. The cat understands many words, offers up her paw when she wants something, and thinks rolled up pipe cleaners are mice!.
While I would rather not date Dr. Doolittle, I can be the dog and cat whisperer. Conflicted?
Who am I looking for? Bright, funny, attractive, wise, communicative, arty, light baggage... funny? If we click and know each other for a while, I do bring flowers.
If you're arty, but not nuts, that would be a plus :)
Please, no 'I want to travel the world' women.. unless you're financing and I'm taking pics/video. Seriously, I do travel, but not in retirement mode. I will never go on a cruise on any of those filthy cruise ships. A fishing boat is cleaner :)
What do I like to do? Riding bikes, beach volleyball (I used to be good... still decent), plays, movies, museums and art galleries... I can cook, but would prefer to share duties. I'm open to adventure, but I'm not skydiving or rock-climbing. I did a 13 mile trail ride in the mountainous interior of Catalina Island in last August.
Just about whatever you have going on... I will be supportive.. In general, I will have your back.
As a 'homebody with options', I'll often write or play my acoustic guitar. Or I'll pound keys on my Yamaha upright, which wishes someone else would play...
Thank you for reading...
-- Martin (Marty)