Thursday, August 13, 2009

electric instruments

the first recording of my new instrument
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2 passes with a mic and a pickup - NO EFFECTS!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Working on the multiplane again

A shot of the multiplane - the quality is poor though - I need to find something better
Ketchup farmer in the forest

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

NEW

A little taste of something to come for the summer from theAMIGOunit.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Reel Spring 2009

Heres a Reel for Spring 2009
Canned Heat - all day all night.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is What It Is

I have removed the short. I recieved a lot of great feedback, thank you all. I am currently submitting this piece to places I find fit - lets see what happens.
3 days of work - home made mini light-box with crank battery-less light - 8.5X11 sheets ripped into 4 - no registration - straight ahead animation with pen. Track recorded on 1980's tape recorder - one take.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Multi Plane walk test

Running into some problems that will have to be fixed on the future model if there is one. First the space is too limited for me to work in - I'm going to have to work small in order to fit everything. Secondly I'm not sure if there's a lighting issue - I'm a bit up in the air about it - I would love to be able to stick some lights on there and make it look nice however I don't find it entirely necessary - what I have been working with is alright. Also I need to figure out some form of registration. Finally if I choose to do a finished piece I have to get a real nice camera - because these consumer cameras are not giving me the depth of field that I need.
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Running into some problems that will have to be fixed on the future model if there is one. First the space is too limited for me to work in - I'm going to have to work small in order to fit everything. Secondly I'm not sure if there's a lighting issue - I'm a bit up in the air about it - I would love to be able to stick some lights on there and make it look nice however I don't find it entirely necessary - what I have been working with is alright. Also I need to figure out some form of registration. Finally if I choose to do a finished piece I have to get a real nice camera - because these consumer cameras are not giving me the depth of field that I need.

Monday, March 23, 2009

This is a super difficult process and I am running into several problems I wasn't ready for. It would be best to have a lot more space to work with - this will be a fix for the next model I suppose. I am still pending with the lighting - Im not sure what to do with it yet - things seem to be working as is but it could be better/worse with better lighting. I know I have to get a better camera for shooting anything better than a test - with these digital take home cameras you dont get a proper depth of field - and theres no substitute that I have discovered for a nice lens.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Multi Plane and Music Test

through a cell phone through a 35mm from a 4 track through headphones


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Multi Plane test shot with sound

through a cell phone through a 35mm through headphones and a 4 track.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MultiPlane

So heres a shot test - this is through a cell phone through a camera so its not what it could be but it looks pretty cool. I am still trying to get some lights for this and to fix a few more things that need to be worked out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Regressive Progression

Multi-Planeica - Insaneica. This thing is starting to form in my laboratory. I gotta build it slowly cause its becoming expensive - gotta get a ton of lights for it and find a way to mount a camera in a good spot. I have been building it so that I can easily disassemble it because it takes up a lot of space. This poses the problem of getting things to register perfectly - I have been having trouble figuring out how to keep everything lined up - a single knock would throw things around probably - Also I grabbed some wheels from my moldy basement to put on the bottom - they are old rusty and barely work - its better than having it flat on the floor though. Gotta get some more things for this beast.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Another Test

Im building this thing... hopefully I'll get it done before Too Art for TV 4.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

In the grey matter

A hint for anybody who gives a damn.
This is the approximate size of The Zapruder film.
468 frames plus black on front and end.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hmm pirates and mammoths

Here is some cel things I've been working on - the top being a pirate battle (4 layers) on the sloppy seas - done with ink and acrylics - the second being a wooly mammoth skull (6 piece) I've been thinking about - again ink and acrylics. 
As for the film it is rendering the first minute out as we speak...I guess - should have another minute to 3 this week I should think.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More Hate For Doctors

It is likely that I will pay thousands of dollars for a crappy sandwich and a prescription for some Motrin. I could have gotten the same advice and a better sandwich at my mothers house.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Captain Swivel Neck!

Heres a shot test for my new film - Captain Swivel Neck and Skipper Jones Aboard The S.S. Tartar Sauce. Its an educational film about some water logged explorers. I started it in late July and am now getting around to working on it again. Expect to see several parts to this film - I've got a lot to work with.
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This was done on cels - scanned in and colored - with a better quality film the cels create a nice natural shadow- the background is colored pencil and crayon on cardboard. 

The film as a whole is half animation and half live action - you can expect the unexpected.

The Python

Here it is as I promised - the records of a python from the wilds of Borneo - of course we know her as "The Monty Python."
The amount of records we have of this extraordinary beast out numbers the tally of suspected attacks. It is possible that she is still at large.

I have so many drawings from then. Of course half of them were stolen by the teachers. If only I had the folder from that algebra class - mmmmkay?

I think I will upload things weekly - get into a habit. Of course I'm not sure who really looks at this - check back on Sundays.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High School Drawings

Best/worst I've ever done.
Check back for a spot of the python.