Sunday, December 03, 2006

Stop Motion

Stop Motion Animation has always intrigued me. Not quite animation, not quite video, not quite photography. It's almost a category of its own. But after all these years of film making, I have never once made a stop motion animation film. And, I wanted to squeeze a Christmasy video on here before the class officially ended. So, here is my first attempt. This is the product of hours of surprisingly frustrating work.

A tip for anyone interested in trying this: Always make sure your hand is completely out of frame before moving on to the next position. I cannot stress this enough. Also, hats off to those who do this for a living. I cannot imagine how much work goes into a project longer than 40 seconds...

As I mentioned above, the videoblogging class is coming to an end. This is, in fact, the last "official" post for the class. Will I post more? Oh defiantely (actually, this video here has given me an idea for some videos... check for them in 2007). Will I post every week? Highly doubtful. I will post, however, as often as my schedule allows, and as often as my brain can keep pumping out ideas. We're just getting started. So stay tuned. More Skim Milk after these messages...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Carp Caviar Promo

A last minute Carp Caviar Promo.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Candy Project

The task: Film, edit, and post a video in 1 hour and 50 minutes; what we like to call "speed-vlogging."
The result: A collaboration with Deep Thoughts--Having received a bag of candy from Hot Air Balloon Comfort just moments before, we decided to share the love with people on campus... and to film the results.
Thanks to all who participated, and I apologize to all who were creeped out.

Monday, November 13, 2006

school of rock

My on-going affiliation with the local rock band The Post Mortems took me to Johnson Elementary School in Davenport over the weekend. This post is best viewed in the context of the short documentary on the band (which can be seen here, if you haven't already), but I think this behind-the-scenes video stands on it's own. I, of course, have seen the documentary, so I might be a little biased.

Monday, November 06, 2006


This is something a little different...

As a side note, I came up with this idea while I was out driving. I had my camera with me, but not much else. And since I was a good half-hour from my house, I had to use what random things I found in my trunk to make a really bizarre set-up.

Now if only there was a way to patent that...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween

Yeah... I got nothin'.

Monday, October 23, 2006

truth or dare

It's time to get to know you (the viewer) a little better with some Truth or Dare Jenga!