Here is a goofy little take on Thor as a child that I shot with my friend Kaipo Jones. It was a good introductory test of our child wrangling/directing skills.
Kids, comic book characters, giant robots…
Camera: Rory O’Donnell
Audio FX: Ryan Stuit http://www.subtractive.net
Also, check out Ryan’s Band: http://wearethedeep.com
Back in late August and all through September, I spent some time backpacking through Europe with my wife. We traveled by rail to quite a few cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Hallstatt, Interlaken, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Rome, and Venice. We braved mosquitos, bedbugs, and drunk creepers on overnight trains and had a great time.
A few things we took away from the trip:
- People with roller suitcases are the bane of our existence.
- In-train entertainment is not necessary when you are traveling through the Alps and are sitting next to a perfectly good window.
- Go where all the locals eat. (i.e. Alle Vecchia Betolla in Florence. Loved the pork ribs)
- 1st class train travel can be a welcome respite from long travel days, but 2nd class is where all the interesting people are.
- Packing cubes are a godsend for backpackers.
- Backpacking far from home and for many weeks is a perfect opportunity to better know one’s self and your significant other.
Here are a few photos from the trip:
At the Tower of London
Atop the Eiffel Tower
La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Ancient Egyptian Tablet in the Vatican Museum
Piazza San Marco
Venice Grand Canal at Sunset
Traveling Without Moving
If you liked these, you can CLICK HERE to see the entire Flickr set.
I’ve been working on something a bit different lately. In an effort to produce some original content for YouTube, I’ve decided to get a little crafty and create one of the characters for this project myself. He’s my DIY cardboard robot puppet and his name is Franklin.
I basically used anything I had lying around the house, such as cardboard, cracker boxes, ethernet cable, toilet paper rolls, old socks, and hot glued it all together. I didn’t use any proper measuring tools, just a straight edge, a sharpie and my eyes. In the end, it resulted in a hastily put together, asymmetrical look which I think works pretty well.
Here are a few progress pics:
A basic robot head with moving jaw.
Facial features in place.
All limbs glued on and painted.
Franklin – Robot High School – Class of 2013
Franklin will be appearing in a new YouTube web series that my friend Kaipo and I are developing. It involves puppets and movie trailers. It’s kinda like Beavis and Butthead meet MST3K. This isn’t a huge series launch by any means, but over time, we hope to add a bit more in the way of character development, story arcs and whatnot.