So a bit of an update. I’ve been neglecting this blog for a little while, life and all of that. I’ve been trying for a while to get into school to pursue production. I had mixed success but ended up registering for a certificate in Design for Arts and Entertainment at Ryerson University. Everything seemed fine and things seemed to be going well, until I tried to travel. It was a long drawn out ordeal that ended in a rejection letter from the Canadian High Commission and a scramble to find a new path to take.
Things are funny in a way, when I began looking at schools I came across this “Full Sail University” courtesy of Film Riot . I was impressed by their pretty site but ran the other way when I came across the tuition. This lead to Ryerson and the debacle of Canadian Immigration. Then my sister went on a mission to find me a school, this was within 24 hours of my latest rejection from the Canadian High Commission. She didn’t know what schools I had looked at and she ended up calling “Full Sail University”. Within a day or two she had the whole plan mapped out, when I would start, what I needed to do and so on. Now, about a month later I’m sitting here in Winter Park having completed my orientation at Full Sail and I’m excited, happy and thankful at this amazing, curious turn of events.
Anyway the orientation week has been great and I got to attend my first non-orientation event on campus, the demo of the Olympus iSpeed PL High Speed Camera.
I shot kind of on the spur of the moment on my iPhone so there isn’t much in the way of narrative or anything, just a quick peek at the camera’s capabilities and a really bright ARRISUN. I really just wanted to test out the rendering on this Macbook pro they gave me.
I hope to do some kind of regular video blog thing, interspersed with writing and maybe audio, depending on what I’m feeling.
Went on the road to shoot some bright day pics and enjoy Carnival. Still updating the album but enjoy. 🙂
A little bit off what I usually talk about but being the “Computer Guy” to my friends and family I figured I might share this in the hopes that it might help anyone else stuck as “Computer Guy”.
Okay I was initially skeptical of the suit. Now I’m not. This movie looks freaking fantastic. GL is my favourite hero and I think Ryan Reynolds is pretty awesome too.
I heard about this technique a while back but I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet. Luckily Ryan Connolly of Film Riot fame did a test shoot using the technique. The results are freaking spanky.
I love Film Riot with all of my black heart. They bring the crazy and fun to learning about filmmaking so if you have any interest at all in the art check out the show.
[EDIT] In case you are wondering what “Lens Whacking” is, it is slightly removing your lens from your camera body to let light in behind the actual glass. The result is those wonderful flares you see in the short.
So I haven’t had much time since last week. I was hoping to have a couple vids to post but I have to change a couple of clips in it (the joys of working for other people.) In the meantime check out this little 5 second clip of my appleton mug. I was experimenting with making slow-mo from stills.
I also used the opportunity to test out my CPU which has been overheating like crazy. Good news. Success no more overheating even running outside of air conditioning. That said, enjoy the clip I’ll be back with a preview of the opening montage for my DVD of a local production of FAME: The next Generation.
So last month I was being very idle on twitter and ended up entering a contest to win a Runningman DSLR rig from @redrockmicro.
and apparently I won.
it works tooo!
The rig feels SOLID! I am going to be working with the rig this weekend and I should have some video and thoughts on the rig posted up here in the coming weeks.
Thank you Redrock Micro 🙂 I have my eye on some more stuff to add to this rig (follow focus ^_^).
Got this link courtesy of @epicmayers
It’s a behind the scenes look at the making of a new ad campaign for Canon’s Pixma line of printers. Sound scuplting using paint.