Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Create a Super Easy, Super Cheap Cellphone Macro Lens

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DIY Solar Eclipse Filters

!!! I am not an opthamologist or a scientist, 
so follow at your own risk.!!!

If your at all like me, you probably didn't give any thought to the solar eclipse until today. I was reading an article today about how we probably wouldn't be seeing another solar eclipse for quite a while and I got jealous of all those who had the foresight to prepare to witness today eclipse. So I set to work finding a way to remedy this unfortunate situation.

I did couple of Google searches and came across a simple solution. Apparently a DVD and CD contain a reflective film that when removed works as a rather nice substitute in a pinch for a Solar Filter.

So here's the steps:

Step 1:
Grab a blank CD or DVD

Step 2:
If you look closely, you can see where the two pieces of plastic are joined together.
Use a razor blade to split the the two pieces apart and then slowly and carefully separate the DVD or CD.

You then have two sections, toss the top portion of the DVD or CD.

Step 3:
I then cut the DVD or CD into two filters.

Step 4:
Hold the Filter up to your eyes and you can then see the sun and the Solar Eclipse!

Step 5:
I would suggest not gazing at the sun for very long but it works nicely!

You can also use the film to make a Filter for your camera
Here's a link to YouTube Video on how to do that.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Podcast Documentation

This is the documentation for my final in Authoring for Digital Devices. We had to create a series of Podcasts. I chose to convert some of the tutorials that I had already made to video Podcasts. I don't know if the Podcasts will ever see the light of day but here is the documentation.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

ActionScript Final Project

Here's my final project for my ActionScript Class. It's kinda a step backwards from the previous class project the Tilt-shift maker, but this project is however coded properly. The Tilt-shift maker was coded procedural and very poorly organized, the code is all on the timeline. I had wanted to re-write it properly and add some more functionality but unfortunately there wasn't enough time to untangle the mess of code that I had not touched in nearly five months. So I went with this little project. I'am happy with how it turned it, even if it's a bit simple.

I have been having some issues with the i-frame that is bring the flash into my blog, If you are seeing a access denied or other error, you can click here to see the project where it is being hosted.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PHP Project

My final project for the both my web traffic class and my PHP class is nearly done. I say nearly done cause this project is going to extend into the summer and hopefully next year, if I can get it any traffic. I am actually very excited about this project. One of my favorite things to do with my son is to take him to a play place, mostly cause I like the slides as much as he does. It's only a little awkward to be the fattest kid in the place. The problem is, I can only take him to the same place so often before it get tiresome. Thing is we are rather blessed here in Utah to be surrounded by some pretty awesome parks and playgrounds. Play place reviews will be the place to find and review the best play places, playgrounds and parks in your area.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Motivational Posters

We have been studying viral graphics in my web traffic class and we where tasked with coming up with a graphic that we thought might go viral, these where my attempts! Graphic number 3 has been the most popular so far.

Kung-fu - Graphic #1

Mitt Romney - Graphic #2

Milk - Graphic #3

Lazy - Graphic #4

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Glass Break Full render

Worked on a student film last Semester. First off, let me just say, I am not a 3D animation student, I took the Special Effects and Composting class because who doesn't love Special Effects. The shot I was assigned was the following glass break. The Break was rendered in Houdini and composted in After Effects. Here's the first full rendered draft of the shot. Film should be finished by the end of the month.