Jan 31, 2008

Special Effects on Bloody Omaha

To pull something like this off is proof of how valuable technology can be in creating larger scale productions on smaller budgets. I came across this video a few weeks ago and was instantly impressed at what these 3 graphic designers were able to accomplish in recreating D-day with visual effects. Clearly these guys had a fair amount of experience and good computers to work with, but you wouldn't expect the result to be so polished based on how they start out. It's interesting to think how the amateur side of filmmaking, with YouTube and digital technology, is going to change and really allow anyone to make better and better films (if they actually care to do the work that is). Mind you, this isn't an amateur production, but in the future the strategy for filming scenes like this will probably be more and more common, and the number of people able to do this on a personal computer will only increase.

This video is pretty entertaining whether or not you're into the production side of filmmaking. The work speaks for itself, enjoy!

Jan 26, 2008

A Day at the Sask Science Centre

A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to go to the Saskatchewan Science Centre, a place I hadn't been since February of 2002. It seems crazy that so much time has passed, but I remember it specifically because it was when I first came to Regina to check out the university. What a crazy ride it's been since then. In any case, I took my video camera along this time to capture the afternoon I spent there with Tyler. Our friend Daya gave us a private tour and here's what I came up with. Updated post here.

Jan 25, 2008

Final Voting Day!

If you've visited my blog at all in the last 2 weeks then i think you've heard more than enough about the Sasktel Competition and my film The Gizmo Tree. In any case, today is the end of the competition and my one last shot to campaign for your votes. I don't have anything new to add, but there are more than enough pitches posted below as to why this is important to me and why i need your help. I'll keep it simple this time, the video explains the jist of things. As always, thanks for your help and last minute votes!