Author Archives: Dan from holyboners.com
Hey, whoa welcome. House keeping in progress. The DOG references are vast, I’ll be linking to the entire DOG development archive as we wrap. Don’t be put off by these ancient dates. Much has happened / is happening and all … Continue reading
In the middle of the middle, nowhere really. A quiver, a shudder, a slight lean in any direction will send us skittering into a waveform collapse. I should be painting walls, moving computers, finishing movies, preparing for an accounting odyssey, … Continue reading
I’m actually not allowed to blog, there’s too much else in the queue, priority one, hurry the fuck up and get it done sort of stuff. So let’s just keep this a secret, just you and me… k? Where have … Continue reading
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Well Howdy do? Been a long lick since I’ve checked in and offered an update on my cini-state. Standby for bullet points. Clambored onto Vine today. Posted ~10 videos, perhaps a dollop or two of genius among the lot. Tighter … Continue reading
Ha well trying to use WordPress plug-in, with mixed results.
The approach to box labels is to import them as .ai (Adobe Illustrator) files and corner pin. To create mediatronics, a new comp with all the relevant .ai files… [transmission ends abruptly, 11-05-13]
I thought I’d already begun a post on the almost obsolete topic of unfinished projects. It’s been on my list to finish that post, but I guess I never started it. Well, here we are anyway. Since posting Illustrated Revelations … Continue reading
Movies are a collaborative art. Struggling for years to post a visual effects short solo made this crystal clear. Also, as a gregarious guy I like having comrades and co-conspirators. I don’t want to stare at screens alone – for … Continue reading
The outcome for 1/1 – 1/2 is to publish a clear and fun compendium and quick reference for the driving objectives of 2013. Let’s begin with thinking about thinking. How do introspective sessions connect and coalese, how do I bind … Continue reading
Good lawd, what a ride. It’s November now and peddle to the metal. Today I am going to finish revisions on the team and tasks document. Roto artists are providing a constant flow of results. Money is definitely thinning out … Continue reading
The iRock is UJ’s wizard pod. Interface • VR should switch order to as one would read it, I think it would make a lot more sense and of course be easier for the audience to follow. If it’s easier … Continue reading
October 18, 2012 Time for yet another revision. 1. update the current status for a subset of shots, let’s shoot for Red Hallway and Essentials, Act 1. We’ve committed to Red Hallway so it’s effectively Essentials. Cabin Window is already … Continue reading
October 13, 2012 ~ 7:30 AM After DOG then what? What do I want to do? FXPHD and widening my horizons, knowing what i don’t know VFX supervisor course, turns out I am naturally doing what the big kids do … Continue reading
My dog, have I done a lot of work on this project or what?! In three words, yes, yes and yes. You know things are getting interesting when you wake up and have to babble ideas into your recorder because … Continue reading
This is mine and mine alone. It’s a gray and windy day… ominous, foreboding. I am worried that perhaps I’ve taken acted hastily in hiring contractors before I knew exactly what my objectives were. How much of this could I … Continue reading
Specifically, December 15, 2012. What I want to have accomplished, that is. What I want to experience. DOG is done. Pretty much good enough, 80% of awesome. Doesn’t suck, watchable, fun through out, even stellar at times. Screeners going out … Continue reading
That’s a question for little kids, right? I’ll be 50 next May! So what’s the point of asking this question now, isn’t it too late? Didn’t I squander my youth and if I haven’t grown up by now then chances … Continue reading
As VFX director for DOG I continue to learn how to assembling and managing a remote roto crew. Here I review past lessons and my vision for the now. My first attempt was in May and after several false starts … Continue reading
October 2, 2012, 6:15 pm Introduction x Daughter of God is a narrative short originally shot in 2006, now moving steadily through VFX towards a completion by the end of 2012. Though roto artists will be repairing some continuity and … Continue reading
In Stamford, Connecticutt around the late 70’s there was a slightly shabby theater we used to drive by on our way downtown, the Art Cine. They never advertised the features, the kiosk remained unchanged for years. In big bold letters … Continue reading
For immediate release Contact: Reagan and Camille Frixen 231 352-7899 Tim McKay 231 651-9295 Dan Kelly 231 882-0460 Ben Woody 231 383-1866 Micro Movie is a Benzie County Collaboration What do Precision Collision of Frankfort, Fauxgrass’s Tim McKay of Benzonia, … Continue reading
The current push is to get the to do list to a manageable size. This means the plans for any given day are actually achievable. Obligations are being consistently met, no new obligations are taken on unless they are strategically … Continue reading
Here’s my instant review of Blue Planet with David Attenborough – things want to eat and breed and not get eaten. The ocean is big and mysterious, underwater photographers experience some serious beauty. What struck me in the tub at … Continue reading
Ben Woody rocks. As a summer intern for Trickster Pictures, Ben rotoscoped for DOG with zen-like concentration and produced a slew of personal bliss projects for YouTube. Towards the end of July, he proposed making a time lapse of his … Continue reading
Seems almost wrong to be staring at screens when it’s so lovely outside, implementing roto, roto, roto. That’s what has to be done as I drive forward on DOG’s conclusion. This repetitive visual work leaves great chunks of my brain … Continue reading
How to wrap DOG when there are some significant items in the queue? I don’t want to get distracted by other projects, especially other people’s projects. Diverting energy risks the completion of DOG. There are a few objectives to handle … Continue reading
I’m proud of my FBI record. To clarify, I’ve never worked for the FBI. What I mean is that the FBI has a file on me. Not only do they have a file on me, but it’s secret. That’s why … Continue reading
Having safely landed his ship on the surface of the strange planet, Micro Mizako secures the bridge with a flick of his mighty gauntleted wrist. All systems spin down in a satisfying whirr of mysterious technology. Not mysterious to Micro … Continue reading
Here’s my story a day for yesterday, written in the whee of this morn. This is a true story. A man lies in a vaporous clawfoot bathtub watching the movie Airplane! – dubbed in Spanish. He doesn’t speak Spanish, but … Continue reading
For proper ambiance, play this video while reading… If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that there’s a police state coming online under Obama’s watch. Whistle blowers jailed, militarization of the police, prosecution of journalists, on and on. … Continue reading
Or, a story a day. The domain name is being squatted by the by. I love squatters because they make the search for useful domains so much more interesting. I was searching on a bunch yesterday, found some cutsie doozies. … Continue reading
Looking at DOG and pushing for completion this fall, at least having most of the rigorous roto wrapped by end of August mid September. Ben’s going back to Western September 2. What can we accomplish together in the 3 weeks … Continue reading
Last night in the deep wilderness of Weldon Township, skipping along a narrow gravel meander, I located our local electronic and experimental music festival, Mental Spaghetti, No. 3. Got the days mixed up, Saturday was the second and last day, … Continue reading
I got an actual letter from Liz Paladino on June 25, freshly recovered from the archives.
Arnie Gunderson – 23 plants in the USA identical to Fukushima, 2 near Chicago, Dresden and Quad City neither are on Lake Michigan
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She’s approaching the boat, passing boutique shops. Haute and Tea Room. Haute was couture for ladies and now features clothing strewn every which way, stylish gowns half hanging through shattered windows, fluttering in the morning breeze. Tea Room sign has … Continue reading
Up this morning early trying to time lapse celestial events, then back home for a super hot bath. Claire raved about cold showers and so as a concession to her I flopped into Crystal right after. It’s been a super … Continue reading
I’ve been blogging in my mind for the last couple of months, here’s a sample of the topics I’d like elaborate on soonish. First, a crisis of confidence. Gosh, why blog at all? With the explosion of FB, a personal … Continue reading
Before Lena Maude headed west, she grabbed the full set of Tony Robbins Personal Power. I have taken the course about 10 times since the early 90s and suggested she give it a whirl. Admittedly Tony is a little over … Continue reading
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Ben and I do DOG daily (have you met Ben Woody?) but my early evenings and weekends are dedicated to acquiring old Hobie 16s cheap – usually with soft decks and other structural issues. This is long range planning for … Continue reading
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Yes, Trickster Pictures is acquiring more sailboats in preparation for the post petroleum America. Mostly Hobie 16s, same as Hello World. Beyond fun! Actually the point of this post is to see if we can re-establish our inter blog communication. … Continue reading
You know, I haven’t yet reproduced. There’s been some opportunity and perhaps even motive, but my unique DNA remains proprietary. Cool people should breed and all that. Am I cool? Do I or any of you deserve to even survive, … Continue reading
Testing my possible new blog feed thingy discovered by Jordan Bates. Will it work? Stay tuned.