Photography

In remembrance of Spring

This was my yard a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s just all too much grass and poison ivy (insert sad face). I miss Spring time already and it’s not even over. These were some of the first days with my new camera, Panasonic Lumix LX100. Can’t say enough goodness about this little beast of

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Photography

And the plastic battle raged on…

So much fun with one little camera. I’m telling you, once you truly sit down and think about your workflow and your needs, then you will find the proper fitting camera for you. Don’t fall prey to the latest pixel count or sensor size. And interchangeable lens are really just another way to get more

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Wait, what? Hockey or Football?

Oh come on…seriously? You can kick it, smack it with your hand…but head-butting, well, that’s right out. Ok…so here’s the official rules, you can only pass in to a defensive zone, but seriously, how awesome is this?

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Photography

Seriously Shallow…Part II

This camera is just way too much fun. And I’m really falling in love with Macro photography. It’s been so long since I’ve had a decent camera that could handle such small subject matter and close-up work. Also, this 1.7 lens really helps. So, today, I was playing around with using some printed backdrops; and

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Photography

Seriously Shallow…

Yeah, this is a seriously shallow depth of field. Just playing around with my new Lumix LX100. Completely rocks for such a small camera. 4K video, amazing photo features, old school ergonomics, tiny size, large chip, good price…can’t say enough good about this one. Don’t be fooled by the DSLR world…just get what you need

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PKD Foundation Logo

Here are a couple animated logos I did for the PKD Foundation. They chose this first version as the intro for their videos. This is one of the other version I sent over. I liked it, but it didn’t make the cut.

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500 Words Story: Time to Go Home

It took him a while…nearly 40 years, but he finally solved the problem with his sub-transit temporal confabulator. Or we can just call it a “time gate”, for you and me. It all started as a game when he was a kid. He would build spaceships, gadgets and machines out of any sort of cardboard

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500 Words Story: We Are MegaMan

Yeah…I used to be MegaMan. Once…a long time ago. Not just once, I mean, I was always MegaMan. I don’t ever really remember a time that I wasn’t MegaMan. Well, I wasn’t called MegaMan when I was a kid…and no, I wasn’t called MegaKid. I was just Jonathan. Not an ordinary kid, but just Jonathan

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500 Words Story: Too Many Roommates

They scared the be-jeebers out of me the first time I saw them. It was late at night as I was getting up to pee. Slowly stumbling down the hall to the bathroom, everything was dark with only enough light from the windows to allow me to make out the outlines of the doorways and

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500 Words Story: Why I'm Not a Father

The screams of terror filled the night shocking him out of his bed. High pitched nightmare screams that could only come from a 6 year old child’s lungs. The word “Daddy” was screamed repeatedly as one long word “daddydaddydaddy” at decibels that almost had the neighbors dialing 911.

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500 Words Story: Retired at 24

…and he told me this mid-drink which I almost spit up. This was when I began to realize, I was in the middle of a professional-drinker-bar-room-whopper. This was going to be the “fishing” story of a lifetime. The one that got away. I hoped and prayed that he was a good story-teller because I liked what I heard so far. Yes, I was in the mood for a seriously good yarn. Fasten your seat belts ladies and gentlemen and keep you hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.

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General

One Day in the Bozone

Digging through old files I stumbled across this golden oldie…and I just needed to post it here for safe keeping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxbexrdyzD4

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Animated Gears

Check out what I made today. This is based on some stock artwork from my job. We’ve been using the photo image in all our online and print ads, but I needed an animated version for some trade show videos…so I re-created and animated (it’s alive!! ALIVE!!!)…and it’s set-up to loop if needed.

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Travel Log

Biff Fest XX

Floating around Smith Mountain Lake in the heart of Virginia. A wonderful weekend with good friends, good food, good weather and a GoPro Hero camera. A special thanks to our gracious hosts, The Cooper Family. Thanks isn’t even enough for what they’ve given us over the last 20 years. We are truly blessed.

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Photography

Silo Tree

Seriously…somebody built a silo around a tree. This just goes to show the dumbing down of America (or is it just the dumbing down of me…derp).

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Thoughts/Rants

20th IFC Reunion

So, this seems to be the “Year of the Reunion”. Family, High School, Work…and the 20th IFC Reunion. I got a chance to meet up with some of the past presidents of the Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition last night at our old stomping ground, Harlings (a shit hole of a bar). It was really fun to see what

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Videos

Plaza Fountain Timelapse Test

Here are some test shots I did of the Plaza Fountain. I like the 2nd and 3 shot…the 4th isn’t bad, but it pans too fast. I’m learning what are good speed and distance combos while doing time lapses.

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Videos

Kansas City Plaza Indian

Went out tonight to catch the evening sun but I forgot about the last few days of winter…my finger tips were numb. But the shot is kinda cool. I’ll do it better when the days warm up later this spring.

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Travel Log

Way Too Early…

I’m up way too early getting packed and heading to the airport. Why? Because it’s on again…and this time it’s bigger and better. I’m heading out to Atlanta today for the new revised IPPE trade show. I don’t have any idea what that stands for, but I know it’s a combination of the Poultry Show

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Thoughts/Rants

My Cat Was Undercover KGB

After many years of sworn silence the files can now be opened and the untold story…told. My cat was an undercover KGB agent that was surgical altered to fit into a Siamese Cat suit and sent to the USA to spy on us. Why our family, you might ask? It seems that my father was

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Thoughts/Rants

Have you ever kept a New Year Resolution?

Have I ever made and kept a New Year’s Resolution? Yeah…a long time ago I made a resolution to never make New Year’s Resolutions. I can honestly report back that after 20+ years I have successfully kept that resolution. Be happy in your skin. And if you aren’t willing and ready to do whatever you

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Travel Log

Trade Show Update

This is me from last year’s IPE trade show in Atlanta…and it was only the first day of setup. It was rather boring for me the first day since the union guys were moving unusually slow, so I thought I’d make use of a shipping blanket and our portable stage (having a hang-over also helped

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Photography

The Untold Story

Due to a time travel accident, and with the aid of some organic lubricants, I am personally responsible for the genetic mutation of the jack rabbit and the antelope.

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