Thursday, February 21, 2013

Interrogation Photo (Making of)

I've been fortunate enough to work with some amazing photographers on some of my photo manipulations. Photographer Chris Razoyk is no exception. His amazing attention to detail and well trained eye make my
job that much more fun.

Interrogation Photo (Making of) from David Van Allen on Vimeo.
Music: Killbot – sound surgery

  The trick to getting this photo just right was the tone of the overhead light. Chris and I spent some time figuring out how it should look and feel in conjunction with the subject matter. After all we are trying to tell a pretty compelling story so it had to be just right. Chris and I also wanted the blue tone in the background to stay prevalent in order to give the photo a good sense of depth. Overall I feel the piece is a great success. I used Photoshop CS6 My trusty Wacom and Red Giant plugins for the lights.

Check out Chris's blog for more details on the shoot and an amazing video about it.

Chris also had a great article written up about his process in ISO1200 Photography Magazine's Blog

Friday, February 15, 2013

10 Ton Meteor hits Russia

and this is a "small" one so imagine what a "big" one would do... but we have more important things to do than build some sort of asteroid defense system right? I mean those cell phones and tech gadgets aren't going to build themselves.

10 Ton Meteor hits Russia

Link Via Geekologie (one of the most awesome sites ever!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Over at the A.V. club there is a wonderful article about one of my favorite childhood cartoons. Duck Tales, a frequently overlooked but brief Renaissance for quality in a world where cheap and fast was and is the norm.

DuckTales invented a new animated wonderland—that quickly disappeared

Below is a link to the wiki if you are interested.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I read an really amusing reddit post today with none other than the great William Shatner doing the shortest AMA of all time. HE has the best lines and I quote:

It seems like it always comes down to this question: "Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?"
My answer: I'm a lover, not a fighter. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Animation Awesomeness!

Paper War

This is a really awesome take on a time tested mixed animation style a-la- Slow Bob In The Lower Dimensions or Don Hertzfeldt's - Rejected Cartoons but 
director Zhe Zhang takes it a bit further.This fun animation coupled with a great story and
timing makes for some absolute viewing pleasure.

Paper War from GKCFF on Vimeo.