Archive: Blog Entries from August, 2005

Monday, August 29, 2005

YYZ Fan Video
2:16PM EST | link | comments (1) |

["A Digital Man": Animated Video by Bobby Standridge ]

I found this on Neil Peart's website. Some fan put together a computer-animated video for YYZ. It's pretty cool. And I must say that the computer-animated Neil is pretty buff. :)

From the site:

My name is Bobby Standridge and I'm a Rush-a-holic. Seriously, the impetus for creating the YYZ video was twofold. First, the song is simply astounding and deserved a video accompaniment. Second, I needed an excuse to practice my newfound "skills" in the wild and woolly world of computer animation. So, here I am, and here it is. It has been such a thrill for me to share my affection for the band with the fan community. What a devoted bunch!

On a technical note, the video was created with 3D Studio Max R3 and hand keyframed using a video reference of me air-drumming along to the song. Being an older version of the software, the inverse kinematics tended to bog down after a few hundred frames, so I had to break the video down into many (un)manageable pieces. Adobe's Photoshop CS and Premiere Pro played key roles during the compositing and authoring phases.
That's about it.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Carrie Nuttall (a.k.a. Mrs. Neil Peart) Interview
9:08AM EST | link | comments (2) |

Carrie Nuttall[Percussion, photography cross paths in Rhythm & Light]

Here's an interesting interview with Carrie Nuttall, photographer and wife of Rush percussionist Neil Peart where she discusses her book Rythm and Light.

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Rush is a Band
12:20PM EST | link | comments (0) |

[Rush Limbaugh pops pills and eats his words with the help of a certain Canadian prog-rock trio.]

Here's a pretty funny cartoon parody of Rush Limbaugh. Where the band Rush sings a special version of Tom Sawyer which lambastes Rush Limbaugh for being the big, fat, hypocritical idiot that he is. Enjoy.

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