Category: Video

Still Kickin’

Quiet and busy as we get deeper into the cold part of the year. Been work­ing hard on some new music. Feels good! Until I’ve got some­thing fin­ished to share, here’s a lit­tle OP-1 jam from a few weeks ago :

Find Me — CG Music Video

For the last few months I’ve been work­ing on a music video for a track off my ‘Find Me EP’ from 2012. It’s been an incred­i­ble amount of (mostly fun) work, and I’m happy to say it’s finally done. [full screen + hd recommended!]

The music was cre­ated using Able­ton Live, and the video was cre­ated using Cin­ema 4D 3d ani­ma­tion soft­ware… I think our power bill actu­ally went up due to all the ren­der­ing that mul­ti­ple com­put­ers were doing over the last few months.
I learned so much over the course of mak­ing this video. There are some spe­cific resources I’d like to point out in case any­one read­ing this is get­ting into C4D and wants awe­some teach­ers. The inter­net is full of answers for motion graph­ics ques­tions, and the C4d com­mu­nity seems always happy to help :
Dig­i­tal Sandwitch.net : http://www.digitalsandwich.net/
Any­ways, hope you enjoy. If you want the song, you can get the EP here for free : http://soundvision.bandcamp.com/album/find-me-ep

Working on a Music Video

For the last month I’ve dived head­first back into Cin­ema 4D with the inten­tion of mak­ing a music video for one of my tracks. It’s been a pretty inter­est­ing expe­ri­ence, first re-learning the stuff I learned a few years ago and then count­less waves of new stuff as ideas came up. This pro­gram is truly amaz­ing in it’s capa­bil­i­ties, and it blows my mind that a com­pany like Maxon (or any of the big 3D com­pa­nies for that mat­ter) can just go and make a tool that lets you basi­cally model real­ity. And unre­al­ity. And pretty much what­ever you want. That, and the com­mu­nity for this prod­uct is incred­i­bly help­ful when you have a ques­tion, which is awesome.

I’ll be work­ing on this for another month or so, at least, but for now please have some stills. I’ve been aim­ing for a com­bi­na­tion of biol­ogy / tech­nol­ogy / and musi­cal devices in var­i­ous states of unrest. Good times!

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Video — Sketchy Betches Pilot

Over the month of Jan­u­ary I had the plea­sure of work­ing on a com­edy pilot episode des­tined for the New York Tele­vi­sion Fes­ti­val 2012 Com­edy Cen­tral Pilot Com­pe­ti­tion. It was directed and pro­duced by local Melanie Case (www.melaniecase.com/) of Killing My Lob­ster fame. I was brought on to edit, and ended up doing motion graph­ics and some sound, too.

We found out recently it did not make the finals, which is sad, but it’s also happy because now I can make the video pub­lic and share it with you. I’ll tell ya, if you’re in to neu­rotic women smok­ing pot and talk­ing about their lady­parts, you’re in for a treat!

With that, I present the pilot for Sketchy Betches. Hope you enjoy watch­ing as much as I did work­ing on it!