Sunday, December 20, 2015

00700, John's MG-A

Spent a morning with John Foley and the MG-A that he's renovating in his garage.

Took along the work camera and my stills gear to record this part of the process so that he has a memory of it all.

What a lovely way to pass the time:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

00699 KAP pics

From the new rig (not that it makes that much difference to the view):

Lihou walk  Lihou walk

I've made a new rig piece to make it easier to put together, but, having gone through the convoluted process of conceptualisation, planning, sketching, 3D implementation and production through powdered resin sintering, I just can't be bothered to lace it all up. Perhaps I should have made something to help me get off my arse.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

00698 KAP rig

Here's the new KAP rig, 3D printed and working very well indeed. The hangups are nice and light and really easy to use.

KAP rig

KAP rig

And here's the whole kit together:

KAP rig

The only down side is that, as I could have predicted, I'm going to have to do another version with the sticks poking out the top, rather than the bottom, at it tends to twist up the picavet lines when it's packed away.

Did the house as a test the other day and it came out ok. Just need to get back in to the swing of angling the camera right.

Saint's View KAP  Saint's View KAP  

Saint's View KAP

Jerbourg KAP

Monday, July 13, 2015

00697 KAParoo

New rig (pictures to follow) means similar pictures, but much more riggy than before.

The hangups are also excellent and are displaying (as you would expect), a greater degree of hanginess:

Herm KAP

Herm KAP

Herm KAP  Herm KAP

Burton Bradstock

That last one has Billy Bragg's house in it. That's the kind of celebrity this pastime attracts.

00696 Pocket rocket in Herm

At work someone's always threatening to put a rocket up my arse.

Hope it's not this one:

Herm Rocket

Rocket materials

Although, if it's an actual rocket they're talking about, then I'd probably rather something along these lines.

00695 Pooh stick update

It's like a massive commercial enterprise, a corporate juggernaut crushing everything in its path.

But with better environmental credentials, not currently turning over anything, devoid of human contact and with less people (just the one, as it goes)

Fermain pooh stick

Moulin Huet Pooh Stick Moulin Huet Pooh Stick Petit Port Pooh Stick

Fermain pooh stick Petit Port Pooh Stick

Thursday, June 18, 2015

00694 Red Waves

Cinema 4D experiment using a plane with wind and shatter effectors. Composited in After Effects.

I could play with this sh1t forever.

Note to self: Don't play with this sh1t forever and look into getting out more.

Monday, June 08, 2015

00693 3D printed KAP rig

We're going on holiday soon and it seemed like a good idea to revamp the collapsible KAP rig I've been toting round for years.

There's a simple model that the poles go in and, first in the video, there's a slightly more elaborate one, with which you can store the poles when transporting the rig. I'll do pictures when it arrives.
There's also new hangups - ditto with the images.

00692 Crystal ball

It's crystal ball time again, which means stuff which is hard to see, upside down.

And awesome.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

00691 Trampoline

Take one small girl, add trampoline and GoPro.

Mix and serve:


00690 Chris Foss

So me and Tom went to see Chris Foss and we sat there while he talked and painted and drew in the back of my book.

I said, "Can I take a picture of you working?"

He said, "Can you make a video of it?"

I said, "Sho' can."

And so I did.

That was it BTFW.

The finished picture looked something like this (technically it looked exactly like this):

Chris Foss Illustration

So basically an epic afternoon learning airbrush skillz from the man who illustrated the Joy of Sex (and heavily influenced the shape of modern day science fiction).

Not bad, not bad at all.

00689 Fermain again (Fermagain)

There are few better ways to enjoy your surroundings than turning part of them in to tiny boats, IMHFO.

Fermain Pooh Stick

Fermain Pooh Stick

Fermain Pooh Sticks  Fermain Pooh Stick  Fermain Pooh Stick

Fermain Pooh Sticks


Saturday, May 16, 2015

00688 Fermain, man

Man, it's colds in the sea right now:

Fermain Pooh Stick

Fermain Pooh Stick  Gerber  Fermain Pooh Stick  Materials

Fortunately, stubbing my toes on the rocks distracted me enough to be able to take pictures.

While grimacing.

Monday, May 04, 2015

00687 Spindly moving twisty thing

I am really struggling for a name for this one:

It's kind of an evolving, dynamic, snake-like spiral with sort of textured bits and stuff.

See? Really difficult. I'd almost go for impossible.

00686 Ninja Warrior

Ninja Warriors are excellent at doing up seat belts (although this video fails to demonstrate that), so that's why I've picked a Ninja Warrior to be the guy who shows people how to do up seat belts in the new aircraft safety video that I'm making at work.


00685 Londres a Paris au Velo

Or whatever the French for four days in the sunshine riding through the Normandy countryside.

Followed by a sherbet.

C'est la Guerre, mes amis.

00684 3D Jewellery

Following the awesome of the rockets, I drew up some images of our house, seen from the top (some people call that a plan view - whatever)

House pendant drawings

Then extruded them in Cinema4D and output them as a 3D model for Shapeways to print up in wax and cast in silver:

House pendant

Jonah also did a design and I made that up in 3D as well:

Jo's pendant

Pretty sweet.

00683 Petit Port and the Bathing Pools

And although I'm sitting inside on a rainy day, when I made these it was as if the Summer had pitched up and was here to stay.

After which it realised it had left it's wallet at the restaurant it just came from and had to go back.

Petit Port:

Petit Port Pooh Stick

Materials     Petit Port Pooh Stick

Petit Port Pooh Sticks


Bathing pools:

Bathing Pools Pooh Stick     Bathing Pools Pooh Stick

Bathing Pools Pooh Stick

Monday, March 09, 2015

00682 Rockets from the nether

And as if by magic I have brought the Instarockets in to the real world (via Shapeways) so they can be put in a box.

This is what they look like right now.




So imagine that king of thing ... but in a box.

With lights in.

Inside the rockets.

And the planet.

You get the idea.

Monday, March 02, 2015

00681 InstaRockets

Instead of doing something practical this weekend, I wasted a couple of hours making this for Instagram theme "on repeat":

What a square.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

00680 Zoetropes

So I got to making another spinner, this time with a stepper motor and sticking images from After Effects on the platter and filming them with a bright light and a high shutter speed, so that they work like a zoetrope of the olden days. Turned out nice:

And here's the images that made two of the animations:

Zoetrope Mountains

Zoetrope Rockets