Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New Video: Darkwing Duck Diorama

 This covers the process of how I turn some liquid resin and some left over foam bits and turn it into a Darkwing Duck diorama.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

New Video: An Interview With Ron Clifford

 Ron has been my mentor and a huge part of my creative journey.  I got to head back home to Canada this summer, and while there I recorded a short interview with him.  We discussed my journey, as well as what being a mentor means to him.

So check it out.  You won't regret it.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

New Video: Using Fake Blood in Toy Photography

Go behind the scenes of how I used fake blood to recreate this epic scene from The Falcon and Winter Soldier. 

A year without Soda (Pop, that is).

 About a year ago my wife and I decided to go on a bit of a diet.  That included, for me, stopping drinking soft drinks, soda, pop, of any kind.  We decided to go struct on the diet for 30 days to build a healthier habit, then let back in some of our favorite foods - cause whats life without your favourite foods once and a while?

It was mostly successful, until summer hit, and it all went out the window when the kids no longer had a schedule and our discipline went with it..  However one thing I didn't bring back was soft drinks.   I did it simply because I didn't want the calories.  I don't mind drinking water most of the time, so I went with that.

All this happened during the pandemic lock down, so it was easy to avoid my greatest temptation to drink soft drinks:  watching movies in theatre.  My greatest joy in the cinema experience is sitting in a dark theatre watching some action flick with a large popcorn and portable ocean of coke.   This is where I confess that I did have soda 3 times in the past year.  Two of those were when we rented out the local theatre for a private showing (Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure, and Jurassic Park) in October 2020.  The third was when my wife accidentally ordered me a coke when we got takeout, and since it was New Years Eve I figured what the heck.

So my fear was when I got back to going to movies I'd slip back into drinking soft drinks again.  However I've been a couple times now (Free Guy, both times - awesome movie!) and I was surprised to find I was just as happy drinking a bottle of water than a giant coke - I didn't even think twice about it.

So it seems like I can be off the soda bandwagon for good, and that will help, literally, my bottom line.

Monday, August 02, 2021

New YouTube Video: Making Walking Stick Props

 My latest video is up!  This one is about making walking sticks for action figures.  It involves boiling water, fake leather, Dremels, and ink washes!

Monday, July 19, 2021

New YouTube video! Matching environments for composites.

 It is here.  Watch it, or not.  I am a content creator, and not a good one.  I am not a cop, so do as you will, but I think you should check it out just the same.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Beginning my adventures in YouTube

 A while ago I realized that I had built up a collection of cameras and microphones that I purchased on various whims that I wasn't really using.  It seemed that I had everything I needed to record some of the adventures and creative processes that go on in my studio.

So, long story short, this is my first YouTube video about my creative processes.  This one is about printing a 3D Deadpool mask and giving it glowing eyes.