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October 15th, 2011

08:58 pm: Skyboys - Witch Planet Landing
Here's a scene from the movie. It's not 100% yet, but I think it shows some of the promise of the project:

September 30th, 2011

12:47 pm: Time lapse video
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.

July 18th, 2011

11:11 pm: Skyboys days 99 & 100
Here's a scene from 'Skyboys' that stands well enough on its own. Thanks to Jon Ehrich for help with the medical dialogue.

May 27th, 2011

11:58 pm: Another one I wish I had made.
Amateur acting does not dull the cleverness of this:

May 20th, 2011

10:57 am: You're doing it wrong.
Getting a half-assed 419 e-mail like this makes you suddenly appreciate the efforts of hardworking Nigerian scammers.

May 19th, 2011

12:39 pm: Skyboys editing- day∞
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)

March 27th, 2011

09:48 am: And he's wearing a hat!

Look at him, just turning around, and walking away in slow motion! So cool!

January 31st, 2011

12:13 am: sacrelicious
Hey, it's another stupid video!

October 31st, 2010

10:39 pm: EleUke Contest entry
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.

September 18th, 2010

04:56 pm: Catch a wave

August 15th, 2010

03:57 pm: Preparation for Day 71

August 7th, 2010

11:10 am: Day 69

As of July 28th, we are wrapped on principal photography. Still have shots to make, and even whole scenes, but the main part of filming has been successfully completed. The next two months will be editing, model-building, reshoots, touch-ups, and the building and shooting of a small asteroid.

Also: I need to get my hands on a live parrot.

June 1st, 2010

04:48 pm: You should totally come to my thing.
If you are in the Twin Cities, I would like to invite you to join me for a screening of some of the film/video work I've done since moving to LA/Oregon/Japan/Massachusetts. Here are the details:

Thursday, June 10th
Macalester Media Service Room 401
(Macalester College Humanities Building, 4th Floor: 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN)

I will be showing some short films I've made or been involved with, some segments I appeared in when working as an interviewer in LA, and also 'Double Eagle', the last film I made in Minnesota, which I shot in 2003, and premiered in Japan in 2008. This will be the first public screening of the movie in the US.

The event will run about 90 minutes. I hope to get together with some of you either before or after.

May 31st, 2010

12:18 am: Day 47

May 14th, 2010

06:24 pm: Karate Massacre
I did a spot of acting in a student film last month, a last-minute replacement for an actor who dropped out, as a favor to a friend of a friend. To my surprise, it's actually a very entertaining 6-1/2 minutes, especially if you used to frequent AMA at the Riverview.


April 30th, 2010

08:11 pm: You uploaded two shorts. You're pretty happy!
Here are some film shorts I was involved with:

Lunch At Home

Shot a year ago in Seattle, with Uriah & Jumana.

The Gettysburg Address
Shot last Friday.

April 15th, 2010

01:58 am: Day 43- Winter hiatus over

January 27th, 2010

03:20 pm: My career...over.

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