12
Nov

Day 250 / Bending Geometry

Last night on the train ride home I didn’t get a seat by the window so I decided to pull out my laptop and play around with some software.  I decided upon Cinema 4D.  I have really only had Cinema 4D for a little while now and I haven’t really unlocked the power of it […]

13
Nov

Day 251 / A Squiggly Line And Some Extra Steps

It’s going to be a busy weekend.  I’m working on the publicity for a film that starts shooting this week and I have to be on set both days this weekend.  Plus, our friends are throwing a friends-giving dinner this saturday night, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you see my posts for this weekend […]

16
Nov

Day 252 / Entering The Mainframe

Sorry for the late post.  It’s monday afternoon as I write this.  I was going to get this post up this morning but then a random impromptu meeting was called which lasted until late this afternoon.  Today’s creative thing is from Saturday.   First off, I wanted to link you to a fellow reader of […]

16
Nov

Day 253 / Screen-Printing

Today (Sunday) I worked on the set for most of the day.  I got out at 4pm and spent the evening with Jenny and June.   My creative project this evening was easy because I knew I had a screen-printing meeting to go to.  My buddy Dean has been acquiring the tools one needs to […]

16
Nov

Day 254 / King Graham’s Walk Cycle

Like so often, I didn’t get started on this project until late at night.  I could’ve started earlier but for some reason I couldn’t get myself to do it.   I perused the internet for inspiration.  I am still drawn towards working in Cinema4D.  I decided to ultimately go back to a thought that I […]

18
Nov

Day 255 / Hipster Chinchillas

Hey Hipster Chinchillas!  Now, that’s creative!   Last night I was researching Photo-memes on the internet.  The idea to create some sort of photo-meme came to me a long time ago when I found this site, which basically is a compilation of badly-photoshopped images of Tom Selleck with a sandwich by a waterfall.  That’s basically […]

19
Nov

Day 256 / Modular Screen-Print Design

Last night was a little frustrating even though I pretty happy with the outcome of my creative project.   Initially, I was going to do something completely different.  I was going to edit a video together that was filmed quite a long time ago but unfortunately one of my drives completely failed.  I have most […]

19
Nov

Day 257 / Modeling For Shadows

This idea spawned from an issue of Scientific American magazine.  It’s an issue focused on the concept of illusions and it’s chock full of them.  One of the sections deals with the illusion of anamorphosis, (which is a concept I experimented with on Day 242).   In that section of the magazine there were a […]

22
Nov

Day 258 / Bird Shapes Rasterized

This friday was a pretty full day. I spent the whole day on set then at nightfall I picked up some friends at the train station. My buddy Steve had invited us out for dinner. We had a great time but I wasn’t out of there until 12:30 at night.   I got home at […]

22
Nov

Day 259 / Sea Otter Design

I am going through the arduously slow process of writing these last two posts on my iPhone. Watch out for typos. I guess everything has to be center justified. I’m on set at the moment and this is the only way I can get on the Internet. I was going to post everything Sunday night […]

23
Nov

Day 260 / Modeling A Dead Tree

Well, Sunday was a bummer because I had to go into work.  I have been working a lot lately.  The Muppets sort of started up rather suddenly on me and I still had a bit of editorial work left over from another project.  Plus the Muppets is on a staggered schedule so their weekends occur […]

23
Nov

Day 261 / Finishing A Dead Tree

Today I spent the whole day on set.   It was a pretty mellow day.  I spent a fair portion of the day trying to post this weekends creative things using my iphone because I didn’t have any internet access.  I typed out the posts in piecemeal throughout the day.  Posting from the iphone is […]

24
Nov

Day 262 / Money Hats

It was a really nice day today.  I had a good day at work.  Such a great crew on The Muppets.  The vibe is so upbeat on set.  The person I work most closely with, the unit publicist, couldn’t be more funny or friendly.  She’s a breeze to be around and actually reminds me a […]

28
Nov

Day 263 / Pillaging An Old 3/4 Deck

It was so nice to have the day off.  Today was Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving and I spent the entire day cleaning out the garage.  Jenny and I are looking to remove as much clutter as we can from our lives before christmas really rears its head and takes us by surprise.   I […]

28
Nov

Day 264 / My Friends And Their Eyes

Happy Thanksgiving!  The weather was beautiful.  The beach weather was blowing through for most of the day.  I spent the majority of it continuing my work in the garage as well as the studio.  I also got to spend some nice time with June.   Jenny and I at a large Thanksgiving dinner with family […]

28
Nov

Day 265 / Cutting The Eyes

My apologies again for all the back posting.  This Thanksgiving weekend has been very busy and I’ve been focusing more on spending quality time with Jenny, so the posting has taken a back-seat.  This post is for Friday.  Saturday’s, believe it or not, is another video which I have to edit but it should be […]

30
Nov

Day 266 / Runners & Chasers

Saturdays creative thing was an easy one to pick because it was already decided for me.  This evening was my buddy Jeff’s birthday party.  His special request for his birthday was that we all play a game we used to call James Bond   I’d never done it before but it was popular with our […]

30
Nov

Day 267 / The Final Eyes

This Sunday I worked on set.  I got out around 6pm and had to go to the office to quickly deliver a shot to a client.  Luckily, I was home in time to see June before she was off to bed.   I didn’t want to consider editing this video as my creative thing for […]

2
Dec

Day 268 / A Quickie Patch

This is monday but feels more like wednesday due to the film shoot.  I got off set around 7pm and hit wonderful hour and a half long traffic home.     Funny thing about this creative thing was that I spent most of the night putting together the video for Day 266 / Runners & […]

2
Dec

Day 269 / This Photo Is An Insult

Today, this tuesday, I was back at the office.  It was nice to be back in a place that I am so used to. It was a very relaxing morning.   I recently downloaded this super-popular app for the iphone called Hipstamatic.  It’s a truly amazing app in that it gives you the ability to […]

3
Dec

Day 270 / Circular Picket Fence Animation

Crazy busy at work this Wednesday.  It seemed like every project in the office decided to suddenly deliver today.  I got out of the office at almost 8pm.  When I got home I found that Jenny had picked up a little cold and wasn’t feeling so hot.   I wasn’t so sure about what creative […]

4
Dec

Day 271 / Disassembling My Telescope

Today was a pretty mellow day.  I was finally able to make it to the hardware store to pick-up the tools I needed for this evenings creative project.   By the looks from the pictures above it may not appear like I did very much but in reality it was actually quite a struggle.  Removing […]

6
Dec

Day 272 / Modular Beat-Making

This friday was another pretty mellow day on the set.     Afterwards, at home I was feeling a little un-creative.  Once Jenny was off to bed I didn’t have much of a spark to be adventurous.  Even a patch on the modular felt a little too complex for me.     Fortunately, I devised […]

6
Dec

Day 273 / Novel Paint Carrier

This saturday I worked on set as well.  It was at the same location as yesterday.  It’s a pretty amazing place.  It’s called Greystone Mansion and it was built by an oil tycoon.  I found the story behind the place very interesting.  I wish I could share details from my experiences on set but I […]

6
Dec

Day 274 / Finger-Painting

This sunday was crazy busy for me.  It was my one day off.   Christmas is getting close and Jenny and I have a short list of things we’d like to get done around the house before that time arrives.  We also have Jenny’s sister, her husband and his parents flying in from France for […]