Behind The Scenes

Living with RSD - Not making my life about RSD

In 2004, I was injured at work.  This is something I bring up from time to time here on Cowabunga Corner.  Though I don’t want to be remembered only as that person who had RSD, when I have so much other stuff that I can focus on which are happier moments.  So, I share to help with the awareness of RSD, and then I write happier stories where I don’t always share the pain that happened behind the story.  In fact, if I’m on video and start having problems, I turn off the cameras and take a break.  It’s all stuff that is edited out as much as I can

Review: Kraft TMNT Mac & Cheese Commercial

“Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!”  Those words were made a hit back in 1991 when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze hit the theaters.  I remember going to an early showing of the movie and sitting there as the Ninja Rap hit the big screen, the excitement that went through the crowd.  This is one of those memories that keeps the older fans excited when they hear the song.  So when Mac & Cheese decided to do their TV ad for the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mac & Cheese they found a way to address it to us older fans as well.  Here is my review of the 2014 Kraft Mac & Cheese Commercial.

Midwest Media Expo 2014: TMNT Panel

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has now been around for 30 years.  With the celebration going on throughout the year I’ve been invited as a guest to different conventions and events.  One of these events was the Midwest Media Expo held in Detroit, Michigan. They asked me to do a TMNT panel based on the 30 years of Ninja Turtles, giving me an hour and a half to talk Turtles, with an awesome co-host to help bring this panel to life, Andre Meadows from Black Nerd Comedy!  This is that panel.

Cowabunga Corner #93: Interview Kurt Bryant

Hey everyone,

Welcome to episode 15 of Cowabunga Corner Season 4.  In this episode I get to interview the man behind Tokka, Kurt Bryant.  Kurt is a professional stunts performer.   In this movie he was suited up in a heavy costume from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.  Check out the interview to hear his stories of being Tokka!

Cowabunga Corner #91: Interview Nick Palma

Hey everyone,

Welcome to episode 13 of Cowabunga Corner Season 4.  In this episode I interview Nick Palma.  Nick was Michaelangelo’s stunt double in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, and returned to do some stunt work on TMNT III.  Nick is a great guy and amazing to talk with.

Ivey's Flashback #4

Hey everyone,

Cowabunga Corner #21

In this episode of “Cowabunga Corner”, I get to interview Jim Martin, Leonardo’s puppeteerer from TMNT 3!

On June 28th, I got to meet up with Jim Martin at the Toonseum in Pittsburgh, PA. Jim Martin was the Puppeteerer for Leonardo in TMNT 3, so I asked him to join us for an interview and let the fans know what it was like working on the 3rd Ninja Turtle Movie.

 

This is our first interview on Cowabunga Corner I hope everyone enjoys!

Toonseum:
http://www.toonseum.org/

Ivey Flashback 1

In Ivey’s Flashbacks, these are videos with no new words added, all the speaking is that from the original footage. These are sort of bonus videos, they’ll be released every now and than, sometimes they’ll be TMNT related, sometimes they won’t.

The first episode of “Ivey’s Flashback” was filmed on Saturday, June 5th, 2004. The first of three days of filming for “Totally Obsessed”. This was after a 3 hour long interview done up in my bed room. It is the scene where I wear my Turtle costume to spar my brother.

Cowabunga Corner #15

In this episode of “Cowabunga Corner” I share my visit to the set of “Ninja Turtles : The Next Mutation”.

This is the first time I’m sharing any copies of this video. Back in July 1997 I got to go to Vancouver, B.C. and visit the set of Ninja Turtles : The Next Mutation. I spent two days on the set, and had an amazing time. It was hard to cram this into 10 minutes, so all of the video is fast forward.