Thursday, March 31, 2011

Brent Hildy on Flickr

 Some interesting artwork by Brent Hildy on Flickr.


In a recent post I talked about my discovery of the glitch generator called Smack My Glitch Up. I really wanted to try and take this website and use it for video. The product actually worked out exactly as I envisioned it. I just had to make multiple glitched images on the parts of video that I wanted to be effected. It was shot with my GoPro Hero and the music is by Morgan Craft.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Smack My Glitch Up

 Awesome glitch generator, Smack My Glitch Up. Check it out and make your own glitches here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Wave

This is very fluid animation by Shawn Hight for BC Hydro. It introduces their new program to teach kids the importance of energy conservation, First Wave.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Recent Photography

Some pictures to go along with my video "Big Horse". Hoping to do more of these soon.  Taken with a Pentax K1000.  Follow me on Flickr here.

Superman's Family Tapes Vol. 1

I don't really know why I made this. I basically wanted to take a .gif and make it more interesting. This was the outcome.

Robert Lyons - Sweet Music

This funktastic rotoscoped beauty was made from 16mm film shot circa 1968 for the R&B group The Bandwagon.

More Selections from Lisa Stang

We all struggle with transition and we all deal with it in different ways. Lisa Stang photographs her changing "home" as she continues to find new inspiration wherever she goes. These beautiful photographs were taken with a Mamiya C33. View more of her work at her flickr site here.

WongPing - We Want More

This work by WongPing is an awesomely strange 8-bit journey through consumerism. Check out more of his work here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Big Horse

I was recently inspired by work using figurines and wanted to try my hand at a few different projects. This stop motion animation, Big Horse, is one of them.

Fellow Bloggers

 Visit Josh&Erin's Adventure Time for a good source of fashion and photography!


I have been wanting to play with the idea of representing the traditional portrait in video form. I think the subtle movements lock the viewer even more intensely into the gaze of the subject. Through this medium more life is formed and a longer moment can be shared. This first piece is Lisa and was shot on the Canon 7D.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Really haven't had the chance to make anything recently. This is a simple animation that I've wanted to make for a while. The inspiration came from a piece I saw submitted to the "Primitives" 5 Second Project on The inspiration used Cinema 4D and After Effects, I simply wanted to create a version using Apple Motion. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Danae Diaz - Caffeine

A simple and slick animation done by Danae Diaz for Brandt Brauer Frick's Caffeine. I really enjoy the use of negative space in this particular piece. To view more of her work visit her site here.

Aled Lewis - Toy Stories

A wonderful series of photographs that screams nostalgia by Aled Lewis. View them all here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Siggi Eggertsson

I love the work by Siggi Eggertsson. His retro style is a new framework for traditional ideas. To see more of his art work visit his site here.

Kid Dream -The Jessica Stuart Few

An amazing frame by frame animated music video for The Jessica Stuart Few directed by Evan DeRushie.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Alec Soth: Photographer

Alec Soth has always been one of my biggest photography influences.  I fell in love with his NIAGARA series and have been a fan ever since.  His most recent work for the New York Times involved him taking portraits in Rockford, Illinois.  The goal was to take the focus of today's economy and put it on people who actually have jobs, finding out how secure they felt. The website has wonderful interviews to go along with the pictures. I suggest you visit the site here.

The Wave Pictures - Sweetheart

A lot of planning and work must go in to a piece like this. A beautiful video by Ben Reed. Also visit his website here.
Music by The Wave Pictures, get the album here.

Sour then Sweet

An amazingly offbeat and almost dark representation of Sour Patch Kids
Written by John Ryan Manning
DP Isaac Cohen

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Living in a Borrowing Culture: The Age of Appropriation

A beautiful documentary by Brendan Schlagel on the topic of appropriation in our culture today. What is too much? Nothing in my mind.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mariel Clayton Photography

Mariel Clayton does some amazing doll photography. It's inspiring me to break out my Barbie Video Girl again and do some nice POV shots. Check out her website here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New video by Special Problems

This video has everything going for it. Take the "Loud Pipes" beat by Ratatat, some smooth rap, hilarious animation and mix them all together and out comes this gem by Special Problems.


I am now mobile with my blogging, this is a picture of my favorite lot where I have been experimenting with my firework videos.

Roman Candle test with Canon 7D

Just messing around with reversing and slowing down footage at 60fps. I enjoy making a simple composition to treat the video more like a photograph or a portrait. Using the Canon 7D with a Zeiss 50mm prime lens.

Music by _ghost and Evgeny Grinko

Monday, March 14, 2011

Smokebomb Test with Canon 7D

Just playing around with the Canon 7D and Zeiss 50mm Prime Lens.

Composed by Eric Satie
Music by Peter Johnston.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mean Mug

A short piece I did for the Vimeo Weekend Project. I believe it is something every guy can relate to.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Unhooked from Time

I have been lucky enough to have my piece, "Tell Me Why: Immortalization" selected for The Gallery Project's upcoming show, "Unhooked from Time."  Check out the video!

Also visit the gallery site HERE

The Five Chinese Brothers

My latest animation. Based on a wonderful story my dad would read to me as a child.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Take Me Down

Hermanos Inglesos - Take Me Down from Kristof Luyckx on Vimeo.

I love the incorporation of motion graphics and text in this music video by Kristof Luyckx.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apple Motion

Sometimes at work clients just don't see eye to eye with us and a lot of good art gets lost in the ether.  This is just one animation that I finished on my own time that was meant for a much bigger project.

HD GoPro

Got this camera for Christmas, just spent a weekend playing around with it. Great for getting those dangerous shots you can't with your more expensive camera.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Churches/Adult Stores

This idea stemmed from the numerous amounts of churches and adult book stores in the Toledo area. Hoping to do a project on it in the near future.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Intriguing video about a man who spends weeks filming in a lift and getting to know the residents.

A little humor never hurts

You have to appreciate the little things the world wide web gives us. Visit the artist's site here.