Mike Flores Baja CA Time Lapse

This time lapse of Baja, California, by Mike Flores is pretty cool work. I especially appreciate the attention to the music cue and the sunrise about two-thrids of the way through. On his Vimeo site, Mike says: This is a little compilation of timelapses I’ve shot down in Baja California this year. There’s a mix of DSLRs and lenses used… Continue reading

Amazing Compositing

I’m just always fascinated by compositing and green screen.  These traveling car sequences done by Stargate Studios are awesome—even to the reflections in the glass windows of the cars and the multi-angle shots.  I’d love to watch one of these compositing artists weave his/her magic.… Continue reading

Help, I’m Melting…

Today was the hottest day on record in LA:  113º!  It even reach 100º here in Manhattan Beach.  I had to turn on the air conditioning!  Thank god we don’t have humidity, or I certainly would be a puddle now.… Continue reading

Transcendent

I just came across Eirc Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir, 2010.  His idea is brilliant.  His composition and conducting are glorious.  The finished product is sheer transcendence:  people all over the globe bringing voice to beauty.  This is spectacular:  technology in the service of beautiful, united though individual, human emotive expression—a true global collaborative effort at its finest.  You easily see both… Continue reading

Schizophonia:

A dislocation of what we see around us and what we hear; inviting into our lives the voices of people who are not physically present with us. Even if you don’t suffer from it, your children probably do:  encased in the audio world of their earbuds and headphones. Two types of hearing: Active Listening Passive Hearing Two types of listening:… Continue reading

Creative Genius: Vlad Gerasimov

For years now, I have been a huge fan of Vlad Gerasimov’s work at Vladstudio, @vladstudio, where this Russian digital artist shares desktop designs, e-cards, apps and games, and much more that are brilliantly creative and beautiful.  He provides each of his nearly 700 desktops in virtually every imaginable size one would ever need (over 60!!), for single monitors, double… Continue reading

Just Perfect!

Another absolutely perfect Fall day! The Friday laundry cycle has begun. In a few minutes I’ll be off to the Tonsorial Parlor for another amazing haircut.  My hair is so long now, I’m not sure if it improves or interferes with the neighbors satellite TV reception. Then, it’s off to the cleaners to drop off and pick up. Next is… Continue reading

Happy Fall

Today is my annual post proclaiming my love for the Fall season!  I know I should have posted this yesterday, but I have a good reason for waiting until today. This summer, the marine layer which blankets the south bay area and is frequently referred to as the May Gray or the June Gloom, has visited more days than it… Continue reading

GOP’s Pledge to America

Make the super rich wealthier. Lie more to America. (Use FOX) Make the super rich wealthier. Spend more on war. Make the super rich wealthier. Privatise public education. Make the super rich wealthier. Destroy the environment. Make the super rich wealthier. Give corporations more control over government. Make the super rich wealthier. Take away healthy care for Americans because the… Continue reading