Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good things can still be handcrafted.

Pretty inspiring; cool to see that you can still do amazing things without fancy 21st technology...

perfect circle.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Better Archive This

Just in case David, (thats David E Pippenger) asks us about HDR again we can just point him to this blog post.

ps- David is a director, writer, producer, cinematographer, i.e. an artist ;)

First this, then that

Having been held hostage in my request for Miles and Lee to take and post HDR pictures (that means high dynamic range for those of you not into still photography.  I know because I have asked what it means about 5 times.) um... wow that period before the end parenthesis looks weird... where was I ?  Oh yeah, HDR pictures of the Crooked Porch, I have been forced to create this blog posting against my will.
It is my intent that blog postings be created only when the person posting the blog actually has something worthwhile to say.  I, as one of the founders of Handcrafted Media, rarely have anything worthwhile to say, so therefore will rarely have anything worthwhile to post.  I am not an artist, or a photographer, or an animator... therefore the only thing I can post are words.  Well, words and this goofy photo of me I made in Photo Booth.
I have made several comments in the past, but that does not seem to be sufficient for Miles or Lee, even though I was complimentary to both.
However, since the words were uttered just moments ago ("We'll take pictures when you post to the blog.") I am fulfilling my side of the bargain.
Expect HDR pictures shortly.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Crooked Porch

What is the "Crooked Porch"? It's so many things, it's desks made out of salvaged cubicle parts, it's a mini-bar made out of cubicle parts. It's a 100 year old farm house moved into "downtown" Monument. It's no account executives. It's random crazy people walking in the front door. It’s an idea or even better, a culmination of many ideas. Yes it's where we work, but more importantly it's being original.

David has been asking me for/four weeks now to put up pictures so that people can see what the Crooked Porch entails; what all the hubub is about. While I haven't taken the pictures yet, I definitely plan on doing it so people can get an idea (see what I did there?) of this mystical building.

However, in writing this I think I've come to realize why I haven't taken the pictures yet, "The Crooked Porch" in itself is an experience. Everyone that has walked in has said we have great juju in this building. Would pictures really do it justice?

As far as the animation goes; it was a collaboration of all of us but "mad props" to Jonathan for the hand drawn illustrations.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pic Pic Pic

This is number 3. It is of snowy trees. It is a lovely picture; please enjoy.

Taken by this guy.