News & Updates
NEW PROJECTS POSTED
March 21, 2008
Over the past week or so, I've posted three new projects:
one video, SuperZeroes,
and two motion graphics pieces, Time
Machine, and Black20
Title Slates. Check them out!
48 Hour Film Project - Dear Dowry
July 24, 2007
Studios took part in the 2007 48
Hour Film Project in Louisville, KY. If you are unfamiliar with
the 48 Hour Film Project, it is a competition that travels from
city to city across the United States and the world. Each city has
a weekend (48 hours) in which every team must write, film, and edit
a 4-7 minute short film that fits in their genre and includes any
other "required elements."
This year we met at 7pm on Friday July 20 and drew a random genre
out of a bag. The genre I drew was Comedy. There
were also three required elements that were announced.
They are as follows:
Prop - Ice Cream
Character - Alan or Alma Roberts, Fashion Designer
Line of Dialogue - "See. That's what you get."
We set to work immediately, and came up with this film, "Dear
Dowry," 48 hours later.
Memento Titles Reworked
June 21, 2007
I have just updated my Memento Title Sequence so check
it out! When I had originally done this piece, I never quite
finished it. Now I am one step closer to reaching that point. I
added some interesting 3d effects and reflections to some of the
early titles, and I thoroughly cleaned up all the photoshop files
that composed the giant 3d collage. Some of the images had rough
edges so I cleaned all those up and worked a lot more with giving
everything shadows in After Effects in order to give it a more substantial
and three dimensional feel. I also added a much needed vignette.
I will someday add many more credits and much more to the collage
(which will make my render times last for days), but for now you
can see the progress I've made HERE.
Mentos Parody - Now With Blood!
June 18, 2007
I have now uploaded a new version of my Mentos Parody with blood.
For a more gruesome verion of the video (It's not too gruesome;
don't worry) go HERE.
I composited the blood with the help of After Effects and Final
Cut Pro. I got footage of the blood from the kind folks over at
Detonation Films is a great resource for any low budget filmmakers
looking to add some special effects to their projects. The site
is a little hard to navigate, but make sure to look through all
the content they provide, because there is a lot of really sweet
free and cheap stuff.
Ryan Sheckler Autographed Skateboard
June 9, 2007
Red Bull just sent me a custom autographed Red Bull Rough
Cuts skateboard deck from Ryan Sheckler. I'm guessing this was a
gift to the top 5 finalists, but all 25 finalists might have gotten
one for all I know. Either way it looks pretty sweet and if I'm
ever in desperate need for money I could probably fetch a pretty
penny for it on E-bay.
Agora & CineMUSEica
April 24, 2007
Please join us fellas from True-Studios at Agora
on April 28th. We are also premiering work at the Drexel Grandview
on May 9th for CineMUSEica.
Hope to see you there!
*RED BULL UPDATES*
May 15, 2007
Well, Ryan Sheckler chose the winner from the top 5, and
unfortunately it wasn't my video.
I wasn't too impressed by the winning edit. See for yourself at
May 1, 2007
Because of your help, and the public's votes, I made the
top 5!!!!!!! Thanks everyone! I'm so happy to have been in the top
5 finalists out of 1000 edits.
April 1, 2007
Yes! I made it in the top 25 finalists on the Red Bull
website. Now you can vote for me! Go HERE
and give me as many 10 star ratings as possible. Thanks everyone!
Red Bull Rough Cuts
March 15, 2007
I just submitted a 3 minute edit to the Red Bull Rough
Cuts competition. There were 1000 entrants total, and if I make
the top 25, you can vote for my piece to win on their website.
I will keep you updated on my progress. You can view it in my Video
section of My Work here.
Dinner with Rob Nilsson
March 5, 2007
I had dinner with Rob Nilsson the other evening. A group of friends
and faculty from CCAD met with him all day. It was a wonderful experience
to relax, drink some beers, and talk film with a winner of both
the Camera d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize
at the Sundance Film Festival. He is the first American film director
to win both awards. It's always so rejuvinating to discuss your
passions with others who share the same passions. Visit Rob's Website.
Tile M for Murder - On the Lot
Feb 20, 2007
My True-Studios colleague, Greg
Kissner, has a 5
minute short film - Tile M For Murder in the running for the
new Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg reality television show "On
The Lot." I helped out with assistant direction, sound design,
and visual effects. Register
on the website and give him a good rating and review! Help him get
on the show. The priemere of the TV show is May 22nd, so you don't
have much time to make sure Greg is one of the finalists. While
the public reviews aren't the sole decision maker for who becomes
one of the finalists, they certainly do help. We are really proud
of this piece. Be proud with us.
You can view a better quality version on True-Studios' website
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