Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dreaming of You - The Coral

This is an unofficial music video for "Dreaming of You" by the band "The Coral". This was shot on miniDV over the course of two days and then using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects over the course of nearly 6 weeks it was animated.

This is my first attempt at a project using Adobe After Effects. Due to the lack of greenscreen I had to mask out everything but the actors in almost every shot, amounting to a rotoscoping job of a little over 2600 frames. The hours spent working on this, the nights devoid of sleep, and the number of songs I listened to while animating are too numerous to count.

Laura, I want to thank you for writing this. I want to thank you for acting for me. I want to thank you for all the nights the first few weeks you bugged me for a work print because to be honest, if you hadn't, this probably would have never been finished. At one point you referred to this as a baby and you were right. You're creative input and work makes this video just as much yours as it is mine.

Ed, no matter what I plan to shoot, you're always up for acting in it and for that I am grateful. All these weeks of rotoscoping would have been pointless if I didn't have any characters to rotoscope.

Steve, thank you for being my camera guy. If you weren't this would be a crappy Battlestar Galactica, Blair Witch Project imitation and not intentionally.

And of course, thanks to The Coral. Without the song this all obviously couldn't have been made.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Making a long story short...

Hot air ballooning was rescheduled for Sunday morning so I will not be here Saturday night to go see the movie.

I'm sad.

Sad because I really wanted to see the movie/hang out and sad because my perfectly planned weekend just got shot to shit.

This was not me pulling a Laura.

It was hot air balloons being stupid.

For further explanation... wait til I'm in DC Sunday night because I cannot deal with my mom's shitty computer.

Yes... it is worse than my shitty wireless. (Ahem, Rob)

To cheer me up, finish DoY.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Genius Idea

Birdcage inside a fishtank

Also, I know its old, but I think this is my favorite comic ever

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Halo 3 to save 'Bomb' XBox 360

fuckin retarded cunt...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Funny shit my roommate sent me...

Worst Lyrics Ever

Hardest Partiers Ever

By the end of Hardest Partiers, you start to wonder how they could ever top the previous ones.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Movies Saturday

Across the Universe. AMC Empire 25 @ 42nd St.

8:30pm

If you're not on the google calendar, get on it. If you are, check it.

buy me.

Collectors Edition

Also, we all knew Bruce Lee was a crazy motherfucker, but read this stuff

Friday, September 21, 2007

My Gods

It’s been said before: the Weinstein’s are in need of a hit. Since they and Disney parted ways, the best a Weinstein movie has performed could be described as “mediocre.” Even some of the Weinstein’s best artists, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for example, just haven’t brought the goods the company needs to continue their streak. So if at first you don’t succeed, go after movies with hot names attached.

That appears to be what the Weinsteins have done with the announcement that they’ve picked up the distribution rights for Walk All Over Me, which stars Leelee Sobieski and Tricia Helfer. Sobieski has gained some attention for her short career, including a Golden-Globe nomination, but Helfer is the bigger name here, best known for her work on Battlestar Galactica as the hot, seductive, and frequently scantily-clad “Number Six.”

Even better, the movie puts both Sobieski and Helfer in a sort of dominatrix role – as if fanboys didn’t have enough to enjoy from Helfer’s Battlestar gig. The movie stars Sobieski as a small-town girl who runs into trouble that causes her to take over Helfer’s dominatrix identity to pay the bills. It’s described as both a crime thriller and a coming-of-age story. At least I think it is. The truth is I stopped paying any sort of attention thinking about either actress as a dominatrix.

I’m not sure this will be a hit for the Weinsteins, but it can’t be a huge miss. On top of U.S. distribution rights, the company will also distribute Walk All Over Me through their DVD label, Genius Products, so even if people don’t come out to see the movie in theaters, this could be the next movie everyone’s embarrassed to have on their DVD shelves, alongside Showgirls and Secretary.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quotes

Blues brothers was on TV, so here we go, add your own.

Also this commercial just used the word "unlimitedley"

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

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Frank Burns: Why does everyone take an instant dislike to me?
Trapper: It saves time, Frank.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: I haven't washed my hands since I became a psychiatrist.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice: pull down your pants and slide on the ice

Also, when I'm going through the imdb quotes page from M*A*S*H, I not only notice when a quote is attributed to the wrong person, but I get pissed too. I'm such a fucking nerd.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

sweet flare

Monday, September 17, 2007

You might want to sit down for this

Friday, September 14, 2007

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Monday, September 10, 2007

too cool

Photos of a random woman aging...

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Western Wash

Friday, September 07, 2007

sooooooooooo.........

Who's interested in a blue man group How To Be A Megastar 2.1 show in Trenton, NJ November 9th?

Only reason I'm not sure is because I don't know what the hell I'll be doing then, and the tickets might cost around $90. But it would probably be so much fun.

Anyway, random old pictures I was clearing off my shitty-ass cameraphone, and two pictures from the crappy C.C. truck.


Awww. Two guys asleep on the 7 train.

LIRR. Some guy with the strangest coat I have ever seen. It was like green inch thick shag. Honestly kind of disturbing.

Laughed out loud when someone opened the visor and I saw this, other side was clean. The white letters say "PA Revenge! $250 a day or strike!" Then there was a lot of references as to who sucks what all over the truck and alot of them had writing over them where people tried to change the letters so you couldn't decipher it. It was far less effective than crossing it out.


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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Next Birthday?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Orson Scott Card on what would happen if we kicked out all the mexicans

Sunday, September 02, 2007

So, just how green is a PZEV machine? Well, if you just cut your lawn with a gas mower, congratulations, you just put out more pollution in one hour than these cars do in 2,000 miles of driving. Grill a single juicy burger, and you've cooked up the same hydrocarbon emissions as a three-hour drive in a Ford Focus PZEV. As the California Air Resources Board has noted, the tailpipe emissions of these cars can be cleaner than the outside air in smoggy cities.

Apparently these cars are illegal. Link

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Quote from my dad:

"As much as I hate you two... at least you're not girls"

Eric: "that means we don't walk around with the word Juicy on our asses"