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Playing Guitar and Keys at the Same Time

February 23, 2018 Leave a comment

I’ve enjoyed an app called Dreamfoot on iPad to use with a Looptimus midi controller. It allows me to map out chords on a song in different sections and then play keyboard sounds easily while playing guitar and even singing. Here’s an example of how it works…

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One Second Every Day in 2017

I got this idea and app suggestion from a friend, and decided to make a video that has one second from every day in 2017. It’s neat to watch it and look back now. It’s been quite a year. Some days had big events. Others were very mundane. There’s a lot of my kids and a lot of food! It was fun to do. The “1Se” (1 second everyday) app makes it easy, and then I just added music and a little intro and outro.

I’m glad I did it, but I’m NOT doing it this new year! So please enjoy this little video which was a year in the making…

Worship 1/2 (revised)

September 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Years ago I made a though-provoking video to get Christians (myself included) to think more about the words we sing, and ask if it lines up with the lives we live. The resulting video was a fake infomercial for a worship CD full of satirical lyrics. Some may say it’s borderline sacrilegious, but I would disagree and say it’s purposeful to start a conversation. Recently I remade it, since the old one wasn’t even HD. Below is the result of the remake, as well as the older version. It’s also kind of fun to point out that my wife helped me with the first one (it’s not easy or even possible to film yourself!) and my son helped with the new one. Here’s to no more half-heartead devotion!

 

The older version:

Mixing Live Action with Cartoons

I finally finished a project that I started several months ago. It’s a cartoon episode that involves a real person who dialogues with the cartoon characters. So technically, to pull it off, I used 3 different Adobe software programs, Premiere, After Effects, and the new Character. Learning Character was fun. It utilizes a webcam where you can make the “puppets” do things based on your live performance of webcam movement and tracking, and keyboard triggers that you assign. That and the automatic lip sync made this episode much easier than the last ones we did in the series!

Enjoy the final result and the behind the scenes video!

Kickapalooza!

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Three youth groups from different churches got together to have a fun Kickapalooza event at a local park. Pools (bases) were full of gross stuff like anchovies and spaghetti and who knows what else! I was asked to capture the fun and grossness. So here is the result:

Categories: creativity, filmmaking, fun

Vacation and My Son’s Edits

We recently went on vacation, and normally I would edit a highlight video, but this time my son edited two videos. They’re pretty fun, so check them out!

 

Categories: creativity, fun

Christmas Lip Dub Madness!

December 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Back in the summer, I got this idea for an office lip dub video that goes through the whole building, and employees show up in different places doing weird Christmasy things. We ended up shooting the video in October and did three takes, but we could’ve used the first! Here it is and the behind the scenes video is below. I hope it makes you smile!!

 

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