I'm excited because this is my first animation. It's nothing spectacular but it was fun making it and I've already learned a ton about animation just by doing this short video.
So the evening started out by me searching for video related Wordpress themes. I went to the The Animation Chefs Video Blog to check out the usage of a certain theme. I ended up watching all their videos and then searched for animation software to download. One thing led to another and an hour later I have my very first animated video.
I had no idea I'd end up with this video when I woke up this morning. Funny how things turn out.
Just too much fun in the editing bay. You can make people say anything with enough patience. This one was fun. I was laughing all the while.
This is what happens when you hand over the camera to my kids for a few minutes.
Not much to say about this. I make pancakes a lot for my kids. It's a little hard to do this with one hand while holding the camera but it seemed to work out fine. Sorry about my singing in the middle there. It's hard not to sing to that song.
This is a decoded image from a LIDAR. LIDAR is an acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging. There was one placed in the middle of a robotics expo hall I was visiting a couple of days ago. You can clearly see the people walking around. You can also see things like people lining up at the back snack bar and sitting at tables eating.
This hardware is used on vehicles to scan the surroundings and not crash into things. It's very expensive and of military grade.
Music: Bjorn Fogelberg
This is one of the main connecting passages between the robot pits - where the teams work on their robots - and the stadium playing fields - where the competitions take place.
There is always a continuous stream of teams hauling their creations back and forth. In one direction, there is anticipation and in the other there is disappointment or victory.
Just driving home late and flicked on the camera.
Here's another Lumiere video I made while in Atlanta this past year for the FIRST robotics competition. Everyone was trying to leave at once through a single escalator exit so I thought it would be a good spot for a Lumiere video.
Caught this parade of Segways from my hotel room.
I decided to try something new. Limit my cuts to 5 seconds in length. Throw in some mushy music and voila! A time capsule of life that will make my kids cry when they watch it in 20 years.
VloMo08 is currently taking place during the month of November. I decided to catch up and watch a few on mefeedia.
Random moment captured at NIWeek 2007 in Austin. Irene is being silly with these cool 3D glasses.
I've gotten a lot of great responses to my Light painting with the kids video. The reaction on Youtube is overwhelming. Over 30,000 hits and counting. A lot of people on there were asking how it's done. I put together this quick tutorial on how to setup the Canon SD900. This feature is not limited only to this model but is available on most Canon SD series point and shoot cameras.
This material is over a year old but never published. Me and my coworkers had just arrived in Austin for NIWeek 2007. We were looking forward to a week of fun with other LabVIEW geeks.
Fast motion video of us taking down the Christmas Tree. Had some fun at the end with the high speed.
I was cooking dinner for the kids and a movie happened to be on. I was going back and forth between the TV and the stove.
This video is another experiment. Notice how the grass seems to be growing as I pass over it with the lawn mower?
Music: Trip Wamsley
Song: Sweet Algebur