Monday, May 9, 2016

'The Ride' playing at the San Bernadino Arts & Music Festival!

Hello Folks! Good news on 'The Ride' front. We have been accepted into the San Bernardino Arts & Music Festival!

The festival will take place at San Bernardino California State University, and features everything from live music to sculpture and painting!

They have just started trying to work films into the program, and so 'The Ride', rather than being screened at a set time with other films, will be playing inside the Visual Arts Center on a loop all day long! I will also have a table in front of the entrance with stills from the movie and some print outs from my webcomic Frownland.

The festival is happening THIS Friday, May 13th. You can catch 'The Ride' from 4 - 9pm at the museum inside the Visual Arts Center

San Bernadino California State University
5500 University Parkway
San Bernadino, CA

If you have the means, definitely make the trip! The festival is free, and you can experience being an art snob while listening to some kick ass live music. Be there!

Below is a site map from the official website; the area were 'The Ride' will be playing is listed as 'VA' on the left. More details coming as I get more specifics.

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Long Overdue Update


It's been a while. I've been very busy trying to get my short film 'The Ride' cut together, and have been focusing most of my blog attention on the new 'Frownland' site, which is the home of my webcomic.

In fact, I'm in the process of updating's layout, and one of the main reasons for that is to move the news section to the homepage, so this blog will not have much use after that. Of course, I'll keep it up here, archived indefinitely.

In the meantime, here are some fun things that are happening in the land of Bacon:


Yes, that's right! After many months of editing hell, I am finally showing a version of my new short film at the beloved Albany Film Festival in my hometown of Albany, CA. The film will be closing the festival, and will be followed by a Q & A with your truly. I am both very excited and very, very nervous.

After this, I will be planning a Southern California screening date as well, and then it off to the festivals if they'll have us!

All the best, Waylon

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Frownland 11/15/15

Here it is - your weekly Frownland.

Frownland Returns!

Call me irresponsible - this should have gone up last week! Oh well, at least I remembered all my other social media platforms. As always - based on a true story.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hey there friends! It's been a little while, because I have been knee deep finishing up my latest film project 'The Ride'. However, I'm finally being dragged away because of a unique engagement I've been invited to:

This coming Tuesday, October 20th, I'll be giving a FREE class on how to create cheap special effects for your film projects using simple tools like duct tape, bed foam, and cotton balls.

The Albany Film Festival runs every spring in Albany, CA, and always features an absolutely astounding line up of great film projects. However, they also host lectures and classes throughout the year, and thought I would be a great choice for the October event!

The class will include tutorials on how to create monster masks out of cheap materials, the art of inexpensive head casting, how to plan out your effects shots, and a drawing lesson to help you create storyboards!

There will also be video's showing how I've managed to pull off the FX on my short films with no money, including footage from my new film 'The Ride'!

The class will be held this coming Tuesday, October 20th at the Albany Library, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, absolutely FREE of charge! You can find out more information by clicking the link below:

AFF PRESENTS: How to Make Cheap Special Effects with Waylon Bacon

I look forward to seeing you there!

All the best, Waylon