Monday, February 28, 2005 

da host wiff da most

we're switching our host for hepcat-design.com - so JLR and I will probably be without our images here for a day or two, depending on how smoothly the process goes. i'm sure you'll all be on the edge of your seats waiting for everything to return to normal.

in the meantime, why not stop by Infinite Wheel and play with some of their supercool "Dub Selectors"...

Sunday, February 27, 2005 

blah

nothing to see here today. spent most of the weekend indoors. too much work to be done, and crappy weather to boot. JLR wasn't feeling so hot, and spent a lot of time sleeping on the couch. very proud of her for that, really. she tends to operate under the assumption that the whole world will fall apart if she's not being productive 100% of the time. this, in itself, is a trait that i admire, but it also means that when she's sick and needs to get some rest, she usually does not.

i spent most of my weekend strapped to the computer, but not getting nearly enough work done. still working primarily on all of the technical aspects of my thesis project - the modelling, rigging, textures, lighting, etc - all the stuff that bores me to tears. i just want to get it out of the way so that i can get down to the fun stuff already - the actual animation.

speaking of which - it was great to see that a boundary-pushing, interesting, experimental short won for Best Short Animated Film at the Oscars tonight: Chris Landreth's "Ryan". be sure to check out the video clip on the NFB site. really powerful stuff. expressionist film for the digital age, or "psycho-realism" as Landreth has called it.

Friday, February 25, 2005 

the boys


Simba is shocked that he missed The Modulator's Friday Ark.


Griff couldn't be bothered to get out of bed.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 

pretty girl



gaze into my eyes...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 

rails to trails



Beautiful, warm, sunny. We had to get out of the house, so we went out to the converted old railroad trail that runs through the marsh on the way out to Tybee Island. Days are still pretty short though, so we only biked about six miles.



Moon was already shining. Took this shot while pedalling and trying to not to inhale too many of the massive clouds of gnats that were swarming all over.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 

double exposure



happy accident, taken with an old 35mm film camera.

Monday, February 21, 2005 

frances



another shot from Hurricane Frances, last summer. taken from the Tybee Island pier.

Sunday, February 20, 2005 

factors walk



anybody see Begotten? can't necessarily say that i would recommend it - it can be a bit much to take, somewhat disturbing, pretty pretentious, and downright boring in spots - but if you just want to see a lot of extremely distinct, stark, highly contrasted imagery, then this one's worth seeing. i'm sure that a little recreational chemistry wouldn't hurt either. Merhige went on to direct a couple of music videos for Marilyn Manson and one for Danzig, before doing "Shadow of the Vampire" - bizarre tale of the making of Murnau's "Nosferatu".

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edit - i think JLR may have taken this photo. just the photoshop tweaking was mine.

Friday, February 18, 2005 

self



polaroid self-portrait that i took about four years ago, altered by hand. this was not long after a bad car accident that i was in - broke my knee cap in half and royally screwed my back. the pain meds were obviously working their magic when i took this shot, though.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 

DOTD, Savannah style?



i don't know, maybe it's just because i watched the 2004 remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead recently, but i think all that this shot is missing is a couple of zombies stumbling around in the foreground.

i highly recommend both the DOTD remake, and the painfully hilarious Shaun of the Dead to anyone who has ever been a fan of the classic zombie flicks, or any fan of classic horror films in general, really. fantastic stuff.

Monday, February 14, 2005 

alley

Friday, February 11, 2005 

Charleston



took this one on a daytrip to Charleston, SC last year. there was some crazy ironwork on the gate. upscale barbed wire?

Saturday, February 05, 2005 

house



they do claim that Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America...

Friday, February 04, 2005 

keeping warm


Wednesday, February 02, 2005 

Dear Grammy

check out this hilarious (and mostly dead-on) Open Letter to the Grammys:

Dear Grammy,

Pump up the volume! Turn that beat back! Hip-hop hooray! America's most watched, most exhilarating, most splendiferous music-awards show airs live from Los Angeles on February 13!

Yawn.

Okay, sorry. We don't mean to be disrespectful. We know the Grammys mean a lot—to Kenny Rogers and Céline Dion. Or to that cute little piano moppet Norah Jones, who's still unpacking the 34,000 Grammys she won a couple of years ago. (Yeah, Norah rocks!)

See, that's your problem, Grammy. You're about as edgy as a Saturn full of Creed fans. Judging Amy is cooler than you. It's even worse when you try to act cool—it's like watching our mom and dad try to dance to Chingy's "Holidae In."

.......

Face it, Grammy: You've got a lame track record. You gave a heavy-metal Grammy to Jethro Tull over Metallica. You nominated Fountains of Wayne for Best New Artist—after they'd been performing for eight years. Milli Vanilli. And here's just a brief list of the nobodies who've never received one of your chintzy trophies: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Guns N' Roses, and that raunchy little indie band from England, Led Zeppelin.
...


They then go on to make some great suggestions for what could be done "in the hope of a semi-interesting show". gotta love a good rant... click to read the rest of it.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005 

waveform



a still from one of my experimental projects last year.