Archive for April, 2014

Sex Penny Jar

Friday, April 25th, 2014

One of the benefits of having an incredibly obscure blog that no one reads (like, I don’t even think my wife will see this) is that you can pretty much do whatever you want. Hence, this video.

Things I learned while making this:

  • How to use a mask with a video overlay in Final Cut Pro X (composite multiply with a shape, composite mode under for the top layer).
  • A jar full of pennies is surprisingly heavy.
  • Spit takes generate a lot of liquid.

Easter Eggs

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

EasterEggsA friend had an Easter Egg coloring party last weekend. She included supplies for traditional Ukranian pysanka eggs and onion skin eggs. I didn’t make any this time, but Tracy and Dyson did.

Tracy made an onion skin one and a bunny rabbit one for Dyson. Dyson did some sort of interpretive Jackson Pollock thing. And of course, the color he picked for it was a permanent dye. I think my hands are still blue.

How to Make a Dating Video

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Back in the 80s, people used to make videos to try to convince other people to date them. Now, I think people just text naked pictures to each other or something. I dunno, I’m not very clear on the concept.

This was a fun video to make although switching back and forth between the characters was tricky. I sorta had an idea of how it would go in my head but after I finished all the initial shooting and started editing it together the next day, I realized that I missed a couple lines. Thankfully, I didn’t go with my original idea of cutting my hair to differentiate between the characters.

So my advice for anyone doing this sort of thing: write a full script beforehand to make sure you’ve got all the shots you need. Or wear a hat. The hat’s easier.

Relationship Advice

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

The wife and kid are out of town, so I decided to make some more silly videos. I don’t have a crew or anything so I have to think of ideas that I can do on my own. But I did recently purchase Final Cut Pro X, so now I can do jump cuts!

Disclaimer: I have almost no experience with dating! We were in a long distance relationship for a couple years, and then we got married. Also, I’ve only ever been in the one relationship. So I don’t really know much about either dating or relationships but I find the topic really fascinating.

Two more videos in this theme will follow…