Camera Test

layersFurther exploring stop motion, I made the following test, which is a reprise of an older Flash animation experiment.  This time, I moved all the layers by hand. The whole thing took a long Sunday afternoon, which entailed making the scene, boat and actor, exploring lighting and camera settings and then putting this together. Again, it’s just a test but shows great potential.

I am going to tell you the full story next.

The Graveyard Bowl

So…after many years since experimenting with clay (which, I was truly experimenting with, not having any training), I was lucky enough to have brief access to a kiln. This was my first attempt at making bowls in, again, mucho years.

Bones-1 Bones-3 Bones-RIP bones-devil Bones-4




A return from the Land of the Dead. This one is almost impossible to photograph well, but looks quite nice in real life. This fellow is stepping between worlds, and in reality, is actually stepping out of a painting.






I made this for The Glimmermen, a small Irish independent music band. They just finished mastering their debut album, which was recorded in Baltimore with the help of J. Robbins.

Gavin wrote me to see if I’d be interested in working on this, explaining they have a song called “I’m Dead.”  As he wrote:

“I basically wrote it from the perspective of a dead guy and how in the end we are all just bones. The first line of the song is I’m dead flies have laid eggs in my head, their maggot brood don’t give a damn yeah what I did or what I said” its actually quite a party song and is upbeat etc. ;)”

Well. Of course I was interested, and I took my inspiration from the comment above.