|Behold! The plastic selfie.|
In lieu of being my own archaeologist, I took whatever footage I could easily find from nearby external hard drives, streaming websites, and some neat test footage from Disney California Adventure -- and I created my very own video production reel:
After editing that reel, I noticed that I hadn't been very focused in what I've produced. In the above-embedded reel, there are clips from cartoons I attempted to animate nearly three years ago. There are music videos and promo clips from the previous decade (which, surprisingly, isn't the 1990s). There are also more recent multi-camera event videos.
I could have then re-edited my reel into maybe an animation-only one or a promo clip-only one. Instead, I compiled a reel for my music work, which includes collaborations with my brother Jon:
The music demo reel is longer than the video reel. I actually like my music reel better than my video reel. As much as I enjoy creating with digital video as the medium, I love making music even more. I have been fortunate enough to be hired as the composer for some great films, which is probably why writing and producing music for film/video is such a wonderful experience for me.
Back to reality: Who knows if the above-embedded reel will snag me any more dream gigs. As evidence that I might suffer from career attention-deficit disorder, I edited together a demo reel for my work in audio production and postproduction:
I anticipate that my various skills in audio might be useful to other production houses and upcoming projects (probably not the voice-over part, though). I must confess that rescuing audio is tedious work, but if that sort of skill set can get some nice-paying gigs, I will gladly scrub away at waveforms and whatnot.
Thanks for reading my rant-like reminiscence of a weblog. Now I'd like to show you my "portfolio" of macro mode, point-and-shoot "photography" of LEGO minifigures. I am not good at building detailed LEGO models, so I make things simple and usually blurry in the background. Here are a few "pieces" from 2011:
|Greedo never shoots first.|
|Zombie apocalypses are cool.|
|The prototypical plastic selfie.|
|Sam and Dean Winchester as FBI Agents Bonham and Jones.|
|The 11th, 9th, and 10th Doctors, with the Empty Child and the TARDIS in the background.|
|Yours truly, regenerated. LEGO finally released medium dark flesh-colored hands (perhaps ironically) with Johnny Depp's "Tonto" minifigure.|