The working mans screen caps

As I work on stuff, I every time I have something that I like, I screen capture it. Just a single image, then most of the time I let myself forget the context and continue working at a fervent pace. Here’s some of those recent captures with maybe a little bit about them. If I remember.Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 10.15.11 PMStarting easy, this is from tonight. I’m a little nervous about tomorrow’s 3d work since it’s been a month or so since I’ve really used more than 2.5 dees. So my solution is to do style renders tonight so I can go in tomorrow and look like I know what I’m doing on the fly.

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 11.57.48 AMThe other day the store didn’t have pumpkin pie. So I drew my own.

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 5.51.03 PMPokemon fusion understands me like nothing else. I’ve been adding backgrounds to these sprites in my fleeting spare moments. I’ll make a dump of just these soon as I have enough.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 5.17.01 PMWell this is just shameless self promotion. A reel leftover.

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 6.50.03 PMI don’t remember what this came from, but I’d bet dollars to doornails it was tracking.

IMG_1614This is a shitty selfie from playing bikes. I don’t actually think this belongs here.

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 4.43.43 PMA warm up sketch from an illustration I got to do for a Discovery Channel show.

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.11.22 PMSide by side before and afters of a tele that I used. I redid some colors, and made the screen 1:1 instead of 4:3.

Wine LabelsSomething from an early round of ideas with a wine video. I think these may have gotten scrap or reinvented.

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.32.13 PMA still from another spare time project to figure out how to set up a physical render with GI and AO to have stable shadows. It’s gotten close, but so very far at the same time.

Tune in next time for rotoscoped graphics without the video layer!



Hair PillarsAt this point I think Magic Bullet works better for 3d stuff than it does for footage.
After a week of making things for other people, making something for myself is a nice change of pace. Even if it’s nothing really.



Shape Experiment FinishIt’s never the wrong time of night for doodling on the computer.


New on Old

Adding UFOs to old images to make them more exciting should be a daily activity.Vineyard Aliens


Handheld Time Lapse


Time lapse of a single song from Bayside tonight at the Showbox in Seattle. Shot handheld on my cellular device then cleaned and stabilized.


Seattle Monorail in 10 Seconds


A little video segment nabbed during today’s commute. Shot on my old iPhone 4s and cleaned up in After Effects.


Viewpoint at the Edge of the World

The Edge of the World

It looks like it has meaning and quality till you look closer.


Playing with Fire

Fire Together

If you haven’t played with the flame renderer in Adobe Photoshop​ it’s a funny tool that can get you some cool results quickly. Here’s about 10 minutes of playing around with the letters ASDFGH.


Adding New Things

150225 linesOne of my favorite activities is to go back and see what I can add to old photos. Sometimes to try to make them work better, others just for the sake of the action of adding something. This definitely falls into the later category.


I also spend a lot of time toying around an experimenting with ideas. 99% of These never get finished and remain hidden little bits of practice. They’re one of my favorite things though. It’s a good mental reset to space out and see what your hands can make. Star Single for Online Star's big for online