Digital Chum - Virtual fish guts and other nonsense


BadLipReading and Michele Bachmann

I saw this the other day and was stunned because of how well done it is… the substituted words match up perfectly with her mouth movements.


I’m also amused at the first comment.

It’s more coherent than she usually is.

Juice Pouch Recycling

Megan’s school is collecting used juice pouches in order to earn money for school stuff (the funds go to the PTO to pay for activities for the kids). Since the school has a closed circuit TV system and does morning announcements on it, Lori thought it would be cool to have the program announced with a “commercial” of sorts. With a go-ahead from the principal and a volunteer cast, we shot this in just over an hour.

The kids were easy to direct and did a great job.

I shot it using my Kodak Playsport and Kodak Zi8. Sound recording was done using a Tascam DR-07. Editing was done using Hitfilm Ultimate. Music clips were customized using SmartSound Sonicfire Pro.

Calliope Klenk

My sister and brother-in-law just got a new Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy, so I had to go see her and I figured a bit of video was in order.

I shot this with my Kodak Playsport at 720p resolution and edited it using HitFilm Ultimate.

Culinary Conscience

I just finished the latest video that Megan and I shot back in October. I had some issues with the effects back then and gave up for awhile, which is why it took so long.

Hooray for bacon!

The effects and 98% of the editing were done using FXHome’s HitFilm. I used Adobe Premiere Elements for the titles and some of the sound.

Bug’s Demo Reel

To help my niece sell her thoroughbred horse, Bug, I created this demo reel of her riding and jumping him so prospective buyers could see him before they made the drive out to meet him.

I shot it using a Kodak Playsport and a Kodak Zi8.

Saving the Day

My latest video project is complete. I put the script together, shot it the next day (with an exceptional amount of help from Megan), and edited it together today. There are a few things I would have done differently, but I’m happy with it for the most part.

It involves an argument over what to have for dinner. I don’t want to give away the ending, but it involves my favorite type of meat.

The Button

Megan and my latest video project. We fight over control of a button with surprising results.

(h/t to Thundy for the rotoscoping tips)

Alien Rescue!

Megan and I did some LEGO stop action work yesterday. And when I say “work” I really mean “play.” It was a good project for the first day of summer.

BP Spills Coffee

UCB Comedy has a great sketch mocking BP for their oil spill and impotent and feeble attempts to stop the leak.

Magic on Megan’s birthday

Friday evening, Megan had a sleepover birthday party with 3 friends and I performed a short magic show for them. I set up a video camera to capture it, but some of the show is lost because of the position. However, it went fairly well, I didn’t bork anything up, and the girls seemed to think it was a lot of fun.

Here are the videos (two parts due to Youtube restrictions on time).

Part One:

Part Two: