Friday, December 18, 2009

Only in CA...

... there are anteaters all over the place. The one good thing about anteaters is their Anthill.

-- Chris

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rock Hang's Bedroom

I have been without a roommate for quite some time now. My lucky streak ends today when my new roommate, Hang, moves in. That's why I decided to Rock Hang's Bedroom last night! *Guest Starring: Leah Dutchin*
- Chris

Others: Rock the ...

-- Living Room
-- Chase's Bedroom
-- Make Out
-- Dressing Room
-- Xmas Tree
-- Baby Gus

Monday, December 14, 2009

Did you see it, Chase?

Chase loves Battlestar Gallactica. So do I. This spin-off has promise.

Remember: Saul vs. Saul?

-- Chris

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Only in CA

Not sure what these trees are called yet. It looks like some strange combination of pine and palm trees. ... and I've only seen them in CA.
-- Chris

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Charlie is Back!!!

Hey Chris,
He is back, and his adventures never stop.

Chris loves unicorns, so I am only happy to let him know when a new "Charlie the Unicorn" movie comes out.


Check out Charlie's other films:

Charlie the Unicorn

Charlie the Unicorn 2

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Look how cool we are while we play raquetball.

-- Chris

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Bike Ride

This is the path I take to school every morning on my bike... and at night sometimes too.

Don't confuse this with "The Bike Thief" - a beautiful film by The Right Arms.
-- Chris

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

For Chris: Fun Raising

Chis left something behind on his way to California.
It was for a noble purpose, and we thank him for it.
Send him your love as he makes new adventures on the west coast.


Chase actually made me this unicorn pillow, but I refused to give it away in the collection. -- Chris

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Get Down!

After a day of classes, Ben "Dixie" and I go to the gym and climb the rock wall - after playing some raquetball.

- Chris

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Venice Pier

Enjoying some time in the sun on Venice Beach Pier, then enjoying a nice Italian meal for two grad directors birthdays.

I finally got my new computer up and running with video editing software. This is the first video I made with it.

Venice Pier is where I saw this.

-- Chris

Monday, October 12, 2009

he he ... he he he...

No movie yet. just this picture. soon, movie, soon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Good Morning, Irvine!

8:30 on a Sunday morning. Second false alarm since moving in.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Improving Situation

Good News!

I have installed a new version of Windows 7 onto my computer, so I can now actually use it! It connects to the internet and everything! Windows 7 is pretty cool by the way.

Along with a new OS, comes the unfortunate news of me losing my nice video editing software. This will be remedied soon enough. Until then, I'm hoping to use whatever crappy software I can find and pump out a video or two.

I'm back!

-- Chris

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alas, I wish I could give you all.

My dear friends, I have had some bad luck with my new computer here in California. I have many videos to show you and should get everything up and running within the week. I will try to blog many times and give you a good idea of what exactly is happening here. Many interesting and new things are happening, both in my MFA program as well as in my spare time.

Until I can give you more, here is an electronic letter that I sent to Raymond Jivoff that explains much of my happenings to this point:



The land out here in the wild west is unlike anything I have ever imagined. Strange, large posts rise from the dirt and are topped with wide green leaves. The local people call them "palm trees." Small, green, dog-like creatures with long tails roam the grasslands. "Geckos" - the likes of which I only faintly recall laying my eyes on in Wisconsin insurance commercials.

Loud bells ring, and bright, white lights flash every now and then, which after hearing, the only option is to leave my domicile. After descending the stairway, I learn from my neighbors that the people living below us - in what they call "sixty-three-OH-too" - are widely known for their ethnic, oriental-style cooking, which produces much smoke and trips the alarms. I and my new living companion Schutte wait patiently as the local authorities arrive, leave because they did not bring the correct keys, and return again to finally silence the deafening clatter... which I hear that I must expect to occur again within a fortnight.

This university has reaquainted me with what I only vaguely remember from my studies and early career in the Midwest. I must "Audition" for roles, rather than just flexing my man-muscles as I pass the higher-ups and artistic administrators as I stroll the streets of Milwaukee. Though I have not partook in such customs for quite some time, I believe that I have completed them to their liking and should be sent word by the next full moon as to their decision. I will be sure to let you know the outcome as soon as I am physically capable.

Until we are able to communicate again - Farewell Raymond. I hope that all is well on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Christophe Klopotovich

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Skylight Open House Sept. 1

A short video Skylight's Open House and Concert season kickoff celebration.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More KidsWrites - Competition

Here's the opening "rap" and a story of two sisters who constantly fight.

Rivalry in the Air

Shiny Penny

Monday, August 17, 2009


Some new sound bytes from my last KidsWrites show called Competition.

Sista Blues

Dance Off

-- From Chris ... and go see my show, it's now open:
Around the World in 80 DAYS

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Around the World in 80 Days

I just opened up AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS over at The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Go and see it. It's a good time.

-- Chris

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Band: Katzenjammer

A cool new band I just heard at Summerfest yesterday. They played before Elvis Costello. Check 'em out.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Where the fizzle did we go??

Sorry folks. Chase and I have been pretty busy lately, as our lives as actors usually get a little crazy around the beginning of summer. My computer has also gone bonkers on me, and I'm desperately in need of a new one. Maybe a Mac? what do you think Chase?

Chase is out in the DoCo again this summer, with his new wife Molly. They will be performing at American Folklore Theater - while also gardening and crocheting.

I will be in Milwaukee all summer. I'm performing in The Skylight Opera Theater's Pirates of Penzance for another week. Shortly after that I will be doing Milwaukee Chamber Theater's Around the World in 80 Days - which should be amazing.

You can also find me out and about the many disc golf courses around Wisconsin. Wanna join me? Check it out at: Professional Disc Golf Association

More videos soon!

-- Chris

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bum Shake

Are you thirsty! Refresh yourself with this oldie but goody.

If it was only this easy to stimulate our economy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nate and Chris COOK! - The Breakfast Burrito from HELL!

To celebrate our early March birthday's, Nate came over to my place and we cooked some breakfast - all washed down with beer.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saul vs Saul

Battlestar Galactica's own XO fights his inner and outer demons.

There are no spoilers in this video. This is a completely made up scene that Chase and I based on the stories of BSG. ... and we picked Saul because he is the funniest character. Gravelly-voiced, drunk that he is. But if you are really worried that we might unearth some BSG secret in this video, then maybe you shouldn't watch. Consider this a No-Spoiler / Spoiler Alert.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Let Me Dance!

Another oldie-but-a-goodie.  Nate makes an appearance!  Enjoy!

-- Chris

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Love My Beard

a picture or two everyday as my beard grows and becomes accustomed to an unfamiliar world.

This is one of those beard growing videos you may have seen. ... of MY beard. this is one of the most viewed and commented on video that I have posted on YouTube. Very strange and interesting comments from many strange and interesting folks.

-- Chris

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Halcyon Project

An action packed, thrill-ride of a short spy film.
Become a spy.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Fight

Old short film from college. Just finally put it up online.

Eric Nameth vs. Chris Klopatek -- fight to the death

who will win??

Johnny "Chops" Voruz filmed and edited.

Monday, February 9, 2009

P for Pendzich

A short film about catch phrase and what can evolve out of it.

If you were confused at all - watch this after viewing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Crochet the World!

Hey everyone. Some of you may know that I started a brand new website.

Real Men Crochet

I'm hoping to expand it more and incorporate all of my work and future projects, have a forum for other crocheters and artists in the area and also a cool site to look at. That may take awhile. Please visit it and often.

Check out the details for an upcoming fair on my website at the Knickerbocker on the Lake. I hope to see you there.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Dan Savage just came up with a new definition for "Saddlebacking" and set up a website to popularize it. You should check it out, if you think Rick Warren of Saddleback Church is a douche.

-- Chris

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lost in Paradise

The much anticipated Lost series is back on TV. With many more seasons to go. Chris , his sister, her friend, Moosie, and I celebrate the new beginning. With a wonderful feast. Enjoy.


Please take the poll to your right. We need to know.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Straight Talk: REAL Men

Do you have what it takes to be a real man?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bunny Gumbo's Combat Theatre: Day 2

Come along once again with Chris and I for Day 2 of Combat Theatre. Enjoy the ride.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bunny Gumbo's Combat Theatre: Day 1

A biannual event that takes place in Milwaukee. Two days of playwrighting, directing and acting. Follow along with Chris during his first day.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Adventures of Crazy Bob

I recently found this on the internet. I made "Crazy Bob ONLINE" with a friend, let's call him "Craig", back in 1996. It continued until 1998. So we were like 15 years old. One part of this site was our full text extended short-form monthly narrative about Crazy Bob and his minions. If you like crazy stories, this is for you.

... and if you click around, you can find a lot of other weird stuff we made.

-- Chris

Monday, January 12, 2009

Straight Talk #8: Check out these chops!

One day at Grant's house is always delicious.

Schlitz Ad

All you gotta do is turn to Schlitz.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Straight Talk #7: World of Pure Yarn

Chase and Molly discuss their hobbies (big one = skeins) and give us a tour of their apartment.  This should be just in time for Chase's little side project:

Ray's Five might be dead, but Straight Talk continues!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pull Ups, Shot Down

Marcus and I do pull ups.  what more do you need to know?

I just bought that stupid bar for my place, and it won't fit in any of my door frames.  this sucks.

-- Chris 

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I got a booboo!

Yesterday the old Mac decided to not turn on for me. I need to take in the old girl and have it looked at. Wish me luck and I'll talk to you all soon. Also coming soon.

Coming to the World Wide Web in your neck of the woods.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rockin' the Baby Gus

Marcus Truschinski and Tracy Arnold reproduced... and we rocked that offspring like it has never been rocked before.

Rock the ...

-- Living Room
-- Chase's Bedroom
-- Make Out
-- Dressing Room
-- Xmas Tree

Friday, January 2, 2009

Straight Talk #6: West breaks his legs.

J. West breaks his legs every night during The Producers.  ... but you never actually see it onstage.  Take a look at what REALLY happens.

Hope you all had a great Xmas time, new year bash.