Monday, July 30, 2007

Comic-Con 2007

Last weekend I went North to San Francisco. This weekend I went south to San Diego for the biggest gathering of nerds on the planet. Comic-Con International 2007. It was a crazy 3 days.

Malachi is pretty excited!

Inside the San Diego Convention Center

6000 people gathered to hear about the new Get Smart movie from Warner Bros. If you look carefully you can see Steve Carrell and The Rock on the screens (click to enlarge).

Little Keiko in a large room.

LOTS of people and video monitors.

Lots of Legos!

Stormtroopers and Fett!

A small sample of the LucasArts display case.
Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and a ton of Awards.

At the Jim Henson Company presentation we got to see previews of new shows and a sample of a Muppet Improv show.

And finally Ray Harryhausen in person. (He's on the right)
The father of Special Effects is still going strong at 85! We got to watch 20 Million Miles to Earth while he (and some others) did live commentary.


Video Sketch 006

Another AfterEffects tutorial that got out of hand.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pictures from SFrisco

Last weekend I went with


to visit

in SFrisco.

Those were some trippy pictures.
These are some less trippy trip pictures.

You can click on them to see them up close.

Some girls on a bus.

We found a green screen.

One of the pillars in some famous park or something.

Lesson #43 in being cool. Stand like this.

A yellow house.

As you can see we are standing here.

I know we're cold but lets go that way.

Some other famous building with a Café-Bar in it.

We're on a Pier

At the SFMOMA there was an awesome light projection installation...

...but my camera was on manual focus and I didn't find out until later.

a pretty flower (in focus).

The drive home, complete with semi.



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Video Sketch 005

380 photos taken every 15 steps while walking up and down a section of Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.


Monday, July 9, 2007

Video Sketch 004

Here's another After Effects project. The tutorial had me animating the camera driving down a cartoon road around street signs. I adapted it to make it more my style. It was designed to loop and its kinda quick so you may have to watch it a few times.


Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Fire

Check out Malachi's new comic: "The Fire" over at A Film By Sam Ward

Video Sketch 003

This was an After Effects tutorial that I found through a link on It uses images exported from Google Earth to simulate a fall from space.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Balboa Island Pictures


Video Sketch 002