Last night I did some cooking for the Super Bowl. I made a batch of my chicken and sausage gumbo. The Sunday Film Series has slowed down a bit, so I decided to made a video of the process. Why wait until next Sunday?
My latest cinematic wonder, making Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, is less than a minute:
Writing returns with the next post.
I am not a Christmas decoration guy. I like the holidays, like decorations, but the world is usually better off if I keep my part of putting those decorations up to a minimum.
Because I’m not a decoration guy, I usually pass on going to see the lights in McAdenville, NC. McAdenville is a town in Gaston County, NC, just west of Charlotte. Every December this little town declares itself Christmastown, USA. I’ll bet that they are not the only ones who call themselves that, but McAdenville is the only one I live near.
Today was a bad day, so I went for a drive to relax. I had the top down because, hey, 58 degree December night, why not? One turn lead to another and I stopped in McAdenville. A drive through Christmastown is very stop and go. Tonight’s video is a twenty-five minute long drive through the lights, time lapsed into.seventy one seconds. Read the rest of this entry »
I had the chance to catch my son and The NC State Marching Band on Saturday. I took in a football game as well.
Here is a time-lapse video of the band passing through the stadium. The band is well over 300 members, so it usually takes two minutes or more for the whole group to pass one point. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many places with great sunsets, but I think Key West is near the top of the list. Here’s a time-lapse of the sunset from Mallory Square.
I obviously need to buy a tripod for my phone, but the result without it isn’t unwatchable.
Last week was my first chance this year to see the Omawari-son and the N.C. State Marching Band perform. Today’s time-lapse video condenses their halftime tribute to veterans down to twenty-three seconds. Read the rest of this entry »
The Sunday Film Series is back. It apologizes for its absence, but asks your indulgence because the time away was unavoidable.
In this edition, you’ll note that I have a new tool to use in creating the films for the series – time-lapse. Lapses are pretty much the story of my life. It just seemed a natural fit to build that into the films. Despite the new technique, be assured that I’ll still shoot all my films using only my phone.
A recent trip to see some great friends gave me a chance to focus my directorial talents on US Airways. I tried to direct the action in this film, but the actors seemed to follow a script written by someone else. Perhaps that is for the best. Read the rest of this entry »
Remember Christopher Cross? I think he was from the ’80′s, wasn’t he?
He had a hit song, Ride Like The Wind.
This isn’t about that song, it is about the other one.
A few weeks ago, I posted a video of my concept of the ultimate lawn mower. It was not only self-propelled, but it was also self-motivated. Unfortunately, manufacturers haven’t beaten a path to my door. I’d say that was their loss, but really, it is my loss too. I was the one mowing again yesterday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »