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.


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.


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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