Video Treat for lingering Shamboteers

For a quite some time I’ve been sporadically working on this animation idea, and have FINALLY finished it! It’s based on a video I took of my cousin playing one of his songs when I visited Vancouver a while back. I’m pretty satisfied with the result, so I hope you like it!
(Watch HD if you can)

Thank you Ben Thompson for your patient help and waking up early with me the day we made this !!!

some pretty pictures

Here are some pretty pictures of our picturesque honeymoon vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. Taken with a Yashica-A medium format camera. (Insert Jurassic Park theme music here.)






Whatchu guys workin on? I know you’re workin on SUMTHIN.

I’m going to be a good teacher.

One of the fun things I’ve learned in teacher school is that kids, particularly very young kids, are suuuuuper stupid. CHECK IT OUT.

BONUS: The last part will teach you how to totally cheat little kids out of gram crackers.

Baseball Cards!?!?

Today while pet-sitting at my parent’s house, I decided to look through my books of favorite baseball cards. I don’t think I had opened up the box they were in since the turn of the Millennium. To wet your appetite, here’s an awesome Pepsi contest gameboard I had stashed inside there from the late 90′s. I think the idea was to collect bottle caps with words on them, and when you had built the phrase, you won the prize. Due to the pop-culture theme, the phrases had a shelf life shorter than the Pepsi (burn!).

Baseball cards after the break… I’ve picked out some of my favorites. You can see the rest in Picasa.
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Level 5 + Studio Ghibli = Nerdsplosion!

“Ni no Kuni” is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game along side the wonderful development studio Level 5 (Professor Layton series), and it is going to be released on the Nintendo DS and PS3. There will be hand animated cutscenes, and a soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi, who composed almost all the soundtracks for Miyazaki’s films. They haven’t announced a US release, but they have to … right? Where is John Lassiter!?

Cutscene:
nerdtown
Gameplay:
nerdtown

Cool.

FAMOUS

Last summer while I still had a part time job (and thus was on the road at 3:00 in the afternoon when this was taken) I saw the Google street-view-mobile driving through the neighborhood and tried to follow it before I got bored and gave up. You can follow my adventures if you start here and keep going up Victoria towards Grand Ave.

But if that’s boring, I’ve chronicled my adventures in three illustrated chapters (1. Oblivious, 2. Realization, 3. Giving Up), attached for your viewing pleasure.

p.s. And yes, I did in fact post this on facebook, but Ben posted that extra adorable lunch video on facebook too, so I think I have the right… even though this is not half as cute.

Lip Dub – Video Killed the Radio Star

Found this little gem while looking through old stuff on my computer. Figured we never made it into a lip dub, so I promptly fixed that!

Lunchtime!

SmartHistory

Screenshot of smarthistory.com
Have you seen smarthistory.org? If you have any interest in art and/or history you’ll like browsing through the site. Apparently it’s supposed to be a virtual art history text book, but completely free. Definitely worth a look.