Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trailer: "Funny or Die Presents" on HBO -- I can't wait!

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Friday, January 29, 2010

"Brobot" by Supwitchugirl

Supwitchugirl is comprised of University of Oregon students Brian McAndrew, Jamie Slade and Michael Bishop. This comedy trio makes great comedy videos that you can check out on their Facebook or Youtube.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tracking shot assignment for class

Created for the Digital Audio/Video class at the University of Oregon.
Thanks to my actors for helping me get it done.
A little factoid about the video shoot, I forgot to bring an extra charged battery to the set, so the shots on the left and middle of the video were filmed in one take.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Learning how to turn my webcam into a 3-D webcam!

This isn't technically a 3D image yet because I don't have two webcams, but I am working on getting another one. This is all for a secret project I am working on in my spare time.
To make the composite image I am using an awesome real-time video manipulation program called Isadora. If you are an interactive artist and haven't heard of Isadora, you need to get on the Isadora tip.
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Even technical difficulties can be beautiful

I woke up my computer today and this is the delightful image that was displayed. A simple off/on maneuver fixed the problem but I wish it could be reproduced on command because it is very interesting.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alternate ending to Jaws

Alternate ending to Jaws from Byson Michael on Vimeo.

Created for the Digital Audio/Video class at the University of Oregon
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cool car by campus

Mixing the new and the old.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

"The Future" photoshop assignment



Spent about 6 hours working on this. 1/2 from original phographs, 1/2 google images. Homage to Children of Men/Brazil/1984/Half-life and all those great government dictatorshipish stuff.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adidas you have no respect -- Adidas commercial reedited

This commercial makes me so mad.
Adidas you are a shoe company, sell shoes. Your slogan is "Celebrate Originality". You could never have half the originallity of Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, or George Lucas. Your marketing team is so stupid. You stick a few random popular teenage trends in a commercial and think it will make me want to buy shoes. Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, or Starwars has as much to do with shoes as Dr.Dre does with Dr.Pepper.
Plus the urban-style-break-dancing-on-cardboard is just so played out it is ridiculous.
Question: Adidas, isn't originality about being original and being yourself? Then why do you have to ride of the coattails of others success. This commercial shows the exact opposite of what you think you are doing. Unoriginality
I don't know why I am so mad about this. I think I am just pissed about how much originality and time it took George Lucus, Daft Punk, and Snoop Dogg to create something that the world has never seen or heard before... then have it be torn apart by some fucking shoe company. I just hate to see the companies who won't leave a good thing alone, they try to soak up every last dollar they can. They can't just let a good thing be a good thing.
Adidas, you take material and wrap it around peoples feet. If you want to design your shoes based on the movie Star Wars then say it like "New shoes based on John Mollo's costume design from the movie Star Wars" then do a fucking collaboration with John Mollo. That would be tight. If you have Snoop dogg in your commercial do a collaboration and have Snoop design a shoe. Then do the same with Daft Punk. But putting the random iconic images and characters from pop culture and stamping your logo on it like it is some how related is...a fucking joke. If the commercial is for Star Wars and Adidas then why the hell is Snoop and Daft Punk in it? Did they make the song in the commercial? (I highly doubt it, because I'm sure they probably have better things to do than make a cheesy Star Wars remix. And thats another thing, how dare they make some urbanized remixed version of the Star Wars song. John Williams is a god. Its like remixing Bach or Mozart, it's a timeless classic that should never be tampered with.)
I was surprised Vadar didn't pull out a piece of cardboard and start doing the windmill at the end of the commercial.
Adidas, you could have saved a lot of money and just let me make it for you. Check out my version below.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

2 cool pictures I took

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Recreated the stairwell scene from Vertigo

This was for my Digital Audio/Video class at the University of Oregon.
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Desk Sketch

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Desk Sketch

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 $5 DRM-free Mp3 albums | Can't beat it

Amazon is selling 800+ albums for $5. And best part is they are all DRM-FREE MP3 DOWNLOADs. That basically means you are downloading the .mp3 file and can play it/burn it/move it any way you want. With great quality at 256 kbps, compared to itunes of 128kbps. and $5!!!
Suck on that itunes!
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