Saturday, March 26, 2011

Inkscape Vector Art Speed Time Lapse Illustration: Drakkar Noir Cologne

Hey! So, the "appetizer" (hold you over) vector art I promised is here. I wanted to do something simple. I decided to vector a cologne I've worn for a while. It was a pretty easy vector to make. I used Inkscape 0.48 to make this. You can download that program here: inkscape vector program

Like I said, it was fairly simple to do. It was the reflection of light on the bottle that took a bit of work to put together. I did my best to make the highlights soft and seamless with the rest of the bottle. I did this by applying Gaussian blur and gradients handles to the highlights. But yeah..this is the video.

The photograph used in this speed vector was taken by me with the Canon 60D. Drakkar is copyright Parfums Guy Laroche (just in case anyone's nit picky or whateva).

So, yeah..I'll talk to you in a couple. Ciao!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Panasonic TM700 1080P The Village (Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda)

Hey! Here's another outdoor video I did with the Panasonic TM700. This is somewhat a continuation of my other video in the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area. After crossing the bridge, on the other side when you make a right, there's this area called the Fisherman's Village. I decided to film a few things. So here's the clip of what I shot. I left the camcorder on auto settings once more. Next video, I'm going to try my hand at manual settings.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, Monday

Hey peeps. It's Monday. Anyway, a while back, I said that I would have a vector piece up. Unfortunately, I'm in a situation where I keep looking at the art piece and I say to myself, "Man, this isn't quite right. This needs to be tweaked", or "I need to add a little more of this...", etc. However, I do have another vector art piece that I'll be releasing hopefully this week but more than likely next week. Call it an "appetizer" of sorts.

As for the main art, let's just say I'll finish it as soon as I can. I think it's best to leave it at that. Just wanted to say that much. I'll check in with ya'll later. I'm out! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Panasonic HDC TM700K 1080P The Bridge (Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda)

Hey! This is the new video I got ready. It was dusk when I took this. I was hoping to catch a sunset but I had just missed it. I decided to film anyway. Again, I left the camera settings on auto. I did mess with the Iris setting temporarily about halfway through the video though.

I do some more zooming in this clip. Zooming in on stuff is always fun. Being able to see things far off in the distance was entertaining to me.:) Also, I think I was a bit steadier at 700x zoom than the last time.

This was filmed at Charlotte Harbor in the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area.

Naturally, you can't hear the cooling fan in the camcorder. There's so many cars passing by in the background to cover up the sound as well as some wind.

And..that's pretty much it! I have a couple of other videos of this area coming. Until then.. laters!!