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JOHNNY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD!!!!! :-)

Dear All,
This coud be the title of this topic!
I’m (more than) happy and proud to let you know that I’m working on a great project.
I had been asked to produce #8 whips for a very important movie!
.... Guess which one do I refer to?
It’s the remake of ‘Ben Hur’ directed by Timur Bekmambetov!!!
My task is to provide the whips for the famous Chariot/Biga Race!
As soon as i’ll be allowed i’ll show you the pics!
I can only anticipate you that these whips won’t be made in “Indy Style” or any other modern style...as a matter of fact I have to provide stuff consistent with the historical period, ie 30 AC.
I can’t wait to share my job with you all

Kind Regards
Gio

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it

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Wow Gio,
that's fantastic news, you must be excited about this.
I look forward to seeing what you will make for them.

Congratulations, and keep us posted on how you get on.

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Duuude, that is awesome! Congratulations smile

Can't wait to see the whips.


- Pokkis

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Fantastic news Gio. Can't wait for the pics!

Think for yourself, act for everyone.

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Thank you Guys!!!!
i've to admit that i did make more elaborate whips but at that time in the mediterranean area the whips where very basic :-(
Anyway i'm more than happy for this great opportunity ....

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it

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Basic or not. It has to be done in the proper way. More than that. I know that movie folks give a shit on props. And so they will beat the hell out of these whips. Make them stable, Gio! Congratulations smile

Robby

I have a screwdriver. I am Legend...

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Hi Gio,
congrats from me too! :-)
Your Whips are very great and beautiful!
I wait strained for the pics :-)

Ralph

Mistakes are just decoration wink

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Very exciting news Gio, like everyone else, I eagerly anticipate pics of your work when completed! ...Oh, and please don't forget us when you're famous!! smile

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That is exciting news Gio, I'm sure they will be more than pleased with your work. Can't wait to see them in action on the big screen

He died for me, I'll live for him

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congratulations Gio!!!

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Gio, this is great news! I really look forward to the film!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Congrats Giovanni!  Can't wait to se them in action!

Here's wishing you find time for the things you want to do, and for the things you need to do.
We see ourselves in our children and hope for a better future.

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Congratulations, this is really  great! I can't wait to see the film :-)

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Dear All,
Thank YOU so much for your kind words
I submitted 5 different models of whips to the Film Production Prop Manager.
The whips I proposed are all consistent both with the historical period and with the geographical area where ‘Ben Hur’ lived...
Here below the five different models of whip:
-    Twisted handle with flat tapered rope braid thong
-    Twisted handle with twisted tapered rope thong
-    Twisted handle with flat tapered leather braid thong
-    Twisted handle with twisted tapered leather thong
-    Twisted handle with tapering leather thong

At the end this is the model that had been chosen :
Twisted handle 90cm long with shaped and tapered leather thong 150cm long

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it

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Can't wait to see them, Gio!

'Less is often more!'

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Congratulations Gio, that's fantastic news. smile  smile  smile

Best wishes,
Mario

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Hi Guys,
here below some pics of whips that i made for a new Film Ben Hur.
As i wrote in the previous post, these whips are very simple but at that time in the mediterranean area the whips where very basic :-(
Anyway i'm more than happy for this great opportunity ....

a bunch of whips:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/8%20FRUSTE%20E%2010%20MANICI%201_zpsvu9nld0e.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/8%20FRUSTE%20E%2010%20MANICI%204_zpsuzhbbbfg.jpg

The Ben Hur's whip
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/BEN%20HUR%20%202_zpsb5sbkbhz.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/BEN%20HUR%20%201_zpszml0utmd.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/BEN%20HUR%20%203_zpsv3wuowj4.jpg

The Messala's Whip
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/MESSALA_zpsoarcqcvk.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/MESSALA%202_zpsbf1eyvvj.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/giovanniceleste/MESSALA%203_zps1jkd95hu.jpg

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it

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These are really interesting. Simple, yes, but really cool and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


- Pokkis

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Like all your work, these are very elegant, Gio! Thanks for posting!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Thank you so much Pokkis!! very kind of you!

"Perfection has to be sought never reached. This is the only way to inspire and motivate creativity".               www.giovanniceleste.it