Here's a scene from the movie. It's not 100% yet, but I think it shows some of the promise of the project:
I shot this time-lapse for Skyboys, but the sky change was too dramatic for what I wanted, and also I accidentally got part of the window frame. From the movement of the clouds at different heights, though, you can see where the levels of air are moving in different directions.
Here's a scene from 'Skyboys' that stands well enough on its own. Thanks to Jon Ehrich for help with the medical dialogue.
Amateur acting does not dull the cleverness of this:
Getting a half-assed 419 e-mail like this makes you suddenly appreciate the efforts of hardworking Nigerian scammers.
For all the things we did wrong on Skyboys, I did do a few things right. My plan to shoot a character standing on an asteroid set at night, against a dark sky, and then do a luminance matte, has yielded excellent results, with the help of a little After Effects cleanup to fill in the shadowed areas. If we had tried to shoot this against a green screen (or blue screen, in this case), the below picture would exhibit a fake-looking fringe around the feathery parts of his hair. (as I type this, I realize that the rim light coming through his hair may seem like the green-screen fringe I'm describing, but it's not- when the shot is in motion, the effect is quite different)
Look at him, just turning around, and walking away in slow motion! So cool!
Hey, it's another stupid video!
Here is a music video I made for a song my brother Simon wrote and performed. He sings and is playing all the instruments. We made it for the EleUke 2010 contest, whose main requirement is the inclusion of one of their electric ukeleles. It was shot and edited in just over a day, just in time for the contest deadline.