Wow am I behind on sharing this! Way the hell back in May we made Issue 5 of #24MAG, the magazine made in 24 hours by and for creatives. The theme for Issue 5 was Data, and you can read Issue 5 free online right here.
As ever, I made the launch video, as you can see above. I’m all over this issue – I took part in the large piece about gender and our traditional contributor profiles, I did a piece with Ben Cordes about the scientific method, I interviewed one of the moderators for MetaFilter about moderating the Boston bombing thread (the full text of this interview is online here), and then, at 1am, because I had some time to kill, I wrote a piece about getting PTSD from having my jaw broken in a mugging.
You can also buy our gorgeous print edition here.
We knew this day would come, Algernon.
My duties at #24MAG have increased, so now I’m not just contributing and making launch videos, I’m more or less the community manager and assistant editor. Coolio! Issue 5 is going to be wild, people. Go buy a subscription.
About a year ago, I made this video for Math The Band. When I lived in Providence, Kevin and Justine lived in the same artist community that I did. We met during one of the meet & greets, and kept running into each other doing our volunteer hours. (They are, by the way, rad people.) I mentioned that I do video (among other things), and they said they were looking to make one video for every song on their new album. I was given a March deadline, and apparently I was one of the only people to stick to deadline, ‘cuz they were still waiting on videos in September.
Anyway, here’s the idea: I created a karaoke video for the song where all the lyrics were replaced with mondegreens – nonsense phrases that sound similar enough to the real one that you could mis-hear them. I had six different people listen to the song and then perform while reading these fake lyrics for the first time, then animated illustrations of the fake lyrics. It was a shit-ton of work, but also a shit-FUN of work, if you sink my lure.
I’m not entirely sure the concept comes across without explanation. Also not entirely sure I care. Kevin and Justine just officially launched this video today, so it’s up to the world to decide now. Not that I’ll ever know; Rule #1 is Never Read The Comments.
OddBrawlz was the final name of my entry for the TIGSource Sports Compo. Everything I’ve made so far has been for 3-day jams, and usually extremely stripped down. I wanted to do a month-long jam to make something with a little more thought. I’m also not a skilled enough programmer to impress anybody with three days of work. (Yet.)
Mockup. Just to assure you: One-Eyed Monsters is not dead.
(For video-transfer purposes, this is running at 10 frames per second instead of my preferred 12. Click here to view the SWF.)
From The Archives:
This is from a project I did during my year off from school (that is, before I dropped out). A friend gave me 14 random words and I was to make a single video every night for two weeks using one of the words as a prompt. (“1t1d” stands for “a thing a day.”)
This one was “frozen.”