Monday, October 11, 2021

Video: Shooting Mandos

 My latest video is up!  Come behind the scenes of my recent shoot with the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club.   Along the way get some advice on how to make the most of things if you suddenly find yourself in a photoshoot with talented cosplayers.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Shooting Mandos

On Saturday I drive to Winston-Salem to hang out with a camera club and shoot some Mandalorian cosplayers.

I've only managed to process one image so far, but it looks pretty dang epic!

I got more images to come, so stay tuned!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Moar Power!

 I took a mental health day from work.   I ended up running a new electrical circuit in my basement to provide more lights, and put a power socket near the location where my new 3D printer is going to live (oh, I also bought a new 3D printer - more on that later).

I've helped others run circuits before, and I've swapped out a light socket or two, but this is the first time I have done an entire circuit by myself.  It all went smooth (except apparently there are at least 3 types of breakers, made by different companies, that all look remarkably alike, but are not compatible - so a big screw you to the breaker panel people - take a memo:  standards are good and you should try them... but anyways...).

I ordered new LED panel lights to go into the sockets, which are perfect for maker spaces.  The arrive on Saturday.  

Feels good to have made significant improvements to my studio.  Almost adult like, but I am against adulting...adultering?  Adultery?  Defintely against adultery - but I do like moar power!

Monday, September 20, 2021

New Video: Fixing the Marvel Legends Hulkbuster

 In my latest video I took one of the worst looking Marvel Legends figures and turned it into something extraordinary, with nothing more than a few craft paints and a little bit of experience with a paint brush.

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.