Example Short 23.976

February 1st, 2020

An example of a film using a frame rate of 23.976, from Netflix.

Meta

January 24th, 2020

Boring post but over the last few days I’ve gone through the blog and updated old links, fixed some yucky CSS, and reformatted all the posts to use the no-longer-new WordPress layout mode.

A Drawing A Day

January 15th, 2020

Midish last year I thought it would be a good idea to try doing a drawing each day, with no others rules.

That didn’t last long, but I did enjoy drawing in Tux Paint on a tablet I’d found. Tux Paint’s an open-source drawing program aimed at kids for touch-screen things and PCs. Seemingly inspired by Kid Pix, there are lots of fun brushes and effects, and silly sounds. I like drawing with my fingers, and smudging things and using the toothpaste brush, and just playing round. I ended up using the toothpaste brush on a CHAI fansite I made too.

Here’s everything I done, in chronological order.

Looking at them together now, they remind me a lot of paintings I did between TAFE and Uni.

Nine videos found through Default Filename TV

July 16th, 2019

Default Filename TV is a website by Everest Pipkin for browsing videos on Youtube that use the camera’s default file naming convention. I used to like browsing these videos kinds of videos; I guess because my videos are framed in such a careful, cold way, I like seeing photos and videos whose composition is a product of different motivations.

(edit: turns out there’s a similar site called Astronaut that does a similar thing, though it plays videos only for a short time.)

Knowing that these, often mostly unwatched, videos are out there somewhere makes me feel good things about the world.

Clean Up Efforts Underway

May 28th, 2019

I made a little piece of music for a film, and it’s currently up on Recess:

Clean Up Efforts Underway, by Erin Crouch, with text by Ainslee Meredith.


The music’s a cover of a song from an Ian Thorpe documentary. Making it was a nice little test of my fresh music-making setup. Nothing extravagant, just LMMS and a little MIDI keyboard, but it was nice to see it all working together, and to have an excuse to play with the software synths. People like to bang-on about the difficulty of making music in Linux, but I just ignored all that JACK stuff ’cause I wasn’t really relying on anything real-time. Hopefully I’ll have more music to post soon :)

Whoops!

May 25th, 2019

Been meaning to move a few of my Tumblr blogs over to my own web space for a while, and the other day finally logged in to start backing them up and start the transfer.

Wanted to tidy things up and delete some old blogs I wasn’t going to keep, and ended up deleting my whole account D:

So, for now, that means my illustration blog, my music blog, my facesheadsbodiesperson one, discarded diagrams, and the old antiphons thing, etc., etc. are alllllll gone.

Wayback machine only grabs the first page, if it grabs anything at all, so it’s basically useless here.

Will post updates as I slowly recreate some of them. The music one’ll be first, ’cause that’s the only one I still used.

CHAI

March 10th, 2019

Been mostly just listening to this one band for the last bunch of months (also Zombie-Chang and a bunch of different African disco and soul and funk, but—). Can’t remember where I heard of them, but I found フューチャー in my bookmarks and followed it round Youtube. I think I’d listened to it before and kinda dismissed it for being too cutesy, but hearing more of their stuff it made sense and the positivity and enthusiasm and the rhythm section really stuck in me.

Also I love this lyric:

Jellybeans, lollipop,
Chewing gum, ice cream,
Beef, gyoza, fish, oranges,
Everything yummy foods!

There are some real good live videos on YT too.

Here’re some Miis I made of the group:

Dog Foots

October 1st, 2018

10th July

July 15th, 2018

May Vids

May 24th, 2018

Had to go back to using my digital camera. If you wanna shoot 16:9 the video gets cropped, but the shot area doesn’t show up till you press record. So it’s a bit of a pain getting the right shot. Gunna have to stick some tape on the screen or something.