Dune with Sock Puppets and Cardboard

You may recall a couple of years ago when some friends and I made a “sweded” version of the first Hobbit trailer. It made the rounds on the Internet, and a lot of people seemed to like it, so we did it again… …with the David Lynch version of Dune. …

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One More Round for Our Hobbit Swede

Around this time last year, Jerry Belich and I teamed up with several friends to swede the first trailer for The Hobbit. We had a lot of fun messing around with a video camera, and our final result went a little viral. If you know me personally, I’ve probably made …

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Die Hard + CONvergence = SWEDE HARD!

At CONvergence 2012, I was marginally involved in a remake of Die Hard, which was filmed in one day on a budget of pocket lint and powdered sugar. After months of post-production (read: burning stuff in Jerry’s garage), it is finally here: SWEDE HARD! If you are not familiar with …

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Behold My Butt-Numb-a-Thon 14 Silliness

In December of every year, Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News hosts his birthday party as a 24-hour nonstop film marathon in Austin, TX. This extravaganza is the aptly-named Butt-Numb-a-Thon, and nobody except Harry really knows what will be played. You just show up, and Harry just shows you …

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Elevator Theatre

At CONvergence 2012, a few friends of mine hatched a strange plan: they wanted to create tiny little theatrical productions, which would be enacted outside elevator doors of the convention hotel. The plays would last from when the elevator doors opened to when they would close. This process, of course, …

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Smashing Cars with a Tank

Last Wednesday, I received an extraordinary gift from Fes Works: he took me to Drive a Tank, where I got to plunge an FV 433 Abbot into a lake. But I don’t have photos of that yet. Because I was too busy driving a tank to take photos myself. Yet …

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The New Intervalometer Is Here! The New Intervalometer Is Here!

“What the barking frogs is an intervalometer?!” I hear you say. It’s a widget that you connect to a camera, which causes the camera to shoot images at controlled intervals. In other words, it will make my Sony a580 shoot time-lapse movies. Now that I’m done jumping up and down with …

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Adventures in Time Lapse

I’ll conclude my Ebertfest posts this week (hopefully tomorrow and Wednesday), but for now, I’ll just post a little something I did on April 25th:   When I drove from Morgantown, WV to Champaign, IL, I strapped a Plantcam to the passenger seat, just to see what it could do. …

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More Potter More Problems

Remember that video that was filmed at my apartment on Monday night? Well, here it is. Enjoy!  

Up to No Good

On Sunday, my PowerPoint Karaoke cohort, Bill Stiteler, wrote up a script for a short film that needed to be made as soon as possible. Some jokes don’t have a long shelf life, and for this, speed was important. Thankfully, Fes had left all his sound and lighting gear at …

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