Sarah Palin...?

This could very well be photoshopped. In any case...wa-wa-wee-wa!


Naive New Beaters

This video is pretty sweet. The band holds green boards, in which is keyed other takes of the same setup. The choreography between the two is what sells it. Nice. Shades of Michel Gondry. The song is good too.

BTW, I found this on upl8.tv, which is a random youtube flash player. Hit the space bar to go to the next clip.

Link to UPL8.TV


Here's a sampler of some of my spam:

For: dave Black Panthers Sue White Guys For Stealing Copyrighted Gesture

For: dave "I Won't Raise Taxes," Says Schwarzenegger, "except For The Indians."

Bring back time when girls were yours.

For: dave I hate you.

(also, some classy gifs...)

I would love to hear the conversation between the client and the graphic designer on this one:

"...no, make him sadder...and put a bandage on his head..."
"Should we give him wheel chair gloves?"
"...nah, he looks more pathetic without the gloves..."


Convincing CG

This company Image Metrics analyzes video of an actor's performance, then creates a facial animation that matches pretty damn close. They say they eyes are 90% of the performance, but to me it's the subtleties around the mouth that are the give away.


Local celebrity sighting

So we were in Yellow Springs today, and I took my camera because, ya just never know what you'll come across. In the back of my mind I knew that Dave Chappelle lives there, and wouldn't it be great if we ran into him and were able to have our picture taken with him.
We had lunch at the "Winds", which was great, and just as we were leaving the restaurant, who should be strolling towards us but Dave. Looking back on it, he was smoking and looking everywhere but at us...probably for fear of exactly what happened next.

"Hey Dave!"
"Hey, uh can I get a picture with you?"
"...nah, man."
"Oh. Ok."
(mumbles something incomprehensible)

Later, I remembered he hated fame and celebrity, and that was why he likes to live in Yellow Springs...to avoid people like me.