Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Origin Of Time Out

As a family, we have been working on a sitcom type pilot.  We don't have any plans to sell it or anything, but it is something fun for my family to do together.  It has also been a good chance for me to brush up on, and develop new skills.  This sequence is a small portion of that pilot.  It is a stand alone short for one of the segments.  The whole pilot centers around "Time Out" from a child's perspective, and any gags we can pull off around it.

This was fun, because it allowed me to do a lot of new things.  I was able to pick up a little programming for Adobe After Effects to create an older, slightly deteriorated film effect.  I created the effects from scratch.

It also gave me the opportunity to compose a song in the old rag time style.  I've been wanting to do that for quite some time.  It was fun to take the song and help it sound older.  I recorded scratches, pops, and other noises from my record player and added those in, as well as adding in some more roundness and a secondary slightly bent pitch version to try to recreate the old honky tonk type piano sound.

All in all, I think it worked out pretty well.  I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Alaska Trip

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to go up to Alaska.  Here are a couple of pictures from that trip.  I used to try and protect my pictures on the web by putting big watermarks across them.
Now my approach is going to be to just post them at a much lower resolution.  I apologize for the low resolution.  It really does lose a lot with the reduction.  However, it was either this or go back to the watermark.  Enjoy.